Day by day, season after season, Mary’s Woods helps you connect to everything important in your world – people, art, culture, and activities that celebrate living your best life. It’s a celebration of connectedness as unbreakable as family. All experienced to the fullest amid the natural beauty of the Willamette Valley.

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Senior Living in Lake Oswego, OR

Step into the marvelous world of Mary’s Woods

Here, where historic trees rustle along the scenic Willamette River, life is lived in accord with nature. Here, in our not-for-profit Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Community, you’ll find a diverse group of seekers and explorers, thinkers and doers — all pursuing engaging, healthy lifestyles filled with energizing social interaction, enriching activities and spiritual growth.

Within this harmonious and vibrant community, where genuine smiles greet you and a spirit of caring pervades, it’s easy to see the possibilities for an enhanced, fulfilling life that’s utterly unique among senior living communities near Portland, Oregon. Plus here you’ll also find exceptional services and amenities and access to long-term care. We pride ourselves on our rich heritage, spirit of caring, welcoming culture, historic grounds, amazing views, and walking trails along the Willamette River.

What you make of all this is your grand opportunity.

Welcome to Mary's Woods!
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Imagine senior living in Portland, Oregon, that can grant you free rein to pursue your ideal day, every day. To walk wherever the birds lead you. To cook the new recipe you just learned, or dine out with new friends when you prefer. To leave daily chores behind. Life becomes simpler and possibilities flourish in this Portland retirement community.

Independent living at Mary’s Woods is a whole new idea in retirement communities near Portland. Here you’ll find neighborhood living with a vibrant, active community of trailblazers, just like you, unlocking opportunities for an enriched, fulfilling senior lifestyle.

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The Security of Long-Term Care

Enjoy peace of mind knowing you have a plan for the future. If you or your spouse’s health changes, as a resident you’ll have access to the full continuum of care available at Mary’s Woods. You’ll get the support you need from people you already know and remain close to your friends at this premier retirement community in Lake Oswego.


Congratulations to The Village at Mary's Woods!

The Village at Mary’s Woods was awarded 1st Place in the Senior Living Category of the Daily Journal of Commerce’s Top Projects of 2019. The Village was also named Runner-Up in the Project of the Year award.

Great partnerships with Greystone Communities, R&H Construction, and Ankrom Moisan Architects helped make this project a success!

Read more here.


People Love Living Here, And People Love Working Here, too!

Mary’s Woods takes great pride in the compassion, creativity, and core strengths of its employees. Our team is made up of people from all walks of life, bringing with them a rich variety of cultures, as well as personal and professional experiences. We welcome and value diversity and promote a climate of mutual respect and reflection that supports different beliefs and points of view, as well as the open exchange of ideas.

Find a fulfilling career at Mary’s Woods. Mary’s Woods offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible full-time and part-time employees. View current job openings and find your next opportunity. Whatever your individual passions may be – culinary, housekeeping, maintenance, caregiving, administration, or nursing.

Have a question? Contact our Mary’s Woods Human Resources department at



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