The positive things that happened in downtown Beaverton in 2020: Year in review
2020 was hard for so many people and businesses, but I’d like to focus on the many good things that happened in downtown this year.
- Businesses rallied together, especially at the start of the pandemic, talking together and supporting one another on weekly video calls.
- Businesses added great outdoor seating areas all across downtown so that people could still enjoy this community without needing to be inside a restaurant.
- Some property owners gave rent relief to their tenants.
- Beaverton High School students, Emily Lux, and Addie Boswell added a great new mural behind Top Burmese and Pedro’s Upholstery.
- We added 15 new planters along 1st Street.
- Beaverton Restaurant Week, despite being in a strange time with restricted indoor dining options, was a large success.
- We did a chalk art mural in front of Ickabod’s.
- We have two new murals being installed on the Nak Won building and the west wall of Ickabod’s.
- The 1st Street Dining Commons was created as an open public space.
- The Nak Won historic building renovation is almost complete.
- Several other businesses underwent renovations of their own.
- The City of Beaverton provided multiple rounds of business financial relief grants.
- Holiday decorations came to City Park and City Library.
- Furthermore, several new businesses opened:
- The Dug Out
- Forager Vintage
- Afuri IZAKAYA
- Koya Sushi
- Top Burmese
- Somar Mediterranean Restaurant
- Yada Thai Cuisine
- Hellou Café
We enter 2021 with great hope and optimism for the future. We aren’t out of this yet, but we see a path forward.
Thank you for going through this past year alongside the downtown community!
~ Kevin Teater (Executive Director)
If you are searching for which businesses to support, you should check out the business lists on our website and cruise the map of downtown businesses at www.downtownbeaverton.org/map.
The Beaverton Downtown Association promotes the historic preservation and economic development of Old Town Beaverton. Want to get involved? Check out our website at www.downtownbeaverton.org.