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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Arts Groups Invited to Apply for Two Beaverton Grant Programs

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city of Beaverton is now accepting applications for two arts grant programs.

Community Grant Program
Now in its fourth year, this program is funded by the city and the Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation. Grants provide financi...
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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Beaverton City Library Hosts Discussion on Income and Wealth Inequality

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton City Library will host “How Much Inequality is Acceptable?” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the main location, 12375 SW Fifth Street. As part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, presenter Julia Hammond will lea...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Nonprofits Invited to Apply for City of Beaverton Social Service Funding Grants

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Interested nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations who provide social services to Beaverton residents are encouraged to apply for grants through the city of Beaverton social service funding application process. The submission deadline is Frida...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Beaverton Students Invited to Apply for Visual and Performing Art Scholarships

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city of Beaverton is now accepting applications for the annual art student scholarship program for high school seniors.

To qualify, students must be in their senior year of high school and must attend a public, private, or altern...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Beaverton Arts Program Seeks Performers for Ten Tiny Dances 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city of Beaverton’s arts program is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and dancers to create and perform a dance as part of Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances 2016. The event will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 ...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Beaverton Offers Free Tax Help to Low and Middle Income Families

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton, in partnership with AARP Tax-Aide and Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Oregon, is making free tax help available to area residents. The annual program runs from Feb. 1 to April 16 at the Beaverton Activitie...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Winter Art Displays in Beaverton Feature Mixed Media, Acrylic, Abstract Paintings

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s arts program will showcase works in Jan. and Feb. at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main Branch, Beaverton Murray Scholls Library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Ceda...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Beaverton City Library Seeks Entries for Local Authors' Book Fair

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton City Library will host a free local authors’ book fair on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street. The library is seeking writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties to apply for a sp...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

City of Beaverton Launches New Interactive Maps

The City of Beaverton has launched a new web-based interactive map to allow the public access to the city’s Geographic Information System (GIS) data. The public will be able to use the free, interactive tool to look up land use information, flood plains, ...Read on...

New Interactive Maps
Posted on: November 25, 2015

Barrows Road Improvements to Begin in Early December

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton will modify traffic beginning the first week of December to one lane on Barrows Road between Roshak Road and 154th Avenue to make sewer line improvements. After the work is completed near 154th, one of the three lan...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Farmington Road Traffic Modified to One Lane Each Direction Starting June 22 for Road Improvements

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton will modify traffic beginning on Monday, June 22 to one lane in each direction on Farmington Road between Murray Boulevard and Hocken Avenue to make improvements. Left turn lanes will also be restricted between Murr...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

City of Beaverton Enters into Exclusive Negotiations with Developers for Westgate Site

BEAVERTON, Ore.—The Beaverton City Council has approved a six-month Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) between the city and the team comprised of Rembold Properties and Gerding Edlen Development to support the redevelopment of the publicly-owned Westga...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Beaverton Achieves Better Buildings Challenge Five Years Early

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Last week, the US Energy Department recognized Beaverton for completing its Better Buildings Challenge for greater energy efficiency five years earlier than scheduled. Beaverton achieved its goal of 20 percent energy savings, and is one ...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Beaverton's 2015 Tax Assistance Program Makes $2.5 Million Impact

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Beaverton Tax Assistance Program helped achieve nearly $2.5 million in tax refunds for the Beaverton community during the 2015 tax season. The City of Beaverton partnered with AARP Tax-Aide and Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Beaverton City Library Honored with 2015 Partnership Award from Beaverton School District

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton City Library was honored with the 2015 District Award from the Beaverton School District at the annual awards breakfast held on May 7.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the school district with this award,” said Beaverton...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Beaverton Celebrates Completion of Rose Biggi Avenue Ahead of Schedule

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton will celebrate the opening of Rose Biggi Avenue and the new bridge on Westgate Drive during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The grand opening will take place on SW Rose Biggi Avenue at the cro...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

City of Beaverton Announces Winners of Human Rights Advisory Commission Creative Expressions Contest

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) honored the winners of the 2015 Creative Expressions contest at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. HRAC members Sheri Struk and Anna Petrov presented award certific...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Spring 2015 Beaverton 4 Business Winners Honored

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The spring 2015 Beaverton 4 Business (B4B) winners were honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. This quarter’s awards focused on sustainability. Beaverton businesses EcoBinary and Faithful & Gould were selected. Beaverton ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation Awarded Nike Employee Grant

Beaverton, Ore. – The Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation was awarded $5,000 from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation in support of the Hello Neighbor project created by artist Julie Keefe. The project seeks to create identity ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

City of Beaverton's 2015 Water Quality Report Now Available Online

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The 2015 City of Beaverton Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), is now available online at

The report is based on monitoring data from 2014. It provides important information about the source and quality of Beaverton’s drinking water, as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Health Authority. Information about ongoing programs that are ensuring the city’s safe, dependable drinking water is also included.

“We’re very proud of the high-quality water supply in Beaverton that continuously meets or exceeds state and federal standards,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “Our public works and engineering teams work hard to ensure the city has safe drinking water.”

The city supplies water to approximately 69,000 residents—about 74 percent of the 93,395 residents who live within the city limits. The remaining 26 percent of residents in Beaverton are supplied water by the Tualatin Valley Water District, Raleigh Water District, or the West Slope Water District. A detailed map showing water service providers is located at

Paper copies of the water quality report will be available at City Hall, city libraries (main branch and Murray Scholls), and the Public Works Department. To receive a copy of the report, please contact Shelley Searle at 503-526-2278. For translation services or to speak with someone about the report, call the water quality report hotline at 503-350-4017.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city’s award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors’ Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city’s nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year—Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Beaverton Mayor's Ball Raises Visibility and Funds for Local Nonprofits

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The 2015 Beaverton Mayor’s Ball will distribute more than $70,000 to support three Beaverton nonprofits: Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation, HomePlate Youth Services and Beaverton Civic Theatre. The event serves as a fundraiser for Beav...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

City Moves Forward with Equity Work

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton celebrated several important milestones recently in its work to promote equity and inclusion. The new Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) presented a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan that was unanimously adopted by t...Read on...