Edging the Tualatin Valley, Beaverton is a natural treasure that offers 30 miles of gorgeous hiking trails and a 25-mile network of scenic bike paths. It’s also home to art, culture, family entertainment centers, tax-free shopping, wineries and distinctive international cuisine. Here are the top places you should visit while you are in town.
1. Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
An ideal destination for geologists, rock hounds and young budding scientists, this fascinating museum showcases natural state treasures, including the planet’s largest “opal”-filled thunderegg.
2. Wineries, Distilleries, and Breweries
Set in the middle of Oregon wine country, Beaverton offers a number of wineries. It’s also conveniently located near Portland’s beer and distillery scene.
3. Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum
Get up close to authentic, Cold-War-Era fighter jets and enjoy air shows and special events throughout the year.
4. Tualatin Hills Nature Park
This 222-acre nature park and wildlife preserve includes miles of walking trails, along with fascinating wildlife and lovely seasonal changes.
5. Art On Broadway
Enjoy paintings, metalsmith, sculptures, fine jewelry, fiber art and other original works by award-winning local artists.
6. Hyland Forest Park
Located north of Sexton Mountain Road and east of Murray Boulevard, this 30-acre natural area park offers gorgeous walking trails, surrounded by a mature Douglas-fir canopy.
7. Progress Lake
Ideal for young anglers, this 10-acre artificial pond is seasonally stocked with rainbow trout. Guests are allowed to keep five fish per day, as long as they reach at least eight inches in length.
8. Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14
Catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster at this state-of-the-art theater, featuring an art gallery and other unique entertainment venues.