Ruston-Pt. Defiance Business District is the gateway to one of the nation’s largest municipal parks. RPDBD sponsors the North Pearl Farmers Market. At the entrance to Pt. Defiance Park, this neighborhood district has the distinction of being Tacoma’s northernmost business district—it is also the only district located in the City of Tacoma and in the Town of Ruston. Situated along both sides of North Pearl Street, you’d never know it straddles the boundary between the two municipalities—you will feel right at home on either side of the street!