Space and Light in the Pearl District

An Ever-Changing Hub of Artists and Architects

Space and light are key design elements of both architecture and the visual arts. On this short walking tour we’ll explore the east side of the Pearl District near the North Park Blocks. This is an area that is filled with artists, architects and other cultural creatives in an ever-changing urban environment.

We’ll have a chance to view two historic buildings now home to the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Federal Building – 1916) and the community workspace, WeWork (US Custom House – 1901).


Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209


Approx. 2 1/2 hours


$15.  Cash or check accepted at the start of the tour, or you may pay online.


Easy – covers less than two miles of easy urban terrain.


Dress for the weather, although much of the tour will be indoors.

Tour Location
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