The Pearl District already a pretty great urban environment, but just as you thought it couldn't get better...
The Deschutes Brewery opened last week and seems to be the busiest place in town lately. I've tried the food and its pretty good (I recommend the fish and chips). The space is really great and represents the warehouse feel that we all have come to enjoy here. Plus its a pub you can go with a group of friends from any side of town or city and everyone will have a good time (its on Davis and NW 11th)
Of Course there is plenty of new housing options including The Metropolitan, The Casey, The 937 (which is looking pretty cool as they just unveiled the red glass on the decks today) and The Wyatt apartments.
The Pearl District Design Center is opening new studios each month on the north end of the district. Take a walk down 14th Ave, not many Pearlites go down that far, but its a pretty cool area. The entire area is for architecture, furniture, interior design and Art.
There is a new service in town that we have fallen in love with called Doston James Concierge Service.
For a totally reasonable price you can get a personal assistant to help with errands, fresh cut flowers in your house weekly, someone to drive you to the airport (or pretty much anywhere), a chef that comes to the house and makes a perfect after work feast and I have to admit they have the best personal trainer/nutritionist in town. I just checked http://www.dostonjames.com, its just one page but has a phone number.
Not to mention the Farmers Market, First Thursday, and you could always ride the train in fareless square all you want.
Best of Luck,
Realty Trust Group Inc
Brian already gave you a great list to start, so I don't want to rehash what he already said, but you can not forget the the parks or the more family centered development that is happening n the area either. The Pearl is not just for hip, single urbanites anymore. Check Neighborhood Notes to see all the community events that are going going.