Holiday Shopping in Lake Oswego

ADORN. This Portland based shop features brands like Emerson Fry, Good America, Splendid and Tart Collections. You’ll find everything from jackets to jumpsuits along with accessories like jewelry, masks and shoes. Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 369 First Street. 503.303.5614.

DREAM CLOUD BOHEMIAN MARKET. Walking into this store feels like walking into a cloud—everything is soft and dreamy. You can also feel good about shopping here as the collections hail from independent and small-batch artisans who focus on sustainability and ethical faire trade practices. Watch their Instagram updates for holiday surprises! Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 :00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 364 1st Street, 503.477.9798.

MAPEL BOUTIQUE. This locally owned boutique carries national brands like Z Supply, 7 for All Mankind and as well as local favorites like Ford & Wyatt, The Great PNW and Saressa Designs. Mixed in there are fun and festive discoveries to make your holiday shopping much merrier. You’ll find holiday glasses, holiday-themed tees, spongellés, and Smith and Sinclair cocktail gummies.  Check them out online or visit their store at 390 N. State Street, Suite 124. Hours Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 503.670.1756.  Check their Instagram for updates.

LUCKY ME. This store gets its name from the expression shoppers say when they visit. It’s filled to the brim with lots of bling and holiday décor including ornaments, tea towels and stockings. Speaking of stockings, consider this stocking stuffer central with bottle toppers, fashion emergency kits and colorful socks, just to mention a few. Their usual PJ Salvage offerings make wonderful cozy gifts and on December 2, Pajama Friday, you can save 25% off any pajama purchase. Be sure to visit them the day after Thanksgiving for their Black Friday specials which will last all weekend! And remember, they offer gift wrapping too—saves you one more step ! Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. 385 First Street, Suite 115. 503.636.9595.

RAIN SPARK GALLERY. This seasonal art gallery returns this year in a new location at 180 A Avenue in downtown Lake Oswego. Explore the varied collections of art created in ceramics, metal, fiber, glass, paper, paint, photography and more. You’ll find unique gifts for family and friends and if you’re lucky, decorative and functional works of art for yourself and your home. Don’t miss some of the special events the gallery has planned:

November 20 – Oregon Food bank Day – 20% of all sales given to Oregon Food Bank

December 1 – First Thursday Reception from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m

December 4 – Oregon Humane Society Day – 20% of all sales go to Oregon Humane Society

December 9 and 20 – Stein Distillery Tasting from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and open Christmas Eve from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

R. BLOOM’S. You’ll find a great selection of holiday decor at this Lake Oswego establishment including an entire wall of Christopher Radko ornaments. Let yourself browse and you’ll find lots to tempt you for yourself and others including Hot Skwash, Faceplant pajamas, JingleNog and Ditz Design Animals. Oh, and they deliver flowers too, beautiful arrangements for your holiday celebrations. Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 267 A Avenue, 503.636.5876.

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE. Stop by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Holiday Marketplace for a unique gift for yourself or someone on your list. Select from fine art, ceramics, jewelry, handmade one-of-a-kind items, and wonderful prints and cards, among many other fine gifts and home goods from over 30 local and regional artists. Marketplace is open NOW through Saturday, December 24. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 380 A Avenue, Suite, A, Lake Oswego, OR. For more information, visit the website at or call 503-675-3738.

GRAPEVINE. Name dropping is encouraged here. That’s why you’ll find fashions by Frank and Eileen, Hammitt, Rails, Vince, and Michael Stars just to mention a few. Check their social media pages for new arrivals and DM them if you want them to hold something for you. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 310 N. State Street, #112, 503.635.6009

GLASSYBABY. Glassybaby sells hand-blown votive holders “for people that love to give kindness.” Each come with a story. With names like Strength, Intuition and Lifesaver, I imagine there is a votive that would speak to the friends and family on your list. A portion of all sales go towards the glassybaby foundation to support causes close to glassybaby’s mission: organizations that promote hope and healing. Hours: Monday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 390 N. State Street, 503.804.5415

CHICO’S. Whether you’re looking for holiday red, all that shimmers or comfy and cozy, Chico’s has it. Lake Oswego managed to garner one of the 600 locations of this franchise and the location seems to be a good match—Chico’s was one of the original Lake View Village tenants. The company prides itself on personal stylists who work with you to select the right style with the right fit. Share a little with one of their stylists about your recipient—what colors does she like…are there certain styles she gravitates towards…is machine washable a requirement…and let her go to work for you, letting you look good when she opens her gift. Hours: Monday through Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 385 1st Street, #119, 503.675.6655.

WISHBONE HOME DESIGN. Dress up your home for the holidays with seasonal décor that includes elegant ornaments, festive pillows, boxwood and eucalyptus wreaths and holiday candles. Gift items include jewelry, candlesticks, frames and gift cards. Pick up a little decorating advice while you’re at it from the experts on hand. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 385 1st Street, 503.636.1229.

CITY HOME. This is one of those places that makes shopping fun with its blend of vintage, repurposed and reclaimed furnishings and decorative home pieces, now in its new, expanded location at the corner of State Street and A Avenue. Hostess gifts include holiday soy candles in scents like gingerbread. For all those pet lovers out there, a “Reserved for the dog” or “Reserved for the cat” pillow might be the perfect gift. Other finds include ornaments, vases and a host of furniture and wall art to choose from. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 390 N. State Street, Suite 120, 503.519.7712.

THE GROVE.  It pays to stop in regularly at this neighborhood spot as new merchandise with local makers and exclusive lines are always arriving. You’ll find candles, jewelry, art, books, clothing and more home décor, much of it seasonal. Don’t miss the Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and fill out your wish list so your special someones can get you what you want! Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates.  Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 4473 Lakeview Boulevard, 503.697.9999.

PAPER CAPER. From stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, you can check a lot of people off your list at this store. Vintage holiday lights, a book of Kid Jokes, holiday crackers, holiday-scented candles (Gingerbread and vanilla sound yummy?) and a collection of the whimsical Maileg toys are just some of the treasures you’ll find in addition to their wide selection of greeting cards and wrapping paper. Speaking of wrapping paper, they provide that service during this busy holiday season. Hours: 10:o0 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.  16829 65th Avenue, 503.620.9460.

HEARTSPUN PRINTABLES. This Etsy shop, run by my wife and daughter, offers printable greeting cards and is currently featuring a special Lake Oswego-themed holiday collection. The cards are instant downloads, so you only pay once and the file is yours to print as many times as you want! For only $2.75 per card, that’s a deal! Check them out at heartspun printables

WAITING FOR DECEMBER. My daughter, Riley Costello, is not only a partner on my real estate team but is also an author and has released a holiday book that makes a perfect gift for any romance lovers on your list. You can buy it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iBooks or purchase an autographed copy at the Oswego Heritage Council’s Holiday Marketplace on December 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 398 Tenth Street.  

If a new home is on your holiday shopping list, well, I can help with that! I’ve been a top-performing Realtor in Lake Oswego for over 30 years and would love to put some Ho Ho Ho into your home buying and/or selling experience. Give me a call at 503.939.9801, email me at and/or check out my website.

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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