Two airports, Portland International Airport (PDX) and the Hillsboro Airport, serve the Tualatin Valley. PDX offers flights on major national and international carriers with more than 500 passenger flights daily to and from 100 global destinations. Nonstop flights include Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Iceland, London, Mexico City and Tokyo. Closer to home, and Oregon’s second busiest airport, Hillsboro Airport offers general, business and private craft aviation options.
Bike & Pedestrian Pathways
In recognition of the fact that Oregon is home to some of the biggest walking and biking enthusiasts in the country, Beaverton continues to ensure that ample bike and pedestrian pathways exist throughout the city. The city's active Bicycle Advisory Committee has many resources for cyclists.
Public transportation commuters can find easy access to buses and light rail from any area of Beaverton. The Portland metropolitan area’s award-winning public transportation system, TriMet, carries over 300,000 riders on weekdays. Also don't forget about TriMet’s Night Stop program. A courtesy stop / Night Stop allows riders to ask the operator to drop them off at a safe location other than a designated bus stop to get them closer to their destination.
Additionally, with the opening of the new airport light rail line, commuters can travel from Beaverton to Portland International Airport in just an hour for a fraction of the cost of airport parking or taxi service. In addition, an express TriMet commuter rail line (WES) from Wilsonville to Beaverton is now available.
The Port of Portland manages four marine terminals along the Columbia and Willamette rivers that all lay in close proximity to major rail and highway connections.
Streets & Highways
As the hub of Washington County, Beaverton is centrally located and easily accessible from every direction. The city is served by U.S. Highway 26 and Highway 217 and is only minutes from Interstate 5, which connects the major West Coast metropolitan areas. U.S. Highway 26 provides service to the Oregon coast to the west and also extends into central and eastern Oregon, and I-84 extends east through Idaho and Utah, ending up in Denver, Colorado.
The average commute time for residents of Beaverton is approximately 20 minutes, and ongoing improvement projects within Beaverton continue to ensure that commuters have a variety of options at their fingertips.