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Located just seven miles west of downtown Portland, off Highway 26, Beaverton is the heart of the Tualatin Valley and known as the Silicon Forest — a growing destination for leading tech companies. The city offers a unique blend of thriving commerce, urban convenience, and small-town charm. Nestled perfectly between Mount Hood and the Oregon coast, Beaverton offers easy access to popular outdoor activities like camping, skiing, hiking, and more.

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Walker’s Paradise

Beaverton has something for everyone. For those who love to shop, the downtown area boasts vibrant retail storefronts, including an enviable array of mid-century shops. Captivating historical landmarks can be found throughout the area, and Beaverton’s tree-lined streets attract walking and cycling enthusiasts.

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From African halal to a Burmese bistro, the Beaverton area is brimming with tasty and unique places to eat and drink. And while delicious options can be found throughout, the city’s “Old Town” offers a not-to-be-missed cluster of global cuisine options at a destination known as “Restaurant Row.”

Schools

Beaverton School district has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Oregon. It’s the third-largest district in Oregon and features a collection of 55 K-12 schools that serve nearly 40,000 students. The community promotes high expectations for students, reflected in its 89% on-time graduation rate. In addition to being highly rated, Beaverton School District is dedicated to building community and supporting diversity and inclusion among the student population, which is comprised of 60% minority enrollment.

Elementary Schools:

Oak Hills Elementary | 2625 NW 153rd Ave Beaverton, OR 97006 | 503-356-2410 | Website

Findley Elementary | 4155 NW Saltzman Rd Portland, OR 97229 | 503-356-2100 | Website

Scholls Heights Elementary | 16400 SW Loon Dr Beaverton, OR 97007 | 503-356-2460 | Website

Middle Schools:

Mountain View Middle School | 17500 SW Farmington Rd Beaverton, OR 97007 | 503-356-2660 | Website

Cedar Park Middle School | 11100 SW Parkway Portland, OR 97225 | 503-356-2560 | Website

Stoller Middle School | 14141 NW Laidlaw Rd Portland, OR 97229 | 503-356-2680 | Website

High Schools:

Beaverton High School | 13000 SW 2nd St Beaverton, OR 97005 | 503-356-2830 | Website

Sunset High School | 13840 NW Cornell Rd Portland, OR 97229 | 503-356-2960 | Website

Aloha High School | 18550 SW Kinnaman Rd Beaverton, OR 97078 | 503-356-2760 | Website

Option Schools:

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy | 11375 SW Center St, Beaverton, OR 97005 | 503-356-3670 | Website

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Beaverton Community Resources

Passionate about making a positive impact and encouraging a sense of community, Beaverton residents are offered a variety of resources for parents, health, safety, and families in need. The City of Beaverton also sponsors educational, fun, family-friendly events and activities to unite the community — whether residents are new to the area or have been established for generations.

Washington County Resource Center: Social services organization
Address: 16550 SW Merlo Ct # 1
In Beaverton School District | 503-649-0367

Beaverton Resource Center: Non-profit organization
Address: 13565 SW Walker Rd
503-207-5670

Community Action: Social services organization
Address: 5050 SW Griffith Dr. Ste. 100

Beaverton Community Center: Community center
Address: 12350 SW 5th St STE 100
503-526-2565

HomePlate Youth Services: 4.9(17) · Youth social services organization
Address: 12685 SW 4th St

Oregon Food Bank WC: 4.7(177) · Foodbank
Address: 1870 NW 173rd Ave
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4:30 PM

BEAVERTON STATS

County: Washington

Incorporated: 1893

2020 Census: Population of 97,494

Zip Codes: 97003, 97005-97008, 97075-97078

Area Codes: 503 and 971

Website: City of Beaverton

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Shops & Businesses

Enjoy a relaxing day uncovering the hidden gems of Beaverton’s local businesses, from beautiful flower shops to cozy coffee houses.

Parks & Green Spaces

For those who love the outdoors, Beaverton is filled with gorgeous green spaces and plenty of hiking trails. With over 100 parks, there is a park within a half-mile distance of every home. Visit for yourself and enjoy a wide range of nature parks and hiking trails!

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Tualatin Hills Nature Park | 15655 SW Millikan Way | 503-645-6433 | Closes 7:45 PM

Mountain View Champions Park | 5915 SW 170th Ave | 503-645-6433 | Closes 10 PM

Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park | 5495 SW Erickson Ave | 503-645-3539 | Open ⋅ Closes 9 PM

Cedar Hills Park | 2300 SW Cedar Hills Blvd | 503-645-6433 | Open ⋅ Closes 9 PM

Fir Grove Park | Beaverton, OR | 503-645-6433 | Open 24 hours

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Things to Do & See in Beaverton

Spend a weekend and explore the area’s unique offerings. Take a hike at Tualatin Hills Nature Park, spend hours wandering the aisles at Powell’s Books, then end your day with a craft beer at the Golden Valley Brewery. Pro tip: Don’t forget to visit the infamous Beaverton Farmer’s Market!

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Nearby Neighborhoods

Concordia

Concordia

Northeast Portland’s Concordia neighborhood has beautiful, historic homes with plenty of original character. Close to bustling Alberta Street, Concordia has fantastic dining and shopping options. It’s a great choice for those who value living in a walkable neighborhood.

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Kenton

Kenton

The Kenton neighborhood in North Portland is bordered by Arbor Lodge, St. Johns, and Piedmont neighborhoods. Kenton is also close to other areas via the Max light rail, which is located on nearby Interstate Avenue.

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Mississippi

Mississippi

Trendy North Mississippi Avenue is in the Boise-Eliot neighborhood. Bordered by the Overlook, Humboldt, King, and Eliot neighborhoods, North Mississippi is centrally located for convenient commuting to Vancouver or downtown Portland.

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Woodlawn

Woodlawn

This cozy community in Northeast Portland is home to gorgeous homes and tree-lined streets. It’s close to major highways so it’s easy to access Vancouver and inner Portland. With restaurants, parks, and a seasonal farmers market, Woodlawn is a beautiful neighborhood to call home.

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History of Beaverton

Located in Washington County, Oregon, the Tualatin Valley region was first inhabited by the Atfalati tribe of the Kalapuya people. The Atfalati referred to their home as Chakeipi, also known as the “Place of the Beaver.”

In the early 1890s, this area relied strongly on agriculture production, including wheat, berries, lumber, and orchard fruits. As the population grew, so did the need for a transit and road system to connect communities and transport agricultural and wood products. It was an essential boost to the success of the economy. Local farmers and business owners thrived, commercial and residential development exploded, and the town was slowly transformed into the modernized city you see today.

These mass transit lines made it more accessible to the Portland Metropolitan area. As the seventh largest city in Oregon, Beaverton grew as a suburb of Portland and has quickly become a center of commerce and industry. Major companies like Nike and Intel have a strong presence in the community. Beaverton has evolved rapidly from a small agricultural community into a bustling suburban city with over 98,000 residents. Today, Beaverton has a diverse community with a thriving and growing population.

Sources:

Wikipedia. Beaverton, Oregon. Accessed February 21, 2023.

Beaverton, OR Official Website. History. Accessed February 21, 2023.

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce. History. Accessed February 21, 2023.

Oregon Encyclopedia. Beaverton. Accessed February 21, 2023.