City News & Announcements

Test 2022 City Council Goals Input

The Lake Oswego City Council will hold its annual goal setting retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2022 beginning at 8:30 a.m. In preparation for its annual goal setting retreat, the City Council would like to hear from the community. 

Please take a few minutes before January 7, 2022 to share your input online.

Comments will be shared with the City Council before their retreat.

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Test Middle Housing Community Forum

The City is continuing to move forward with a multiyear project to align Lake Oswego housing needs and neighborhood context with new state legislation (House Bill 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 Middle Housing Code Advisory Committee (MHCAC) recommendations will be presented at a virtual Community Forum on Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. as well as through the website. Both options will include opportunities to provide input prior to the City developing the concepts into code language. 

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Test Community Survey

Now available online!

The City is conducting a community survey to better understand the needs of Lake Oswego residents, prioritize services and guide Council policy discussions.

The goal of the 2021 community survey is to:

  • Measure general attitude of residents toward City services and programs
  • Determine residents’ priorities and areas of concern
  • Receive feedback on key policy issues
  • Measure City’s progress towards other cities benchmarks

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey!

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Test 2021 Toy Drive & Other Giving Options

Help make the season a little brighter for local families! The City has some great options:

Toys - drop off your new, unwrapped toys at the LO Fire Department by Monday, December 13.

Hunger Fighters Oregon - donate non-perishable food at City Hall or the Library throughout December.

Fleece - the Parks & Rec Youth Action Council is collecting donations to purchase fleece yards to make and decorate blankets for the Clackamas Children’s Center. Donate online.

Utility Assistance -  the City's program provides eligible individuals and families temporary assistance with paying their City of Lake Oswego utility bill. Donate online.

Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart - donate basic-needs items and a few special gifts and return it to City Hall by Friday, December 3.

Donate what you can, volunteer your time, and enjoy the season!

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Test New Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossings on Boones Ferry Road

One of the many exciting features of the Boones Ferry Project is drastically improved pedestrian access. Two new mid-block pedestrian crossings with flashing beacons have been installed along Boones Ferry Road, and they are both quite unique. In late November, the new crossing located south of the Bryant intersection near the Lake Grove Shopping Center will be opened! Watch our engineers share tips for navigating the new crossings.

Test 2021 #LetItGlowLO

Be extra merry with brilliant light displays for your friends and neighbors to enjoy!

The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department invites community members to showcase their holiday spirit with festive decor at their home and business. Share photos of your illuminated displays on your public social media accounts with the hashtag #LetItGlowLO and tag the City of Lake Oswego to be automatically entered into a weekly lottery to win a gift certificate to a local business of your choice! 

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Test Oregon Is Indian Country Exhibit

In honor of Native American Heritage Month in November, the City of Lake Oswego is proud to host Oregon Is Indian Country, a special traveling exhibition of Oregon's Native American heritage, on display at the Lake Oswego Public Library and Lake Oswego City Hall Wednesday, November 10 - Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

First exhibited in 2009 at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon Is Indian Country represents a groundbreaking project that brought together all nine federally recognized Oregon Tribes to present information, never-before-assembled in one exhibit, on contemporary indigenous cultures. This rich content is now available for museums and cultural institutions across the state as a traveling exhibit of vibrant banners.

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Test Public Art Committee - Recruitment

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego and the City of Lake Oswego are recruiting for new committee members for the Public Art Committee.

The Public Art Committee is a committee of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, a 501c3 organization that contracts with the City of Lake Oswego to administer the public art program and collection. This committee is appointed to maintain and develop the City’s public art collection - including outdoor works as well as indoor portable works - and to provide oversight for the 1.5 Percent for Art process. 

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022.

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City Events and Meetings


Oregon Is Indian Country Exhibit

Dec 3 2021 - 10:00am

Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart 2021

Dec 3 2021 - 5:00pm

ONLINE: Barlow Road on the Oregon Trail

Dec 3 2021 - 7:00pm


Development Review Commission

Dec 6 2021 - 6:00pm

City Council and Redevelopment Agency Meeting

Dec 7 2021 - 5:30pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Dec 8 2021 - 6:00pm