Lake Oswego is located in Clackamas County
, south of Portland
and West Linn
along Interstate 5
and the Willamette River
Until the mid-1800s, Lake Oswego was a sleepy assembly of homesteads and farms between the Willamette and Tualatin River. A small population of Native Americans (the Clackamas Indians) had occupied the land, but diseases brought by early explorers killed all but a few. The town of "Oswego" was founded in 1847 by Albert Alonzo Durham. He secured the first Donation Land Claim, and named the town after his birthplace in New York. He built the town's first industry, a sawmill on Sucker Creek (now Oswego Creek).
The body of water from which the town derives its name was created artificially by diverting water from the Tualatin River.
Popular attractions include: Millennium Plaza Park, Lake Oswego State Park, Water Sports Center, Adult Community Center, Lake Oswego Golf Course and the Indoor Tennis Center.
Art Matthew's Galleries |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Amadeus at Lake Oswego Restaurant |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Best Western Sherwood Inn |
Real Estate Howard Busse REALTOR |
Sports and Sporting Events Barry T. Jones/Sheerwater Guide Service |
Transportation Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society | Willamette Shore Trolley |
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08/25 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.