All aboard the Willamette Shore Trolley!

All aboard the Willamette Shore Trolley!

First trip of the summer season departed last week from an upgraded and repainted station depot

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle dies

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle dies

Beloved writer succumbs at 60 to complications related to a brain tumor

Will Lake Oswego find  a home for short-term rentals?

Will Lake Oswego find a home for short-term rentals?

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Pocklington, Wagner reflect on election's mandate for change

Pocklington, Wagner reflect on election's mandate for change

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PETERSON
May 28, 2017

Lake Oswego's Lynn Peterson to run for Metro president

by Pamplin Media Group
Former city councilor and longtime transportation administrator would replace Tom Hughes, who is prohibited by Metro's charter from running again
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - The Lake Oswego girls lacrosse team left little doubt as to who was number one after the Lakers beat Oregon Episcopal School 13-3 in the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association state championship game at Wilsonville High School on Wednesday.
May 26, 2017

Lake Oswego girls beat Oregon Episcopal 13-3 to win state championship

by Miles Vance
The Lakers shut out the Aardvarks for the final 36:20 to win a second straight title
May 26, 2017

No new services proposed in Clackamas budget

by Peter Wong
Administrator notes rising personnel costs, slower property tax growth in a spending plan that will undergo review starting Tuesday


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Homeless camps like this one along the Springwater Trail, can be found across the region. Clackamas County found more than 2,000 homeless people in it's latest count.
May 25, 2017

Clackamas County sees rise in homeless count

by Peter Wong
Evictions are the third-leading cause after affordability and unemployment, study finds
BRIAN GERATHS/PHOTOMEDIAPRODUCTIONS.COM - Kristine Boyer waits atop a ladder Saturday for her team to lift a flower basket into place. 'It gives you a different appreciation for the baskets once you have walked the streets and hung them up,' she says.
May 25, 2017

PETAL POWER

by Pamplin Media Group
More than 60 volunteers fan out across Lake Oswego to hang Village Flower Baskets
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Winners (from left) Julia Yazhari, Sydney Leveque, Mila Kaplan, Jane Dakin and Natalie Kay stand with their framed artwork at the Farmers Market. Behind them, Mayor Kent Studebaker and Arborist Morgan Holen announce the prizes. Not pictured: William Thistle Thwaite, who won third place in the middle school division.
May 25, 2017

'Trees of Lake Oswego' winners announced

by Anthony Macuk
Six young participants in the City's month-long Arbor Day art contest were honored Saturday at the Farmers Market
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Lake Oswego 8-year-olds Dannika and Andre Auduong play the cello during a Stafford Chamber Orchestra concert at the Wilsonville Public Library April 26.
May 25, 2017

Showing off their skills

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Lake Oswego students hit the right notes as part of the Stafford Chamber Orchestra
May 25, 2017

City Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Here's what's happening around Lake Oswego this week, including holiday closures at City Hall
PHOTO COURTESY OF TRACEY FREEMAN - Anna Seely poses with her mom Kim (left) and Kyra's Bake Shop owner Kyra Bussanich in a photo taken in advance of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys annual Man and Woman of the Year gala in downtown Portland.
May 25, 2017

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Seely, Bussanich honored for fighting cancer; DEQ fines LO resident over abatement project
May 25, 2017

Police Log

by Pamplin Media Group
No call is too small for the Lake Oswego Police Department
May 25, 2017

Funeral Notices

by Pamplin Media Group
Memorial services set for Sandra Clayton-Pate and Dorothy Ruth Martin
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - An 'assist crane' holds up the counter-jib of the Wizer Block's 212-foot-tall tower crane while crews work to disconnect it Tuesday. The vertical tower and its cab were the last pieces to be removed.
May 24, 2017

WHAT GOES UP...

by Anthony Macuk
With the vertical stage of construction all but done, crews remove the tallest of two Wizer Block cranes in downtown Lake Oswego
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - Lake Oswego's compost is taken to specialized facilities that can break it down and turn it into healthy fertilizer.
May 24, 2017

DEQ grant will help promote residential composting in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Former Timbers player Nat Borchers will serve as a 'composting celebrity' in four educational videos
COURTESY PHOTO: KATHERINE CHRISTENSON - The Lake Oswego girls tennis team was all smiles after winning its second straight Class 6A state championship on Saturday at the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center in Beaverton.
May 23, 2017

Lake Oswego girls win second straight Class 6A state tennis title

by Miles Vance
The Lakers edge Sunset by one point to claim the 2017 state championship
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Clackamas County commissioners hear from Jay Minor, at left, before voting Tuesday, May 23, to reaffirm Stafford as an urban reserve for the Portland region.
May 23, 2017

