Urban Air Market

If this weather has you sticking close to home this weekend, but you are still looking for something to do, make sure you hit the Urban Air Market.

Urban Air Market is a curated marketplace for sustainable design. They connect independent artists and designers with their ideal customers through a unique shopping experience that builds community and supports the local economy.

Founded in 2005, Urban Air Market is the largest outdoor design festival in the country and the only independent fashion marketplace focused on sustainable design. Our shopping events showcase 100+ designers of fashion, accessories, body products, home decor, furniture and art.

This year the Urban Air Market will be held at 13th and Hoyt this Sunday August 30th from 11-6. Who knows what treasure you might find for yourself, or someone else!! urban air market

Mark Your Calendars – Art in the Pearl

Art in the Pearl Logo

Art In The Pearl®, Portland Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. The 19th annual festival will occur on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 5th, 6th & September 7th, 2015 in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. The Festival is FREE and requires NO TICKETS for entry. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country (source: Art Fair Source Book). Our festival fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Applications for our 2015 show are now closed. Look for information to apply to our 20th Anniversary Show in 2016 in early December, 2015.  For more information, visit the website:   http://www.artinthepearl.com/









Grand Opening Weekend!


With all of the hustle and bustle of the summer, back to school shopping and entertaining of out of town guests, you deserve to treat yourself to a little pampering! We have a great new tenant that can help you with that. We are happy to welcome our newest addition to the Pearl, Adore Day Spa. Conveniently located in the Street Car Lofts Adore Day Spa offers both manicures and pedicures to help you relieve the stress of the summer and get you ready for fall. Swing by this weekend for Champagne, Sweet Treats and other specials offered this weekend. Let’s give Nam and Adore a big Pearl welcome!!


Barre3 in the Park

We can’t wait to take barre3 outside and celebrate our seventh anniversary with you! Join us for a FREE class, taught by barre3 founder, Sadie Lincoln, with the Portland community and mingle with our park class partners: Project LemonadeNew Seasons MarketWe Drink WaterPOA, GreenleafHair MW, and Asula.

The Details:

  • The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton, Saturday, August 22rd
  • Registration begins at 10am, class begins at 11am
  • Don’t forget your yoga mat, sunscreen, and water bottle
  • All are welcome
  • Fees: Free
  • Arrive early to event to register and set up your yoga mat. No pre-registration required.

Register Today

art in the pearl

It is hard to believe, but fall is in the air, school starts in two weeks and Labor Day is just around the corner. Speaking of, don’t forget to sign-up now to participate in the Annual Pearl District Labor Day Sale.

For one weekend only, people come from all over Oregon to save up to 80% at participating stores and shops throughout the Pearl District. They come to explore the Pearl and save on fashion, accessories, shoes, home furnishings and decor, and much more!

As the event draws closer we will let you know all of the exciting events that will be taking place. So be sure to check back, however with all of you great artists right here in the Pearl we did not want you to miss out on registration. We look forward to seeing all the great items you have created for this wonderful annual event.


Farmer’s Market Information



Before the end of summer arrives, be sure to visit the wonderful Farmer’s Markets in the area. We are fortunate to have access to many delicious varieties of vegetables and fruits grown near our homes. Many of the markets also include vendors offering fresh baked goods, meats, cheeses, beverages–to name a few choices.

Here is a list of nearby Farmer’s Markets and their websites with dates, times and other pertinent information:

Northwest Portland – NW 19th and Everett: http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/our-markets/northwest/

Shemanski Park – SW Park and Salmon: http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/our-markets/shemanski-park/

Pioneer Courthouse Square: http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/our-markets/pioneer-courthouse-square/

Portland State University: http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/our-markets/psu/

If you want to make an adventure out of visiting Farmer’s Markets in the Portland area, here is a list of them in other parts of Portland and surrounding areas: http://www.portlandfarmersmarketorg/community/other-area-farmers-markets/

Enjoy the fantastic Northwest bounty available to us!



We are pretty sure you read the most recent NewYorker Magazine article, “The Really Big One”, which highlighted the earthquake hazard in the Pacific Northwest. The Pearl District has a moderate to high earthquake hazard that threatens the safety of its 7,000 residents and 900-plus businesses with over 12,000 employees.  The PDNA E-Prep Committee has launched a grassroots, resident-lead, emergency preparedness program in the Pearl District. E-Prep organizing initiatives are underway in more than a half-dozen residential buildings in the Pearl, with more under development.  PDNA would like to explore the opportunity to partner with PDBA to expand the Pearl E-Prep Program to address the needs of Pearl area businesses and their employees.

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for a very informative and timely Monthly Breakfast Meeting this Wednesday, August 12th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub to find out more about how to be prepared for this hazard. The guest speaker will be John Warner, a board member for the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA), and chair of the association’s Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) Committee.

Reserve your spot here, http://explorethepearl.com/rsvp-for-member-breakfast-meeting/. We look forward to seeing you there!!