The Pearl District is in the NW section of Portland. Formerly occupied by warehouses, light industry and railroad classification years, the Pearl is now noted for its art galleries, restaurants, upscal businesses and high rise residences. The Pearl District is now considered the livliest area of Portland. You can walk to work, eat out frequently with many options, walk and bike along the river or jump on a streetcar that loops the downtown area.
The Pearl is solid condos and apartment buildings with a handful of townhomes, with no detached homes. Home to many parks, the most occupied seems to be Jamison Square with its shallow tidal pool and many children. You will also find yoga and bar studios, the famous Powell's book store and numerous upscale boutiques.