Downtown Beaverton plans Old Town Beer Walk on Saturday
Beaverton Downtown Association will sponsor a Beer Walk to introduce people to Oregon beers, downtown restaurants and other businesses.
The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Signups start at 2 p.m. at dulcederm, 12825 S.W. 1st St. Identification is required; the minimum age is 21. A $25 ticket buys a souvenir glass and 10 4-ounce servings through 6 p.m.
Kevin Teater, executive director of the Beaverton Downtown Association, said the event follows in the footsteps of the Beaverton Wine Walk, which was May 17.
"That event has been popular," he said. "So we wanted to do something similar about six months later. We wanted to touch base with a different market — beer drinkers — and include some of the restaurants that have great beer and great dining environments and are just emerging."
Participating restaurants and businesses and their brewing partners are, in alphabetical order:
• Art on Broadway; Binary Brewing.
• Andrew's Florist; Cooper Mountain Ale Works.
• Big's Chicken; pFriem Family Brewers.
• Bootleggers Whiskey Bar; Mazama Brewing.
• Broadway Saloon; Maletis Beverage.
• Ex Novo Brewing Co.
• First Street Taqueria; Belica Brau Brewing.
• Ichabod's; Integrity Brewing.
• Maiale Rose Wood Fire Pizzeria; Three Mugs Brewing.
• Raindrop Tap House; Deep Space Brewing.
• The Rewind Shop; Golden Valley Brewing.
• Vault at La Scala; 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Bull Run Cider.
Beaverton concluded the third year of Beaverton Restaurant Week, a citywide event that ran from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6.
Teater said the downtown association plans two more events in November.
One event is the unveiling of seven blade signs that local artists have designed for businesses, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Bank of Beaverton Building, 4500 S.W. Watson Ave.
The other event is the actual display of the blade signs from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 30, which is Small Business Saturday. The businesses are Big's Chicken; dulcederm; Global Art of Dance; Jan's; Lionheart Coffee Co.; Raindrop Tap House and Syndicate Wine Bar.
Downtown association, businesses get four statewide awards
Beaverton Downtown Association and two businesses won four of the 20 statewide awards for downtown revitalization efforts at this year's Main Street Oregon conference.
Main Street Oregon is a program of the State Historic Preservation Office — part of the Parks and Recreation Department — that offers grants and technical help for historic preservation and economic revitalization of downtowns.
The awards: Big's Chicken for best adaptive reuse; Old Town Passport by Beaverton Downtown Association, best downtown retail event; Ex Novo Brewing, best interior renovation; Michelle Barnett of the downtown association, volunteer of the year. They were announced at the conference Oct. 2-4 in Tillamook.
Kevin Teater became executive director of the association in August 2018.
While he takes pride in the awards, he said, "It's not just me working on downtown. There are so many great businesses here."
Of Big's Chicken and Ex Novo, he said, "The work they have done is a great example of how you can blend historic preservation with the modernization of a new business."
Earlier this year, Beaverton Downtown Association received a $200,000 grant from Main Street Oregon for repairs to the building that houses two Korean restaurants, Nak Won and Du Kuh Bee, and other businesses. Among the repairs are a new roof, new facade and windows that will open onto the street. The building is at the southeast corner of Southwest Watson Avenue and 1st Street.
— Peter Wong
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