Follow Bogie’s Lead: Fall In Love With a Classic Boat at the Oswego Heritage Council Classic Boat Show in Lake Oswego

SONY DSCWe all know about Bogie and Bacall. But did you know that there was another love in Bogart’s life? Boating. I’m not just talking about The African Queen which co-starred with him in the only movie for which he won an academy award.  Even off screen, Bogart loved to spend time on a wooden sailing boat, Santana. My hunch is that if he was still around, he’d be staying at the Lakeshore Inn this weekend so he wouldn’t miss out on any of the action at the Oswego Heritage Council’s 14th annual Collector Car and Classic Boat Show.

Here are some highlights:

■The weekend kicks off with a vintage water ski show on Saturday, August 17, at 3:00 p.m. in Lakewood Bay. A boat parade will follow at 4:30 p.m. from the Lake Oswego Corporation Docks to the Lake Grove Swim Park. Miss Wahoo, a 1957 Unlimited Racing Hydroplane, will also be on-land for viewing at Foothills Park starting Saturday from 10:0 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and continuing through Sunday.

■The car and boat show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18 at three venues: George Rogers Park, Foothills Park & Docks, and Lake Oswego Corporation Docks.

■Shuttle service will be running between the three venues, compliments of First Student, Inc.

■Organizers expect to feature over 250 cars and 50 boats so plan on taking your time. There will be 38 boats at the Lake Oswego Corporation Docks just in front of Sundeleaf Park,  a Vintage Hydroplane on-land at Foothills Park as well as  the DUKW (a 2 1/2 ton 6×6 amphibious truck) and classic cruisers like the Rinta, a 1938 Monk Deck Cruiser moored at the Foothills Park docks. George Rogers Park will host several more boats on land as well as the collector cars.

■Youth are encouraged to get involved so the show will feature youth judging for both the car and boat events as well as classic boat models for children to color and float.

■Since the Lake Oswego Corporation Docks will be filled with classic boats all weekend, residents are encouraged to leave their boats at home and walk, bike, or drive to the show.

■Breakfast and lunch will be available at George Rogers Park along with raffle ticket sales for three baskets.

Follow Your Art Unveils New Sculptures Friday

The drapes come off this Friday to unveil the new additions to Lake Oswego's Gallery Without Walls.

The drapes come off this Friday to unveil the new additions to Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls.

The wait is over. The Arts Council will unveil the 15 newest additions to the Gallery Without Walls at their annual celebration this Friday, August 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Millennium Plaza Park.

This year’s theme is inspired by traditional Chinese Festivals.  Millennium Plaza Park will be decked-out with red lanterns and red dragon banners draped from the pergola.  The event will kick-off with traditional Chinese music, and will be followed by a troupe of Ribbon Dancers.  The entertainment will conclude with a rousing performance by two festive Lion Dancers that will no doubt, thrill the crowd.

The free celebration will also include food vendors, children’s art activities, and guided tours of the artwork with sculptors on-hand to introduce their work.

V.I.P. guests (including the event Sponsor, City officials, Business leaders and the Sculptors) will arrive at the event in a Trolley and will be escorted to the stage by the Lion Dancers.


About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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