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Pearl District

404 NW 10th Ave LL1, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
503-318-8055
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Ranked #28 of 312 Attractions in Portland
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Pearl District  , Portl... well-known Arts and Culture hub near downtown, offers many shops, galleries and restaurants from which to choose. The... more »
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Well that's personal but there is an area with restaurant we found on the last day that's very industrial. Quite a few good places to pick from.

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Tampa, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
44 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Definitely an area of Portland you should take some time to walk by and enjoy the selection os shops and restaurants. I would say this is probably the heart of the shopping district and it contains many unique restaurants and cool shops to browse and kill some time. I always felt pretty safe in this area of Portland and even... More

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London, United Kingdom
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224 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The pearl district in Portland is quite quiet, but with some nice hotels and restaurants and lots of interesting/ quirky shops. Not a destination in and of itself, but worth a wander round if you're in Portland

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great place to see the different shops, bars and restuarants. Lots of old and new buildings and some were undergoing renovations. Place is crowded with tourists and some locals... If driving park in a lot and walk about the streets. Parking will cost you.

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 attraction reviews
509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A vibrant and active district with a lively collection of boutiques and restaurants. It is encouraging to see the new style houses emerge from the old warehouses and factories and it is always fun to see an area being revitalised and blossoming again. Excellent collection of trendy restaurants and ice cream places. Getting there from downtown can feel unsafe, especially... More

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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Dowtown Portland and the Pearl District are overrated. While the Pearl area is okay, getting there from a downtown hotel on foot requires navigating a very dirty and homeless-packed downtown. Portland, in my opinion, has a huge homeless problem and tons of congestion. I chose a downtown hotel because the city is supposed to be so bikable and walkable. We... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A friend who works in development suggested going here. I am glad that I took the time to check it out. The Pearl District has taken old structures and preserved the history in building lofts and new apt/condo's in this district. The area is near the Amtrak Union station. A bus on 6th street will take you to the area.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The revitalizing of the old industrial area was a welcome need for Portland. Although, most of the shops and business are catering to the wealthy. but that was clientele, who could afford the Condo's in the close proximity. It still is a nice place to visit and window-shop, and a very needed shot in the arm for Puddle-town.

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Colombia, S.A.
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

OK, there are some decent restaurants in the area, but most of the time we pretty much spent the day dodging homeless people and wanna-be hipsters up and down the streets in this district. Food was over-priced and underwhelming, and some of the lines in these eateries were simply absurd. It's my theory that some pioneering people visited the east... More

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Bellingham, Wa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great shops & dining! Excellant walking area & ties in with greater Portland transportation. The urban area was so well developed. Fine example for other cities to emulate.

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