Lake Oswego Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lake Oswego

April 14, 2018 Madelene Haan

Lake Oswego /ɒsˈwiːɡoʊ/ is a city in the State of Oregon, primarily in Clackamas County with small portions extending into neighboring Multnomah and Washington counties. Located about 8 miles (13 km) south of Portland and surrounding the 405-acre (1.64 km) Oswego Lake, the town was founded in 1847 and incorporated as Oswego in 1910. The city was the hub of Oregon's brief iron industry in the late 19th century and is today an affluent suburb of Portland. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 36,619, a 3.8% increase over the 2000 population of 35,278.
Things to do in Lake Oswego

1. Banning's Restaurant & Pie

11477 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223-8627 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 503-244-2558
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 183 reviews

Banning's Restaurant & Pie

Reviewed By 366kayseyh - Los Angeles, California

Would have come back many more times of time had permitted! They have amazing pies and cakes on display. Their seven layer chocolate cake is in my sights for my next visit!

2. La Provence

16350 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035-4262 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 503-635-4533
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 462 reviews

La Provence

Reviewed By Janet F - Kelso, Washington

Five of us went for a birthday lunch. One bite of the Alsace omelette and my husband was saying "Mmmm." The same for another family member and the Monte Cristo sandwich. I got the banana french toast and the bread was so delicious I thought it could have been served alone. Four of us got pastries to take home - the spinach and feta croissant was huge and light and airy. The service was excellent. When we arrived we were told there would be a 40-minute wait. It ended up being less than 15 minutes, and we were waited on, served drinks, and received food in very short order. Our server even brought a fruit tart on a plated tray that said Happy Birthday in some kind of fruit sauce at the end of our meal. We were pleasantly surprised at the price - less than $85 for the meal - given the high level of food and service.

3. Linn City Pub

19389 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068-2000 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 503-675-8833
Excellent
34%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Linn City Pub

Great local eating establishment!!

Reviewed By KH198 - Annapolis, Maryland

This place is clean and bright, the menu is long and interesting, service is fast and friendly, the food is great, and there’s plenty of free parking. There were three of us for lunch. I had the burger with bacon and cheese which was cooked perfectly, and my wife and her friend had the daily special which was fried razor clams that were excellent. I will definitely be back the next time I visit West Linn.

4. Hale's

17502 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267-5907 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 503-659-7566
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Hale's

Reviewed By Lynne C - Portland, Oregon

After we were unsuccessful in getting into another Milwaukie restaurant for dinner without reservations on Thursday evening, we decided to give Hale's a try. We knew the reviews were good for breakfast, but had no idea what to expect for an evening meal.
First of all, the service was excellent. We were seated and offered beverages immediately and no fewer than three servers stopped to refill my husband's coffee during our stay. Everyone we met was pleasant and helpful.
I ordered the meat loaf special. I was given a choice between brown and ham gravy, which I thought was sort of strange, but I chose the brown gravy. It was very thick and did not look appetizing, but it was delicious. My arteries may have clogged up completely, but I would definitely order it again. The meat loaf was acceptable and the mashed potatoes were good. I opted for a salad to start and was pleasantly surprised. It had beets, large slices of cucumber, and very good croutons, much better than the iceberg lettuce and shaved carrots usually served in this type of restaurant. My husband enjoyed a reuben sandwich and onion rings. The bill for the two of us was only $17.
We will definitely go back to Hale's, especially for breakfast. The pancake menu looks fabulous.

5. Oswego Grill

7 Centerpointe Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97035-8601 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 5 - SGD 41 +1 503-352-4750
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Oswego Grill

"Upscale Elegance at a Casual Price!" Monday-Friday Complimentary Valet Parking at Lake Oswego location during the lunch hour.

Reviewed By jsthelin - Portland, Oregon

Nice variety of dining options including seasonal specialties. Preparation & presentation were done well. The staff was very attentive and made sure our party was happy with everything. All in all a very pleasant experience.

6. Bugatti's Ristorante

18740 Willamette Dr, Suite A, West Linn, OR 97068-1719 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 66 +1 503-636-9555
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Bugatti's Ristorante

Upscale meets casual, romantic, excellent service, carefully crafted food. Bugatti's Ristorante in West Linn has been creating memories since 1992. We strive to use fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients to create an authentic NW Italian cuisine. Amazing event space.

Reviewed By Bjrem - Lake Oswego, Oregon

We dined with six other couples; the appetizers, all 12 dinners, and desserts were all delicious. Creative menu, wonderful mix of seasonings, perfectly cooked. The tuna was outstanding. One of the best overall dining experiences to be had in the Portland metro area. Don't miss it.

7. Gramma's Corner

10800 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222-7435 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 503-654-7110
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Gramma's Corner

Reviewed By Dennis M - Milwaukie, Oregon

We visited for the first time on a busy Sunday morning. Took a little while to get a table, but understandable given Mother's Day. Decor looks a lot like what you would expect if your older grandmother had a restaurant at her place. Somewhat dated, but cozy. Food was good, although the strawberries were a little tart. Portion size was good and friendly service. Always seems to draw a crowd. Parking is pretty good, but can get a little tighter on Sundays in the summer due to the farmers market close by.

8. Babica Hen Cafe

15964 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035-4361 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 503-636-4012
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Babica Hen Cafe

Reviewed By joanp232

I had the Iron Miner's Breakfast. It was a lot of food. The eggs were well cooked. The bacon had a good flavor. I loved the accompanying gravy. It was quite tasty. My husband ordered sausage and eggs which looked as though they were nicely cooked. I tasted and did not care for the chicken sausage. However, his potatoes were outstanding. They were crispy crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. My daughter ordered the Granola plate and once again it was a lot of food. The yogurt accompanying the plate was a nice thick Greek yogurt. The fruit ad fresh. She said the accompanying bran muffin was quite good.

The patrons seemed to be drinking a lot of alcohol with breakfast. They set their Spanish coffee on fire before serving it. What a sight! But there were many Bloody Mary's and other drinks being served. Seems to be the place to go for your breakfast alcohol!

9. Riccardo's

16035 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035-4303 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 105 +1 503-636-4104
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Riccardo's

Lake Grove's finest Italian restaurant, Riccardo's, has been owned and operated by Riccardo and Georgette Spaccarelli since 1980. Each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients, and our eclectic wine selection ensures a perfect accompaniment. Come dine al fresco on our stylish patio and enjoy a glass of exceptional Italian Wine.

Reviewed By Bill R - Portland, Oregon

Roberta and I attended an Olum Bauda wine dinner. Gianni Bertolino traveled from Italy to tell us about the wine. The dinner featured a 5 course meal with the wines perfectly paired to each course. The Braised beef chuck roast was to die for. Of the 3 Barbera d'Asti that we tried, our favorite was Barbera D'Asti, DOCG Superiore "Le Rocchette", 2013. The wine was reasonably priced for a wine of its quality

10. Ohana Hawaiian Cafe

10608 SE Main St, Milwaukie, OR 97222-7513 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Polynesian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 503-305-8170
Excellent
46%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Ohana Hawaiian Cafe

Reviewed By DramaRatQueen - Portland, Oregon

The kalua pork was too salty for me, but I would order the Hawaiian BBQ chicken again. The macaroni salad and white rice complement the meat and sauces very well. Great servers, short wait time.

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