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Pearl District

404 NW 10th Ave LL1, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
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Ranked #28 of 308 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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London, England
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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great area to walk around and explore. As the rest of Portland everything seems much more relaxed than other cities.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We took the Trolley to the Pearl district for an afternoon stroll. Great little shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. Loved the mini parks and green space interspersed with high rise condos. Easy in and out with a stop at Powells (of course).

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Portland, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This area is hip. Beautiful new construction that mixes with the old construction in downtown make for an interesting Skyline. :) Love the water area at Jamison Square. You don't know what you are going to find here. We took the kids for a dip and caught the tail end of stilt walkers performing. It would be great to live... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

What a tremendous area. Shops, bars and restaurants all in an easy walk area. Safe. We only had a night and day in Portland but really enjoyed the Pearl district. We will be back.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Shopping, restaurants, clubbing, people watching, boutique hotels, all in a fairly compact neighborhood. Public transit is excellent so even if you are on a long layover at the airport you have time to go down to the pearl and spend some of your time. The Saturday market is superb. I have reviewed many restaurants in the neighborhood so you can... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Great place with lots to see and do. A must do for anyone visiting Portland. This was awesome to see. Great food and shopping.

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Pittsburgh, PA USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Cute art galleries, great place for foodies, Powell book store, tasty breweries, yummy wineries, shopping and amazing people watching all within easy walking distance.

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Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
81 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Yes, there are lots of interesting opinions here on the Pearl from being an overpriced place to being a hot must see destination. I have been visiting the Pearl for over 15 years now and I look forward to spending about an hour walking around several blocks to see what's next. Mandatory stops include Powell's and Whole Foods (no need... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What is now called the Pearl District was a perfectly good warehouse district not too many years ago with jazz clubs, micro breweries and dark, moody streets. Developers changed all that and built an urban paradise for people from other urban areas who wanted to move to Portland, but still wanted their old urban settings. So, we got the Pearl... More

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Monterey, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I enjoyed my stroll around Pearl District. Lots of shops, restaurants, and the Powell's Bookstore. Reminded me of Melrose (Los Angeles, CA). I just wish there were more restaurants.

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