Learning more by foot about Beaverton's downtown


Beaverton Walking Tour Sept 18 19   Despite the threat of rain, the WEA Land Use & Housing Committee didn't let it keep them from stepping outside for a tour of downtown Beaverton.
   The city's Tyler Ryerson led the tour, which looked at central Beaverton and its old town area, also known now as "restaurant row."
   Prior to taking to the streets, members gathered at the BG Food Cartel, where they heard from Dominic Biggi, whose family own and developed the property.
   Biggi talked about the family history in the area and the cooperation he gained with the city in developing the property into a food cart pod.
   Beaverton's Bill Berg and Ryerson shared how the Food Cartel has benefited the community and is an attractive workforce benefit too.
   As the tour progressed, Ryerson pointed out where a new hotel is being built in central Beaverton and the location of a future parking garage and the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.
   Moving into the old town part of Beaverton, the group learned about redevelopment efforts and urban renewal.
   To learn more about the plans for downtown Beaverton, visit the city's website.