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Pearl District

404 NW 10th Ave LL1, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
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Ranked #27 of 301 attractions in Portland
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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Park City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had booked a trip on the American Empress Steamboat which is wonderful in itself. We flew out a couple of days early and toured Portland. It's a fun place with lots of things to do. We ate at Jakes which had some of the best seafood around. Ended the day with a ride up the aerial tram where we... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Love the Pearl District of Portland. So much culture and fun to be had! Awesome shops, restaurants, sights, gardens, etc. So diverse and trendy and cool and weird! Love it!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Pearl has it all! Some GREAT options for dining... anything from simple and cheap to pricey and very upscale, a couple NICE parks for hanging out, Whole Foods for all your grocery needs, Powell's for ANY book you would ever need, and MANY great housing options. If I moved to Portland, I would definitely live in the Pearl! Awesome... More

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Pearl is fun, a little funky and more boutiques than you can visit in a day. There are a lot of restaurants, breweries and cafés. The service in the restaurants and cafés we visited over the week was average - at best. Parking can be difficult and the meter maids are everywhere and quick to issue a ticket for... More

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Vancouver Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We opted to walk from the Amtrak station to down town. It's a pleasant neighbourhood and good for a stroll (perhaps some shopping or grabbing some dinner) Portland does have an issue with very aggressive street people (worst I've seen), but that did not happen in the pearl district.

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Israel, Jerusalem
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196 reviews 196 reviews
151 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

kind of a newer part of portland, full with galleries and small boutiques but mainly a lot of good restaurants. a nice area just to walk around and see a different park of portland but nothing much besides that.

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Spokane, WA
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186 reviews 186 reviews
67 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The a Pearl District represents everything that is wrong with Portland. Expensive, overblown, over rated and terribly pretentious. There is nothing in this area which cannot be found elsewhere in the city for considerably less money. Tourists should note that the area immediately adjacent to this area is very "marginal" especially at night. This is an area full of porn... More

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Talent, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I didn't quite get what the point was. I suppose the reputation hinges on waiting in line for overpriced restaurants, or overpaying for clothing. There's far more scenic parts of Portland to spend your money.

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Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good shopping, people watching, lots of eateries. We were there St. Patty's Day so enjoyed seeing lots of people in costumes and celebrating. Glad I made Pearl District a stop during my short visit to Portland.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
74 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Pearl district epitomizes many things that are wrong with Portland. It's an exclusive part of town for wealthy people who live in expensive condo-blocks, drive expensive cars and eat in fancy restaurants. Along the way they are also driving up the property and rent prices and are making the city unaffordable for many people. There are some nice restaurants around... More

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