Community Profile

The City of Lake Oswego is a small, welcoming community known for its excellent shopping and dining, its superior school system and its beautiful Chamber-sponsored Village Flower Baskets! Over 2,000 businesses flourish in Lake Oswego, made up of 12% home based, 75% businesses with one to three employees and 13% larger businesses. In its several shopping districts, Lake Oswego teems with trendy shops, great restaurants and boutiques. Situated around a 405-acre lake, Lake Oswego offers some of the most sought-after housing in the Portland Metropolitan Area. Click here to learn more facts about our City.

Lake Oswego Corporation

The Lake Oswego Corporation (LOC) is a non-profit organization that manages all matters regarding the 405-acre Oswego Lake and its architecturally stunning 694 lakefront properties: safety (via the Lake Patrol), water quality, maintenance, boat and operator licensing, lakefront building permits, and special events. Singularly and through its partnerships with the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lake Oswego, the LOC sponsors, co-sponsors or participates in a variety of community activities. Events include: July Fourth Boat Parade and fireworks display; Earth Day, a water-quality education program; and a Christmas Holiday Boat Parade featuring lighted watercraft. The LOC diverts water from the Tualatin River and produces energy through its hydroelectric facility.

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You may contact the Lake Oswego Corporation at: 700 McVey Ave., P.O. Box 203, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, phone: 503-636-1422, fax: 503-636-3226, email:

Visit the City of Lake Oswego web site for more information or the Lake Oswego City Store for city T-shirts, note cards, mugs, plates and bowls, shopping bags, holiday ornaments, lapel pins, caps, postcards, street manhole covers, and the City flag.

Our Neighborhoods

Find more about the City’s Neighborhood Associations here.