Pearl District
Pearl District
4.5
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This district is the pearl of Portland, home to quirky boutiques and brands, cool restaurants, micro-breweries, and artisan coffee shops, housed in reclaimed warehouse spaces. Don't miss Powell’s City of Books, one of the largest independent bookstores in the world, and neat art galleries like Blue Sky and Augen Gallery. There's even a monthly art walk. The Jamison Square fountain is also a great spot to cool off in summer. Make a stop at Pearl District on a city tour of Portland, which often makes a stop here. If you love beer, you can explore the breweries on a bike tour. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Pearl
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  • Union Station • 6 min walk
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  • Mary B
    Waterloo, Illinois101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Pearl District was nice!
    My husband and I were in Portland for one night and stayed in the Pearl District. After a lot of unfortunate, bad media, we were a little hesitant. Our hotel clerk told us a small area to stay away from and, I must say, we walked for dinner and drinks all around the area (minus the part he said not to) and we found it very safe, well lit, and enjoyable. Clean, too.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • pinguFareham
    Budapest, Hungary113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location.
    Our hotel was in this district. It was very safe, great location and public transportation was close by. Several restaurants and shops nearby. Yes there are homeless people around but they did not bother us, some say hello and we jutted said hello in return and just moved on.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,098 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Neighborhood with Lots of Coffee
    This is the cool part of town and we kept coming back here on our city visit. Lots of places to eat here, emphasis on breweries, craft beer. Some pleasant architecture, lots of good shopping. And lots of coffee.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 March 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is the cool part of town and we kept coming back here on our city visit. Lots of places to eat here, emphasis on breweries, craft beer. Some pleasant architecture, lots of good shopping. And lots of coffee.
Written 30 March 2024
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Kris B
Milwaukee, WI3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Walk the neighborhoods and enjoy the local food/beers! Northrup Inn great spot to stay. Staff awesome
Written 26 October 2023
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Great neighborhood. Safe to walk around solo, and there are lots of interesting shops, restaurants, and more.
Written 2 September 2023
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pinguFareham
Budapest, Hungary113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our hotel was in this district. It was very safe, great location and public transportation was close by. Several restaurants and shops nearby.
Yes there are homeless people around but they did not bother us, some say hello and we jutted said hello in return and just moved on.
Written 7 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mary B
Waterloo, IL101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
My husband and I were in Portland for one night and stayed in the Pearl District. After a lot of unfortunate, bad media, we were a little hesitant. Our hotel clerk told us a small area to stay away from and, I must say, we walked for dinner and drinks all around the area (minus the part he said not to) and we found it very safe, well lit, and enjoyable. Clean, too.
Written 28 May 2023
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Ed N
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We live here in the Pearl because it has really nice and safe apartments that are affordable compared to Seattle or San Francisco. It’s true that there is s lot of ugly but what city doesn’t have a lot of post-covid problems. Paris manages to keep the homeless out of the popular tourist areas with regular and fearsome police sweeps. Our experiment with tolerance is strained but not broken.
Written 5 March 2023
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Drupa99
Leesburg, VA19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Oregon is a post apocalyptic hell-hole. There are syringes in the street, human waste on the sidewalk and mentally ill people EVERYWHERE. It really is a mess. Even if you are a paying customer, its almost impossible to find a public bathroom (which is probably why the population uses the sidewalk as a toilet.) I want to like Portland, but it has slid into liberal / leftist anarchy. Very difficult place to enjoy safely.
Written 15 November 2022
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A. Vinnie V
San Diego, CA1,659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great area with lots of store, restaurants . Cool are to walk around and explore the area. Had a great time walking around, shopping and eating.
Written 29 October 2022
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bambamperoxide
Sunderland, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Portland has gone down the toilet, watching users injecting, pants down, in full view and the procession of zombies/homeless and mental health patients wandering around. Not a comfortable place to visit, I'm used to this environment but this was way too much when supposedly on vacation. The general vibe of the place is uncomfortable and unwelcoming. America gone down the toilet because they have to have an opinion!
Written 10 July 2022
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Max Y
Texas168 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
In general I found portland is extreme in many ways:
City in general is extremely liberal even in west coast standard, that in turn shows up in many areas:
Very bike friendly, I drove and rode bike, riding bike is safe and convenient; when driving met several young folks who were on skip board giving middle finger to drivers/cars for no reason which is not cool; too many homeless people running around, shouting randomly, zombie walking, stinky smell.
One tour guide told me getting rid off Lincoln statue is a good thing and Lincoln would like that. Complain other cities are not like portland and not having good public transportation, etc
Written 26 May 2022
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