CENTRL Neighborhood Spotlight: Portland Pearl District

At CENTRL, we want our members to experience an office environment that is both energetic and inspiring — just like the neighborhoods we’re in. It’s important that where you work is close to the small things that make going to the office even more worth it, like having great options for artisan coffee, healthy lunch options, a great neighborhood bar, and culture.

Rest assured, there is no shortage of amazing businesses to support in the Pearl District. Located in only blocks away from Whole Foods, our members enjoy access to world-class offices that are steps away from a vibrant tapestry of locally-owned cafès and breakfast spots, bike paths, and galleries. It is an ideal location for those seeking a better work-life balance.

During this challenging public health crisis, coming together is also more important than ever. That’s why CENTRL is committed to supporting and promoting our neighbors and fellow entrepreneurs in The Pearl, so that they, too, can do their best work.

With this in mind, here’s a partial list of a few of our neighbors we think you’ll like and hope you’ll support. Just remember to bring your mask! We’ll also be giving shout-outs to more of our neighbors in future posts.

Coffee & Breakfast

Nuvrei

facebook.com/nuvrei
404 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Established in 2004, Nuvrei offers Portlanders a sample of what a Paris pastry experience tastes like. They specialize in French-inspired, handmade pastries that are baked fresh right before they open. Whether you’re in the mood for savory, sweet, creamy, tangy, they’ll have something for you. We recommend giving their Rose croissant at try!

Caffe Umbria

www.caffeumbria.com
303 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Want to take a coffee break in Europe? Located in the heart of the Pearl District, Caffè Umbria offers an authentic Italian café bar experience. Their espresso-based coffee drinks (espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, caffè latte) are prepared in the authentic Italian way, and their menu includes local pastries, a selection of piadine and panini, soup and pasta, and an assortment of beers and wines. We love their Nutella cookies!

Nossa Family Coffee

www.nossacoffee.com
1350 NW Lovejoy St, Portland, OR 97209
In the mood for a chocolate whipped cream mocha? Nossa Familia Espresso Bar offers up a range of drinks and their coffee is roasted only steps from where it’s prepared. Stop by for fresh coffee, delicious cappuccinos, pastries (delivered daily from Fleur de Lis), and Brazilian cheese bread. Their coffee is also sourced directly from family-run farms.

Lunch & Midday

The Baker’s Mark

www.thebakersmark.com
307 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
If you’re hankering for a grab-and-go sandwich, you can’t go wrong at The Baker’s Mark. Water, flour, yeast, and salt are the only ingredients in their bread and they make all of their own mustards in-house for a classic style of deli sandwich. Their Dutch Crunch bread is fantastic, and we highly recommend trying the Godfather.

Prasad

www.harlowprasad.com/prasad
925 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
Prasad is one of the best spots in the Pearl for gluten-free and raw options. Their menu features a variety of fresh, organic juices and smoothies, healthy and delicious bowls, soups, salads and wraps, Stumptown french press coffee, and Foxfire teas. They also offer a small breakfast menu featuring gluten-free oatmeal and granola, a tempeh scramble, and gluten-free toast. Their pastries are from New Cascadia Traditional Bakery.

Greenleaf Juicing Company

www.greenleafjuice.com
810 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
In the mood for a cleansing snack? Greenleaf Juice is an organic juice bar and restaurant committed to the exclusive use of raw, plant-based ingredients. They offer refreshing juices, smoothies, acai bowls, oatmeal bowls, and more from scratch using local ingredients when possible. Even better, they don’t use GMOs, added sugars, or processed ingredients.

After Work

Oven and Shaker

www.ovenandshaker.com
1134 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
We love Oven and Shaker as an after-work spot for wood-fired pizza. They’re currently offering a great to-go food and drink menu with lots of craft beers and wines. You can also order any pizza with a gluten-free crust! We’re big fans of their Nostrana salad — which includes radicchio, parmigiano, and rosemary-sage croutons.

Deschutes Brewery

www.deschutesbrewery.com/pubs/portland
210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Fancying good beer in a great location? Deschutes Brewery is a popular destination for great craft beer, delicious food, and a relaxed atmosphere. Their 26 taps feature Deschutes mainstays plus a selection of seasonal and experimental beers that are brewed on-site. Definitely give their mango habanero chicken wings a try!

River Pig Saloon

www.riverpigsaloon.com
529 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Want to catch a Trailblazers game after work? River Pig Saloon is a rustic neighborhood bar located inside the historic Gadsby Building. They’ve successfully recreated a friendly Cheers-like atmosphere in a space featuring ancient Douglas Fir beams and exposed brick — accents left over from The Pearl’s history of being home to loading docks and lumberjacks.

 

Conclusion

We know that coming together with local businesses is more important than ever, and we feel fortunate that our Pearl District location is situated in such a uniquely beautiful and vibrant community of businesses, fueled by creativity, a collaborative spirit, and entrepreneurship. We encourage you to support them! And whether you are in the mood for the perfect acai bowl, a place to watch the Timbers after work, or an urban park experience at Jamison Square, always feel free to ask our Community Managers for a recommendation. We’re here to help!