Author Archives: The Pearl

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Spring 2019

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

Fountain of Youth

Kids love to frolic in it, and so do plenty of adults. The long, low-slung stone-stepped fountain at 1-acre Jamison Square Park—one of the city’s and the neighborhood’s social focal points—uses eco-friendly pumps to continuously dispense filtered water throughout the warmer months. Meant to resemble a tidal pool, the water at this urban beach continuously

Summer Ales in the Pearl

Summer Ales in the Pearl

Salud! to the Pearl District’s Summer Ales Abacaxi – Back Pedal Brewing Award-winning Abacaxi derives its name, which means “pineapple” in Portuguese, from the tangy tropical fruit that infuses this refreshing hefeweizen. Learn more Cold Brew IPA – Rogue Ales Head to this handsomely remodeled Pearl brewpub to sip this punchy java-juiced IPA brewed in collaboration with

Head for the Hills

The Pearl abounds with fine outdoor-gear shops. Trekkers, take note: It’s important to invest in dependable footwear. We recommend (left to right) waterproof Grouse boots from Portland-based Danner, sold exclusively at Filson and essential in rainy weather; the quick-drying Newport Hydro sandal from KEEN for scampering around waterfalls in the Gorge; and the lightweight, all-terrain Hanwag