Beaverton, Oregon: Many Surprises Await in
Beaverton is Washington County’s second-largest city, with a population of more than 90,000. Nestled in the eastern edge of 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.
Dining in Downtown Beaverton
Downtown Beaverton is becoming Tualatin Valley’s premier dining destination with nearly 60 restaurants within walking distance of the Beaverton Central MAX station. Beaverton’s authentic eateries have been recognized for their own contributions to the Portland region’s international culinary scene.
Beaverton’s veteran restaurants, such as decarli (Italian), Nak Won (Korean) and Gloria’s Secret Cafe (Salvadoran) are joined by relative newcomers, such as Ev Novo (Pizza) and Beaverton’s first food cart pod, BG’s Food Cartel.
The city is surrounded by farmland and nature and you’ll find plenty of things to do in downtown Beaverton without straying far.
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.
Downtown Beaverton is shaping up to be a culinary destination, which attracts locals, Portland diners and visitors alike. Beaverton’s “Restaurant Row” is a collection of dining and beverage establishments within a block radius, providing a global dining experience to this city of less than 100,000 residents.
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