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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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Away From Home

The Pearl’s three stylish hotels want guests and locals to stop by, hang out, and relax in their living room–inspired common spaces. For both road warriors constantly on the go and the urbanites who live in downtown neighborhoods, hotels are rapidly becoming relied upon as more than glorified dormitories, geared exclusively to sleeping and perhaps

Old-World Elegance

There’s a long tradition of hotels creating magical spaces for guests—here are two shining examples. The Benson A historic jewel glimmering on the edge of downtown Portland, the Benson (309 SW Broadway Ave, 503-228-2000, combines classic and contemporary with memorable panache. Known as the New Oregon Hotel when it opened in 1913, this 12-story


Inside Chown Hardware’s Dramatic 5,000-Square-Foot Annex Event Space

It’s apt that one of Portland’s—and the Pearl District’s—newest event spaces for weddings, parties, and other festive gatherings, Chown Annex (NW 16th Ave and NW Everett St, 503-243-6500,, has been launched by a company with incredibly deep family roots. Chown Hardware opened in Portland in 1879, making it the oldest family-owned hardware business in

ArtReach Gallery Announces 2018 Exhibits

Located at the historic and strikingly Gothic-style First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, ArtReach Gallery (1137 SW Broadway, 503-228-7219) carries out an important creative mission at the church that dates to its earliest days. The current gallery—which recently added new lighting and an electric drop-down screen—opened in 2006 and features rotating two-month-long exhibits several times

Pearl District Business Awards 2017

In the Fall of 2017, the Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) opened nominations for the third 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 then honored at a luncheon on Monday, November 13th at the Benson Hotel. Click here for complete list

Organic Juice Goes Digital

The organic restaurant startup wants to make healthy eating easier for more people. Greenleaf Juicing Company (810 NW 12th Ave, 971-271-8988) started as a neighborhood juice cart on NW 23rd in downtown Portland. Its mission was to make eating healthy easier for busy people with fast, made-to-order, organic food and juices, and it quickly became a

A Taste of Tuscany in the Pearl

New restaurant brings the flavor and feel of a small Italian neighborhood trattoria to Portland. Located in the former space of Bellino Tratorria Siciliana, Nicoletta+Beppe’s (1230 NW Hoyt Street, 503-208-2992) is now open in the Pearl District. The neighborhood trattoria, much like one found on any street corner in Italy, is inspired by the Torriti family of Cortona.…