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Pearl District

404 NW 10th Ave LL1, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
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Ranked #29 of 310 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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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
153 helpful votes 153 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Trendy spot-great shops and restaurants. World Market is a fabulous grocery store (like whole foods but better). This is where I noticed the high-end cars parked

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Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is what commitment to preservation can accomplish and result in a very walkable and vibrant city core filled with diversity. Love this vibrancy steeped in history . Shopping and foodie time is everywhere. The streetcars make this very accessible - even the streetcars are impressive with the strong message to respect seniors and disabled- well done Portland.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This area of Portland is close to shopping, dining, galleries, and coffee shops. It's close to the popular VooDoo Donuts and Powells Bookstore. There are some nice parks and beautiful things to look at. It's our modern area of town with condo living and lots of foot traffic. Parking and driving can be tight.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

According to the 2014-2015 Official Visitor Guide Travel Oregon, "The city of Portland is compact and walkable, with distinctive neighborhoods and great views of nearby Mt. Hood." More realistic is that it is a big city with lots of cars, pedestrians, tall buildings, and a lot of construction going on. We went early in the day, most of the restaurants... More

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Bend, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Who can NOT enjoy the Pearl?? It is a wonderfully interesting, safe, truly walkable neighborhood. This is, indeed, truly Portland. Shops, restaurants, galleries, amazing people-watching, and breweries are accessible by streetcar or completely on foot. Not to be missed.

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