Lake Oswego is a city in Oregon, in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, about eight miles from Portland, on 405-acre Oswego Lake. It is a suburb of Portland. The city was the hub of Oregon's iron industry in the late 19th century, and the best place to learn about it is at the Iron Workers Museum managed by the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. George Rogers Park is a 26-acre green area on the bank of the Willamette River. The Lake Oswego Farmers' Market is an open-air seasonal market at Millennium Plaza Park. Lakewood Center for the Arts was established in 1952 as a permanent multi-art and theatre facility. It is home to the popular Lakewood Theatre Company. Foothill Park is a nine-acre riverfront park on the Willamette River known for the summer concerts in its grassy amphitheater. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.George Rogers Park
George Rogers Park is a 26-acre green area at intersection of Ladd and South State streets in Lake Oswego, Oregon, on the bank of the Willamette River. It is Lake Oswego's first community park. About 10,000 years ago, the park was the site of a Native American thriving group. In the 19th century, the location of the park was a camping place for passing explorer, pioneers and fur traders that travelled up and down Wilamette River between Astoria and Champoeg. The park has two baseball fields, a soccer field, easy access to the river, a memorial garden, restrooms, a kids’ playground, and outdoor tennis courts. The park also has the historic Oregon Iron Company Furnace.
611 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Phone: 503-675-2549
2.Lake Oswego Farmers' Market, Lake Oswego, OR
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The Lake Oswego Farmers' Market was established in 2001 to provide an open-air seasonal, market at Millennium Plaza Park, in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon. The Market offers some of the region's best produce and goods sold directly to the town folks by more than 80 growers, producers, gatherers and crafters. The market provides access to the residents of Lake Oswego to a large variety of fresh seasonal products and high quality food, but it also enhances the local business community and provides a fun outdoor gathering place for the families and neighbors. The market offers fresh produce, baked goods, processed foods, hot prepared food, crafts, arts and more. The market is opened every Saturday from mid-May through mid-October.
200 1st St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Phone: 503-675-3983
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3.Lakewood Center For the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was established in 1952 in order to inspire and nurture a love of theatre and the arts in the community. The center’s goals are to establish and maintain a permanent multi-art and theatre facility and to sponsor and coordinate educational and cultural programing in theatre, visual arts and community events. Lakewood Theatre Company is the best known and oldest of Lakewood Center’s occupants. Lakewood is the oldest not for profit continually operating theatre company in the Portland metro area. Lakewood Center has two stages for plays and musicals, an art gallery, a snack bar and a thrift shop. The Center created and manages the annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a popular city-wide celebration of visual arts with an education program.
368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Phone: 503-635-3901
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4.Foothill Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Foothill Park is a nine-acre riverfront park on the Willamette River, just north of the Oswego Pointe area in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It has a covered platform that offers magnificent views of the river. The park also features a ring of basalt columns with the engraved poetry of William Stafford, a stone and timber picnic pavilion with a fireplace, a network of paths and a reflecting pond. A large grass amphitheater hosts evening concerts every Wednesday in July. The Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial is honoring U.S. Military Veterans and First Responders. The memorial includes a granite "honor walls" and artistic landscaping.
199 Foothills Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Phone: 503-675-2549
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5.Rogerson Clematis Garden, Lake Oswego, OR
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Located in Luscher Farm City Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon , Rogerson Clematis Garden is home to 1900 individual clematis vines representing more than 850 taxa or distinct species or cultivars of clematis. It is the most comprehensive collection of clematis in a public garden in North America. The collection was started by Brewster Rogerson in 1971. The collection contains exceptionally rare and unique plants, historic clematis and the latest hybrids. Today, Brewster Rogerson’s amazing collection of clematis is maintained and nurtured by the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection. Since its formation in 2005, the collection has grown from plants in pots to a riot of beautiful flowering vines in a delightful garden. The garden is open to visitors every day.
