There are lots of reasons to love Lake Oswego—at least 1,000 considering I’ve been posting 52 reasons every year since 2011! Here are five more specific to the month of March:
THE ODD COUPLE. The Lakewood Theatre Company brings us its rendition of Neil Simon’s classic comedy, The Odd Couple this month beginning Friday, March 6 and running through April 12. Productions in the intimate setting of the Lakewood Center never disappoint, especially when local and regional talent brings such an entertaining storyline to life. Find out why the story of Felix and Oscar has resonated with audiences since its debut in 1965. Add a little wine tasting to your night out and buy a ticket for the Wine on Wednesday performance on March 25 which includes complimentary wine tasting for one hour before the performance. Tickets are $34/Adult; $32/Senior 65+; $20/Students 25 and under.
SPRING BLOOMS. Some things are worth the wait. Like the tree blossoms that start lining our streets in March. And the camellias showing their stuff. If you’re lucky and planned ahead, you’ll have daffodils and tulips popping up in your yard. And if you’re like us, and inherited age-old rhododendron shrubs, you’ll see them with buds getting ready to burst and display a show of color that will make you forget the dull and drab winter.
DADDY DAUGHTER DINNER DANCE. As the father of two daughters, I have fond memories of escorting them to a father/daughter dance or two. Thanks to the Lake Oswego Recreation Department, Lake Oswego dads have that opportunity every year come March. This year’s event features an Enchanted Garden theme, inviting fairies, gnomes and even unicorns to attend. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the evening for all those memory books. It’s a window of opportunity that all dads of young girls should take advantage of while they can. Saturday, March 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check online for details.
PINTS FROM THE PAST: GEORGIANNA PITTOCK PART ONE. My favorite college history professor was a great storyteller whose dramatic flair helped his lessons stick. Local community theater thespian Mary Hutchens and Mike Hutchens (a former Portland Public Schools administrator) tell the stories of Georgianna and Henry Pittock, both prominent figures in the history of Portland by re-enacting this woman who became the mother of the Portland Rose Society and Portland Rose Festival and her chauffeur. I can only think of one other thing that might have made those college history lessons go down easier—a pint of beer! Luckily for you, you can order one while listening to the presentation by getting there early and placing your order at the bar of the Lake Theater and Café. Tuesday, March 10, 106 N. State Street. Doors open at 6:30 and the free presentation starts at 7:00 p.m.
LATER SUNSETS AND LONGER DAYS. One of the best things about Lake Oswego are the summer nights with sunset as late as 9:03 p.m. the end of June and daylight that stretches out 15 hours and 40 minutes. One of the best things about March is that we are headed in the right direction. Sunset starts out at 5:59:34 p.m. on March 1 and thanks to daylight savings, doesn’t happen until 7:30:08 p.m. by March 31. That, coupled with an earlier sunrise, gives us one hour and 36 minutes more of daylight to enjoy those spring blooms.
Another thing to love about March in Lake Oswego is the beginning of the typically hot real estate market. If you are thinking of moving to Lake Oswego or want to see what your current Lake Oswego home is worth, give me a call at 503.939.9801 or email me. I’d love to put my 30 plus years of experience as a Realtor in Lake Oswego to work for you.