Is MTV's 'The Real World' coming to the Pearl? It sure looks that way

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A loft above a local art/antique store is believed to be the new location for the next taping of MTV's The Real World. KATU photo.

PORTLAND, Ore. - It looks like seven strangers will stop being polite and start getting real in the Pearl District.

Rumor has it that MTV is going to be taping its next The Real World series in Portland and we found production crews on hand outside Northwest 9th between Everett and Flanders getting a place ready.

Blogger Byron Beck posted that the loft would be above Believe Antique and Art and the shop's owner told us that all the work on the block has made for quite the commotion amongst the neighbors.

"The neighbors are all excited," said Lucy Knaugh. "They keep coming and telling me it's reality television and we have new lights, new cameras."

There is no word yet on when taping will begin but Beck wrote that based on city code requests, the crew could be around through the end of the year.