The Perfect Restaurants for a Perfect Prom Night


Regan Russell, Staff Reporter

Struggling to find a restaurant to take your date before prom? Well there’s no need to worry. Below are five restaurants with delicious menus that are around our prom venue, the Foundry in Lake Oswego. Any would be perfect for your pre-prom dinner date.

Oswego Grill:

This traditional American grill is a not-too-spendy place to eat before dancing the night away at prom. It’s about 15 minutes away from our beautiful prom venue, the Foundry, and has a variety of meals appealing to most. The Oswego Grill opened its first location in Lake Oswego in 2009. According to the website, the Oswego Grill is designed to be “Upscale Elegance at a Casual Price”. It has many different traditional American dishes, and is very delicious as well.

Address: 7 Centerpointe Dr. Lake Oswego, OR 97035



Manzana is a restaurant that has everything you could ever want food-wise. Their menu has a huge selection of different types of food and the customers are “never disappointed”, according to a recent Yelp review. The food is great and the venue is beautiful. It is a very classy restaurant, and would be great for your prom dinner. It is 10 minutes away from the Foundry and is a definite favorite for Lake Oswego residents.

Address: 305 1st St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034


Zeppo Italian:

Italian food is always a great choice if you’re stuck trying to decide where to go. Zeppo Italian is another pretty inexpensive restaurant and is a very classy place to grab a bite to eat before prom. Their menu has any Italian meal you can think of, and gives customers the option to eat outside. It is about 10 minutes away from The Foundry. Zeppo Italian is also a very nice change from your common Italian restaurants, like Olive Garden. This restaurant also has great reviews and is well-liked by most that eat there.

Address: 345 1st St, Suite 105, Lake Oswego, OR 97034


Clarke’s Restaurant:

Clarke’s is a very well-liked restaurant in Lake Oswego. It has a “superb menu selection” according to a recent Yelp review. They have your typical American menu, as well as some different dishes from other ethnicities as well. Clarke’s does differ from the other three restaurants mentioned because it is a tad more pricey. However, this should not stop you from going there. The food is definitely worth the little extra money, according to the reviews. It is about 9 minutes away from the Foundry. With the great food and how close the restaurant is, why not take your date to Clarke’s Restaurant before prom?

Address: 455 2nd St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034



Tucci, another Italian restaurant in Lake Oswego, has great reviews about not only the food, but also the service and the venue. “The food is great and the service is awesome,” says a recent Yelp review. The menu is filled with different Italian options, as well as some other more American dishes as well. Their dessert menu is very well-liked by the customers that go there. This restaurant is also on the pricier side, but nothing too overly expensive. Tucci is about 7 minutes away from the Foundry and would be another great choice to start off your night.

Address: 220 A Ave., Lake Oswego, OR 97034