The Pearl District
is located in the Portland City center in NW Portland. It is, in my
opinion, one of the most walkable neighborhoods in all of Portland.
Every direction you walk, there is something to do such as shops,
restaurants, pubs, cafeâ€™s, art galleries, live music, museums,
boutiques, grocery, clothing and everything else you can imagine under
the sun. Located just east of Nob hill
People moving into The Pearl District should take the day off, buy a
new pair of shoes and get ready to explore. According to the Pearl
District Business Association, Thomas Augustine, a local gallery owner,
coined the name Pearl District more than 10 years ago to suggest that
its industrial buildings were like crusty oysters, and that the
galleries and artistsâ€™ lofts within were like pearls.
The Pearl district is located just north of downtown Portland
between West Burnside Street on the south, the Willamette River on the
north, NW Broadway on the east and the Interstate 405 freeway on the
The Portland Streetcar serves the Pearl District and runs a 4.8
continuous loop from Portland State University District to Legacy Good
Samaritan Hospital at NW 23rd Avenue. The Streetcar connects to the MAX
rail line which runs from Downtown Portland to Gresham to the east and
Hillsboro to the west.
Letâ€™s not forget Powellâ€™s Books, a major Portland icon and is one of
the worldâ€™s largest independent bookstores in the United States and
occupies a full city block between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and
Burnside and Couch Streets. The Emerson School
is in downtown Portland in the Pearl District is a K-5 charter school with good reviews.
In The Pearl District
you can expect to find glorious lofts, spacious townhomes and high rise
Condoâ€™s with breathtaking views. Many decaying industrial warehouses in
downtown Portland in The Pearl were converted into luxurious properties
within the last decade. You wonâ€™t find many streets lined with single
family residential homes as you would find in most other Portland
neighborhoods. A Portland Oregon Relocation
into the Pearl district, can be a bit spendy, but families from around
the US move to Portland to live in the Pearl. The average sale price
for property in The Pearl District is around $619,000 and average year
built is around 1991 with an average square ft. of 1280.
The district includes most of the historic North Park Blocks (1869) as
well as Jamison Square (2002) which is built around a fountain which
simulates a tidal pool (very popular with toddlers) and Tanner Springs
Park (2005) is a recreated natural area featuring wetlands, a walking
trail, and creek.
There are so many shops that run up and down the
streets that it would be futile to try to list them all. I would
suggest viewing the WalkScore map to see every walkable place of
interest in the Pearl. You can also see how walkable your home address is.
Search for the Walkscore icon every time you click on a property to view in The Pearl District.