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Walking Tour of the Pearl District
February 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15
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 tour includes the historic warehouse buildings that became the basis for the present Pearl district. We’ll have a look inside the recently re-purposed and re-opened Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) now located in the grand Classical Revival former Federal Building/Post Office (1916). This project is a great example of an “intervention” that blends historic character with 21st century use and sensibility.
The walking tour will last about 2 1/2 hours and covers less than a mile of easy urban terrain.
Cost of this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by check or cash at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
We’ll meet at the NW Flanders Street entrance to the AIA/CFA building. Step inside and look for the red and white Meetup sign.
This tour is co-sponsored by the Center for Architecture/AIA – Portland.
Cover image courtesy Positively Portland Walking Tours.