Welcome to Lake Oswego
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Stunning architecture and natural splendors characterize this historical Oregon enclave
Although the city of Lake Oswego is located less than eight miles from Portland, it rests in its own enclave and possesses just as many compelling traits as its neighboring metropolis. Gorgeously restored heritage homes catch your eye as you drive through the lush, shade-filled streets. The 405-acre lake at its heart offers second-to-one, peaceful views. Ample peace is found throughout, while a picturesque downtown district boasts superb restaurants, breweries, bars, and boutiques. Lake Oswego is also a hiker’s haven, with 15 walking trails and 12 hiking trails, all of which embrace the Pacific Northwest’s characteristic beauty.
What to Love
- Near downtown Portland and its assortment of museums and galleries
- Proximity to the glorious Mt. Hood
- Bursting with lovely, historical charm
- A rich history in the steel and iron industry
- An abundance of outdoor recreational activities
- A terrifically walkable downtown region
Residents of Lake Oswego savor their proximity to a big city but adore the serenity their community offers. The town as a whole has a warm, welcoming vibe that’s especially suited to retirees who enjoy a healthy lifestyle, families with children, and professionals who work from home or in nearby Portland. The scenic trails and parks throughout Lake Oswego urge its residents to spend time outside, whether it’s to go for a bike ride or sit in the sun while sipping one of the PNW’s craft beers.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Lake Oswego has an impressive collection of casual cafes, adorable coffeehouses, awesome taverns, and high-end restaurants, ensuring you’ll find exactly what you desire.
Tavern on Kruse
pays tribute to the farm-to-table movement with fare that is as fresh as you can possibly get it. The spacious, rustic-hip interior is ideal for exploring the flavors of Oregon, Washington, and California. Humboldt fog cheese torte on crisp polenta with an apple and leek compost, steamed clam chowder with bacon, thyme, and cherry tomatoes, and salted caramel pot du creme with pumpkin seed white chocolate are just a few of the selections on their inspired menu.
The Pacific Northwest is globally renowned for its artisan brewery scene, but it’s just as revered for its wines, particularly in the Willamette Valley. The Domaine Serene Wine Lounge
in Lake Oswego allows patrons to sample remarkable local vino, like velvety Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. Order a flight and savor a meal of wild-caught sea scallops with wilted red chard and oysters on the half-shell. This lounge's sleek, sultry setting is enough to keep you coming back.
To satisfy their sweet tooth, residents of Lake Oswego flock to La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie
, which features exquisite French desserts and baked goods such as mascarpone mousse-layered tiramisu, pavlova with raspberry and passion fruit, and the Versailles, a luscious chocolate and vanilla French cake.
Lake Oswego’s scenic downtown
is also an excellent place to browse new fashions, pick up supplies, and sample chic new cafes.
Things to Do
Lake Oswego is ideally located near Portland and all of the majestic natural wonders Oregon offers. George Rogers Park
is a perennial favorite for locals and visitors alike. Nestled along the water, this gem-green space provides a wealth of outdoor activities and dozens of terrific picnic and barbeque areas.
The suburb has an inviting sense of community, which is palpable in the air at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market
in Millenium Plaza Park. Here, you will discover seasonal fruits, herbs, vegetables, and flowers, work by local artisans, delicious treats, and handcrafted jams and jellies from over 80 vendors.
Residents of this posh hamlet are also avid fans of their town’s historical Lake Theater & Cafe
, which has been delighting guests with the latest performances and films since the 1940s. To get a taste of the Pacific Northwest’s thriving arts scene, schedule a guided walking tour with the Arts Council of Lake Oswego
, which will take you to the 60-plus sculptures in the city’s “Gallery Without Walls”.