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Lake Oswego Retail and Office Market Trends

The City of Lake Oswego commissioned two economic reports at the end of of 2020. the Retail Market Analysis Updates provides the status of the current retail base, key changes since the City's last market study in 2012, and expected long-term impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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City of Lake Oswego's Local Business Map

Explore Lake Oswego businesses through the City of Lake Oswego's Local Business Map! The Map features licensed businesses in Lake Oswego.

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Support Lake Oswego Businesses

2021 is a time for us to renew, recover and rebuild our local community and support local businesses that make Lake Oswego thrive. Watch LO Mayor Joe Buck, LO Chamber of Commerce President Christopher Boyer, and our local businesses asking for your help!

Join us in uplifting our community, and committing to support and shop local year-round!

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Business & Employee Resources

The City has created an interactive, searchable Lake Oswego 'Open for Business' Map based on our joint Chamber and City 'Open for Business' list! More than 300 local businesses are included. Local businesses are encouraged to provide information about their services. The list and map are updated each week.

Also find assistance programs, grant opportunities, and more. 

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Seasonal Enclosures and Other Shelters for Commercial Uses

Lake Oswego restaurants have faced numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist our local restaurants, in September 2020, the Lake Oswego City Council amended the City Code to allow seasonal restaurant enclosures in commercial areas.

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Resource Links

Lake Oswego businesses can access a wide variety of local, regional, and state business assistance resources.

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Contact Information

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503-635-0279

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