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Beaverton Bird Watch: The American Robin

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: The American Robin

By Anne Harris I must give credit for some of my bird sightings to my husband, who walks our dog twice daily in the Murray Hill area of Beaverton.  I had not planned to write about the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) this month.  Now I am writing an epitaph for one. But I had better […]

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Landscape and Urban Forestry: Dead Tree? Think Habitat Tree!

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Landscape and Urban Forestry: Dead Tree? Think Habitat Tree!

By City Landscape Staff Habitat trees are beneficial to Beaverton’s Urban forest and the overall health of the urban canopy. When a tree dies, most are cut down and removed. A habitat tree on the other hand is a dead tree but that has died and 90% percent removed leaving the trunk of the tree […]

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Beaverton Sustainability: Residents Learn About the Basics of Solar

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Sustainability: Residents Learn About the Basics of Solar

By City Landscape Staff The city is making it easy for residents to learn about renewable energy options. Beaverton residents were invited to attend the Basics of Solar workshop held August 2 at the Beaverton City Library Main. “It was an excellent forum for anyone starting their research into solar,” said workshop attendee Dennis Isaacson. […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Black Twinberry

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Black Twinberry

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Lonicera involucrata Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade Form/Growth: Ornamental shrub Foliage: Deciduous Flowering/ Fruiting: Yellow flowers and black fruit The genus of Lonicera is well-known in the northern hemisphere including about 150 different species, less than 20 varieties reside in North America. The […]

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Business Spotlight: Bikini Hut

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight: Bikini Hut

By BRG Staff Think about how many times you went into a store and tried on a bathing suit, but nothing seemed to fit your body type or unique style just right? That’s where we come in! At Bikini Hut, we work year round to hand pick bathing suits that fit you perfectly, while encouraging […]

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Message from the Chief: School Safety

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief: School Safety

Chief Jim Monger As summer winds down and kids are headed back to school, I want to emphasize Beaverton’s commitment to safety within the schools and throughout the community. The Beaverton Police Department has seven school resource officers (SROs) and a school resource sergeant that are welcomed into over 60 schools across Beaverton. In addition […]

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Zoo News is Good News: African Spurred Tortoises

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: African Spurred Tortoises

Zoo Welcomes Dozer And Shelly By Oregon Zoo Staff Two huge African spurred tortoises named Dozer and Shelly are settling into their new digs at the Oregon Zoo — and despite the tortoise’s slowpoke reputation, keepers say these behemoths really get around. African spurred tortoises — also known as sulcata tortoises — are the largest […]

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Lose Fat Efficiently With Strength Training and Healthy Eating

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Lose Fat Efficiently With Strength Training and Healthy Eating

By Curves/Jenny Craig What’s the first thing people do to drop pounds? Cut calories by eating less. And the second? Burn calories by exercising more. And all because fewer calories leads to fewer pounds, right? Right—to a point. Research shows that restricting calories can reverse your fortune if you overdo it. Consuming too few calories […]

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Vendor Spotlight: It’s a Rawesome Life

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vendor Spotlight: It’s a Rawesome Life

Welcome to our rawesome life! Who we are: “Once I turned raw vegan I started making delicious desserts for myself that my friends and relatives kept devouring. So I decided to share these nutritious delights, as well as promote this amazing lifestyle, with the rest of the world. I pray that every individual will attain […]

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Travel: Beaverton & Beyond: Set Your Sights on Southeast Asia

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Travel: Beaverton & Beyond: Set Your Sights on Southeast Asia

Part 1 Backpackers and other adventure travelers have long known the charms of Southeast Asia, but increasingly, countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia are attracting more mainstream travelers with their intoxicating cultural mix. From storied temples and charming villages to lush countryside, rice fields and pristine beaches, the region is endlessly captivating to new and […]

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