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Beaverton

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Beaverton is a western suburb in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Understand[edit]

Tourist Information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Beaverton is approximately twenty minutes from downtown Portland:

  • US Hwy 26 goes NW towards the coast from Portland passing along the northern edge of the Beaverton city limits from the Canyon Rd (SR-8) exit (exit #71B) to NW 185th (exit #64). There are six exits to Beaverton from US Hwy 26.
  • SR 217 main north-south freeway through Beaverton and Tigard connecting US Hwy 26 (Exit 69A from both directions) in the north and I-5 (Exit #292) in the south.
  • SR-8 (Canyon Rd) Connects US Hwy 26 (Exit 71B) to Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Cornelius & Forest Grove. Segment from US Hwy 26 to Beaverton is know as Canyon Rd while the segment from Beaverton to HIllsboro is called Tualatin Valley Hwy (TV Hwy). The other end of SR-8 is 9.5 mi (15.3 km) northwest of Forest Grove at its junction with SR-6.
  • SR-10 (Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy) Connects from Barbur Blvd (SR-99W) south of downtown Portland to unincorporated enclaves of Hillsdale & Raleigh Hills to Beaverton & from SR-219 (in the west) through Aloha to Beaverton as Farmington Rd.

By public transit[edit]

The 1 Beaverton Transit Center and the 2 Sunset Transit Center serve as bus/train stations for Tri-Met trains & buses. Oregon Point and Tillamook Transit buses traveling along US Hwy 26 towards the coast stop only at the Sunset Transit Center:

  • Blue Line MAX the train across town from Hillsboro to Gresham via Orenco, Beaverton, downtown Portland, Gateway Transit and east Portland.
  • Red Line MAX the direct train to the airport via downtown Portland & Gateway Transit Center. The Red Line MAX runs the same route with the same stops as the Blue Line MAX between Beaverton Transit Center & Gateway Transit Center.
  • WES Commuter rail from Beaverton Transit Center to Wilsonville via Tigard & Tualatin.
  • Rt 20 connects Beaverton, Cedar Hills Crossing, Sunset Transit Center, SW Portland, Portland City Center, SE Portland and Gresham, via Cedar Hills Boulevard, Barnes, Burnside, SE 102nd, Stark and Kane
  • Rt 52 Connects Beaverton to Aloha & PCC-Rock Creek along Farmington & 185th Ave.
  • Rt 54 runs between Beaverton & downtown Portland vai Raleigh Hills and Hillsdale along Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (SR-10)
  • Rt 57 Frequent bus connecting Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Cornelius, Aloha and Beaverton via Pacific, Baseline, TV Highway and Canyon Road (SR-8), operates 24/7.
  • Rt 58 Continues on Canyon Rd (SR-8) from Beaverton to downtown Portland.
  • Rt 76 runs between Tualatin, Tigard, Washington Square and Beaverton
  • Rt 78 runs between Lake Oswego, Southwest Portland, PCC Sylvania, Tigard, Washington Square and Beaverton. Rt 76 & 78 run the same route between Tigard Transit Center & Beaverton.
  • Tillamook Transit Rt#5 Connections from Portland to Tillamook via Sunset Transit Center & Tanasbourne (NW 185th). From Beaverton Transit Center take the Blue or Red Line MAX to the Sunset Transit Center and transfer to Tillamook Transit #5. Tillamook Transit buses going into Portland can only drop off passengers in the Portland Metropolitan area.
  • Northwest Point goes up to Astoria via Beaverton and Elsie along US Hwy 26 and Seaside, Cannon Beach, Gearhart and Warrenton along US Hwy 101. Picks up from the Sunset Transit Center in Beaverton. Their buses going into Portland can only drop off in the Portland Metropolitan area.

Connections to Greyhound, Amtrak, Oregon Point and other intercity buses are in Portland. See below under "Get around" for a list of additional local routes.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Tri-Met operates additional local bus routes (for within Beaverton and surrounding areas) out of either Beaverton Transit Center, Sunset Transit Center (in the north) or both as follows:

  • Rt 42 Denney/Hall provides weekday service between Tigard, Washington Square and Beaverton Transit Center along Hall, Scholls Ferry Rd, Denney and Lombard.
  • Rt 53 Arctic/Allen runs on a loop to Beaverton Transit Center, along Lombard, Allen, Arctic, Western, 5th, Griffith and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, during the weekday morning and evening rush hour only.
  • Rt 62 runs between Washington Square and Sunset Transit Center, along Scholls Ferry Road, Murray, Millikan, Hocken, Jenkins, Cornell and Barnes
  • Rt 88 Hart/198th runs between Willow Creek Transit Center, Aloha and Beaverton)
Map of Beaverton

See[edit]

Beaverton is home of 1 Nike Inc. World Headquarters, a beautiful campus sprawling many acres. Apart from this campus, the city has a strong culture of environmental preservation, so there are many parks and public places for leisure across the city.

