Babica Hen Cafe
A warm, inviting venue, Babica Hen Cafe is named after a decorative hen the owner’s grandmother — ‘babica’ in Slovenian — had in her kitchen. A family friendly venue, this café prides itself on creating delicious, made-from-scratch dishes featuring ingredients procured from the area. Enticing options include Le Waffle Lyonnais, which is a warm waffle topped with black forest ham, a fried egg, arugula, and tarragon hollandaise; the innovative shredded smoked pork eggs benedict, which features cornbread topped with pork, black beans, white cheddar, pico de gallo, plus green chile hollandaise; and blueberry brûlée French toast. The lunch menu offers a variety of salads and sandwiches.
Babica Hen Cafe, 15964 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 636 4012
Blue Moon Coffee
Blue Moon Coffee is a great place to relax while enjoying great espresso drinks proudly made with Stumptown Coffee. Within a laid back environment, complete with comfortable couches and chairs, visitors can also sample a variety of baked goods plus breakfast, which is served all day, and lunch items daily. For breakfast, the veggie sausage and cheese egg sandwich on an English muffin is one tasty option while the lunch crowd will enjoy the raspberry turkey sandwich with roasted sliced turkey, Tillamook cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, raspberry preserves, and Dijon mustard. Those with a sweet tooth can try a variety of muffins, cookies, scones, and more.
Blue Moon Coffee, 3975 Mercantile Dr., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 805 1883
Dang’s Thai Kitchen
Located downtown, Dang’s Thai Kitchen delights patrons with its flavorful cuisine. Serving authentic Thai recipes, the culinary team procures the freshest ingredients available, including specialty items from Thailand, for its healthy fare. Within a welcoming, spacious interior, diners with a wide range of tastes from meat and seafood lovers to vegetarians will have a host of options from which to choose. Notable choices include the kao soi, which includes a choice of protein, egg noodles, shallots, cilantro, and pickled lettuce all in a kao soi curry soup and topped with crispy egg noodles; and the roasted duck in a red curry sauce with eggplant, bamboo shoots, tomatoes, pineapple, bell peppers, basil leaves, grapes, and tropical fruit.
Dang’s Thai Kitchen, 670 N. State St., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 697 0779
Five Spice Seafood + Wine Bar
Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar is a lovely restaurant specializing in various seafood and meat dishes. Situated along the lake, the restaurant also features an open-air deck and provides pretty views of the lake and surrounding area making it a relaxing place to enjoy a delicious meal. Must try entrées include the spicy seafood stew with fresh fish, prawns, manilla clams, bay scallops, squid, red peppers, Spanish yellows onions all in a spicy fumet with white rice and the cider-brined smoked pork chop served with vegetable tian and apple demi-glace. Five Spice Seafood also has an impressive wine list, with an emphasis on bottles from California, Washington, Oregon, and Europe.
Owner Chef Thu Ha Dinh delights guests with her delectable gourmet Asian cuisine at fuAsian time and time again. A catering company, this establishment, which is open weekdays, also allows diners to order a variety of flavorful items online before picking them up and taking them to go or enjoying them in the open kitchen environment. Sourcing the freshest ingredients available, the culinary team creates highlights such as the Malaysian seafood laksa with a broth of coconut, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, fresh chile, local fish, wild prawns, and scallops on a bed of rice noodles and bean sprouts and the Vietnamese pho made with beef or chicken. Gluten-free diners and vegans also have tasty options.
fuAsian, 365 N. State St., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 305 8600
Owned by James Joyce and Vicky Davies, GP Kitchen opened in 1992 strictly as a catering company. Today, they also have a neighborhood café serving a wonderful array of sweet and savory items. Within a friendly atmosphere, guests can try sweet options such as cookies, including chocolate chip, oatmeal-currant, and double chocolate-walnut, pumpkin bread, scones, and other delights like pie and cobbler. As for savory options, the CC rider sandwich with smoked turkey, havarti, roasted red onions, and lemon-basil mayo and the spinach and chèvre galette in a flaky pastry topped with artichokes, olives, and walnuts are two excellent choices. Be sure to order a side the popular Brussels sprouts, which are roasted with parmesan and bacon.
GP Kitchen, 39 B Ave., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 697 7355
Nicoletta’s Table is a charming neighborhood trattoria and market inspired by those found in Italy. This trattoria offers guests a warm, rustic interior in which to try various Italian dishes from panini to salads to fresh pasta all bursting with the freshest ingredients. Mouthwatering options found on the menu include the Italian BLT with Carlton Farms pancetta, marinated roma tomatoes, butter lettuce, and tomato aioli; the linguini frutti di mare with mussels, scampi, calamari, salmon, white wine, tomatoes, and puttanesca sauce; and the rack of lamb with seasonal vegetables. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available as well plus the market provides an array of gourmet items so that guests can create their own Italian meal at home.
Nicoletta’s Table, 333 S. State St., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 530 699 2927
The Olive & The Grape
The Olive and The Grape is a gem of a restaurant serving cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Pacific Northwest alongside wines from around the world. This establishment offers lunch, dinner, plus occasional special winemaker dinners, which can be found on their social media page. Beautifully plated highlights include the signature appetizer, garlic cheesecake, which is a flavorful spread served with local honey and olive oil crostini; the crispy duck confit served with green lentils, wilted greens and xeres; gluten-free crab cakes; and elk meatloaf with potato purée plus spinach-bacon-tomato jam. Tantalizing desserts are available as well.
The Olive & The Grape, 14559 Westlake Dr., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 747 7263
Established in 2009, Oswego Grill is a locally owned and operated venue. Possessing an elegant yet casual environment, the grill is a great place to visit for a relaxing night out or a celebration of any sort. Using a custom built hardwood grill, the culinary team at Oswego Grill creates many delightful options that will satisfy both meat and seafood lovers. Must-try entrées include the eponymous Oswego Grill burger topped with roasted poblano pepper, smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, Bermuda onion, and mayo and the salmon tacos with napa cabbage, tomato salsa, and pico de gallo in flour tortillas. To complement the meals, beer, wine and cocktails are available.
Oswego Grill, 7 Centerpointe Dr., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 352 4750
St. Honoré Boulangerie
Those diners looking for a taste of France in Lake Oswego can head to St. Honoré Boulangerie. Brimming with old world charm within a light-filled space, this delightful bakery offers a wide range of baked goods from breads to pastries to desserts along with savory lunch entrées. Day to day selections may vary, but sweet choices to note are the mini raspberry croissants, chocolate brioche, tarte aux pommes, éclair café, and strawberry millefeuille to name but a few. Savory options include the chèvre chaud, which is a salad with smoked duck breast, aged goat cheese toast, roasted red bell pepper, and mixed greens mesclun with house vinaigrette and the jambon Parisien sandwich with Dijon mustard butter, Black Forest ham, Emmental cheese, cornichons, and lettuce on a baguette.
St. Honoré Boulangerie, 315 1st St., Lake Oswego, OR, USA, +1 503 496 5596