Category Archive: Featured News

2014 Portland Regional Graffiti Summit

Graffiti

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 30, 2014

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OMSI Auditorium 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland OR 97202 FREE Community Conference   Presented by The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Friendly Streets, a non-profit organization   This is a free 2.5-hour conference limited to the first 200 who pre-register. (Please pre-register no later than May…..

Hippity Hoppity Bunny Hop Through the Pearl

Hippity Hop

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 10, 2014

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Jamison Square Park Saturday, April 19, 2014 Noon to 4:00 p.m.   Store-to-Store Easter Egg Hunt – Noon to 3:00 p.m. Bring the whole family, collect treats, do art projects, and search for this year’s “signature” Easter Egg cut-out that is creatively hidden in participating merchants’ windows or shops. Collect stamps to complete your map,…..

Polish the Pearl Spring 2014

People Cleaning

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 8, 2014

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Each year in April and October Pearl Residents take a Saturday morning to Polish the Pearl. Saturday April 19th meet us at Peet’s Coffee (1114 NW Couch) at 8:30 a.m. for a free coffee and supplies. We will wrap up around 11:30 a.m. with a free burrito at Chipotle to celebrate our efforts. This is…..

Pearl District Spring Cleaning Fundraiser

Recycle

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 8, 2014

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Ever need extra motivation for Spring Cleaning? Well, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association would like to help Saturday April 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no need to drive out to Metro to properly dispose of paint, batteries, propane tanks, art and hobby chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs and household cleaners and…..

Second Annual Whiskeyfest Northwest Expands to Two Days and Returns to the Pearl

Whiskeyfest

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 3, 2014

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The Luna Foundation will be hosting their Second Annual WhiskeyFest NorthWest May 9 and 10, 2014 at NW 11th Avenue and NW Overton Street in the Pearl. This event will once again bring together the community while raising funds and awareness for beneficiary, Oregon Active Foundation, a Portland nonprofit dedicated to providing ‘Adventure Therapy’ for…..

Should the City Continue to Pay for the Portland Police Mounted Patrol?

Portland Police Mounted Patrol

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on February 10, 2014

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Portland Commissioner Steve Novick last week called Portland Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol unit “largely ornamental,” and suggested the city could use its public safety money more wisely to pay for other services.   In a memo he sent to his City Hall colleagues and the media, Novick questioned the sense of spending $860,000 on the…..

Tom Harvey Celebration of Life at Portland State University

TomHarvey

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on February 3, 2014

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Portland State University’s Geography Department is having a gathering on Monday, Feb. 10th , 4:30-6:30 p.m. to honor Dr. Tom Harvey. It will be at Smith Center on campus, Room 238/Browsing Lounge.  (Smith Center faces the South Park Blocks and is about 1 block south from the Streetcar line’s Park Blocks stop).   The celebration…..

History of the Pearl District

Old Portland

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 7, 2014

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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…..

Portland Jazz Festival 2014

Jazz Festival

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 5, 2014

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The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of…..

How Did the Pearl District Get Its Name?

Pearl District Tanner Springs

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 6, 2014

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The most widely circulated Pearl origin story is that in 1985, local gallery director Thomas Augustine was quoted in a travel magazine as saying that the neighborhood’s industrial buildings were like crusty oysters, while the galleries and lofts inside were like pearls.   The legend was extended in 2002, when The Oregonian’s Margie Boulé tracked…..