Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.
Savor the Pearl is a week-long tasting event that allows you to discover and experience the flavors of Portland’s Pearl District, known for its vibrant food scene with exquisite restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, bakeries and more. Visit the 24+ participating restaurants and taste signature food and drinks at each location. Tastes will include: -Gorgonzola Fries at Henry's Tavern -Ice Cream and Sorbet Trio at Cool Moon Ice Cream -Refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho at Garden Bar -Ham & Dijon Baguette at Glyph Cafe & Art Space -River Pig's Daily Punch or River Pig Lager -Microlot Coffee or Espresso at Nossa Familia -Beer Sample at BridgePort Brew Pub -Sample Slider Plate at Blitz Sports Pub ...and MANY MORE! Ticket Pricing $50 tickets include a Tasting Guide valid for the whole week of August 18-24! How it works Purchase your tickets today! Before the event you will receive your Savor the Pearl tasting guide. Take this guide to each participating business during the week of Monday, August 18th through Sunday, August 24th to redeem your tasting portion. (Don’t forget to take note of the places that you loved and want to visit again soon!) Great food and drinks … what can be better than that? How about eating and drinking for charity? 100% of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal genetic disease that clogs the lungs and impacts the digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the United States. In the 50s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, thanks in a large part to the progress made by research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. While this is great progress it is still not enough; our goal is to make “CF” stand for “Cure Found!” CLICK HERE for more information
A largely forgotten part of Portland’s past became an urban icon of living unlike anything the country had ever seen: A unique blend of verve and vibrancy, with more than a passing nod to Portland’s uncommon brand of originality. The Pearl District has earned a worldwide reputation for urban renaissance. Diverse, architecturally significant, residential communities thrive here. Galleries rub shoulders with restaurants, shops open to parks, and no one has to squint anymore to see the magic that’s taken hold. The Pearl is the story of a vision come to life. That story has a beginning, and middle, but to those who have been a part of the transformation – there is no ending. Future plans will assure this “pearl” of a place becomes even more: more sustainable, more livable, more inviting, and more groundbreaking. CLICK HERE to read the full article
Welcome to the 1st Annual Pearl District Movie in the Park! The Fields Park (Overton St., between 10th and 11th Avenue) Saturday, August 24th – 6:30pm The Pearl District Neighborhood Association and Portland Parks and Recreation have announced the first annual Movie in the Park at The Fields: ParaNorman (PG) which was created by LAIKA, a local animation studio. It's about a small town that comes under siege by zombies. Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead, take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, can save his town from a centuries-old curse. In keeping with other Movie in the Park events, there will be more than a flick playing on a giant inflatable screen at sundown. The fun begins at 6:30 pm with live music and ping-pong for all ages, provided by Pure Pong, currently in Pure Space. There will be a zombie costume contest with prizes provided for the winners, judged by crowd applause. Picnics are welcome, but we have also secured vendors to provide food and beverages. This event is generously sponsored by Bill Dolan at Impac Mortgage. Bill is an active PDNA member, serving on the board as treasurer as well as chair of the new emergency preparedness committee. Bill is a long-time member of the livability & safety committee - talk about dedicated to the neighborhood!