At the heart of Portland, Oregon, is the Pearl District, an area that has undergone significant urban renewal in the past decade. Originally a place for warehouses and railroad classification yards, it's now transformed into an art district composed of many upscale businesses, art galleries, and urban apartments, and it's also home to the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Founded in 1910, the art school was originally a part of the Portland Art Museum called the Museum Art School. In 1994, the institution officially separated from the museum and changed its name to its current moniker. Today, the Pacific Northwest College of Art enrolls around 500 students who mostly live in the area as well as apartments in the surrounding neighborhoods in Portland.
You don't even have to be an art lover to enjoy living in an apartment near the Pacific Northwest College of Art - living in downtown Portland is an experience in and of itself. Living in the Pearl District, residents are minutes away from shopping and fine dining. Hot Lips and Cupcake Jones are local hangouts where you'll find people from all walks of life.
Besides the urban setting, getting an apartment around the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland also means you'll always be near the beauty of Mother Nature. Washington Park and the International Rose Test Garden are located just a few minutes west of the school. Those looking for the ultimate adventure can drive an hour east to Mt. Hood National Forest or an hour and 30 minutes to the Pacific Coast.
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