Eat your way through Beaverton at the Beaverton Night Market (August 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; free admission). The market will bring dozens of vendors together (including the four restaurants and bakeries detailed below) for food and art from all over the world. If you want a meal of Himalayan dumplings with Chinese Boba Tea and a side of tacos then—guess what?—we are here to make your dreams come true.
The day before or after the Beaverton Night Market, commit yourself to a culinary exploration of Tualatin Valley’s varied ethnic offerings. As Oregon’s most culturally and agriculturally diverse region, eat your way through Beaverton with our guide.
Best Places to Eat in Beaverton
Oyatsupan Bakers is the Portland region’s only dedicated Japanese bakery. The owner, Hiro Horie, worked for 25 years in baking research and development for the Japanese baking giant, Pasco. With his own independent operation now, Hiro has unleashed creativity in the recipe development for his pillowy-soft sweet rolls and savory curry donuts. Powdered sugar dusts the top of the “Sweet Mt. Hood Pan” for a snowy effect.
After devouring every crumb at Oyatsupan Bakers, take a short drive to Cooper Mountain Nature Park. Here, you can walk off your breakfast and, perhaps more importantly, work up a hunger for lunch. The 3 ½ miles of trails loop through a conifer forest and oak woodlands. Plus, the wide view of the Chehalem Mountains is hard to beat.
Downtown Beaverton has no shortage of satisfying lunch options. Among the mix, Carinas Bakery provides dainty (and vegan) Swedish and Scandinavian sandwiches. Save room for dessert or else you’ll be pining for the bakery’s almond cake.
Lunch primes you for a wine tasting adventure. Start at Cooper Mountain Vineyards for great Pinot Noir and a fantastic education on biodynamic wines.
Karam Lebanese Deli offers a warming dining experience—quite literally. While ordering, see and feel the pleasant heat of the restaurant’s wood-fired oven baking pita into puffy perfection.
Ome Calli means “second home” in Nahuatl, a language indigenous to Mexico. Keeping to its namesake, the eatery welcomes you to try the inventive flavors of paletas (ice and cream popsicles). Flavors range from the spicy tamarind with chile to the subtle sweetness of a black zapote, which tastes similar to persimmon.
When traveling, the question on everyone’s lips is always “What are we going to eat?” In Tualatin Valley, there’s always a good answer.