The Pearl Magazine Archives

The Pearl magazine is the official publication of the Pearl District Business Association, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the Pearl District as the region’s premier destination for shopping, dining, art, and living. The print version of The Pearl magazine is published quarterly by SagaCity Media on behalf of the PDBA. Want to advertise in print or online? Download the Media Kit.

Pearl Magazine Fall 2019The Pearl Magazine
Fall 2019

An influx of residential buildings with smaller homes and bigger amenities are making it easier for residents to work remotely, live simply, and declutter their lives. – Less is More

A fixture in Portland since the late 19th century, Chown looks to a bright future.  Legend of The Pearl

Did you know that one of the Pacific Northwest’s best wildlife resources is right in your backyard? – Call of the Wild

Producing fantastic footwear without leaving a big environmental footprint – Light on Their Feet

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Fall 2019


The Pearl Magazine
Summer 2019

A trip to his homeland convinced Gianluca Legrottaglie to introduce pinsas to North America – Roman Holiday

A new tapas menu, weekend brunch, and innovative cocktails are keeping Can Font at the forefront of dining in the Pearl  Sherry on Top

Gino Schettini and Kevin Gorretta opened a restaurant first and foremost to encourage socializing and sportsmanship – GOOOAL!

Meet three Pearl companies whose organizational charts bear a striking resemblance to family trees – All in the Family

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Summer 2019


The Pearl Magazine
Spring 2019

The vast majority of the neighborhood’s fitness studios have been established by female entrepreneurs  Women in Wellness

Check out the Pearl District’s most celebrated restaurants helmed by women – Heads of the Class

Leading Role – 5 questions with Marissa Wolf, the new artistic director of Portland Center Stage

Laurie Mills, of California Closets, solves elaborate puzzles, one closet at a time – Space Engineer

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Spring 2019


The Pearl Magazine
Winter 2018

The Annual Pearl District Holiday Gift Guide Healthy, Wealthy & Wise

The fantastic one-of-a-kind designs of footwear visionary, John Fluevog – One Step Ahead

Oblation Papers & Press celebrates 20 years in the Pearl Pulp Romance

Get your day off to a great start with breakfast at these four diverse—and delicious—eateries – Rise and Shine

An effective remedy for aches and pains, Rolfing can set you straight. – The War on Gravity

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The Pearl – Fall 2018


The Pearl Magazine
Fall 2018

The Pearl’s three stylish hotels want guests and locals to stop by, hang out, and relax in their living room–inspired common spaces. Home Away From Home

Hard work and determination have led Erica Swanson, the owner of a fast-growing Portland tea empire to realize her dreams in the Pearl. – Steeped in Success

Three lauded breweries—Von Ebert (formerly Fat Head’s), Rogue, and BridgePort—have recently upped their games. Tap Recital

Legendary developer John Carroll’s newest apartment project, the Dianne – Master Builder

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The Pearl – Fall 2018


The Pearl Magazine
Summer 2018

Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways to celebrate the season 25 Reasons to Love Summer

One of the Pearl’s longest-running enterprises continues to thrive – Pressed to Last

A new neighborhood trattoria offers refined Tuscan dining among friendsFamily Style

A guide to the Pearl’s boardwalk empire – Walk this Way

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The Pearl – Summer 2018


Pearl Magazine Spring 2018The Pearl Magazine
Spring 2018

For former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, life after football has inspired a new mission to find the state’s next great leaders—and to keep them thriving in Oregon – In the Zone

Sophisticated food and drink intersect with a convivial neighborhood vibe at Tanner Creek Tavern and Pearl Tavern – A Tale of Two Taverns

Portland’s unique HQ for strategy and development can help you realize your full business potential – Game Theory

The neighborhood’s largest green space is more than just a lush, verdant lawn. See all that the Fields Park has to offer – Field Guide

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The Pearl – Spring 2018


The Pearl Magazine
Winter 2017

The Pearl’s Winter Gift Guide makes choosing a gift as easy as playing Rock, Paper, Scissors

Thousands of folks enjoy their midday meals in the Pearl District’s cheery cafés and sophisticated bistros. Here’s a look at eight of the greats – Out to Lunch

Pearl MedSpa’s passionate commitment to self-care and community well-being – Beyond Beautiful

A museum devoted to Jewish heritage in Oregon offers hope and understanding for us all – Common Ground

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The Pearl – Winter 2017


Pearl Magazine Fall 2017The Pearl Magazine
Fall 2017

A culinary gem in Barcelona has opened a stunning spinoff in the Pearl – Spanish Class

Sewing the Magic Behind Portland Center Stage – Seams True

Heatseekers, rejoice! We’ve found four local dishes that’ll make your mouth—and eyes—water – Spice Pearls

Up your style game this fall with these must-have accessories – Autumn Accents

Ever wonder what it’s like to escape from the frenetic pace of your day and relax for a while inside a soundproof float suite? We found the answer at Enso Float – Cloud Nine

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The Pearl – Fall 2017


Pearl Summer 2017The Pearl Magazine
Summer 2017

The irreverent, community-minded force behind the lovably raffish River Pig Saloon – Keeper of the Bar

