City of Lake Oswego
The City of Lake Oswego is located in the northwestern corner of Clackamas County, Oregon on the banks of the scenic Willamette River, the City of Lake Oswego, population 41,000, is located eight miles south of downtown Portland and about 40 miles north of the state capitol in Salem. The community is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions: Mount Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge and nearby vineyards, farmlands, and forests.
Lake Oswego is known as a unique and wonderful place to live, learn, work, play and enjoy arts and culture. With its distinctive downtown and Lake Grove Village, the community offers unique shopping and dining opportunities and an array of commercial services. The Willamette River, Oswego Lake, and the community’s extensive parks and open spaces, tree canopy and growing network of pathways are enduring connections to Lake Oswego’s natural beauty and visible symbols of a healthy and sustainable community. Our community values and supports education, recognizing that quality education is good for the social and economic interests of the community. Lake Oswego is proud that the schools consistently rate among the best in the state and are nationally recognized.