New to Lake Oswego

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 Public Information Office 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.
Clackamas County
Multnomah County 
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. Monthly billing for City-operated utilities goes through the Finance Department. If you have questions about the amount you have been billed, please contact Utility Billing at 503-635-0265 or To start or stop service, please fill out the Service FormUtility services provided by the City.

Cable / Television

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.



Century Link



HughesNet Internet Service and Viasat as a satellite Internet provider.


Portland General Electric

Garbage & Recycling

Lake Oswego residents and businesses receive solid waste (garbage) and recycling service from Republic Services of Lake Oswego, including weekly pick-up of garbage, recycling, and yard debris. Food waste composting is also available for commercial customers.

Republic Services of Lake Oswego

Natural Gas

Northwest Natural Gas


Frontier Communications 
Residential  800-921-8101
Business  800-921-8102


 Local News Media

There are a number of news outlets that provided content on the World Wide Web focused on Lake Oswego.

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