A shop which blends intercontinental styles (thus east, west)for a hybrid display of decor and home furniture. Several displays are arranged to highlight this philosophy, such as pairing an ancient Chinese cabinet with a contemporary European glass vase. Designers are on hand to equip your home with just what it needs.
A garden shop unlike any you've seen before, its reason for being is to highlight the work of local artists, who transform industrial recycled materials into inventively modern garden pieces. Scores of planting pots and a wide range of patio furniture (chairs, umbrellas, etc) round out the environmentally friendly selection.
Specializing in European antique decor and new jewelry, with various items ranging from $5 personal care products to hugely pricey French armoires. You'll also find classic garden accessories, books, soaps, candles, lighting, furniture, gifts (wrapping available), tables, and many other things to add just the right touch to your home.
This store, known for its "extraordinary handmade rugs," specializes in hand-spun and hand-knotted yarn rugs and offers one-of-a-kind pieces from locations as far as Iran and Tibet. You're likely to find something already within the store that strikes your fancy, but if not, they offer a national antique rug search service and even custom design.
In the Pearl since the late-90's (when the area was in the infancy of its renaissance), Bernadette has an eclectic, wall-to-wall collection of vintage textiles and architectural fragments. The store is very eccentric, with French chairs hanging from the ceiling over concrete yard gnomes and tall iron emus. In Portland, one of the few areas such a store could thrive.
If you're building ore remodeling a house and are need of fine imported granite, marble, limestone, or slate, this is your store. Whether it's for your floors, baths, showers, fireplace, countertops, back splashes, doorways, patio, or what have you, you're likely to find it here. They also offer local contractors for installation.
Located more on the westerly side of the Pearl, this 5,000-square-foot warehouse of an "antiques & oddities" store receives regular shipments of Asian and European antiques. Items are myriad but include such things as cabinetry, exotic furnishings, textiles and jewelry. Prices are reasonable though in keeping with where the store is located -- the Pearl.
Quintessentially Pearl, this art-filled coffee house (emphasizing the organic) is the living room for the hip and environmentally conscious. In addition to a slew of coffees and light fare such as sandwiches, this location is equipped with free wi-fi (unlike, say, Starbucks or similar chains) as part of an ongoing city-wide project.
Located in the very heart of the Pearl, in Pearl Bakery you'll find breads (they supply to many restaurants in the city), pastries (the croissants are excellent), toasty baguettes, even upscale coffeehouse fare such as chocolate bouchons and lattes. They also have a continental breakfast and light lunches (mainly sandwiches).
The counter glows green in this charming cafe, the Pearl representative of the 105 year-old Boyds Coffee. There are a few dozen blends to choose from, espressos, Italian sodas, pastries of several varieties, coffee beans to take home to grind your own, and the like. A nice break from the ubiquitous "S" locations.