Introduction to Lake Oswego, Oregon
Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 7 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city contains a population of approximately 35,278.
Lake Oswego History
Oswego and Lake Grove merged in 1959 to form Lake Oswego. The earliest inhabitants in the area were the Clackamas Indians. The town of Oswego was founded by Albert Alonzo Durham in 1847 and was incorporated in 1910. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1886.
Lake Oswego and nearby Attractions
- Gresham History Museum
- Portland Art Museum
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
- Milo McIver State Park
- Bald Peak State Park
- Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Things To Do In Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The area has numerous parks like Waluga Park West, Canal Acres Nature Park, River Run City Park and Freepons City Park. The Rail Depot Museum, the Harlow House Museum and the Barn Museum are all accessible from lake Oswego as well. Fishing and boating facilities are available at Rainbow End Lake and Lake Oswego. The Willamette Stone State Heritage Site and the McLoughlin House National Historic Site can also be visited from Lake Oswego.
Lake Oswego Transportation
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Lake Oswego Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Lewis and Clark College, the University of Portland and Portland State University.