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Things to do in Lake Oswego

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
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“Tasty French style food, delightful ambience. Walking distance from Peacock Grove Cottage. Great for breakfast and morning coffee.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“ A fun, beautiful out-door Cafe for gathering with family and friends for breakfasts, and coffee. All the dishes are delicious. highly recommended”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“I love their river beach here, and the hiking trails are beautiful and easy. Fun fact- we shot our engagement pictures here. Brian wore a unicorn mask.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Sit out on the patio and overlook the lake! Great beer & food. Locally owned.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Another fantastic bakery in Lake Oswego. This one is on the outskirts of a beautiful shopping center, it backs up to Millennium Park, and is right next to the lake.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“Quaint theater. Delicious fries and salad. Eat on the lake and watch the sun set before you watch your movie. Downtown Lake Oswego.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Our very own Kyra has won the Cupcake Wars twice with her amazing gluten free cupcakes but all of her baked goods are fantastic!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious meals-real ingredients and obviously have a great chef! We love the Halibut (special recipe) and Key Lime Pie!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Each evening during the week has it own event with live music and dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings. Numerous excellent eatery's in the area.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super mid-high end Mexican and high quality margaritas. Their Happy Hour is a highlight!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great place to grab a bite and a coffee. Many quiet spaces to sit and relax. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Classic Italian. Upscale. Nice fireplace in the bar. Cozy, intimate, good service. Charming side patio for outdoor seating during warm weather.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Garden
“Old Estate across the Willamette River from Milwaukie. Quiet nature walk. Free. views of river and Mt Hood.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“The food at Oswego Grill is outstanding as is the service and ambiance. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland (which is saying a lot because we are a food lovers town! The menu is large and caters to all sorts of special needs (Gluten free, vegan, Keto, etc) . Check out the seasonal menu offered. We love the roast turkey dinner offered on the winter menu. Great wine selection as well as some interesting cocktails. Don’t miss one of their heavenly desserts. They offer a.Complimentary HUGE banana split sundae if you tell them you are celebrstingva birthday when you call for your reservation (recommended)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This island is just so serene. Woh a cute beach and easy walking path it is one of my favorite hikes here.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Local Irish pub in old house with live music and good food. Nice outdoor seating.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Tasty French style food, delightful ambience. Walking distance from Peacock Grove Cottage. Great for breakfast and morning coffee.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“ A fun, beautiful out-door Cafe for gathering with family and friends for breakfasts, and coffee. All the dishes are delicious. highly recommended”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“Quaint theater. Delicious fries and salad. Eat on the lake and watch the sun set before you watch your movie. Downtown Lake Oswego.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
“Sit out on the patio and overlook the lake! Great beer & food. Locally owned.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Another fantastic bakery in Lake Oswego. This one is on the outskirts of a beautiful shopping center, it backs up to Millennium Park, and is right next to the lake.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Our very own Kyra has won the Cupcake Wars twice with her amazing gluten free cupcakes but all of her baked goods are fantastic!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super mid-high end Mexican and high quality margaritas. Their Happy Hour is a highlight!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great place to grab a bite and a coffee. Many quiet spaces to sit and relax. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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