City News & Announcements

Straws - Documentary

You're invited to a free showing!

The City of Lake Oswego and the Surfrider Foundation Portland Chapter are excited to bring the short documentary Straws to the Lake Theater, 106 N. State Street, at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, December 12. 

Straws was named one of the “5 documentaries that will make you rethink single-use plastics” and takes an educational and at times humorous look at the history of straws. Stick around after the screening for a panel discussion on single use plastics and how to use less of them in your life. There will also be a raffle for Surfrider swag and reusable straws! 

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Tis the Season of Soul: A Holiday Concert with Patrick Lamb

Sunday, December 8, 2pm

Celebrate the soulful sounds of the season with Billboard-charting saxophone sensation and Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Patrick Lamb. The concert also features an opening number from Lakeridge High School Choir and Lake Oswego High School Choir.

Concert proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. 

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2019 Winning Photos

In 2019, 470 photographs were submitted for the annual Photo Contest. We received many exceptional photographs - thank you! 

Take a look at this year's winning photos!

Thank you for helping select the winners and for participating in this fun contest!

Winners will be officially recognized at a ceremony during the December 3 Council meeting. Public is welcome.

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Stewardship Opportunities

Lake Oswego works with volunteer Friends Groups to help keep our parks and open spaces healthy and beautiful. Join us to protect and restore natural areas in our community!

Up next:

East Waluga - December 7, 9-11am
Freepons Park - December 15, 1-3pm

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Tinseltown Trolley

Join us December 13-15!  Discover the magic of the holiday season with a yuletide ride on the historic Willamette Shore Trolley.  Children delight in a merry experience aboard the decorated trolley that includes holiday lights, games, sweet treats, carols and more!  As the trolley makes its way back to the station, guests are treated to a visit from a very special guest all the way from the North Pole. Create a new family tradition with Tinseltown Trolley. 

This is also another fun #youandblue event! The #youandblue campaign is designed to celebrate the partnership between citizens and law enforcement. Stop by to say “Hello!”

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A ballot title prepared by the City Attorney for prospective initiative petition No. 2020IN-1 was filed with the Lake Oswego Elections Officer on December 2, 2019. The prospective initiative petition complies with constitutional requirements.

Any registered voter may file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than December 11, 2019 (the 7th business day after the ballot title was filed with the City Elections Officer) under ORS 250.296. 

CAPTION:            Restricts improvements on certain Lake Oswego park properties.

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Shop Lake Grove Monthly Raffle!

The City project team and Lake Grove Business Association are hosting a monthly raffle to win a $100 gift card to businesses in the Boones Ferry Road project area. Stop by participating businesses to enter. Each month it starts fresh, so keep coming back to enter! Visit for a list of participating businesses!

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New City Hall Project

Construction in underway!

Located at the corner of A Avenue and 3rd Street, the new City Hall will provide a seismically safe, energy efficient and better functioning building for the community. It will include space for the Police Department and our 9-1-1 dispatch center (LOCOM), as well as public meeting places. It will also provide storefront space for the Lake Oswego Arts Council, and for the Friends of the Library’s “Booktique.” 

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City Events and Meetings


East Waluga Park Stewardship Work Party

Dec 7 2019 - 9:00am

Tiny Boppers

Dec 7 2019 - 9:00am

Boomer's Boot Camp

Dec 7 2019 - 9:00am


Planning Commission

Dec 9 2019 - 6:30pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Dec 11 2019 - 7:00pm

Sustainability Advisory Board

Dec 16 2019 - 6:30pm