In-N-Out Burger to Open in Beaverton, Less Than 15 Minutes From Downtown Portland

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Exciting news for everyone who has been patiently waiting for In-N-Out to come to the Portland area! In-N-Out Burger is set to open a new branch on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, marking its first location in the area. On Tuesday, Washington County's Hearings Officer gave the green light to a land use application from the California-based chain for a new site along Highway 10. This follows the conditional approval by Washington County's hearings officer for a previously denied application due to zoning issues, specifically a restriction against drive-thrus which was successfully appealed.

The new 3,885-square-foot restaurant will offer drive-thru and outdoor seating and will be located at 10565 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, strategically placed less than 15 minutes from downtown Portland. This spot will also be near a Chick-fil-A, which is expected to compound the already heavy traffic on this busy road.

Originally denied in 2022 for land-use reasons, the application's approval this year marks a significant step forward. "We’re currently in the pre-development process with Washington County for our location at 10565 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton," said Mike Abbate, In-N-Out’s vice president of store development. He added, "Once we break ground on a new location, it usually takes us 8 to 9 months to build and open a restaurant for business."

The hearings officer's decision included not only the land use application but also approvals for a special use permit, development review, and property line adjustment. Abbate expressed his gratitude, stating, "We’re very grateful for the opportunity to better serve our customers in Beaverton and the surrounding area with this great location."

Despite the progress, neighbors and local business owners have raised concerns about the potential increase in noise and traffic, fearing that it could hinder access for emergency service vehicles. The decision can still be appealed to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals through May 7 by parties of record, indicating that while plans are moving forward, hurdles remain.

Once operational, this location will be In-N-Out's fourth in Oregon, with another in development in Ridgefield, Washington, signaling continued expansion for the popular burger chain in the Pacific Northwest.