Lake Oswego

If you love nature, trees, water, views, and extensive walking trails ... you’ll love Lake Oswego, a uniquely beautiful community, with an iconic blue lake at the center.

Lake Oswego Neighborhood Guide

The Neighborhoods of Lake Oswego

If you love nature, trees, water, views, wide open spaces, and extensive walking trails, you’ll love it here.  Lake Oswego is comprised of 27 neighborhoods surrounding the blue waters of Oswego Lake and Lakewood Bay. 

Lake Oswego is 7 miles south of downtown Portland and has quick access to of all of greater Portland metro. Lakefront homes with spectacular views of the lake make this one of the most desireable areas in Porltnad Metro. The original downtown area is gradually being renovated but it still maintains the small town charm that locals love.

Who Lives Here

Lake Oswego is a family and education oriented, highly engaged suburban community. With a school system that rates among the best in the state and even in the country, successful professionals who want a quality education and wholesome environment for their children are drawn here. Older adults value the community for its spectacular golf courses, lovely parks, and gracious lifestyle. 66% of residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Neighborhoods

There are 27 recognized neighborhoods in Lake Oswego, including, BirdshillBlue HeronBryantChildsCountry Club Nort  ShoreEvergreenFirst AdditionFoothillsForest HighlandsGlenmorrieHallinanLake GroveLakeview SummitLakewoodMcVeyOld TownPalisadesRosewoodSpringbrook ParkStafford, and Westridge.

Schools

The Oregon State Department of Education awarded all schools in the Lake Oswego school district a grade of “Outstanding” for the 2011-12 school year. They achieved the same grade in previous years.

Parks | Recreation

Lake Oswego is a community of parks. In fact, the Lake Oswego parks and recreation system, which includes over 600 acres of parks, open spaces, and recreational facilities, is considered the town’s “crown jewels.” Lake Oswego residents value and support their park system, as it contributes significantly to the family-oriented quality of life that gives this community its special vibe.

Farmers Markets

Nearly every Portland neighborhood and surrounding community have a first-class farmers market, and Lake Oswego is no exception. This European-style open market brings local growers and specialty food producers to Millennium Plaza Park, at the heart of the community.

 

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Zip Codes

Lake Oswego encompasses two zip codes: 98034 and 97035.

Schools

The Oregon State Department of Education awarded all schools in the Lake Oswego school district a grade of “Outstanding” for the 2011-12 school year. They achieved the same grade in previous years.

Parks | Recreation

Lake Oswego is a community of parks. In fact, the Lake Oswego parks and recreation system, which includes over 600 acres of parks, open spaces, and recreational facilities, is considered the town’s “crown jewels.” Lake Oswego residents value and support their park system, as it contributes significantly to the family-oriented quality of life that gives this community its special vibe.

Theatre | Arts

The Lakewood Theater Company is the cornerstone around which Lakewood Center for the Arts is built. It was launched in 1952 by community members who felt Lake Oswego was not complete without its own theatre company.

Restaurants | Coffee Shops | Bakeries | Bars

There are plenty of eating and drinking options in Lake Oswego, but it would be disingenuous to call this Portland satellite community a fine dining destination. Culinary talent tends to establish itself in the close-in Portland neighborhoods. Thus, many of the bigger name Lake Oswego eating establishments are satellites of their Portland mother ships. Nevertheless, you won’t go hungry.

Markets

With the recent addition of Zupan’s Market in Lake Oswego, it’s getting harder to justify a trip into Portland for all of the specialty ingredients that good cooks love and need.

  • Trader Joe’s (15391 SW Bangy Road)
  •  Whole Foods (11 S State Street)
  • Zupan’s Markets (Lake Grove:16380 Boones Ferry, Lake Oswego)
  • New Seasons (Mountain Park:3 Monroe Parkway, Lake Oswego)
  • Safeway (401 A Ave)
  • Safeway (17779 Boones Ferry Road)
  • Albertson’s (16199 Boones Ferry Rd)

Farmers Markets

Nearly every Portland neighborhood and surrounding community have a first-class farmers market, and Lake Oswego is no exception. This European-style open market brings local growers and specialty food producers to Millennium Plaza Park, at the heart of the community.

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