You Know It’s Summer When….

LO Farmer's Market

The Farmer’s Market is happening on Saturday mornings.

Every Saturday through October 12th, come and enjoy the Lake Oswego Farmer’s Market.  9:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Millennium Plaza Park, you’ll find a wide array of food and flora.  Several vendors offer fantastic fresh-made breakfast options, so that is a good place to start.  Live music is a plus.  There is even doggie daycare.  Then fill your basket with berries, fresh vegetables, artisian meats and cheeses, and many other lush options that let you know it is the season that fully brings us the fruits of the earth. 

The Vintage Trolley is again on the tracks.

TrolleyTake a historic ride on vintage trolley #514.  It is a replica of the original trolleys that were used in Portland at the turn of the last century.  Wicker seats, brass fixtures, and ornate woodwork will take you back in time.  The ride costs $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-12, and it’s free for kids under the age of 3.  Even better, there will be free rides offered July 4, 5, and 6, from 10 am to 4pm each day.

The ride is currently 20 minutes in lenght.  It stops just North of the Sellwood Bridge, due to the current bridge construction.  It follows the shore of the Willamette River.  There are 2 high-lights:  the 1400 foot Elk Rock tunnel (known as Oregon’s darket tunnel) and 686 foot Long Trestle.  I am a big fan of tunnels and trestles and this little trolley ride is great fun.  For more info, click here.

It’s Summer Concert time!

Suffice it to say that the City of Lake Oswego puts on two wonderful concert series.  The Sounds of Summer series occurs Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The concerts are split between Foothills Park and Westlake Park.  Performers this year include Curtis Salgado, Tom Grant, and Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts.  For the full performance schedule of the Sounds of Summer series, click here.  The Moonlight and Music series occurs Sundays from 6:00-7:30 at Millennium Plaza Park.  Performers in this series include SoulMates, Ian McFeron, and Geoffrey Castle.    For a full concert schedule for the Moonlight and Music Series, click here.   It is pretty much the very essence of summer to spread out a picnic blanket, relax back in the warmth of a summer evening, and listen to some wonderful music.  These concerts are free.

For me, besides being busy with real estate, I enjoy the anticipation of all of the great goings on that are unique to Oregon in the summer.  I think because we have such distinct seasons, with our fair share of cold weather, we really know how to apprecaite and to make the most of the wonderful months of summer.