Where it is:
Just north of downtown Portland. Between Burnside and the Willamette River, and between I-405 and NW Broadway.
Best known for:
- Gallery walks on the First Thursday of every month
- Warehouses turned into loft residences
- Expensive real estate
- See-and-be-seen restaurants and wine bars
- Upscale shopping
- A neighborhood that’s changing constantly as the area continues to be developed
- Home of Powell’s City of Books
From I-5, take Exit 305 A (Broadway, Weidler/Rose Quarter) and stay to the right. On Broadway, turn right and go over the bridge. At the end of the bridge, stay left. Turn right onto Glisan Street and you’ll enter the Pearl District.
The Portland Streetcar is another option. It runs on a 4.8 loop from Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital at NW 23rd Avenue, on Lovejoy and Northrup, through the Pearl District and on 10th and 11th Avenues to Riverplace.
Buses that serve the neighborhood: 17,20, 77
715 NW Hoyt Street
Whole Foods Market
1210 NW Couch Street
600 NW 10th Avenue
1139 NW Lovejoy Street
Wells Fargo Bank
926 NW 13th Avenue
Elementary: Chapman Elementary
Middle: West Sylvan Middle School
High School: Lincoln High
1314 NW Glisan
Innovative Peruvian fare specializing in seviche.
517 NW 14th Avenue
A Parisian bistro with authentic French waitstaff and heavenly, rich food.
422 NW 8th Avenue
Market-fresh Northwest cuisine. Great for a decadent brunch.
1012 NW Glisan Street
The best Vietnamese food in the city.
1022 NW Johnson
Sushi bar with private tatami rooms.
1005 W Burnside
A glorious city block full of literary goodness.
235 NW Park
Pet supplies galore, doggie daycare, obedience classes.
380 NW 13th Avenue
Imported furniture and antiques, mostly from Asia.
French Quarter Linens
1313 NW Glisan
Luxe sheets, towels, and home furnishings.
1333 NW Glisan
Contemporary lighting for home and office.