Dramatic Change in the Pearl
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 walk includes the historic warehouse buildings that became the basis for the present Pearl District. We’ll have a look inside several historic properties now preserved and re-purposed. These projects are excellent examples of “architectural interventions” that blend historic character with 21st century use and sensibility. The McCracken Co Warehouse (1895)/Vollum Ecotrust Building is one of our stops on the tour.
The Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Approx. 2 1/2 hours
Easy – covers less than a mile of easy urban terrain.