Road Trip: Lake Oswego

The town of Lake Oswego (pop. 37,000), incorporated in 1910, is nestled on the banks of a 405-acre lake just eight miles from downtown Portland. Industry heads once hoped to make the community a steel town to rival Pittsburgh. Instead, early 20th-century developers turned to residential building, creating some of the era’s most attractive homes with…


Lake Oswego

Portland’s neighbor to the south is located just a short, scenic drive down Highway 43.

Visitors will find boutiques and fine restaurants on the shores of the city’s 405-acre namesake lake. Lake Oswego also celebrates the arts with a number of art galleries and performing arts centers.

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Mt. Pisgah in Eugene is a great place to take dogs and go hiking. For an easier hike, look for the arboretum trails. If the weather is right there are some creeks in the parking area that a dog could play in. Tryon Creek Trail near Portland is dog-friendly and just friendly, in general. Wahclella…

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