Evergreen Neighborhood Guide

Art display in Evergreen Neighborhood of Lake Oswego

The bucolic, bay hugging Evergreen neighborhood lies in the northeast quadrant of Lake Oswego.

It’s bordered to the north by the First Addition-Forest Hills neighborhood, to the south by Lakewood Bay and the Lakewood neighborhood, to the West by the Northshore-Country Club neighborhood, and to the east by the Foothills neighborhood.

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Evergreen, Lake Oswego’s official downtown, is home to Millennium Plaza Park, a popular gathering place for local residents. Within short walking distance–in Foothills and Old Town neighborhoods–are two iconic river front parks: Foothills Park and George Rogers Park. There’s always something fun to see, do, explore, and eat in this well-situated neighborhood.

Evergreen, Lake Oswego’s official downtown, is home to three iconic lake and river front parks: Millennium Plaza  ParkFoothills Park, and George Rogers Park. There’s always something fun to see, do, and eat in this well-situated neighborhood.

Park benches in Evergreen Neighborhood

10 Sublime Things to Do Near Evergreen, Lake Oswego

  1. Hit the streets with a SkyBlue Portland walking map (we have 6 for you!)
  2. Get blessed at Holy Taco
  3. Bask in funky cool at City Home
  4. Read the poetry of William Stafford while walking the Willamette River trail in Foothills Park
  5. Put your feet in the Willamette river at George Rogers Park
  6. Treat yourself to Salt & Straw Gingerbread Cookie Dough ice cream
  7. Relax with a glass of wine at Domaine Serene Wine Lounge
  8. Linger over espresso and chouquettes at St. Honore Boulangerie
  9. Meander Lake Oswego’s popular Saturday Market
  10. Share Five Spice Spicy Seafood Stew overlooking Lakewood Bay

Lake Oswego Neighborhood Maps

Lake Oswego Walking Maps

Parks | Recreation

Millennium Park Plaza

This urban sanctuary and popular noshing/shopping destination overlooking Lakewood Bay is Lake Oswego’s official downtown–home to the Saturday Farmers Market, Movies in the Park, and Sunday Moonlight Concerts. The park features a pergola, fireplace, reflecting pond and paved plaza.

George Rogers Park

Nestled along the west bank of the Willamette River, in the nearby Old Town neighborhood, twenty-six-acre George Rogers Park is Lake Oswego’s first community park. The site was originally home to Native American tribes. Much later it became the center of Lake Oswego’s industrial iron industry. The Iron Furnace, remnants of which remain, is listed on the National Historic register. It is one of the few reminders of Lake Oswego’s industrial past.

Today, George Rogers Park contains athletic fields, tennis courts, a children’s playground, picnic areas, riverfront access, walking trails, and large natural area. One of the best views of the Willamette River is near the furnace in the lower park.

Foothills Park

Nearby Foothills neighborhood

Neighborhood Association

Lake Oswego Schools

Coffee | Tea | Pastries | Ice Cream  

  • Kyra’s Bakery
  • Lake Oswego Creamery
  • Nola’s Donuts
  • Pete’s Coffee
  • Salt & Straw
  • St. Honore Boulangerie

Eats

  • Bamboo Sushi
  • Chuckie Pies
  • Dang’s Thai Kitchen
  • Domaine Serene Wine Lounge
  • Duke’s
  • Five Spice Seafood & Bar
  • Holy Taco
  • Kyra’s Bakeshop
  • Manzana Rotisserie Grill
  • Tucci

Shopping

  • Adorn
  • Chico’s
  • City Home
  • Dream Cloud Bohemian Market
  • Grapevine
  • Lucky Me
  • Wishbone Home & Design

People Also Ask

Can You Swim in Oswego Lake?

Maybe. Oswego is a private lake owned by several Lake Oswego neighborhood associations. As a result, to swim or boat the lake, your home must have a lake easement. Before purchasing a home in Lake Oswego, check the easement status.