Author Archives: The Pearl

Zoom Care Covid-19 Testing Portland

ZOOM+Care Offers COVID-19 Testing

ZOOM+Care Offers COVID-19 Testing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZOOM+Care (945 NW Lovejoy Street), a leading provider of retail and virtual healthcare, began offering drive-thru testing on Thursday, April 9th. Due to limited capacity, the company will reserve tests for at-risk individuals who have been pre-screened by Zoom providers. ZOOM+Care began gearing up for public COVID-19 testing in

Pearl Block Party 2019

2019 Pearl Block Party

On Friday, Sept 20th, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association held its annual block party bash on NW 13th Avenue. The fun included plenty of food and drinks, plus dancing to the soul-funk tunes of the Just Friends Band. Photos by Kamala Kingsley; by Glenn Traeger  

Pearl District Business Awards 2019 Winners

Pearl District Business Awards Luncheon

Once again, the beautiful Eleanor event space run by and adjacent to Chown Hardware hosted this year’s annual celebratory luncheon—which is sponsored by PDBA—on Nov 6, 2019, honoring winners in 16 categories. The winners of the 2019 Pearl District Business Awards winners include Gallery 114, Merchant Concepts, Pearl District Cleaners, Barre3, Burrito Bar, Debbie Thomas

Holiday Tree Lighting in the Pearl

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Winter 2019

’Tis the season! Gather with friends and loved ones at festive Jamison Square Park on Saturday, Nov 30 (4:30–6 p.m.) for the neighborhood’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Sing carols, enjoy cookies and treats provided by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, sip hot chocolate courtesy of Style Aesthetics by Rajani MD, and watch the lighting of

2019 Pearl District Business Awards

Pearl District Business Awards Winners Announced

Presenting The Winners of the Fifth Annual Pearl District Business Awards The Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) has announced the recipients of the fifth annual Pearl District Business Awards! Driven by public nominations, the awards celebrate individuals and businesses that are making a difference in Portland’s flourishing Pearl District. While it was required that nominees be

Pearl District Business Awards Luncheon

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Fall 2019

Pearl District Business Awards The Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) has opened nominations for the fifth 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 13, so submit your favorites soon! Visit explorethepearl.com for details. This year’s award

Living Room Realty Scholarship

Living Room Realty Announces New Scholarship

The scholarship will help facilitate a path toward a real estate career for underrepresented communities Portland real estate company, Living Room Realty (1636 NW Lovejoy Street), has created the Living Room Realty Excellence in Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship was introduced to facilitate a path toward a real estate career for those that would otherwise find the costs

Design Week Portland

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 (urbanartnetwork.org) 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, gallery114pdx.com 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

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