Cities Organize Expanded Outdoor Dining

1st Street Dining Commons Beaverton

Several cities in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley have organized expanded outdoor dining areas to allow extra space for people to dine at restaurants. This allows more people to enjoy their favorite businesses while abiding by physical distancing requirements.

Outdoor dining in Forest Grove 

In Forest Grove, Main Street at 21st Avenue restaurants are allowed to expand seating into parking spaces in front of their businesses. The program will be available Thursday-Sunday evenings from 5-10 p.m. through September 30, 2020.

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Outdoor dining in Beaverton

Open Air Beaverton also allows businesses to expand into parking spaces. The program doesn’t just allow eating/drinking establishments to expand into public parking spaces, it allows gyms, personal services and retail to use their private parking lots as expanded space without a permit as well.

Participating restaurants include Syndiate Wine Bar, Bistro Royale, Family Cafe, Ex Novo and decarli 

There is no fee. Apply for permits here >>>

The city also partnered with Lionheart Coffee (SW Watson Ave.) to create the 1st Street Dining Commons. SW 1st Street between SW Watson Ave. and SW Washington Ave. are closed to accommodate tables and tents where people can bring takeout from any downtown Beaverton restaurants. The 1st Street Dining Commons even allows closed containers of alcohol. The dining area is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The 1st Street closure will last through October 31.

Outdoor dining in Sherwood 

Sherwood Al Fresco introduces a summer of outdoor dining to downtown Sherwood. The city is allowing businesses to expand tables into streets and sidewalks to allow more space for physical distancing.

Participating restaurants include 503 Uncorked, Clancys Sherwood Pub, Fat Milo’s Family Kitchen, Generations Bar and Grill, Mason Restaurant, Our Table Cooperative, Rallison Cellars, Smockville Brewhouse and Symposium Coffee.

Railroad Street is closed between Washington and Pine Streets through September 8.

Contact Erika Palmer at if you want to expand your business’ seating

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