Lake Oswego is a community rich with art, culture, historical resources, quality schools, vibrant business districts, and an abundance of activities and events for all ages. In the City's Services & Activity Guide, you will find information about these wonderful features and the wealth of services and programs offered by the City of Lake Oswego and its community partners as well important phone numbers for the City and the community. Whether you are new to town or considering moving to Lake Oswego, a current resident, or just visiting, you will find this guide an informative and useful resource.
For more resources and materials, we encourage you to visit City Hall or the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. For further information, contact the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257.
The Engineering Department includes the Surveying and Mapping Division, within which Geographic Information Services (GIS) and mapping services are performed. This Division is responsible for producing a variety of maps, atlases and their related databases, and for maintaining "as-built" construction drawings of the utilities.
Lake Oswego is a community of quality residential neighborhoods.
Find out more about Lake Oswego’s educational community, and some of the best schools in the state.
The City sponsors numerous community events throughout the year. The Farmers’ Market, Summer Concerts, Movies in the Park, 4th of July Celebration, Festival of the Arts, and Tree Lighting Ceremony are some of the free events our residents look forward to. Be entertained, celebrate with your neighbors, and meet new friends at these upcoming events.
County and Regional Information
The City of Lake Oswego straddles three different counties. Most of the city lies in Clackamas County, but the northern edge of town penetrates into Multnomah County, and the western edge into Washington County.
Metropolitan Regional Agencies:
The prime regional government agency is Metro, which serves as the clearinghouse for all federal grants to local agencies and regional land use authority.
Tri-Met is the municipal corporation that provides public transportation for much of the three counties in the Portland metropolitan area.
Water and Sewer
Some utilities, like water and sewer, are provided by the City. Other, such as electricity, natural gas, garbage, phone, and cable, are operated by businesses. Bimonthly billing for City-operated utilities goes through the Finance Department. If you have questions about the amount you have been billed or need to make arrangements for a change in service, contact them at 503-635-0260. Utility services provided by the City.
Cable Television (Comcast)
Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (MACC)
The Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (MACC) administers the cable television franchise agreement between the City of Lake Oswego and Comcast (formerly AT&T) Cable. If a subscriber has a dispute with Comcast and cannot get it resolved with them, MACC is his/her advocate.
Portland General Electric
Garbage & Recycling
Lake Oswego residents and businesses receive solid waste (garbage) and recycling service from Allied Waste Services, including weekly pick-up of garbage, recycling, and yard debris. Food waste composting is also available for commercial customers.
Allied Waste of Lake Oswego
Northwest Natural Gas
There are a number of news outlets that provided content on the World Wide Web focused on Lake Oswego.