Sneak Peek at Good Times Ahead in Lake Oswego, Oregon

peeking reducedThe end of summer was always bittersweet in our household. Actually if you took a vote, bitter would win out.

Trading in swimming in Oswego Lake, ski tubing, and Lake Grove swim park afternoons for going back to school and the routine was a tough sell.

I learned to look ahead and what we had to look forward to.

 In case you too are suffering from summer withdrawal, here’s a sneak peak at good things to come if you live in Lake Oswego:

 Lake Oswego Farmer’s Market. Savor the season while you still can—it’s one way to hold on to summer! There are new discoveries to be found as the season changes like delicata squash. Market is open until Saturday, October 12.

 High School Football.  Are you ready for some football? The high school variety, that is. Lake Oswego High School is a state powerhouse, claiming the state title in 2011 and coming in second last year. League play starts Friday, September 27 against West Linn at home at 7:00 p.m.

Lakeridge’s first league play is an away game at Oregon City on Friday, September 20. The Pacers will play host for the first Civil War match-up against crosstown rivals, The Lakers on Friday, October 18.

With football comes homecoming parades and Lake Oswego will have two of them: October 4 for Lake Oswego and October 10 for Lakeridge. Be on the streets to cheer the teams and support the youth of our community.

 ■INDIAN SUMMER. I’ve always thought Oregon should be on an October-June school schedule since the month of September still holds such summer-like weather in store for us. Savor that sunshine with average temps in the high 70s and records in the 90s. Either way, odds are in your favor that the backyard cookouts, bike rides, swimming and sun bathing can still continue.

 ■FALL COLORS. Crisp autumn nights bring out the brilliance in our Tree City USA designated community. Check the colors out with this preview.

 Halloween Festivities. Lake Oswego offers a harvest of activities to get you into the spirit from pumpkin decorating at Luscher Farms, to Halloween Night at Lakeridge on Wednesday, October 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to great trick or treat neighborhoods.

 Storytelling Festival. The Lake Oswego Library is bringing back this popular event October 25-27 complete with storytelling performances and workshops to encourage all of us to appreciate and share our stories within. Check out last year’s schedule to get an idea of what’s in store.

 Lake Oswego Wine Walk. The Lake Oswego Business Alliance is debuting the first (bi) Annual Downtown Wine Walk on Saturday, November 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring wine-tasting, food, art and music while exploring all that local merchants have to offer. Advance tickets will be sold online and at participating stores for $25 and entitle participants to an official wine glass, venue map,  ID wristband and tasting tickets. Contact Susan Olson with World Class Wines for more info.

 Stay tuned here for all the reasons to live in Lake Oswego. Click the “Sign me up” button in the top right hand column to receive weekly updates. Don’t miss a thing!

Photo credit: stock.xchng image 764984 by ArminH

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.
This entry was posted in Seasons in Lake Oswego Oregon, Things to Do in Lake Oswego and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Sneak Peek at Good Times Ahead in Lake Oswego, Oregon

  1. Dan Pearson says:

    Kevin – Your blog is one of my favorite things about Lake O. Please keep it coming!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s