Shop, Dine, and Stroll with First Fridays!

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2012
Contact: Jamie Inglis, Event Specialist

Stroll along scenic Lakewood Bay and celebrate summer with First Fridays! This remarkable outdoor art market will feature accomplished artists, appetizing cuisine & beverages, and live entertainment. It will be held on the First Fridays of July, August, and September: July 6, August 3, and September 7, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. It will take place at breath‐taking Millennium Plaza Park, which is located at 200 First Street in downtown Lake Oswego. This summer celebration is a brilliant opportunity for community members to enjoy an “outdoor happy hour” on the lake!

Stop by First Fridays to shop for exceptional treasures. Artist mediums include watercolor, oil, pottery, glass, accessories, and jewelry.

To make First Fridays a true “happy hour,” organizers have added three local restaurants to the event. Maher’s Pub will be joining the fun to sell food and drink. World Class Wines will also be onsite vending enchanting beverages. Additionally, local Farmers’ Market Favorite, Pop a Bak, will be selling their famous Greek Gyros.

First Friday guests will also be treated to wonderful music! The event will open with a performance from Oregon native and acoustic delight, Steve Hale. The following month will feature harmony‐laden rock n’ roll from The Shwing Daddies. First Fridays will close with classic rock covers from The Menace Band.

To complete an evening of art‐filled fun, First Friday patrons are invited take a tour of local businesses that are extending their hours to celebrate the event. Be sure to tour all the stores that are participating and see all that Lake Oswego has to offer. Participating businesses include Accessories from the Heart, Chocolates by Bernard C., Firehouse Pub, Graham’s Stationery, Lake Oswego Ice Creamery, Lucky Me Boutique, Ollar Photography, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Play Boutique, R.Blooms, Soletta Shoe Boutique, St. Honore Boulangerie, Step it Up Studios, The Clock Gallery, The Oilerie, Tuccis, and World Class Wines. Many businesses are also offering additional incentives to First Friday guests (discounts, gifts with purchase, etc.). To keeps patrons moving throughout downtown, the Lake Oswego Arts Council will be giving “Gallery Without Walls” Sculpture Tours at 6:30 p.m. at each First Friday.

Be sure to join the City of Lake Oswego for this unforgettable event and toast to an extraordinary summer! For additional information, visit or call Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation at 503‐675‐2549. Cheers!