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Pearl District

404 NW 10th Ave LL1, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
503-318-8055
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Ranked #29 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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London, United Kingdom
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511 reviews 511 reviews
205 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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
492 helpful votes 492 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
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158 helpful votes 158 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
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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 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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