About Pearl District
Two decades ago, the Pearl District was a derelict industrial area. With vision and ingenuity, it’s been transformed into the upscale artistic and cultural center it is today, making it one of Portland’s most coveted urban neighborhoods.
Living in your Pearl District Condo
Your luxury condominium is in a high-rise building built in this millennium, and you are at the center of where everyone wants to be. Upscale shopping, classy bars, lounges, and restaurants, and numerous art galleries surround your building, as well as nicely maintained parks and gourmet coffee shops. You’re likely to be one of the first owners of your condo, loft, or townhouse, and you will love the spectacular views of the West Hills, the Pearl and downtown high rises, and the Willamette River. Most buildings have pools, indoor saunas and steam rooms, residents-only gyms, conference and meeting rooms, and other amenities. When the new Pearl was designed, it was planned with efficiency and architectural splendor in mind; you’ll find loveliness in your loft such as glass-enclosed showers with efficiency water flow and granite tiling, central vacuuming built into genuine wood floorboards, high ceilings with leak-free skylights, and automated thermostats that detect when you’ve come home and adjust the temperature to your preference.
See and Be Seen in the Pearl
Peruse REI for gear for your upcoming skiing or kayaking trip after work, then stop for some locally-roasted coffee before biking the last few blocks home. Later, walk to Life of Riley dressed in designer business casual attire for some drinks with friends. After catching up, browse the art at First Thursday to find the perfect painting for your newly decorated living room. On Deck Sports bar is great for networking and catching the Blazers away games, the North Park Blocks are great for walking your dog after browsing Diesel for the latest mod fashion trends and some canvases and new brushes at Blick. The Pearl is hip and artsy mixed with posh design and modernity. Your friends may feel a little jealous.
Getting Around Your Neighborhood
The Pearl is made for walking, biking, and jogging, though it can accommodate your car: Most buildings offer private garages for resident parking, and many offer valet services, too. Should you ever need to leave your surroundings, the Portland Streetcar and several Tri-Met bus lines connect you to downtown, Nob Hill, Old Town, and the rest of Portland, and many streets throughout the Pearl are designated bike routes.
Home in the Pearl
New, classy, and chic, you want an urban upscale lifestyle rich with culture and without the wild parties and crazy college kids. The Pearl District is the best of those worlds, and is living proof that anything old can be made new again.