Taxi fare is about $63.00 from the airport to Beaverton Transit Center to include flag fall & tip.
MAX Red Line Train is the most direct & economical mode of transportation to Beaverton from the airport. This is a great way to get around due to the heavy traffic on local freeways. When you travel From Lloyd Center to Galleria/SW 10th Ave there is no fare. Tri-Met fares are determined by the number of zones you plan on riding through. An all zones ticket will run $1.95. The MAX is a good way to get around and its ride is relatively pleasant.
From Portland, the fastest is to go west on Sunset Hwy (US Hwy 26) and exit at Canyon Rd (OR-8 at exit 71) or the next one at Hwy 217 (OR-217 at exit 69A) to exit 1 (SW Walker Rd) or 2B (Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy / Canyon Rd) to get to central Beaverton. If coming along I-5 northbound from Wilsonville, Salem or other places south, exit at OR-217 at exit 292B and go north on Hwy 217 to exit 2B (Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy / Canyon Rd) to get to Central Beaverton. Washington Square Mall (mentioned below under 'To Do') is off of exit 4A (SW Hall Blvd) if going south on OR-217 and exit 4B (SW Scholls Ferry Rd / OR-210) if going north along OR-217.
MAX by TriMet  runs frequent light rail (MAX) trains out to Beaverton from downtown Portland every 10 to 30min. The 'red' line train goes from the airport through downtown Portland to Beaverton while the 'blue' line train continues to Hillsboro from Beaverton in one direction and to Gresham (from Gateway Transit Center) in the other via downtown Portland. Both lines run the same route between Beaverton Transit Center and Gateway Transit Center. The "train station" & "bus station" are at the Beaverton Transit at 4050 SW Lombard Blvd just north of SW Canyon & Lombard in a central location.
WES is the bigger heavy rail commuter train operated by TriMet going down to Wilsonville through Tigard & Tualatin.
TriMet also operates buses in the greater Portland metropolitan area. From downtown Portland the #20 (Burnside), #54 (SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy) and #58 (Canyon Rd & US-26) goes out to Beaverton. The #57 goes from 19th & B St in Forest Grove to Beaverton via Cornelius and Hillsboro along Tualatin Valley Hwy (OR-8)); #76 from Tualatin via Tigard & Washington Square; #78 from Lake Oswego) via PCC Sylvania , Tigard and Washington Square; #52 from PCC Rock Creek along 185th & Farmington Rd to Beaverton; #88 (to Willow Creek Transit Center through the SW suburbs along SW Hart, Farmington and SW 198th) and #61 runs only during weekday rush hour to/from the hospitals on Marquem Hill just south of downtown Portland.
Columbia County Rider goes from Saint Helens & Scappoose to Willow Creek Transit Center  and PCC Rock Creek. The Willow Creek Transit Center is linked to Beaverton by the #52 bus (traveling along 185th) or the 'blue' MAX train going east towards downtown Portland.
Tillamook Transportation District Rt #5 stops into the Sunset Transit Center (north of Beaverton) on its way from Tillamook to Portland. The 'red' & 'blue' line MAX trains goes down into downtown Beaverton from Sunset Transit Center.
Yamhill County Transit Area Rt #44 goes from McMinnville, via Newberg to Tigard along OR-99W (Pacific Hwy) while the 46s goes from Dayton to Tigard Transit Center . From Tigard transfer to the #76, 78 bus or the WES train  into Beaverton.
The Columbia County Rider and Yamhill County Transit buses make limited stops in the greater Portland Metropolitan area while the Tillamook Transportation bus can only pick up in the Portland Metro. area on the outbound trip and drop off only coming into the Portland metro area.
The central areas around Cedar Crossing Mall , Beaverton Transit Center and old town Beaverton are compact enough and "walkable" by foot if getting here without a car. Other areas beyond are typically suburban with everything further apart (and out) which will require a private automobile to get around efficiently. Otherwise Tri Met do provide all sort of buses to various places in and around Beaverton from both Beaverton & Sunset Transit Center hubs which are also MAX (light rail) stations .
Some of the activities in Beaverton include various malls including Washington Square, and Cedar Hills Crossing (formerly Beaverton Mall). Both of these malls contain many activities such as great food, including fast food, or formal restaurants. Washington Square recently built a Cheesecake Factory, which is always a popular place to dine. Both malls have movie theaters along with stores that fit anybody's taste. There are many beautiful parks located through out the Beaverton area that are frequented by many people. And, of course since it is the NorthWest, there is a coffee shop on every corner.
