Destination guide

An oasis, but not where you'd expect it

While "the 'burbs" might not evoke the perfect getaway, this suburban neighborhood just 30 minutes south of Portland is exactly that. After a scenic drive, visitors can breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the locally owned boutiques and restaurants situated on the banks of Lake Oswego. Art galleries and theaters bring new life to the area, too, with constantly changing exhibits, productions, and performances. As one of Portland's most affluent suburbs, there are plenty of upscale Lake Oswego vacation rentals to please even the most discerning of travelers.

Things to do

Food, art, and culture thrive on the banks of Lake Oswego

If someone claimed Lake Oswego invented farm-to-table, you just might believe them. Nearly every restaurant touts its "farm fresh" quality, and those eager to learn more about the local organic and sustainable agriculture scene should pay a visit to the city-run Luscher Farm. Cultural highlights include an outdoor public art exhibit called the Gallery Without Walls, and the annual theater season at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Visitors looking to get even further away from city life will enjoy scenic drives through nearby wine country, or hiking one of the city's 5 main trails that loop around Lake Oswego.


Where nature lovers and culture vultures unite

Whether escaping the city in search of small town charm and local hidden gems, or just seeking some fresh air, Lake Oswego delivers. Nature lovers will enjoy the city's surrounding hiking trails and the many public parks and gardens. Culture vultures, meanwhile, will stay busy hopping from boutiques to galleries, or taking in a show or concert. Everyone can end the day with a delicious meal at one of the town's many charming lakefront restaurants, or in the comfort of a Lake Oswego vacation rental.


Don't let the rain get you down

Like Portland, Lake Oswego is known for its rainfall - but don't let that stop you! April showers certainly bring a burst of May flowers, while the summer is your best bet for sunny and dry days that aren't too hot. The fall is perfect for a flash of autumnal color, but keep in mind that a spot of rain is usually on the horizon, too. Winter visitors should use the gray, damp weather as the perfect excuse to hole up in a Lake Oswego vacation rental with an Oregon-made Pinot Noir or a locally-brewed craft beer.

Natural features

Small-town charm in this lakefront gem

Situated on the banks of its namesake lake, Lake Oswego is practically picture perfect. With sprawling homes nestled among the hills and hiking trails that loop around the town, it's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Portland. The town has the added bonus of being on the edge of wine country and under 2 hours from the coast, for any travelers interested in venturing just a bit further to explore the rocky coastline of the Pacific Northwest.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Oswego

The nearest airport is in Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), located 13.4 mi (21.5 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Oswego?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 540 vacation rentals near Lake Oswego. From 262 Houses to 123 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Oswego for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Oswego?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Oswego:

  • Downtown: 168 vacation rentals
  • Pearl District: 111 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 54 vacation rentals
  • Sellwood-Moreland: 22 vacation rentals
  • Hawthorne: 150 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Oswego?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Oswego. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Millenium Plaza City Park: 748 vacation rentals
  • Oswego Lake Country Club: 793 vacation rentals
  • Portland Temple Visitors' Center: 811 vacation rentals
  • Willamette Shore Trolley: 773 vacation rentals
  • Marylhurst University: 770 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Oswego listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Oswego?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 262 Houses in Lake Oswego. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Oswego include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 123 rentals available
  • Cottages: 36 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Oswego?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 36 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Oswego. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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