PearlHelp was launched in 2011 by web developer & entrepreneur Joseph Krahn (ShiloRune). Joseph Krahn moved to the Pearl District just before the Great Recession in 2008, and found a passion for telling friends about his discoveries in his new neighborhood.  

PearlHelp is a small team of freelance designers, developers, and writers working together to define one of Portland’s most prominent neighborhoods.

PearlHelp is a comprehensive guide to life in the Pearl District, written for residents longtime, new, or first-time. Our listings map businesses, condos & apartments, restaurants, parks, and other Pearl District landmarks. Our blog chronicles construction developments as we discover them, along with insider perspectives on what’s happening in the Pearl. Our content is written by our team, with contributions from business owners and community figures.

We are the Pearl. Get to know us.