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From Our Vault: LO's culinary past

You might consider yourself a Lake Oswego foodie, but how much do you know about the city’s culinary past?

Match the name of the restaurant in the numbered list (1-17) with the description in the second (A-Q), and then email your answers to the Oswego Heritage Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The first three people who answer 15 out of the 17 correctly will receive a one-year membership to the Heritage Council; you’ll be notified by email if you are a winner.

1. A & W

2. Beachcomber

3. Don Elton

4. The Hindquarter

5. Irelands

6. The Gables

7. Oswego Lodge

8 Newton’s

9. Pat’s Cafe

10. The Pinafore

11. Rusty Duck

12. The Odessy

13. Safeway lunch counter

14. Village Drug Fountain

15. The Gazebo

16. Chalet L’Abbe

17. Pepis

A. Used pink boxes to deliver pizzas

B. Served “Bull Burgers” after closing

C. Located behind the old fire station

D. Restaurant before it was The Beachcomber

E. Owned by Kay & Charles Needham

F. Was located in current Wizer building

G. Known for BBQ beef sandwiches

H. Old equipment located in Ace Hardware attic

I. Had red velvet wallpaper & served Chinese food

J Known for their cinnamon rolls

K. Owned by the notorious Stan Terry

L. Located in Lake Grove in the early 50’s

M. Before Johnny’s (not the cleaners)

N. Served a webfoot sandwich

O. ALWAYS wore a hat in her restaurant

P. Known for their ice veam

Q. Owned by Horst Mager


1- M 2- I 3-C 4-B 5-D 6-L 7-K 8-P

9- J 10- E 11- N 12- Q 13-G 14- H 15-O

16- F 17 - A