There's a lot about Lake Oswego Reads that makes Bill Baars and Cyndie Glazer proud — the widespread community involvement, the stunning breadth of events that surround each year's literary selection.
For Andrew Edwards, that sense of pride comes from Lake Oswego's well-deserved reputation as "The City of Arts." After all, he says, the community is home to actors, dancers, musicians, writers, illustrators, filmmakers, poets, designers, visual artists, sculptors, craft artisans, technicians, dancers, costumers, fashion designers, architects, promoters, managers and more.
"It's an endless supply," Edwards says, "of unique artisans with artistic vision and talent who live and work within just a few miles of our home or work."
Truth be told, there are myriad reasons why Lake Oswego is a special place to live, work and play. This is a remarkable community, with vibrant businesses, beautiful parks and open spaces, best-in-the-state schools and, well, the list goes on.
This week, we pay tribute to some of those organizations, places and people — including Baars, Glazer and Edwards — in our annual Perspective magazine, which you'll find inside the April 26 issue of The Review. It's just one more reason, we believe, to feel "hometown proud," and we think you'll agree.
— The Review