City wants to hear your thoughts on short-term rentals in Lake Oswego; survey online now

SHORT-TERM RENTALS SURVEY: City officials are conducting an online survey in an effort to understand Lake Oswego residents' opinions regarding short-term rentals (STRs). Among the issues: What concerns may arise if STRs are allowed but not properly regulated, and what opportunities might be lost if STRs continue to be prohibited? Responses will be used in the preparation of a draft ordinance for public review and a hearing by the Planning Commission in late 2018 or early 2019. To take the survey, go to

50+ ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 28): The 50+ Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.). Details:

PRESCHOOL NATURE WALK (SEPT. 28): Youngsters can explore how seeds travel and see the distances they can move during a walk for preschoolers and parents through Springbrook Park (behind the playground at Uplands Elementary, 2055 Wembley Park Road). The free walk, which is scheduled from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, will be led by Friends of Springbrook Park. Discovery Buckets will be provided for preschoolers to share. For more information, contact Anne Lider at 503-701-2291 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BAG IT! (SEPT. 28): Lake Oswego's Sustainability Advisory Board will host a free screening of the film "Bag it: Is your life too plastic?" at 6 p.m. Friday at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.). "Bag It" follows a guy named Jeb Berrier as he takes a closer look at society's cultural love affair with plastics. A discussion will follow the screening.

FARMERS MARKET (SEPT. 29): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park (200 First St.) on Saturday, with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (OCT. 1): The DRC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details:

CITY COUNCIL (OCT. 2): The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details:

FIRST TUESDAY MUSIC (OCT. 2): Chicamarimba, Portland's own all-female marimba band, returns to the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) at 7 p.m. Tuesday with their unforgettable combination of toe-tapping rhythms, joyful sing-alongs and musical folklore. This concert is free; for more information, contact Chris Myers at 503-435-5667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (OCT. 3): The Youth Leadership Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday the the Main Fire Station (300 B Ave.). Details:

FIRST WEDNESDAY (OCT. 3): The Oswego Heritage Council will present "Historic Preservation and the Path to a Sustainable Future" at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of its First Wednesday lecture series. The free event will be held at the Oswego Heritage House and Museum (398 Tenth St.) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; refreshments will be served.

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