How Beaverton became a food and drink destination

Perhaps you’ve missed the memo, but Beaverton is where it’s at.
Yes, Beaverton -- the previously sleepy suburb in Washington County, smaller than its neighbor Hillsboro -- is suddenly home to a slew of new bars and restaurants. Oh, and a performing arts center.
On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, we go deep on Beaverton. We invited Andre Meunier, Grant Butler and Michael Russell to talk about all things about this destination suburb.
Andre is our beer writer – and breaking news editor, Grant is an editor who’s written about food for decades for The Oregonian and OregonLive and Michael Russell is our food critic.
We talked about why Beaverton has so many new bars and restaurants, what Portland’s woes have to do with it, how the pandemic factored into the expansions and much more.

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