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Beaverton City News: Beaverton’s Neighborhood Program Selected as Finalist for Two National Awards

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton City News: Beaverton’s Neighborhood Program Selected as Finalist for Two National Awards

By City Staff Five Oaks Triple Creek Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) and Highland NAC have been selected for Neighborhoods USA, Neighborhood of the Year Awards for their creative efforts in communities. The Five Oaks Triple Creek NAC is a finalist for the Neighborhood of the Year Beautification Award for their restoration improvements in local parks. […]

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City News: City Council Declares Beaverton Sanctuary City

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
City News: City Council Declares Beaverton Sanctuary City

By City Staff The Beaverton City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night, Jan. 10, declaring the city of Beaverton as a “sanctuary city.” Members of the city’s Diversity Advisory Board and Human Rights Advisory Commission spoke at the council meeting about their involvement in helping draft language for the resolution and the importance of […]

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City Opens Inclement Weather Shelter

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
City Opens Inclement Weather Shelter

The City of Beaverton will open an inclement weather shelter this month at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW Fifth St. The facility will provide free temporary shelter for 30 adults (age 18+) experiencing homelessness during severe cold temperatures. The shelter will be open Thursday nights from Jan. 12 to March 30, as well as […]

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A Great Place to Live: Beaverton makes top ten best places to live in the U.S.

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Great Place to Live: Beaverton makes top ten best places to live in the U.S.

By City Staff Money Magazine announced in September that Beaverton has been named one of the Best Places to Live in America for 2016. This year’s list ranks the 50 Best Small Cities in America. Beaverton ranked number 9 on the list and was the only city in Oregon selected. The magazine examined schools, affordable […]

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Beaverton Maintains its Busy Roads

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Maintains its Busy Roads

By City Staff Beaverton prides itself in keeping our roads well-maintained. With clear skies and warm weather, it’s the perfect time for our public works crews to perform necessary upgrades to our roadways. In April, SW Hocken Avenue reopened between Dawson Way and Hall Boulevard. The old gravel shoulders, limited bike lanes and no sidewalks […]

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What is Renewable Energy?

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
What is Renewable Energy?

By City Staff Renewable energy is energy generated from sources that naturally replenish themselves. Such sources include solar, wind, rain, tides, geothermal heat and some forms of biomass. Nonrenewable energy or fossil fuel energy, is energy created from sources that cannot be renewed or created again. Once they are gone, scientists say that fossil fuels […]

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The Street of Trees: Arboretums in Beaverton

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Street of Trees: Arboretums in Beaverton

By City Landscape Staff Did you know that Beaverton has two Beautiful Arboretums? Well we do and they are both right in the heart of town. The first one is Called “The Street of Trees” which is a walking tour featuring 139 deciduous trees. The tour starts at the Beaverton Police station at 4755 SW […]

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Beaverton Council on Aging: National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Council on Aging: National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

By Sky Johnson Welcoming November and with it, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that is thought to manifest from a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle influences. According to the National Institute on Aging, it is estimated that 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and with people living longer we can […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Salal

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Salal

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Gaultheria shallon Soil Type: Most soil types, well drained Sunlight: Sun to partial shade Plant Type: shrub Foliage: Evergreen Salal is very common near the base of trees in a forest setting. They can reach up to 10 feet tall in the right conditions. With well-drained, acidic soil that […]

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Green Power Calculator: Assess our community-wide environmental impact

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Green Power Calculator: Assess our community-wide environmental impact

By City Landscape Staff Over the past few months, the Sustainability Program has been working hard to create Beaverton’s first community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory comparison for years 2008 and 2013. A GHG is an emission inventory that looks at the amount of pollutants we discharge into the atmosphere – both natural and human-caused. The […]

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