Our Town: New Bookmobile | Boards & Commissions | Night Market | Summer Events
Introducing Beaverton City Library’s New Bookmobile
This summer, look for Beaverton City Library’s new mobile branch, where you can get a library card and check out and return materials. You may also see the bookmobile around town for some fun outreach activities!
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon; the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library; and the Beaverton Library Foundation.
For the most current route information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Bookmobile or call the library at 503-644-2197.
Apply for Beaverton’s Boards and Commissions
Beaverton’s boards and commissions are a great way to get involved in your community, share your ideas and perspectives on important civic issues, and shape the future of our city. With everything from climate action, housing, human rights, the arts, social services, diversity, urban renewal, libraries, city budgeting, community involvement, traffic, land use, bicycles, and more, there are many opportunities to choose from. Know an inspiring young person? The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board is also recruiting Beaverton-area high schoolers to serve on the board for the 2023-24 school year.
Beaverton’s boards and commissions are vital to the work we do at the city by incorporating the desires of the community in developing plans and policies. Their creativity has also produced beloved Beaverton programs and events such as the Library of Things, the annual Bike Beaverton event, and the annual Beaverton Night Market.
We invite you to join us in creating the community you want to see. Applications are due by Monday, Sep. 18. Terms begin in January.
Learn more and apply online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved.
The city is also recruiting transportation ambassadors to support the Transportation System Plan Update.
For more information on the Transportation System Plan, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GoBeaverton.
Stop By Beaverton Night Market in August
This event features cultural wares, food, performances, and games! Mark your calendar for this year’s Beaverton Night Market, set to take place on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 12600 SW Crescent St., just off the Beaverton Central MAX stop. The market will occupy the south side of the plaza and stretch around and up SW Crescent Street in front of the arts center all the way to The Reser plaza. There is no cost to attend the event, and vendors are encouraged to keep prices low to make the event affordable for families.
Over 60 booths, ranging from more established businesses to those that are vending for the very first time, will share their cultural wares and foods along with performances highlighting cultures across the globe. In addition, attendees will be treated to family-friendly cultural games and activities.
The Beaverton Night Market is hosted by the city’s Diversity Advisory Board, which has a primary role in planning and hosting the market each year. The market exists to create a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space that is reminiscent of night markets internationally. The market offers a culturally relevant evening activity and gathering space with cultural foods and crafts for families of all backgrounds in Beaverton.
For more information and updates, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NightMarket.
CITY OF BEAVERTON PRESENTS 2023 Community Events
- National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cedar Hills Park. Celebrating a night out against crime with friends and neighbors.
- 9th Annual Beaverton Night Market Saturday, Aug. 12 | 5-10 p.m. at The Round. An evening of cultural sharing through food, arts, crafts, and performance.
- Flicks by the Fountain Friday, Aug. 25 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Beaverton City Park. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk.
- Welcoming Week Friday, Sep. 8 through Sunday, Sep. 17 at Varying Locations. Bringing together immigrant and U.S.-born community members.
- Beaverton Half Marathon Saturday, Sep. 9 | 8 a.m. to noon beginning at Portland Running Company. Adventure through scenic roads and trails throughout Beaverton. This is a City-supported event.
- Sam Day 5K Saturday, Sep. 16 | 8:30 a.m. at NW Greenbrier Parkway. 5K & Kids Run hosted by the Sam Day Foundation. This is a City-supported event.
- Beaverton Sun Run Saturday, Sep. 23 | 7 a.m. at SW 5th Street from SW Griffith Drive to SW Menlo Drive. 5K and 10K family event hosted by the Rotary Club of Beaverton. This is a City-supported event.
- Beaverton Celebration Parade Saturday, Sep. 23 | 10 a.m. to noon at SW 5th Street from SW Griffith Drive to SW Menlo Drive. A day of festive floats, marching bands, community groups, local businesses, and more.
Find out more at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.