Clackamas board reaffirms Stafford as an urban reserve

by Peter Wong
Votes on findings, agreement conclude decade-long debate over designation of area surrounded by Tualatin, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Clackamas County Planning Commission hears from Vahid Brown, housing policy coordinator, at a study session Monday night, May 22, on proposed zoning changes to allow transitional shelters (for homeless) in light and general industrial zones.
May 23, 2017

Panel considers rules for homeless shelters

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County Planning Commission sets public hearing for July 10 as county seeks to set up a project for veterans without housing.
WALLIN
May 23, 2017

School Board assesses Spanish Immersion changes

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego School Board weighing whether to add a second strand of the Spanish Immersion Program at River Grove or elsewhere.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Homeless camps like this one along the Springwater Trail, can be found across the region. Clackamas County found more than 2,000 homeless people in it's latest count.
May 21, 2017

Clackamas County sees rise in homeless count

by Peter Wong
Totals increase even as unemployment drops; official says 'this should be a call to action for everyone in our community'
MOSES
May 25, 2017

School district chooses new communications director

by Pamplin Media Group
Christine Moses, a professional consultant with more than two decades of experience, will step into the role being vacated by Nancy Duin
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Partcipants in last week's community meeting got a chance to study a large map of the entire length of D Avenue, so viewers could compare designs and make notes about specific areas of concern.
May 18, 2017

Neighbors get first look at D Avenue concepts

by Anthony Macuk
Feedback from neighbors will help decide whether to keep the road straight or adopt a meandering design to slow down traffic for D Avenue.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Rose Hubler has been making scones in her Lake Oswego kitchen and selling them at the Farmers Market since the popular attraction's first season. She'll be in Millennium Plaza Park again on Saturday for the market's 17th opening day.
May 18, 2017

'Everything looks so fresh and wonderful'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The Lake Oswego Farmers Market opens Saturday with 17 new vendors and longtime favorites like Rose Hubler.
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - There's no going back now: Tess Creasy reacts as hairdresser Meghan Orrill-Dezell (not pictured) cuts off more than 6 inches of hair for charity.
May 18, 2017

Dad, daughters make the cut

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Lake Oswego trio grow out their hair for use as dreadlock wigs by cancer patients
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - An umbrella apparently didn't slow Elaine Rademacher down on Saturday. The Lake Oswego woman finished fifth in her age group in the Lake Run's 5K race.
May 18, 2017

RUNNIN' IN THE RAIN

by Pamplin Media Group
The Lake Oswego Women's Club's annual Lake Run fundraiser took place this Saturday.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKE OSWEGO ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER - Guests gathered for a volunteer-appreciation event last week at the Adult Community Center in Lake Oswego. On May 23, the ACC will celebrate its national recognition as an accredited senior center with an ice cream party for the public.
May 18, 2017

ACC to celebrate accreditation

by Anthony Macuk
An ice cream social next week will give newcomers a chance to learn about Lake Oswego's Adult Community Center.
May 18, 2017

Lake Oswego City Council signs off on agreement for Stafford's future

by Peter Wong
Pact with Clackamas County, Metro would give three cities greater control over development of 6,230 rural acres

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MOORE
May 18, 2017

Lakeridge announces new athletic director

by Jillian Daley
Incoming Lakeridge AD Terry Moore is currently a track and field coach and chairman of the math department
PECORARO
May 18, 2017

Juvenile Restorative Justice program offers a chance to make it…

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego is among the cities in Clackamas County where service opportunities and positive community connections help young offenders repair the harm they've caused
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Teacher and librarian Donna Cohen leads a 'Civics for Adults' class at the Lake Oswego Public Library.
May 18, 2017

Lake Oswego workshop's goal: finding the truth

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'Civics for Adults' class teaches participants to distinguish between facts and fiction
May 18, 2017

City Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
What's happening in Lake Oswego? Well, the Wizer Block crane will be dismantled next week, and the farmers market returns this Saturday.
BROWN
May 18, 2017

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
What are the latest incidents in Lake Oswego? A burglar was convicted, and the Citizens Action League is shutting down.
May 18, 2017

Police Log

by Pamplin Media Group
There's no call too small for the Lake Oswego Police Department
REVIEW PHOTO:VERN UYETAKE - School Board member John Wallin celebrates Tuesday night after voters overwhelmingly said 'Yes' to the school district's $187 million bond measure. Latest results show Measure 3-515 winning easily, 60.2 percent to 39.8 percent.
May 16, 2017

