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Portland Pearl District 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 36 Album Created: 5 May 2016 Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016
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In early May when I went to Portland for yet another volunteer session at Free Geek, I took the opportunity to make a short visit to the Pearl District in northern downtown before spending the afternoon in a computer-recycling warehouse.

From the Portland Streetcar stop at the corner of NW Northrup Street and 10th Avenue, I decided to head south so I could explore the central and southern parts of the District. It turned out that there was a lot to see, admire and photo­graph.

For most of its history this half-​square-​mile section of downtown Portland was an industrial warehouse district. But since the mid-1980s it has been undergoing significant urban renewal which has been so successful that the Pearl District is now one of Portland’s hottest and most-​expensive real estate mar­kets. As you can see from the photos in this album, the renewal has consisted of both new, modern construction as well as the renovation and restoration of many century-​old (or more) historic buildings.

After an excellent lunch at Zaatar Fine Lebanese Cuisine, I wandered around some more, admiring buildings, both old and new, as well as other interesting sights. I also strolled through the North Park Blocks. Out of the 82 photos I took during my two-hour mini-ramble, the best 36 can be viewed in this album.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Two Hours in Port­land’s Pearl Dis­trict.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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