View of the Mary's Woods from the Willamette River in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Discover Mary’s Woods

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Opened in 2001 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), Mary’s Woods is a continuing care retirement community that operates as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Unlike for-profit communities, Mary’s Woods reinvests profits into the community to further the mission and vision and meet the needs of residents.

Although we are a sponsored ministry, Mary’s Woods welcomes all, regardless of faith or religious beliefs.

Two residents enjoy time together on a bench reading in nature amongst trees.

Award-Winning Senior Living

The award-winning Village Square at Mary’s Woods is open to residents and the general public to enjoy convenient access to a variety of services and amenities.

Mary’s Woods is honored to be recognized by the Daily Journal of Commerce for:

  • 1st Place in the Senior Living Category
  • Runner-Up for Project of the Year

Our success is attributed to great partnerships with Greystone Communities, R&H Construction, and Ankrom Moisan Architects. 

Sunrise view of the Village at Mary's Woods Life Plan Community.
Secret Garden with water feature and benches hidden near the Cere building.

We are a proud member of Leading Age Oregon, a statewide association of mission-driven organizations dedicated to quality housing, health, community, and related services to the elderly and disabled.

With over 150 years of history, we pride ourselves on our rich heritage, where a spirit of caring and a warm, welcoming culture create an inclusive and engaging environment.

Nestled on 40 acres in a park-like setting, Mary’s Woods offers a continuum of care in Lake Oswego – near Portland, OR. 


“The earth laughs in flowers”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mary’s Woods Core Values

We live out our values in the spirit of service by being a welcoming, caring, and generous community.

Respect: We honor the dignity of each person by acting with integrity, communicating attentively and celebrating the contributions for one another.

Compassion: We nurture the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of one another, especially those who are the most vulnerable.

Excellence: We set and maintain the highest standards in the services and care provided through continual evaluation and commitment to innovation.

Stewardship: We support the wise and sustainable use of our physical and fiscal resources on behalf of all members of our community and our planet.

Justice: We foster a commitment to the common good by which every individual and community is valued and dignified.

Our Diversity Statement

Mary’s Woods is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse community that reflects both the mission of Mary’s Woods and the vision and values of the Sisters of the Holy Names. We work intentionally to create a respectful environment for our residents, staff and all members of our community that is welcoming for persons of diverse backgrounds, culture, religion, race and ethnicities, gender, age, physical abilities, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Mary’s Woods thrives from the different perspectives and individual strengths that are essential to our success.