Food Cart Study
Food Cart Feasibility Study The Economic Development division is currently conducting a Food Cart Feasibility Study to explore various options related to economic development and land use that could potentially expand mobile food vending in Downtown Beaverton while minimizing negative impacts to and ensuring the safety of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Survey responses will provide valuable feedback from the community and will be incorporated into the findings that will be presented to Planning Commission.
The Food Cart Feasibility Surveys are now closed. Thank you for participating. We are in the process of analyzing the data. Please check back in a few weeks to see the results. Surveys closed as of April 15, 2014.
What does the City of Beaverton currently allow for food carts?
Food carts, referred to as Temporary Use Mobile Sales, are permitted on private property in the City of Beaverton provided certain development standards are met, appropriate permits are issued, and zoning restrictions are followed.
Application for Temporary Mobile Sales shall be required when the following threshold applies: the sale of plants, flowers, books, crafts, produce, beverages, food, and other similar items in a single location for a period that is greater than one hour and less than seven (7) hours per day. [ORD 4513; August 2009].
For complete information about specific requirements and regulations for food carts operating within the City, please review of the Chapter 40 - Permits and Applications
Development Code .
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REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS
Every person or entity doing business in the City of Beaverton must possess a valid Business License from the Finance Department, as stated in Section 7.01 of the City of Beaverton Municipal Code. This code also applies to businesses located outside of Beaverton that perform business transactions or services in Beaverton.
Please contact the Amy Koski, Economic Development Project Coordinator at (503) 526-2631 or .
In the News!
Beaverton food cart surveys: The results are in
(Oregonlive.com, May 16, 2014)
Beaverton food cart guide
(Oregonlive.com, March 27, 2014)
Beaverton Unfriendly to food carts, owner say
(KGW.com, March 27, 2014)
Ease the way for food carts?
(Beaverton Valley Times, March 20, 2014)
Beaverton food cart regulations up for review in city study
(Oregonlive.com, March 18, 2014)
Beaverton pushes online survey to study food carts
(KATU.com, March 18, 2014)