125 Rosemont Rd, West Linn, OR 97068
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6.Lake Oswego Preservation Society
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The Lake Oswego Preservation Society is a non-profit volunteer-run organization in Lake Oswego, Oregon, established to preserve and protect Lake Oswego’s built heritage. Managed by the Society, the Iron Workers Museum is located in the City of Lake Oswego’s last Iron Company Worker’s Cottage. Built in 1880, the cottage is the oldest house in Lake Oswego open to the public. The Society leases the building from the City of Lake Oswego. The museum’s inaugural exhibit was entitled 1867–2017 Oregon’s Iron Jubilee: Celebrating the First Iron Furnace on the Pacific Coast. Displays include numerous City-owned artifacts, which have never been displayed before, as well the Society’s own collection.
40 Wilbur St , Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3921
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7.Oswego Grill, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Oswego Grill is a popular Lake Oswego steakhouse known for casual elegance, wood-fired grill, excellent cocktails and a popular happy hour. The dining room is cozy and pleasant, with comfortable private booths, soft lighting and romantic atmosphere. The menu is extensive, focusing on high quality pieces of meat and produce, the best the Northwest has to offer. All dishes are made from scratch. Besides the main menu, Oswego Grill offers Seasonal Fresh Sheets that focus on the dishes that depend on changing seasons. Large bar is known for its imaginative handcrafted cocktails, Oregon craft beer and local Northwest Wines.
7 Centerpointe Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, Phone: 503-352-4750
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8.Riccardo's Ristorante, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Riccardo’s Ristorante in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a charming family-style restaurant that seats 55 and has a wonderful romantic atmosphere created with candles, Italian prints and travel posters on the walls, comfortable banquette seating by the wall. There is also a wonderful, elegant patio in the back with space for 75, terra-cotta tiled floor and a cool fountain. Since it opened its door in January of 1980, Riccardo's Ristorante quickly became a favorite spot for authentic Italian cuisine in the area. The chef prepares new specials daily, focusing on what is fresh, seasonal and local. The menu includes a wide range of classic central Italian dishes such as lasagna, pasta with pesto and vitello parmigiano, vitello saltimbocca with veal medallions studded with sage, fontina and prosciutto and much more. Riccardo specializes in importing great bottles of wine from small Italian wineries and the wine list has hundreds of labels and thousands of bottles.
16035 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, Phone: 503-636-4104
9.Babica Hen Cafe, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Babica Hen Café in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a hip, modern cafe known among locals for great housemade breakfast and freshly made lunch. They serve eggs that are local and farm-fresh and so is their pasture-raised pork and all-natural beef. Their baked goods are prepared from scratch in house. Their sausage, batters and sauces are all house made. While the breakfast is elaborate, with a huge selection of interesting breakfast options, the lunch at Babica is a simple affair, with a selection of interesting and imaginative fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches. Fresh pastries are available both for breakfast and lunch.
15964 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, Phone: 503-636-4012
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10.Baird's on B, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Baird’s on B is a stylish, upscale restaurant with wonderful Pacific Northwest décor with massive bar top and large communal tables made of reclaimed Douglas fir. There are several distinct seating areas for small and big groups and a private dining room for special occasions. When weather permits, guests can dine al fresco on the covered terrace. The menu includes a range of contemporary, northwest American dishes with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. Small plates include everyone’s favorites such as Crab Cakes, Cioppino, Fish and Chips, and Mac and Cheese. The guests’ favorite entrées are the Grilled King Salmon, Roasted Half Chicken, Top Sirloin and the House Burgers. Chef offers special weekend night menu. Baird's wine list includes wines from top Oregon, California and Washington wineries. Baird’s also offers six local beers on tap and Lake Oswego's best housemade cocktails.
485 2nd St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Phone: 503-303-4771
10 Best Things to Do in Lake Oswego, Oregon
- George Rogers Park, Photo: taweesak/stock.adobe.com
- Lake Oswego Farmers' Market, Lake Oswego, OR, Photo: Ian Schray/stock.adobe.com
- Lakewood Center For the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Photo: elen31/stock.adobe.com
- Foothill Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Photo: Sasha/stock.adobe.com
- Rogerson Clematis Garden, Lake Oswego, OR, Photo: Rogerson Clematis Garden
- Lake Oswego Preservation Society, Photo: Lake Oswego Preservation Society
- Oswego Grill, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Photo: Oswego Grill
- Riccardo's Ristorante, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Photo: Riccardo's Ristorante
- Babica Hen Cafe, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Baird's on B, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Photo: Baird's on B
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