The Pearl District carries its history in its name. The inner Northwest area surrounding the train station was populated mostly by European immigrants crowded together among factories and massive warehouses. As the legend goes, Portland’s art scene flourished. Galleries opened everywhere. If you looked beyond the grime and loading docks, you’d find pearls of creativity. My how things have changed. It is the epicenter of Portland dining and expensive condos. Don't worry, there are still art galleries everywhere. And an Art Walk with fancy snacks and wine provided by those galleries every first Thursday of the month. The community has leaned into making beautiful public spaces, walkable roads, and high-density living their priorities.
"Getting out in nature is relatively easy even within Portland city limits, with dozens of parks and greenway ped/bike paths... but these days it's probably fair to be aware that our houseless crisis is at a level we've never seen before, and a lot of homeless camps are nuzzled in these spaces. For safety, and respect, it may be a good idea to avoid being in these areas too early or too late, and probably never go alone."
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