Pearl District

The chic Pearl District features galleries and cultural institutions, as well as stylish shops and acclaimed eateries.

In the Pearl, loading docks and cobblestone streets hint at this former warehouse district’s past, while stylish bars and gleaming lofts point toward the future.

Explore the Pearl District

Discover the neighborhoods best food, drink and things to see and do.

Pearl District Dining

Acclaimed restaurants, brewpubs and neighborhood eateries occupy loading docks and sleek new buildings in this formerly industrial zone.

Pearl District Activities

The Pearl District offers arts-lovers myriad options — but beer aficionados and playful tots are covered, too.

Pearl District Shopping

The walkable Pearl District houses national retailers and local favorites, from a vast independent bookstore to stylish boutiques.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Pearl District

Spend a day enjoying the Pearl District's best eats, drinks and boutiques with this handy guide to the central-city neighborhood.

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Art Galleries

This neighborhood is home to a huge arts community and First Thursday, a bustling monthly art walk.

  • Froelick Gallery

    Since 1995, Froelick Gallery has exhibited and represented contemporary artists with strong and independent voices. Their works comprise many media and encompass many genres, and their careers range from emerging to established.

  • Augen Gallery

    Founded in 1979, this Pearl District gallery showcases artwork by nationally and internationally known contemporary artists and printmakers.

  • Upfor Gallery

    Founded in 2013 by Theo Downes-Le Guin, Upfor presents emerging and established artists working in digital and other mediums. The 1,700-square-foot gallery offers a versatile exhibition and performance space in Portland’s visual arts district.

  • Adams & Ollman

    Adams and Ollman is an art gallery specializing in work by 20th century self-taught American artists and contemporary artists whose practices reflect an intuitive influence.

  • Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

    Founded as the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in 1975, Blue Sky is a venue for local photography. The organization has expanded its offerings over the last 35 years to include national and international artists.

Powell’s City of Books

Covering an entire city block, Powell's is a landmark, a great bookstore and a microcosm of the city itself.

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Bars & Breweries

Sample some of the city's best bars and breweries, all located in this chic neighborhood.

  • Deschutes Brewery & Public House

    This pub's distinct Northwest style brings a taste of Central Oregon to the heart of Portland, and its 18 taps feature Deschutes Brewery staples and seasonal favorites, as well as a selection of experimental beers developed and brewed on-site.

  • 10 Barrel Brewing

    In addition to 10 Barrel’s most popular beers, the Portland pub offers seasonal and limited-release brews only available at this location to round out its 20 taps. Elevated pub fare is served in an industrial-chic environment and on the rooftop deck.

  • Rogue Pearl Public House

    Rogue Pearl Public House features Rogue spirits and beers, distillery tours and outdoor seating. They are family friendly, dog friendly and feature full-service multi-tap bars with Rogue creations as well as other beers and spirits.

  • Teardrop Lounge

    The bartenders at Teardrop Lounge are dedicated to reviving and celebrating the classic era of mixed drinks. They serve truly handcrafted cocktails, creating tonic water, specialty liqueurs, bitters and tinctures in house.

  • Back Pedal Brewing

    Vault Martini offers a modern comfortable martini bar atmosphere with a hint of Tsarist Russia. Come and sit by the fireplace, or at the eighteen foot ice-glass bar and enjoy a martini or cocktail. 44 takes on the classic martini.