Beaverton Oregon Important Phone Numbers

Beaverton Oregon Important Phone Numbers
Here is a list of frequently called phone numbers for the City of Beaverton, Oregon. It also includes Washington County, State of Oregon, and US Government Contacts.

Oregon Humane Society

Washington County Animal Services

Beaverton Multi-Service Center

Domestic Violence Resource Center – Crisis Line
503-469-8620 (24 hours)

Oregon SafeNet
800-723-3638 http:://

Oregon Poison Center

Sexual Assault Resource Center
503-640-5311 (24 hours)

State Office of Child Services

Washington County Mental Health Services

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Beaverton Community and Economic Development Offices

Westside Economic Alliance


Help Referral – Community Assistance

Road & Travel Info – Oregon Department of Transportation

Worksource Oregon — Beaverton/Hillsboro

Workforce Alliance PCC/ Washington County

Beaverton Community Center

Beaverton Library

Better Business Bureau

City of Beaverton Neighborhood Assoc.

Department of Environmental Quality

Department of Motor Vehicles
503-299-9999 http://www.oregongov/odot/dmv

Disability, Aging, & Veteran Services

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Elsie Stuhr Senior Center

METRO Recycling Hotline

Social Security Administration

TriMet (Public Transportation)
503-238-RIDE (7433)

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

United States Postal Service

City of Beaverton
4755 Southwest Griffith Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005

Denny Doyle, Mayor

Beaverton City Councilors
Cate Arnold, Council
President – Position 4

Ian King — Position 1

Betty Bode — Position 2

Mark Fagin Position 3

Marc San Soucie Position 5

155 North First Avenue, Suite 300
Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072
General Information: 503-846-8611
Administrative Office: 503-846-8685

Washington County Board of Commissioners
Andy Duyck, Chair – At-Large
Dick Schouten — District 1
Greg Malinowski, Vice
Chair – District 2
Roy Rogers – District;
Bob Terry — District 4
Commission Main: 503-846-8681

Metro Regional Government
600 NE Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97232—2736
Main: 503-797-1700

Metro Council
Tom Hughes — Metro Council President — 503-797-4889
Shirley Craddick — District 1 – 503-797-4547
Carlotta Collette — District 2 – 503-797-1337
Craig Dirksen District 3 – 503-797-1549
Kathryn Harrington – District 4 – 503-797-1553
Sam Chase District 5 – 503-797-4552
Bob Stacey — District 6 – 503-797-1546


Oregon State Governor
Governorjohn Kitzhaber 503—378-4532

Oregon State Representatives

Representative Tobias Read (D)
Beaverton — District: 27 503-936-4427

Representative Jeff Barker (D)
Aloha District: 28 503-986-1428

Representative Chris Harker (D)
Beaverton — District: 34 503-626-8140

Oregon State Senators

Senator Mark Hass (D)
Beaverton — District: 14 503-936-4714

Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D)
NW Portland & Beaverton — District: 17 503-936-1717

US House Representative
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D), OR lst District
503—326 —2901

US Senators
Senator Ron Wyden (D)

Senator Jeff Merkley (D)

Beaverton Police
Non—Emergency: 503-629-0111
Main: 503-526-2260

City of Beaverton Municipal Court

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue

Washington County Sheriff
Sherriff Pat Garrett
Non—Emergency: 503-629-0111
Main: 503-846-2700

Beaverton Garbage and Recycling

City of Beaverton Utilities

Clean Water Services



Metro Garbage and Recycling

NW Natural Residential

Portland General Electric

Tualatin/Valley Water District

Washington County Visitors Association

Comments on Honolulu

Comments on Honolulu

I’m on my first trip to Honolulu. I find it an interestingly juxtaposition of a city for several reason.

First, there are the natives. The overthrow of the Hawaiian Royal Family is either seen as another example of American Capitalism backed American Imperialism, or an successful attempt by the natives themselves to throw off the shackles of Monarchy and join Democracy. All the history signs in the city on statues talking about the last Royal Family, simply state that there was an revolution. I’m looking forward to visiting the Dole Plantation (supposed seat of the American Capitalist forces behind the overthrow,) too see what is said about the revolution there. My guess based on literature so far is that little to nothing will be stated, and the focus of the Plantation will be 100% about the crops they grew.

Except for at Pearl Harbor itself, there is no mention of WWII anywhere on the island. The USS Arizona Memorial was interesting, and brought tears to not just my eyes, but quite a few others too. It was almost exclusively Americans there, most of who were seniors. A few Japanese people were about, and the few Hawaiians I saw all seemed to be employees.

Natives are very much a minority in town. Most people here are mixed race, or pure Japanese. Native Hawaiian culture surrounds us, but it’s all watered down and touristy. Nightly Hulu Shows on the beach, lei’s on all the statues. But most interestingly, not in the food. Everything is either Japanese inspired, or WWII short ration inspired. Lots of rice, cheap meat with teriyaki sauce, brown gravy. Few vegetables or salads on menus. And, much fewer fish options that I expected.

