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Walking Tour of the Pearl District

  • The Center for Architecture 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

The Pearl District was practically deserted 25 years ago. Join us on this tour to see how it's been transformed into a dynamic walker-friendly neighborhood with contemporary and adaptive high rise housing, fine dining and world class entertainment. The Pearl District in Portland has become a model of high quality urban living and a must-see destination for visitors to our world-class city. 

I call this the "bones of the Pearl Tour" because this tour includes the historic warehouse buildings that became the basis for the present Pearl district. We'll have a look inside the recently re-purposed and re-opened Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) now located in the grand Classical Revival former Federal Building/Post Office (1916). This project is a great example of an "intervention" that blends historic character with 21st century use and sensibility. 

The walking tour will last about 2 1/2   hours and covers less than a mile of easy urban terrain.

Cost of this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by check or cash at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link:

This tour is co-sponsored by the Center for Architecture/AIA - Portland. 

We'll meet at the NW Flanders Street entrance to The Center for Architecture. Step inside and look for the red and white Meetup sign.

Earlier Event: July 22
Old Town/Chinatown Walking Tour
Later Event: August 17
2015 Portland Architecture Awards