Lake Oswego voters approve $187 million school bond

by Jillian Daley
Unofficial results at midday Wednesday give Measure 3-515 a commanding lead
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sara Pocklington celebrates with one of her biggest supporters, daughter Ava, after taking a commanding lead Tuesday night in the race for School Board Position 3. That early lead continued to hold up Wednesday, giving Pocklington 56.3 percent of the vote.
May 16, 2017

Pocklington defeats Wendland in Lake Oswego

by Jillian Daley
Unofficial returns in the race for Position 3 on the LO School Board favor the challenger by a wide margin
After six years, directors of the Lake Oswego Citizens Action League say the political action committee 'has served its purpose' and is in the process of shutting down.
May 16, 2017

Lake Oswego Citizens Action League disbanding

by Pamplin Media Group
Political Action Committee typically backed conservative causes and candidates since forming in 2011
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Packard 'Pack' Phillips meets with Centennial Little League President Jennifer Clark to pass off his McKenzie River drift boat, which he donated to the league to raise funds for its softball program.
May 16, 2017

Couple floats a new idea for softball team's raffle

by Barb Randall
Instead of an AR-15, league will use Lake Oswego parishioners' drift boat as a fundraising lure
ANDERSON
May 15, 2017

Lake Oswego Police arrest suspect after he pepper-sprays officer

by Anthony Macuk
K9 unit from Tigard helps locate Bill Paul Anderson after he allegedly tries to flee from officers
PHOTO COURTESY OF HD WALLPAPERS - Does this cute youngster look like a Kylo or Kehlani to you? Those were the fastest-rising names on this year's list of popular monikers from the Social Security Adminstration.
May 12, 2017

Think you picked an unusual name for your baby?

by Pamplin Media Group
Not if you chose Emma or Noah, the most popular names for girls and boys for the third year in a row
BROWN
May 12, 2017

Burglar convicted in six Lake Oswego, Oregon City cases

by Pamplin Media Group
Anthony Gordon Brown is already serving time for a burglary at the Oregon City Coffee Rush
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Lake Oswego has the right to restrict public access to Oswego Lake from City-owned parks such as Sundeleaf Plaza.
May 11, 2017

Appeals Court upholds Oswego Lake restrictions

by Anthony Macuk
Judges reject a challenge to rules prohibiting the public from using City parks to enter the water
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Mayor Kent Studebaker (right) and several city councilors joined developer Patrick Kessi (left) and other dignitaries Tuesday for a climb to the top of the 171-foot-tall crane that towers over the Wizer Block in downtown Lake Oswego.
May 11, 2017

A TALL TALE

by Anthony Macuk
City officials join other dignitaries for a climb to the top of a Wizer Block construction crane in downtown Lake Oswego
LAZENBY
May 11, 2017

Proposed Lake Oswego City budget keeps strong emphasis on…

by Anthony Macuk
Overall goal of the $245.9 million spending plan is to 'take care of what we have,' city manager says
May 11, 2017

Clackamas board allows more time on Stafford agreement

by Peter Wong
County now sets May 23 to approve findings as an urban reserve, sign plan with three cities to lay out eventual development of 6,230 acres.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Lake Oswego resident Meg James discusses window rehabilitation options with Tyler Johnson of Portland-based Indow Windows. James said she came to the expo to learn more about window options for her 1926 home.
May 11, 2017

Giving new life to historic homes

by Anthony Macuk
Your House Matters Expo in Lake Oswego showcases historic preservation techniques
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JIM THOMAS - SP 4449 rumbles through Lake Oswego on its way to Tigard on Tuesday. On board: the retiring chairman of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., Mortimer B. Fuller III.
May 11, 2017

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
In the news this week in The Review, some happenings included a steam train rolling through town and impaired driving arrests
May 11, 2017

Police Log

by Pamplin Media Group
Learn about the strange and mundane happenings of Lake Oswego
May 11, 2017

City Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Here's what's happening around Lake Oswego this week, along with drop-off locations for the May 16 election
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Oswego Heritage Council Executive Director Nancy Niland (left) and Historic Home Tour chairwoman Nancy Dunis visit The Needham House, one of the stops on this year's tour.
May 11, 2017

Celebrate the people of LO's past

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Oswego Heritage Council's 10th-annual tour on May 20 features seven historic places
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May 10, 2017

Land Board rejects sale, keeps Elliott State Forest in public…

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Brown, Richardson and Read reject $220.8 million offer to purchase the 82,500-acre swath of coastal property
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JIM THOMAS - SP 4449 rumbles through Lake Oswego on its way to Tigard on Tuesday. On board for the special trip: the retiring chairman of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., Mortimer B. Fuller III.
May 10, 2017

Did you hear that train a comin' Tuesday?

by Pamplin Media Group
Steam locomotive SP 4449 rumbled through Lake Oswego on a trip to honor railroad's retiring chairman



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