With a slogan like “Keep Portland Weird,” you know you’re in for a city unlike any other. That’s precisely why we’ve decided to open our latest Saatva Viewing Room in Oregon’s capital of cool.
Located in the trendy Pearl District, our latest store sits amongst the city’s best boutiques and bars. Home to Portland’s historic warehouses, the Pearl District’s cobblestone streets and brick facades only add to the character and culture that permeate this one-of-a-kind city. From farm-to-fork restaurants to buzzing boutiques, here are our top places to visit in Portland’s Pearl District.
Where to shop
Saatva Viewing Room
Handcrafted in the US, our mattresses aren’t just locally made; they’re crazy comfortable. High-quality and low-pressure personify the experience at our new Pearl District Viewing Room. So stop in to try out our luxury mattresses and get them hand-delivered to your place—for free.
Saatva Viewing Room: 1010 NW Flanders St, Suite 100
In a city that loves to shop local, it doesn’t get more Portland than Garnish. With all its limited-edition clothing and stylish accessories made in-house, the team here helps you find pieces that are uniquely you.
Garnish: 404 NW 12th Ave
Operating since 1897, Filson plays to Portland’s outdoorsy nature. It started outfitting pioneers from the Yukon Gold Rush and now clothes outdoor adventurers. From angling outfits to hiking gear to camping jeans, it’s a one-stop shop for nature enthusiasts.
Filson: 526 NW 13th Ave
Eclectic. Kooky. Quirky. Whatever you want to call it, Porch Light screams Portland. Here you’ll find stylish homewares, handmade jewelry, playful matchbooks, fun totes, and elegant candles. It’s the perfect place for a housewarming gift or to stock up on fun finds for your own place.
Porch Light: 225 NW 11th Ave
Made in, you guessed it, Portland, this gallery-style store showcases works made by area entrepreneurs. With over 10,000 products from 150 artisans, you can find everything from Oregon beef jerky to glass tumblers to wool jackets.
MadeHere: 40 NW 10th Ave
Where to eat and drink
Arden Restaurant Portland
Rustic and charming, this Pearl District stalwart highlights Pacific Northwest ingredients and Willamette Valley wines. A perfect date-night spot, Arden’s menu includes local oysters, house-smoked olives, goat cheese gnocchi, and a roast chicken for two.
Arden Restaurant Portland: 417 NW 10th Ave
Backwoods Brewing Company
This family-owned craft brewery is a relaxed spot to watch the game or get together with friends. With more than a dozen beers on tap ranging from a River Pig Lager to a Summit Sammich Cream Ale, it’s a beer lover’s dream. They also make comfort food classics like Buffalo wings, nachos, and burgers.
Backwoods Brewing Company: 231 NW 11th Ave
Opened last year, this Portland newbie is making waves with its Japanese and Korean fusion set in a contemporary cool dining room. The focus here is on zesty sharing plates and clever cocktails. Everything at Janken is top-notch, but be sure to order the kimchi fried rice, miso salmon, and Peking duck.
Janken: 250 NW 13th Ave
Roste Chocolate House
Satisfy your sweet tooth at this bakery and chocolate house. Using sustainable bean-to-bar chocolate, the team here melts some of the best hot chocolate in Portland. Pair it with a gooey brownie or a double chocolate scone while you sip on cocoa perfection.
Roste Chocolate House: 475 NW 14th Ave
There are a lot of craft beer bars in Portland, but Cider Bite specializes in its fruit-forward counterpart. A silver trendsetter in the city, they offer more than 32 hard ciders on tap and even more in bottles. Shareable bites like spinach artichoke dip, quesadillas, and pizzas are menu favorites.
Cider Bite: 1230 NW Hoyt St
Where else to spend time
Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
In its heyday, the Pearl District housed the city’s best art and artists. That still rings true today with photo galleries like Blue Sky, showcasing incredible photographs since 1975. And on the first Thursday of every month, the galleries keep their doors open late and spill out onto the cobblestones.
Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts: 122 NW 8th Ave
Powell’s City of Books
You may spend an entire day in this legendary bookstore, getting lost amongst the rows and rows. The world’s largest new and used bookstore has taken up a whole city block in the Pearl District since 1971. Browse its 10 rooms, including its rare book collection and a The Princess Bride-themed coffee shop.
Powell’s City of Books: 1005 W Burnside St
What is the Pearl District known for in Portland?
A former warehouse district and railroad hub, decades later, it became a gathering place for artists and their work. Today, it’s home to some of Portland’s best shopping, restaurants, bars, galleries and lofts.
Is the Pearl District walkable?
Yes! Incredibly walkable. Its lattice-work streets and crosswalks make it uber-easy to navigate.
What is the best street in the Pearl District?
Ask a local, and they’ll all tell you a different answer. But start at 11th Avenue and W Burnside Street and wander north until you find your favorite street in the Pearl District.
Check out our additional travel guides for advice on how to spend the day near our other Viewing Rooms: