As one the of thriving small town cities in the Portland Metro area, Beaverton sits in the scenic Tualatin Valley, surrounded by natural landscapes of woodlands, open-range grasslands, and beautiful waterways. The combinations of small town comforts and big city amenities abound in Beaverton, making it a perfect location for many. Like many cities technology has introduced changes in lifestyle to Beaverton which was once dependent on the forest industry. Today high-tech companies such as Intel and Nike have become a part of this growing urban area. There’s a strong sense of community within this urban town with a great entrepreneurial spirit, a thriving local economy and easy access to Portland.