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Live Local: Shop, Eat, Play, Stay

June 3, 2024
Live Local: Shop, Eat, Play, Stay

There's something special about supporting local businesses and exploring everything a community has to offer right in your own backyard. From one-of-a-kind shops to mouth watering eateries and fun activities, there's so much to discover when you keep it close to home and choose to Live Local.

Lake Oswego and West Linn are filled with a wide array of local shops, eateries, activities and accommodations just waiting to be discovered. Live Local with us and experience it all!

Ditch the monotonous, treat yourself to a great retail experience and shop locally to find truly unique items. For the art lovers, check out the Perfect Piece Gallery & Gifts to explore stunning art pieces and unique gifts for any occasion, World Hearts Fair Trade which features many handcrafted, ethically and sustainably sourced goods from accessories, art, clothing, home goods and more, or head to Wyatt Moon Mercantiles for an eclectic mix of books, jewelry, crystals, and so much more. To discover more places to shop, check out Wander Willamette’s Local Business Map!

With all that shopping, you're bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, Lake Oswego and West Linn are bursting with amazing local dining options for whatever cuisine you’re craving. Whether you’re in the mood for a little bite to eat and a crisp glass of wine at Beso Bar & Bottle, an authentic Chinese dish at Essence of China, or brews at Willamette Cider & Ale house and wandering the food trucks next door at Willamette Garage, a sweet treat from Kyra’s Bake Shop or Blue Star Donuts, you’re spoiled with choices.

Once you've fueled up, we recommend checking out the many local ways to stay active and have fun too. Get your endorphins pumping with a yoga class at Imagine Yoga Studio, get active and moving at Ketzal Martial Arts, or focus on restorative practices at Sana Integrative Acupuncture. And if you have little ones, the creative, fun classes and sessions at My Little Monet or Yanan’s Art Learning Studio are worth checking out!

After all of that shopping, eating, and playing, when it's finally time to rest and recharge, the beautiful Lakeshore Inn overlooking Lake Oswego is the perfect place for a staycation, or great to host loved ones that are visiting. Just steps away from so many attractions, nature parks, and not too far from the Lake Oswego Farmers Market, this is a convenient location offering a truly memorable experience.

No matter how you decide to experience the beauty and charm that Lake Oswego and West Linn offer, the key is to Live Local!

There's no better way to do that than with the Local Community Gift Card. This prepaid Mastercard works at any business that accepts Mastercard in Lake Oswego and West Linn, even a local gas station if you need to fuel up for all of your adventures wandering Willamette. It's the perfect way to discover new local favorites or revisit your favorite spots. It opens up endless possibilities for culinary adventures at local eateries, shopping locally-made goods, enjoying local activities and attractions, or even a fun staycation.

The gift card allows recipients to create their own customized local experience however they wish. Residents can use it to rediscover beloved businesses or try new local gems, and visitors get an insider's pass to explore famous local hotspots and uncover hidden gems alike. The Local Community Gift Card’s flexibility means embracing the delightful unpredictability of living local.

Give the gift of experiencing your community's unique local flavor and choose to Live Local and wander Willamette with us!

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