Category Archives: Lake Oswego lifestyle

Celebrate National Do Something Nice Day

Monday, October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day. It sounds like the perfect prescription for a country mired in divisive political battles on so many levels. Besides being good for someone else, and good for the collective mental health … Continue reading

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Six Ways You Can Help During This Wildfire Crisis

“How can I help?” That is what many Lake Oswego residents on Next Door, Facebook, and Twitter are asking. And it fits our profile. I remember when our family home flooded back in 1996, neighbors and friends showed up at … Continue reading

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Getting Creative in Lake Oswego During COVID-19

COVID-19 has required individuals and businesses to pivot to respond to the challenges that social distancing presents. In the beginning, my business met the challenge with a new set of protocols including virtual tours, controlled showings with limited access and … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Lake Oswego Is The Best Place To Be Right Now

When the pandemic first hit, it seemed like it was easier for all of us to count our blessings and find gratitude in the little things. Now six months in, and we’re staring at a glass half empty instead of … Continue reading

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How Covid-19 Has Reshaped the Walkability of Lake Oswego

Pre-Covid, I averaged 7,000 steps a day and many of them were acquired inside a gym. These days I’m racking upwards of 12,000 a day and the bulk of them occur outside on the streets of Lake Oswego. I live … Continue reading

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Enjoy this Low Risk Summer Activity During COVID-19 in Lake Oswego

NPR recently listed the risk involved in typical summer activities during COVID-19 and ranked going out to a bar or nightclub as extremely high risk. “Nothing makes this a good idea right now,” the authors conclude. But summer happy hours … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Scavenger Hunt

The longer the pandemic continues, the more creative we have to get. Especially if you have kids, this long stretch of staying-at-home can become challenging. Here’s a Lake Oswego scavenger hunt to the rescue. We live in a beautiful town … Continue reading

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Lake Oswego on My Daily Quarantine Walks

We interrupt this blog post for an important announcement: The Lake Grove Swim Park is officially open! This popular swimming hole in Lake Oswego is operating under new conditions and regulations including a 50 person capacity at all times, limiting … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Is Open For Business During COVID-19 Phase 1 Re-Opening

Drive around town during Happy Hour and you’ll see that Lake Oswego restaurants are open for dine-in as well as takeout business. And they aren’t the only ones re-opening their doors to the public. Gym members are signing up for … Continue reading

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Creative Ways Lake Oswegans and Others Have Been Quarantining During COVID-19

While things are starting to open up slowly, sheltering in place is still the default mode for many of us. I’ve noticed that quarantining seems to be separating Lake Oswegans and all Americans into two categories: the creatives and the … Continue reading

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