City News & Announcements

Test Wastewater Treatment Facility Project Neighborhood Meeting

Lake Oswego and Portland, in partnership with EPCOR Foothills Water Partners, are proposing to build a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility to replace the aging Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Join the project team at a virtual neighborhood meeting on February 3 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to learn more and share feedback on the proposed development. 

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Test If I Were Mayor...

Here is your chance to share with Mayor Buck what you would do if you were mayor!  All student in grades 4-12 are eligible to enter the “If I Were Mayor…” contest where students can share their creative and inspirational ideas about what they would do as a mayor.

First, second and third place winners will be selected from the following categories:

  • Posters (grades 4-5)
  • Essays (grades 6-8)
  • Digital Media Presentations (grades 9-12)

First place Lake Oswego winners in each of the three categories will win a gift card for $250 to their choice of any local store in Lake Oswego. Second place winners will receive $150 and third place winners will receive $100.

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Test Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On January 4, City Council proclaimed January 17, 2022, as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Council also called upon the people of Lake Oswego to join their fellow residents across the United States in observing this day with civic, community, and service programs in honor of his life and lasting legacy.

There are a number of events planned in the community. We invite you to join us in commemorating Dr. King by participating in community events, including:

  • MLK Day Community Celebration - through February 28
  • Small Acts of Kindness - through January 31
  • Silent Walk - January 16
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Test Lead and Drinking Water - Free test kits available

The main source of lead in drinking water is typically from household plumbing or components associated with service lines. We offer free lead testing to our water customers. If you are concerned about the levels of lead in your home, you can pick up a test kit and instructions at the 2nd floor reception desk at City Hall.  For questions about lead testing or your drinking water, call the Water Treatment Plant at 503-635-0394.

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Test Power Outages

Winter storms or other events can cause prolonged power outages. PGE has improved their outage map to make it easier to get the information you need and report an outage or downed line.

Learn about food safety during an outage, protecting your electrical equipment, and more.

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Test ARTmart

ARTmart returns January 7 through February 5 at a new location - Marylhurst Commons.

In its eighth year, ARTmart continues to be one of the Arts Council’s most popular gallery showings.

ARTmart offers the community an excellent opportunity to clean out their art collection and collectibles while finding new treasures. Every piece is for sale.

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Test Tea Traditions and Chinese Traditional Holidays

You are invited to a special virtual event on Sunday, January 30 to kick off the Lunar New Year.

The history of tea dates back to ancient China, almost 5,000 years ago, and tea is an important part of Chinese traditions.

Join Melody Ren, a practitioner in Chinese Tea to explore this wonderful culture with relaxation, spirituality and pleasure!

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Test Middle Housing StoryMap & Survey

The City is continuing to move forward with a multiyear project to align Lake Oswego housing needs and neighborhood context with new state legislation (HB 2001) that requires cities to allow duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses, and cottage clusters – also known as “middle housing” – in all areas where single family housing is currently permitted.

The City has launched a Middle Housing StoryMap and Survey as a part of its continuing work to adopt codes that comply with HB 2001 and are consistent with the community’s sense of place, neighborhood character, and livability.

Review the StoryMap to learn more about middle housing.

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City Events and Meetings


Nia at Lakewood Drop-in

Jan 20 2022 - 9:15am

Tai Chi from a Chair

Jan 20 2022 - 10:15am

VIRTUAL Movement & Voice

Jan 20 2022 - 10:30am


Public Art Committee Meeting

Jan 24 2022 - 2:00pm

Planning Commission

Jan 24 2022 - 6:30pm

Sustainability Advisory Board

Jan 24 2022 - 6:30pm