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City Overview

Beaverton is nestled between the vibrant city of Portland and the verdant farm fields of Western Washington County. The city offers a strong business environment and the attractions of a large metropolitan area, but still has a home-town feel. Its business core is growing and its urban population is increasingly diverse. Residents enjoy a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, an award-winning parks district, high-achieving schools and a community-oriented government. Headquarters of global companies like Nike and Tektronix support the local economy along with many small and medium sized businesses.


Beaverton lies seven miles west of downtown Portland in the heart of the “Silicon Forest”, the economic lifeblood of the region. Some 300 high-tech companies are located there.

It is the fifth-largest city in the state and the second-largest suburb in the metro area. There is a wide variety of housing stock, ranging from single-family houses on quiet cul-de-sacs to urban-core condominiums near shops and light rail transit stations.

Beaverton offers a variety of family activities and amenities including the region’s largest farmers market, a new library, more than 100 parks, bike paths, and hiking trails. It is also conveniently located within an hour’s drive of popular natural resources, including the Oregon coast, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge.