Think Local, Shop Small: It’s the holiday season. Are you shopping locally?

Think Local, Shop Small: It’s the holiday season. Are you shopping locally?

We highly encourage everyone to make a plan for shopping locally this December. Instead of ordering from big box stores or online retailers, make an extra effort to support our small independent downtown businesses as much as possible.

If you have family mailing you gifts from out of town, encourage them to order from local businesses here instead, and then you can pick the gifts up from the store.

Doing things like this will make sure we have a downtown community to enjoy through the winter.

I can’t stress the severity enough. This final quarter of 2020 is critical to the survival of many of our local businesses. If restaurants are closed, you can still order takeout. Don’t feel like making holiday meals at home? The amazing restaurants here would love to feed your household!

Check out the business lists on our website and cruise the map of downtown businesses at www.downtownbeaverton.org/map. Follow them on social media. Share their content.

We need to rally around each other right now. From the downtown community here to all of you: Thank you.

See you soon!

~ Kevin Teater (Executive Director)

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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.