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Design Week Portland

Pearl Pix – Spring 2019

Pearl Pix – Spring 2019

2019 Design Week Portland  Five Pearl District businesses participated in this annual event that unites some of the city’s most creative enterprises. Really BIG Video provided video screens, and the Trail Blazers presented their Gameday poster series at Gallery IDL. Participants at the Wacom + Vectornator Design Challenge created logo designs using Wacom Bamboo Smartpads

First Thursday in the Pearl Street Gallery

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Summer 2019

First Thursday Street Gallery Although Pearl First Thursdays date back to 1986, the especially festive and creative First Thursday Street Gallery—held April through October on 13th Avenue between Hoyt and Kearney—celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer. The Portland Urban Art Network ( hosts this free party that runs from 5 until 10 p.m. and features

Plane of Scattered Pasts at Upfor Gallery

Artists Heidi Schwegler and Quayola look to the past to reflect on contemporary experience and concerns. Wear and tear are visual cues of a thing’s history, its former life of use and purpose. Plane of Scattered Pasts, a new exhibition opening at Upfor Gallery (929 NW Flanders, 503-227-5111) on May 1st, offers ways of thinking

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Spring 2019

Mary Jo Mann & Heather McGeachy – Gallery 114 Where: Gallery 114, 1100 NW Glisan St, 503-243-3356, When: May 2–31. Reception May 2 (6–9 p.m.), artist talk May 4 (2 p.m.), poetry reading May 19 (4 p.m.). Mary Jo Mann and Heather McGeachy spent October in Southwest France at an artist residency program. While

Pearl District Business Awards 2018

This September, the Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) opened nominations for its fourth annual Pearl District Business Awards to recognize individuals and businesses that are making a difference within Portland’s flourishing Pearl District. The award winners were honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, at The Eleanor, hosted by Ciara Pressler of PREGAME. Photos of the Winners Photos of the

Arts & Events – Winter 2018

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & LITTLE BOXES Head to bustling Jamison Square Park for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov 24 (4:30–6 p.m.), to usher in the holiday season. Sing carols, enjoy cookies and beverages and watch the lighting of the 30-foot-tall Oregon Cascades fir tree. Share selfies on social media (#PearlPortland) and browse

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise

The Annual Pearl Gift Guide HEALTHY Enchance the well-being of your friends and family—and perhaps yourself—with goods that relate to better eating, cleaning, skincare, and all-around positive feeling. Salud! 1–4  Who says healthy eating and drinking can’t also be decadent and delicious? The beneficial antioxidant resveratrol abounds in the complex red varietals of Cerulean Winery

Funky Fuevog Fundraiser

Funky Fluevog Fundraiser

Support Youth Artists with Unique Soles for Unique Souls at the “Funky Fluevog Fundraiser” Young Musicians & Artists (YMA) and John Fluevog Shoes present the Funky Fluevog Fundraiser on Sunday, November 4th from 3pm to 7pm at John Fluevog Shoes (1224 Harvey Milk Street, Portland) This FREE event will celebrate YMA, one of Oregon’s longest running youth arts organizations, who has been providing

State of the Art Event Space Opens in the Pearl District

Sustainable and organic catering and events company opens event space in the Pearl District Everett West (, 503-410-1461), a polished industrial event space in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District with a seating capacity of 300 people inside, and a secluded 2,400 square feet outdoor patio space recently opened for business. “There are very few venues

Arts & Events – Fall 2018

PEARL DISTRICT BUSINESS AWARDS The Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) has opened nominations for the fourth annual Pearl District Business Awards, which recognize individuals and businesses that are making a difference within Portland’s flourishing Pearl District. The nomination period ends on September 14. Visit for details. This year’s award winners will be honored at

Hit the Deck

EcoTrust Host your next party—from a snazzy wedding to a breezy barbecue—on the sweeping 2,240-square-foot roof deck, complete with outdoor fireplace, atop this handsome LEED-restored 1895 building. Learn more On Deck Sports Bar You can watch Timbers and Ducks games on the many high-def TVs at this convivial hangout that dispenses well-priced drinks and tasty

Home for the Holidays

With spacious suites, many opening to balconies or patios overlooking a tree-lined street, the Inn at Northrup Station makes a delightful retreat for a Pearl staycation. Hop on the Portland Streetcar, which passes right by this upscale boutique property, or stroll a few blocks to reach dozens of shops, eateries, and bars. Or order in

Gear Up

Get motivated with a playful Lululemon muscle tank, available in dozens of materials, styles, and colors. Their Fast and Free Crop—with sweat-wicking material—accentuates all the right places. Athleta also has great fitness apparel options. Number 6 in our feature 25 Reasons to Love Summer Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our

Say Yes to a Summer Dress

Pair gorgeous jewelry—perhaps this bold, red circle necklace—with an I. Madeline eyelet wrap dress, or snap up a locally designed red Dubard dress at Anne Bocci Boutique and Gallery. For the latest from London and New York, check out Milly’s sleek V-neck baby-blue Mandy or Shoshanna’s elegant floral-lace Jemima dress with a Salar Mila Crossbody