Tigard Oregon Auto Repair

Tigard Oregon Auto Repair

Tigard Oregon Auto Repair
Tigard Oregon Auto Repair

If you are looking for an honest and reliable mechanic in Tigard, look no further. Canyon Auto Repair & Collision is the newest addition to a long-time, reputable Beaverton business.

Canyon Auto Repair and Collision
11643 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 597-5000 ‎

The ASE Master & I-CAR Cerfitied Mechanics specialize in…

  • Lube / Tune Ups
  • Brake Jobs
  • Electrical & Computer Diagnostics
  • A/C & Heating
  • DEQ
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • All General Auto Repairs

The Airport and Motion Picture Studios of Beaverton, Oregon

The glamorous and exciting world of motion pictures changed the face of Beaverton in 1920, when Premium Picture Productions built a movie studio near Erickson Street. Local residents frequently worked as extras or had small walk-on parts. The film company made about 15 motion pictures before it went bankrupt late in 1925.

When Premium Picture Productions closed down in 1925, the 32-acre studio site was turned into an aircraft hangar-factory. The financier behind the film venture in Beaverton was also an aviation enthusiast. Dr. G. E. Watts built Watts Airport. The hanger was on the west side of Erickson, along what is now Sixth Street. Before long, airplanes were being built and tested in Beaverton and many more pilots were using the Watts airstrip. Having outgrown the site, Charles Bernard was approached. Bernard built more wood frame hangars parallel to the what is now Cedar Hills Blvd. and the home-built airplane industry in Beaverton thrived. Bernard Airport was once known as the oldest continuously-operated airport in Oregon. On September 11, 1938 the Oregonian reported that Bernard Airport was “perhaps the busiest noncommercial airport in the United States – Beaverton – where exists the added distinction that most of the planes are amateur built.”

The Formation of Beaverton, Oregon

The original town charter in 1893 stated that the “…mayor and council shall receive no pay for their services… The indebtedness of said corporation shall never exceed the sum or $500, excepting for the purpose of supplying the town with water and light.”

The popularity of bicycling by the early 1900’s prompted the Beaverton City Council to create a special speeding ordinance: If a person or persons operated a bicycle at a speed of greater than eight mph the fine would not be less than $10 and not more than $50. If the violator couldn’t pay, he was looking at time in the town jail for not less than five days or not more than 30.