Japanese people are everywhere. At least 3 to 1 compared to everyone else together. Those working with public contact speak English very well – usually with very little accent. I also noted that employees will be primarily one race or another. Dining is also staffed along racial/cultural lines. Places geared towards Americans, (Cheese Burger in Paradise, Margaritaville, Planet Hollywood, etc,) are staffed by Americans with a Japanese or Hawaiian employee or two. The Hello Kitty Seafood Buffet (seriously, even has a “licensed by” logo near the name) is 100% Japanese. I’m assuming Hello Kitty herself is also Japanese, but I’m not sure how you’d tell.

The main strip along the beach is definitely geared towards affluent tourists. High End dining (not always good dining though,) high end shopping, high end high-rise hotels. Sidewalks are paved with flagstones and meander back and forth around water features. Gas lit tiki torches cluster under palm trees. It’s all very serene, and somewhat surreal at times.

But two blocks in the scene changes. Lower end dining (and somewhat better tasting,) lower end shopping – IE Three T-Shirts OR Two Bikinis for $20.

The big hotels all double as shopping malls. The first two or three stories are completely devoted to dining or shopping. This caused a bit of problem at check in, as I was confused walking in – the signs said “Front Desk,” then they changed the nomenclature to “Reception,” so I spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out where to even check in.

Another thing I never saw in the tour books – prostitution. First night here I didn’t get into the hotel until near midnight local time. The hotel’s restaurants were closed, so I walked along the street looking for something, anything open and edible. There was a group of three girls standing on the corner right across from the police station. A bit further down the street, a fairly pretty, but VERY thing blonde accosted me in the middle of the side walk and flat out said “Wanna come to my room for some fun.” Two blocks down further, another blond, quite a bit chubbier this time tried to talk to me. I politely said “No Thank You,” and walked by. As I was coming back (not able to find anything edible that direction,) she started getting mad that I was walking by again, and demanded for me to come over to her! Still further on, another girl physically blocked my way and moved to block me as I tried to get around her, even after I said “No thanks,” twice.

There were a few Japanese girls working too, but they would only approach Japanese Guys, and even then, only the young ones, mid-twenties and younger.

I asked a police officer about it, and he said that as long as they don’t make trouble they let them do their thing because it helps bring in the tourists. He did ask me to describe the one who blocked my way and said he’d go talk to her as that was going too far.

Scenery wise, I’m having a hard time getting into things. I don’t find the ocean that interesting in general. What scenery there is in the immediate area is covered with huge blocky hotels. The beach scenery is non-existent. I’d try to talk more to some of the Japanese People, but my Japanese is pretty much limited to “Ready the forward laser gun! FIre!,” and “Good Day, do you speak English?” Two phrases that will only get me so far.

I’m looking forward to discovering the rest of the Island. I’m hoping that things will be different once we get further away from Honolulu.

Information Responsibility

Information Responsibility

Listening to a rather old episode of the Thomas Jefferson Hour Podcast on the MAX this afternoon, Clay Jenkins who portrays Mr. Jefferson was asked a question “If President Jefferson had an iPod, what would be on it?”

While the question was meant in a “What music would President Jefferson listen too?” Clay immediately started listing off non-MP3 related things. Books, facts, and figures. Pure information, things that could be referenced in conversation. According to Mr. Jenkins, Jefferson considered himself a scientist first, a farmer second, and lastly a patriot thrust into the role by his intellect. I am, of course, paraphrasing there but not by too much.

I began reflecting that into today’s world, nearly everyone has an iPod, or similar technology. A full generation of Americans have grown up with the single greatest source of information at their finger tips. This is something that Jefferson and his scientific and educated contemporaries would have given anything for, if they could even imagined it.

In an age the printing press was still some what of an amazement, books were extremely rare, and Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s public library was still an experiment itself, the Internet as it exists today was simply unimaginable.

Yet this same generation that has grown up with the Internet does not seem to use it to it’s full potential! Of all generations that should know how to, it seems that basic research abilities and critical thinking should be taught at even younger ages then ever before.

But instead of original thinking, plagiarism rules. Or at best unfounded research with no backup and proof.

Is this because of laziness? Is it because the anonymity of the Internet still allows anyone to say anything with little to no criticism, punishment, or recriminations? Is it because the education system, like so many other industries in the United States has not kept up with the technology that is now available? Or is this because the sheer amount of information available in hard to sift through? Or more semi-sinisterly, is it because the information is kept behind digital lock and key only to be doled out to those who know someone or can pay to access it?

I fear that the last reason is more and more becoming the true reason. Everyone is still trying to make a buck on the Internet, and thus information which should be public knowledge is instead kept from the very public that can use it. Couple this with the sheer amount of useless and worse, erroneous information out there and I begin to see why this Generation simply does not take advantage of it. They can’t easily access it!

What is the answer and fix? I really do not know. Other then my own humble attempts to make that information free and provide links to other sites and books that are too, there may not be much I can do. I could go into teaching, but the head aches do not yet seem to be worth the rewards in my mind.