One of the most charming neighbourhoods in Portland is the Pearl District, where everything is within walking distance. The loading platforms and cobblestoned streets are echoes from the past, while innovative companies and food service establishments usher in the future. This is also the heart of the city’s cultural life. You won’t have any trouble staying awake here, as no other neighbourhood in the United States has a higher density of coffee bars.
Few would have called it a gem 20 years ago. The Pearl District has an inglorious past and was once known as the Industrial Triangle, filled with shunting yards and weather-beaten warehouses. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is a trendsetter in urban renewal. The industrial buildings have been converted into trendy shops, chic lofts and inviting beer breweries.
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