Shedding its lackluster reputation as the Northwest Industrial District, the newly renamed The Pearl brims with swanky condos, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars and microbreweries. Some locals call this dog-friendly, park-filled neighborhood the "Little Doggie District," and local shop owners hand out dog treats by the handful. There are two award-winning parks worth visiting: Jamison Square for summer fun by the water, and Tanner Springs for a tranquil setting atop a natural spring. Getting around the Pearl District is easy: all the street names are in alphabetical and numerical order.
Getting Around Portland
The best way to get around Portland is by using public transportation and walking. Portland's public transit TriMet buses and light-rail trains are accessible and efficient. You can hop on the light-rail from the Portland International Airport (PDX) and get into the city for $2.50, which is much cheaper than cab fare. Day passes work on all forms of Portland public transit and begin at $5 for adults.
- Portland International Aiport-PDX
Things to Do and See Near Pearl District
- Portland Air National Guard Base
- Jacob Kamm House
- Willamette Meteorite
- University of Portland
- Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
- Portland City Hall
- Rose Garden
- Portland International Airport
- Portland State University
- Veterans Memorial Coliseum