Beaverton Travel Guide

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Beaverton Overview

Beaverton, Oregon is a city 7 miles west of Portland, Oregon and has a population of 89,803 as of 2010. Located in Washington County, Beaverton is the sixth largest city in the state of Oregon.

Beaverton got its name from a large body of water that was created by beaver dams. Ironically enough there seems to be more nutria than beavers nowadays.

Nike’s headquarters are located in Beaverton along with Reser’s and Tektronix. All three companies make a huge impact on Beaverton’s economy, as well as other businesses like IBM and Fred Meyer.

As a suburb of nearby Portland, Beaverton also has a very sophisticated mass transit system which includes buses and a light rail. The buses are run by Trimet as is the MAX (light rail).

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