Vital Stats

Life in the Pearl

LIfe in the Pearl

POPULATION: Approximately 5,000

OLDEST BUILDING: The Armory, built in 1881; soon to be home of Portland Center Stage theater company

SIZE: Approximately 15 blocks long by 8 blocks wide

NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS COMPLETED OR UNDERWAY SINCE 1994: 48 residential and commercial

AVERAGE HOME COST IN 2003: $271,750

FAMOUS RESIDENT: Writer, director, and producer Gus Van Sant

NUMBER OF PLACES TO EAT OR DRINK: 28

NUMBER OF HOME-FURNISHINGS STORES: 36

MOST POPULAR FALL FLAVOR AT MIO GELATO: Pear