Do[edit]

Some of the activities in Beaverton include various malls including Washington Square, and Cedar Hills Crossing (formerly Beaverton Mall). Both of these malls contain many activities such as great food, including fast food, or formal restaurants. Washington Square recently built a Cheesecake Factory, which is always a popular place to dine. Both malls have movie theaters along with stores that fit anybody's taste. There are many beautiful parks located throughout the Beaverton area that are frequented by many people. And, of course since it is the Northwest, there is a coffee shop on every corner. See mall listings under "Buy" in the below:

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Beaverton Farmers Market, (mailing address) PO Box 4, Beaverton OR 97075 (Market is in the parking lot next to the public library on SW 3rd & Hall Blvd), +1 503 643-5345, fax: +1 503 244-3927. Saturdays: Feb-Apr 10:30AM-1:30PM; May-Sep 8AM-1:30PM; Oct-Nov 9AM-1:30PM;.
  • 2 Beaverton Town Square, 11665 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (between SW Canyon Rd (SR-8) & Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (SR-10), just west of the 217.). M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 10AM-6PM. Outdoor shopping mall with different smaller shops such as FedEx Store, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, Pho Van, Rocker Woodworking & Hardware, etc. Same location as Fred Meyer which is located in a separate building separated by an expansive parking lot from Beaverton Town Square to the east. There are other free standing establishments surrounding Beaverton Town Square.
  • 3 Fred Meyer (subsidiary of Kroger's) (between SW Canyon Rd (SR-8) & Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (SR-10), just west of the 217.).
  • 4 Cedar Hills Crossing (formerly Bernards Beaverton Mall), 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd (west side of Cedar Hills Blvd between SW Jenkins & Hall Blvd), +1 503 643-7117. M-Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 10AM-6PM. Cedar Hills Crossing hosts WinCo, Best Buy, Old Navy, Powells Bookstore, New Seasons Market, Century Theater, LA Fitness and numerous other shops & restaurants in the mall and in the immediate surrounding area not part of the mall (Goodwill, Rite Aid, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar Store, Five Guys, Chipotle, amongst others). There are other smaller strip malls & free standing establishments radiating north-south along SW Cedar Hills between Walker & Canyon Rd and along Hall Blvd from Cedar Hills to Canyon Rd. MC, Visa, Discover and/or travelers checks accepted in many of these establishments. The current mall location was formerly an airport prior to 1969. Cedar Hills Crossing (Q5056771) on Wikidata Cedar_Hills_Crossing on Wikipedia
  • 5 Washington Square, 9585 SW Washington Square Rd, +1 503 639-8860. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 10AM-7PM. The largest shopping mall in the state of Oregon, with just about everything you would expect to find. Some of the stores include Dick's Sporting Goods, Macy's, Nordstroms, JCPenney, The Cheesecake Factory, Abercrombie & Fitch, amongst others. There is also a foreign exchange booth by CXI inside the mall too. Washington Square (Q14709327) on Wikidata Washington Square (Oregon) on Wikipedia

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Connect[edit]

  • 2 Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Ave (SW 5th Ave & Hall Blvd in old town Beaverton), +1 503 644-2197. Su 12PM-6PM; M-W 10AM-8PM; Thu-Sa 10AM-6PM. Internet connection on their computers or Wifi for your own laptop or mobile device. They also have a branch location at 11200 SW Murray Scholl Pl in the southern suburbs. Beaverton City Library (Q21188137) on Wikidata Beaverton City Library on Wikipedia

By mail[edit]

  • 3 US Postal Service (USPS), 4550 SW Betts (SW Betts & 1st Ave), +1 503 643-5263, toll-free: +1-800-275-8777. M-F 9AM-6PM; Sa 10A-3PM. The zip codes for Beaverton are 97005 and 97008
  • 4 US Postal Service (USPS), 3225 SW 87th St, Portland 97225 (SW 87th & Canyon Rd), +1 503 968-3577, toll-free: +1-800-275-8777. M-F 8:30AM-5PM. Serving zip code 97225
  • 5 US Postal Service (USPS), 12675 NW Cornell, Portland 97229 (Inside Bales Cedar Mill Marketplace on NW Cornell & Saltzman), +1 503 646-9635, toll-free: +1-800-275-8777. M-F 9AM-6PM; Sa 9AM-3PM. Serving zip code 97229 in the neighborhoods north of Hwy 26. Most of the addresses are "Portland addresses".

Go next[edit]

Routes through Beaverton
Ends at N US 101.svg SHillsboro  W US 26.svg E  PortlandGreshamPrineville
Forest GroveHillsboroAloha  W OR 8.svg E  → Jct US 26.svgPortland via US 26.svg
Ends at N OR 219.svg SAloha  W OR 10.svg E  → Hillsdale → Portland via OR 99W.svg
Ends at US 26.svg  N OR 217.svg S  Tigard OR 99W.svgEnds at N I-5.svg S


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