Cedar Hills Crossing (fomerly Bernard's Beaverton Mall), 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd (Sprawling shopping center along Cedar Hills Blvd between Jenkins & Hall Blvd), . Some major stores such as Sport Authority, Old Navy, Best Buy, Powell's Bookstore, New Seasons Market, Winco Supermarket, Ross Dress for Less, etc. More "casual" and "down to earth" atmosphere. Even have internet WiFi in the central food court and a big 16 screen Century Theater, nearby, to go see a movie. (Bus: #20 goes along SW Cedar Hills Blvd at east side and #62 along SW Hockens at the west side)edit
Washigton Square Mall, 9585 SW Washington Square Rd, . Some major stores such as Macy's (formerly Meier & Frank), Sears, JC Penny, Nordstroms, Dick's Sporting Goods, Aerocrombie & Fitch, Eddie Brauer, etc etc. They had expanded in recent years More 'boutique', upscale, and pricey in some stores. (Bus: #43,45,56,62,76 & 78 from a transit center in the north parking lot in front of Dick's Sporting Goods )edit
In addition to shopping malls there are some typical suburban big box stores in the area:
Fred Meyer (Kroger), 11425 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (between Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy & Canyon Rd along the west side of Hwy 217), . In addition to groceries they sell a little bit everything such as clothes, electronics, household goods, etc for every day use. They also have additional nearby locations at 7700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy (3mi east along Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy at SW 78th and 15995 SW Walker Rd (at Nw corner of NW 158th & Walker)edit
Costco, 15901 SW Jenkins Rd (Nw corner of 158th & Jenkins, just west of the Nike World Headquartes), ☎ +1 503 644-7615, . This may be first Costco store to open in the Portland metropolitan area in the late 1980sedit
Target, 10775 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, ☎ +1 503 207-0646, . They also have additional nearby locations at 9009 SW Hall near Hall & Scholls Ferry, north of Washington Square and another at 18101 Nw Evergreen Pkwy (off at NW 185th & US 26 in Tanasbourne). The Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy & Hall Blvd locations were the first two to open in the Portland market in 1988.edit
Buffet Palace on SW Center & Hall Blvd at 12570 SW Center St, ☎+1 503 526-8888. They serve all you can eat Chinese food, sushi & crab legs (dinner time only) for $9.25 Mon-Fri afternoons from 11:00AM to 3:30PM; $14.49 on Mon-Thu evenings from 3:30PM to 10:00PM and $15.99 on Friday evenings from 3:30PM to 10:00PM and all day weekends from 11:00AM till close. Great value for the money. Or buy to go and eat for several meals.
Burgerville, 11900 SW Canyon Rd ., ☎ +1 503 646-7786, . 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The Northwest's own fast food chain with a decidedly NW flavor promoting sustainable practices and fresh, local ingredients. Great burgers and traditional fast food fare. Amazing seasonal items including sweet potato fries, asparagus, strawberries, blackberries, onion rings and more.
Jin Wah in a strip mall off of SW Canyon Rd & SW 117th at 4021 SW 117th Ave, ☎+1 503 641-2852. Serves great authentic Chinese food and Dim Sum (at lunch time). A block over from the Beaverton Transit Center.
Coffee Rush, 12027 SW Allen (SW Allen & Lombard), ☎ +1 503 526-8630, . Among the best cups of coffee you will ever have, this humble drive-up shop uses only the finest ingredients. They also have another location at 2410 SW Cedar Hills just north of Walker. They're all in a a standalone kiosk in the parking lot.edit
McMenamins @ Murray & Allen, 6179 SW Murray Blvd Beaverton, OR 97008 (SW corner of Murray & Allen Blvd), ☎ +1 503 644-4562, . edit
McMenamins @ Cedar Hills, 2927 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005 (More along Jenkins next to the north entrance into Cedar Hills Crossing parking lot. Across from WinCo), ☎ +1 503 641-0151, . more centrally located at SW Cedar Hills & Jenkins Rd at the Cedar Hills Crossing Malledit
Comfort Inn, 13455 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, (at SW Hockens) ☎+1 503 643-9100, . Centrally located near the Beaverton Transit Center "bus station" and very close to Cedar Hills Crossing Mall.
Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd, ☎+1 503 643-4000, Fax: +1 503 972-0049, . Full size hotel to include conference rooms and convention centers as well as a gym, pool, dining room and business center. Located near Washington Square mall and the south Beaverton (off Greenburgh & Scholls Ferry) office parks & industrial areas.
Motel 6, 12255 SW Canyon Rd (NW corner of Canyon Rd & Lombard, Centrally located), ☎ +1 503 646-4131 (fax: +1 503 646-6621), . Centrally located near the Beaverton Transit Center "bus station" and very close to Cedar Hills Crossing Mall.edit
Pepper Tree Inn, 10720 SW Allen Blvd; Beaverton, Or 97005, ☎ +1 503 641-7477, . edit
Phoenix Inn Suites, 15402 NW Cornell Rd, ☎ +1 503 614-8100, . All suite accommodations with complimentary breakfast buffet, high speed Internet, and 24 hr. business centeredit