Many Surprises Await in Beaverton, Oregon
Beaverton is Washington County’s second-largest city, with a population of more than 90,000. Nestled in the eastern edge of the Tualatin Valley, Beaverton is surrounded by farmlands and natural resources, and boasts 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths.
Beaverton has the distinction of being the state’s most ethnically diverse city in the state. Several events throughout the year celebrate this diversity, including the International Celebration, Fiesta Latina and Ten Tiny Dances, a showcase of dances from across the globe.
Beaverton’s Historic Downtown District offers many surprises, including history and art and culture, where quaint antique and specialty shops dot the area, and highly acclaimed restaurants and shops attract food lovers from around the Greater Portland area.
This growing city also is home to a variety of attractions, family entertainment centers, and arts and cultural offerings. In recent years, Beaverton has gained recognition in culinary circles and has attracted many foodies to the area with the Beaverton Farmers Market—the largest “all-agricultural” market in the region—and its collection of acclaimed restaurants, specifically its variety of authentic Korean eateries.
In the agricultural region of Beaverton, visitors can visit u-pick farms and farm stores during summer harvest season. Two wineries–Cooper Mountain Vineyards and Ponzi Vineyards’ Historic Estate–also are located in this lush agricultural area.
The Beaverton Farmers Market is the state's largest all-agricultural market. The market is open Saturdays from May through November, plus select Saturdays in February, March and April.
Nak Won consistently ranks as one of the best Korean restaurants in the Greater Portland region, and we tend to agree.
The unincorporated city of Aloha (pronounced a-low-uh), and its next-door neighbor Beaverton, make for great bedfellows for a Tualatin Valley weekend.
The last weekend of October is always a cauldron of activities, which is as good a reason as any to embark on a Halloween weekend of tricks and treats in Tualatin Valley.
The Tualatin Valley is so ga-ga for apple season that we hold multiple heirloom apple festivals in the fruit’s honor, two of which are happening over the same October weekend. Friday, October 13th may be unlucky, but the two days that follow it are sure to be sweet.
Explore Oregon’s bounty with harvest activities in the Tualatin Valley. Just a few minutes from Portland, be transported to a pastoral bliss of apple picking, sweet alpacas and wine grapes being picked from the vine.