Pearl District 3.5 rating

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Just to the northwest of Downtown is the Pearl District, a very hip and trendy neighborhood on the streetcar line which was not long ago derelict warehouses and empty industrial space. The economic success of the Pearl has made it a frequently cited urban planning model, and it is an excellent place to hang out and people watch, eat in fine restaurants, and visit the famous Powell's Bookstore. Perhaps the best spot to people watch is Jamison Square, a city park at the heart of the Pearl that includes a popular fountain which fills a pool during the summer months that's popular with little kids. For a slightly more quiet retreat, Tanner Springs Park is just a couple of blocks north and built to resemble a piece of reclaimed wetland, with tall grasses and a nice pond. On the First Thursday of every month, all art galleries in the Pearl district open their doors for casual viewing, and many serve wine and cheese.



About Pearl District

 Pearl District, Portland, OR, USA

 Nearest Transit: NW 9th & Lovejoy (Line: A Loop)

Pearl District and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum(1.6 km)
Has several outstanding collections and is regularly updated by moving exhibits.


Downtown(1.9 km)
Downtown Portland is the heart of the city, centered around Pioneer Square and home to modern commercial towers, new condominiums, and converted lofts, along with several museums and urban parks of interest to tourists, including Tom McCall Waterfront Park along the river.


Portlandia(1.6 km)
Looming over the west entrance of the Portland Building is the second-largest hammered-copper statue in the U.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden(0.8 km)
A beautiful urban retreat in the heart of Chinatown with a pond, a teahouse, pavilions, and lots of gardens.

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Pioneer Courthouse Square(1.2 km)
This is the central courtyard of downtown Portland, a big gathering spot that's popular with tourists and locals alike.

NW 23rd Avenue

NW 23rd Avenue(1.4 km)
Part of the Northwest/Nob Hill District and one of the most densely populated shopping districts, with some funky and eclectic shops.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry(2.7 km)
OMSI is great for kids, with hundreds of hands-on activities with a particular emphasis on technology and earth sciences; you can spend a full rainy day here and not get bored.

Old Town (Portland)

Old Town (Portland)(0.8 km)
Just to the north of Downtown is Old Town, which is where Portland was first settled and which has some historic buildings and is a nightlife center, but also contains a fair amount of social services for homeless and mentally ill.

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