Neighborhood Spotlight on the Pearl District

Powell’s Books. The Brewery Blocks. Bougie artisan coffee. You know that side of the Pearl District, but did you know the Pearl is also home to a circus education program? Or that it’s a hub for subsidized affordable housing? Or that it used to look like this?

For our latest neighborhood spotlight series, we discovered the Peruvian roots behind one of the Pearl’s best-loved restaurants. We dug into the area’s fascinating history. And we totally ate that cookie dough.

Check out the stories below, and drop us a note at [email protected] to let us know what neighborhood you’d like us to feature next.