Pleasures of the Pearl
Where to eat, drink, shop, and hang out in Portland's hip neighborhood
The Pearl District is bounded by the Willamette River on thenortheast and by N.W. Broadway Ave., W. Burnside St., and N.W. 16thAve. on the east, south, and west, respectively.
In Good Taste. Gourmet cookware, cookbooks, and fine foods.Evening and weekend cooking classes; call for details. 231 N.W.11th Ave.; 503/248-2015.
Oblation Papers & Press. Fine paper and stationeryboutique with antique-letterpress print shop. 516 N.W. 12th Ave.;503/223-1093.
Odessa. Stylish clothing boutique. 718 N.W. 11th;503/223-1998.
Relish. Modern home furnishings and personal accessories.433 N.W. 10th Ave.; 503/227-3779.
DINING AND DRINKING
Bluehour. Mediterranean cuisine served in either an elegantmodern dining room or a casual cafe and bar. $$$$;lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat. 250 N.W. 13th Ave.;503/226-3394.
Henry’s 12th Street Tavern. Seafood, steaks, and 100 beerson tap in the restored Blitz-Weinhard Brewery. $$;lunch and dinner daily. 10 N.W. 12th; 503/227-5320.
Mio Gelato. Artisan gelato made on-site in flavors frompistachio to chocolate hazelnut. 25 N.W. 11th; 503/226-8002.
Park Kitchen. Upscale neighborhood tavern. Menu changesweekly to reflect fresh local ingredients. $$$;lunch Tue-Fri, dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun. 422 N.W. EighthAve.; 503/223-7275.
Pho Van Vietnamese Bistro. Friendly yet elegant Vietnameseeatery. $$;lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. 1012 N.W. Glisan St.; 503/248-2172.
The Whole Bowl. Street vendor; sells healthy food to go. $;lunch Tue-Fri. N.W. Glisan between 11th and 12th.
PLACES TO REST
Aequis Spa. Facials, massage, and body treatments all basedon ayurveda ― a 5,000-year-old healing science. 1306 N.W.Hoyt St., Ste. 201; www.aequisspa.com or503/223-7847.
Jamison Square. Between Johnson and Kearney Streets and 10thand 11th.