Local Lunch Recommendations – Downtown Lake Oswego
At CENTRL, we know there’s more to work than just showing up to the office. That’s why we choose locations that are in vibrant, walkable (and bikeable) neighborhoods where a thriving and inspiring entrepreneurial spirit can be felt while simply strolling down the street.
Lucky for us, many of these entrepreneurs not only feed new ideas, they feed people, too. As a result, this is a neighborhood teeming with amazing locally owned lunch spots, many of them steps away from our downtown Lake Oswego location. With so many choices, though, we know that deciding where to grab a bite can sometimes feel overwhelming.
With this in mind, here are a few of our favorite lunch spots. Of course, we’re only scratching the surface here, but you can’t go wrong with any of these locally owned Lake Oswego eateries.
Lake Oswego Ice Creamery & Restaurant
37 A Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Despite the name, this Lake Oswego staple serves food all day and has a great lunch menu. Their burgers are juicy and seriously flavorful and are made with fresh ingredients. Located in the heart of downtown, they are in a classic looking building with a cute patio to sit outside under the shade of the matching bright blue umbrellas. We think it’s a great place to take a midday break, whether it’s for lunch, to people-watch, or just enjoy some delicious ice cream.
417 First St, Lake Oswego OR 97034
For a bustling, stylish spot with a patio that offers elevated tacos and other Mexican eats (plus original cocktails), Holy Taco is a great choice. They are a family-owned and operated Oswego staple that we encourage you to check out.
Manzana Rotisserie Grill
305 1st St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Craving not only outstanding food, but an outstanding atmosphere? Check out Manzana’s, where you can sit outside on a spacious deck that overlooks Lake Oswego. The menu includes fresh salmon, burgers, steaks, and grilled vegetables, all prepared on their fire-roasted rotisserie grill. We especially love their housemade veggie burger and oven roasted turkey chop salad.
CENTRL Loves Local Businesses
Beyond our workspace, what makes our location special is our neighbors — local businesses like us — who form the backbone of our community. That’s why we encourage you to support our neighbors here in Lake Oswego. And whether you are looking for the perfect slice of pizza, taco, or a spot to grab a beer after work, always feel free to ask our staff for a recommendation. We’re here to help!