You may not know that our neighborhood is part of a coalition of neighborhoods known as Neighbors West- Northwest (NWNW). The coalition includes the Pearl, Downtown, Goose Hollow, Arlington and eight other neighborhoods.
The coalition gives NW neighborhoods a stronger voice with the city and allows us to work together on common goals including our emergency preparedness efforts, the Polish the Pearl events and our annual Pearl Party.
Like many non-profits the ability to keep this organization effective requires considerable volunteer time, and to the extent we can get them, contributions.
Once a year NWNW has a fundraiser. Through the generous support of CoHo Theater we sponsor a preview performance. The stage is small and you really feel like you're sitting on stage next to the actors. This year's performance is based on a novel by Charles Dickens.
Tickets are only $25 with all funds benefiting NWNW. Two tickets and a dinner and you have a cheap "date night" and an excellent way to support the PDNA's efforts by supporting NWNW. See you there!
Join us Earth Day weekend and make our neighborhood sparkle. Register online to reserve your complimentary lunch! Search "Polish the Pearl" at SOLV.org.
Organized by PDNA Livability Committee. Questions? Please email or call Leigh Eicher at 503/ 719 5608.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
-Whole Foods Market
-On Deck Sports Bar and Grill
-Chipotle Mexican Grill
-Peet's Coffee and Tea
-Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Every year the Pearl District Neighborhood Association hosts its annual fundraiser and block party. This year on September 13th, we will be celebrating our 22nd Annual Block Party. This is our neighborhood association’s sole opportunity to raise funds to help keep our neighborhood looking great. The PDNA sponsors several programs such as dog waste stations, graffiti abatement and trash pick up and we continue to create more initiatives each year. In return we ask the residential buildings and businesses to support us by sponsoring our fundraiser.
This is our only fundraiser of the year. It's a great chance for Pearlies to descend from their lofts and meet their neighbors over some wine and great food. It's also the local businesses’ opportunity to get in front of their local customers. For the price of a few food platters, restaurants can market in the way that works best - by taste. The PDNA is usually all about community and leaves promoting local businesses to the PDBA, but this is when we reach out for help, so we can fund all our other programs for the year.
We will be closing down NW 13th between NW Irving and NW Hoyt from 5pm – 9pm on Friday September 13th. This truly is a fantastic event in which many restaurants around the neighborhood contribute by offering great eats at no charge and turn the street into a mini taste of the Pearl. We hope you can join us and learn more about the PDNA and all our initiatives as well as take an opportunity to enjoy live music, great food and drink while mingling with your neighbors.
For more information please contact Yasmine Foroud, PDNA Fundraising Chair at Yasmine@realtytrust.com