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An Afternoon in Beaverton

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An Afternoon in Beaverton

After morning meetings or events are over, and you have an afternoon free to explore, check out what Beaverton has in store for a few hours of discovery.

Start your exploration with lunch at Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus, one of  Beaverton’s premier eateries. Enjoy classics like fondue, pretzels, wurst and schnitzel. Bargarten features a menu chockfull of variety, and a beer and wine menu to match. Open for lunch, Monday through Sunday.

Next, walk off some calories at Tualatin Hills Nature Center, which features 222 ecologically diverse acres of habitats including ponds, creeks, marshes and forest that can be explored via 4.5 miles of trails (including 1.5 miles of paved, accessible trails for all abilities). The park is open daily, from dusk until dawn and admission is free.

After a brisk walk, treat your brain to a little stimulation at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing. This smaller version of the famous Powell’s City of Books in Portland offers a more digestible experience. Whether you’re an aficionado of fiction, memoir, or graphic novels, you may find the newest release or an out-of-print copy for your collection here. Powell’s is open daily, and parking is free.

Finally, cozy up to the bar at the Westgate Bourbon Bar and Taphouse for a tasting flight of beers. The tap list changes daily and features more than 50 beers and ciders.

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