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Classic cars roll in for First Friday event

Beaverton stays open late to highlight downtown shops


First Friday continues on Aug. 2 in Beaverton’s historic downtown. More than 40 local businesses will extend their hours until 8 p.m. or later to offer special discounts and promotions. Other activities include live entertainment, refreshments, art demonstrations, dancing, wine tastings and more.

The Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., kicks off the night and provides information about the evening’s events and participating businesses. The center is also hosting a classic car show. The $10 registration fee for the participating car owners will benefit the Beaverton History Center.

Dick Karman, DJ from Reliving Radio, will provide music during the event, playing 1950s rock ‘n’ roll as the classic cars, muscle cars and hotrods cruise-in on Broadway Street. In addition, Riverside Northwest will perform on the corner of Southwest Angel and First streets.

Costume Avenue will continue showcasing its inventory as costumed employees greet visitors and stroll through the streets.

“First Friday continues to be a very popular summer event and a fun way to get to know downtown,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “Please join Ann and me as our Beaverton Downtown Association goes to great lengths to ensure these occasions are memorable.”

First Fridays for the remainder of the year will be held on Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. Participating businesses include restaurants, salons, a dance studio, a healing center, coffee shops, a costume store and many specialty shops.

First Friday is sponsored by a grant through the city of Beaverton’s Main Street Program. For more information about the event, visit DowntownBeaverton.org.




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