"Lake O - more than just a suburb!" Lake Oswego by deWilde
Lake Oswego Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 50 photos
We lived in Lake Oswego [aka Lake O] for two years and as much as I loved it there – I hated it. It’s come a long way since 2002 and now offers much more to do and see. Shopping in Lake Oswego is amazing, especially today as they have added a new string of shops in downtown Lake O as well as the new Bridgeport Village by I-5.
One of our favorite places to go is the George Rogers Park off Highway 43 by downtown Lake O. A great place to play, feed the ducks and occasionally see a Carp swimming by.
The lake itself is okay as long as you’re in a boat – otherwise it is like swimming in broccoli soup. There is the Lake Grove Swim Park free to locals that is located off Lakeview Road that has a great green picnic area, volleyball and swimming off the docks. There is also a snack bar if you need a nibble. This is a great place to watch the fireworks in Lake O on 4th of July and it is usually incredibly packed on that day. Otherwise I have never found it over populated and quit enjoyable.
Dining is always a treat and Lake O has some fabulous hidden treasures. Our Saturday regular was La Provence located on Boones Ferry Road. It is a little yellow building that houses yummy French food and patisseries. Another local favorite is Speedy Linguini located on Jean Road (off Pilkington). It has been there forever and I think everyone that lives in Lake O has eaten there. This Wienerschnitzel shapped house serves Italian (go figure). Let’s not forget Giant Burgers (near La Provence). They are a mom and pop run burger joint that offers big burgers, fresh fries and real ice cream shakes. I think most Lake O teens have worked here.
- Pros:Great people, fun things to do, fabulous shopping
- Cons:Too far from downtown PDX for me (10-15 min drive)
- In a nutshell:A great place to raise kids and network.
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