The Pearl’s cheerful destination for authentic Vietnamese fare owes its success to hard work, courage, and just a touch of good luck – Pho Real

To help inspire your next dinner gathering, we created this sumptuous feast at stunning NV Portland – Rooftop Repast

A cool new way to reduce pain and elevate your mood – Freeze Frame

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The Pearl – Summer 2017


Pearl Spring 2017The Pearl Magazine
Spring 2017

A pair of creative spirits team up to create the ultimate artists’ retreat in the Pearl’s dramatic new Cosmopolitan – Cosmo with a Twist

Domov I.D.’s Stefan Krupelak avoids trends, embraces texture, and emboldens clients – Style Czech

The joy of discovering wines you never knew you loved – Grape Finds

A guide to design services and showrooms in the Pearl District – Inside Resources

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The Pearl – Spring 2017


Pearl Winter 2016The Pearl Magazine
Winter 2016

We crisscrossed the Pearl District (more than once) in search of stylish, distinctive goods in all shapes and sizes for our annual Winter Gift Guide – The Art of Giving

With a warm, handsome interior that strikes a pleasing balance between intimacy and expansiveness, Brix Tavern sets a welcoming mood– Brix & Mortar

Urban living in a small loft for two adults, two kids, and a dog: It’s a perfect fit for the Dolan family – Modern Family

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The Pearl – Winter 2016


Pearl Fall 2016The Pearl Magazine
Fall 2016

Local stylist Scarlet Chamberlin sorts through her clients’ closets, takes them to discerning boutiques, and ultimately empowers them to look—and feel—their best – Urbane Renewal

Sophisticated dining, smooth jazz, and the old-world charm of Union Station keep Wilfs on the right track – Soul Train

Effortless Movement accommodates just six students at a time—it feels as though you’re doing Pilates in someone’s comfy living room – E for Effort

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The Pearl – Fall 2016


the_pearl_cover_summer_2016_archiveThe Pearl Magazine
Summer 2016

¡Oba!’s talented and amiable new chef, Luis Contreras ups the restaurant’s wow factor with scratch-prepared Northwest-influenced Latin food – Latin Pop

Our Summer Guide to Outdoor Dining and Drinking in the Pearl District – some of the top outdoor tables in the neighborhood – Alfresco

Bruce Stephenson, professor of environmental studies and an urban planner at Rollins College, considers the Pearl an exemplary mixed-use neighborhood – Urban Ideal

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The Pearl – Summer 2016


The_Pearl_Cover_Spring_2016_archiveThe Pearl Magazine
Spring 2016

A Pearl condo owner transitions from suburban living and takes on an ambitious remodel, with a trusty canine companion by her side –
Begin Again

Situate these bright, vibrantly patterned rugs and housewares in rooms that could use a splash of color or pizazz –
Dramatic Luxury Design

Camaraderie among employees and guests, a stellar bar program, and artful Southern-accented American fare come together seamlessly at an urbane neighborhood gem –
Heart & Soul

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The Pearl – Spring 2016


Winter 2015The Pearl Magazine
Winter 2015

One coffee roaster’s journey from coffee ennui to bean devotion – Brewed Awakening

Four Pearl district coffee and tea shops to warm your soul on a brisk Winter day – Café Cozy

We’ve scoured the neighborhood this year in search of memorable gifts that suit a variety of occasions, from holiday get-togethers to Valentine’s Day celebrations – 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pearl’s culinary and cultural embassy to Peru celebrates 12 years – Family Affair



The Pearl Magazine
Fall 2015

Considering mental illness through the eyes of artists –
Art on the Mind

A new neighborhood trattoria introduces Portlanders to the cuisine of Italy’s iconic island –
Sicilian Story

Five Questions with Tito Chowdhury, founder of the exciting FashioNXT Show –
Fashion Futures

Eight local shops on our fall fashion radar –
Boutique Chic



The_Pearl_Cover_Summer_2015The Pearl Magazine
Summer 2015

Meet the Team Behind The Pearl’s Hip Pizzeria–
Oven & Shaker

Prem Group Sets the Standard for eco-conscious practices –

Four cocktails that will put you in a Summer state of Mind  –
Summer Mixers

Mutual Mentoring Among Wellness Entrepeneurs –
Helping Hands




The_Pearl_Cover_Spring_2015The Pearl Magazine
Spring 2015

Suite Harmony –
Grand Designs

Perfect Picnic Supplies –
Picnic Prep

Looking Back: A Neighborhood Remembrance –
Plot Twists

REI’s Global Getaways –
Into the Wild




The_Pearl_Cover_Winter_2014The Pearl Magazine
Winter 2014

Gift the Season –
Shop the Pearl for the Holidays

Inside the New Cosmopolitan Tower –
Vertical Horizon

Most Valuable Sports Bars –
Game On

Hip Hotels –
Sleeping Beauties





The Pearl Magazine
Fall 2014

Fall Fashion –
Coutured Pearl

Blue Hour’s New Chef –
Rhapsody in Bluehour

Portland’s Coolest Co-Working Space –
Work this Way

Keeping Your Fall Fitness Goals –
The Burn and The Bar