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Neighborhood Statistics

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Pearl District is located in Northwest Portland in the Willamette River watershed. It is bounded by the Willamette River to the north and the I-405 Freeway to the west. Once called the Northwest Industrial Triangle, neighborhood was formerly home to light industrial businesses, especially rail yards. In the late 20th century the rail industry slowly left the area and the neighborhood was considered blighted, though it fostered a small artist community. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the neighborhood began the process of redevelopment and is now noted for its art galleries, upscale businesses and residences. The neighborhood now mostly consists of high-rise condominiums and warehouse-to-loft conversions. Pearl District is a part of the Neighbors West/Northwest Coalition.


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