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Welcome to The Stafford Retirement Community

Our facility ranks among the best retirement communities in Oregon, creating a relaxing, yet active environment. We have an experienced, friendly staff to suit your needs, as well as a variety of activities and amenities to keep you healthy and happy.

We are proud to offer many amenities for you to live comfortably in our community, without having to travel long distances. Enjoy our farm-to-fork restaurant, movie theater, pool, day spa, and so much more!

At The Stafford Retirement Community, our professional staff makes you feel right at home. No matter how little or how much assistance is needed, we have the resources to make your living situation as comfortable as possible.

If you are looking for a greater sense of community while still keeping your independence, our apartments are the right place for you. With diverse apartment floor plans and amazing amenities, our facility is designed to give you the freedom you desire.


The Stafford Retirement Community, located near Portland in gorgeous Lake Oswego, offers boutique-style senior independent living. Designed as a destination resort, it offers a full complement of services at a level that will satisfy the most discerning of patrons. Concierge services, a robust Wellness Program, a full-service Day Spa, private drivers, and our Northwest fresh “farm-to-fork” cuisine will relax and inspire you.


We have life-enriching activities for senior living, including creative writing and painting. In addition, we offer social events, concerts, cultural activities, and much more! Enjoy our very own in-house restaurant and movie theater or, if you want to enjoy a night on the town, travel only 5 minutes to downtown Lake Oswego and 20 minutes to Portland.


At Stafford Retirement Community, we want our residents to remain healthy and strong, which is why we have a great variety of activities to keep your mind and body fit. When it’s time to relax, we also offer a day spa and hair salon.

Concierge Services

We are here for you every day of the week. Our concierge services can help you. Whether you need to schedule transportation to a doctor appointment or need help researching online for a present for your family, just come by the front desk and we’ll be glad to help!

When it comes to senior independent living, Oregon families know their loved ones will enjoy life at The Stafford Retirement Community. Located in minutes from downtown Portland in Lake Oswego, and near a par-three golf course, several churches, walking paths, and an off-leash dog park, we strive to offer you a comfortable and stress-free senior living environment. Schedule a visit to learn more about our wonderful community by contacting us at 503-636-4589.


Do you or your loved ones need help with assisted living? Oregon is home to many wonderful retirement communities that offer different levels of care for seniors. The Stafford Retirement Community is part of the Lake Oswego Continuum of Care, a group of related providers that offer numerous care programs ranging from minimal care to full-time assisted living.

Assisted Living Community Partnerships

Our chief partners include The Pearl at Kruse Way, Oregon Outpatient Rehab Services by Infinity Rehab, and Signature Home Health, Home Care and Hospice.

Services and Activities Provided

We offer a wonderful array of a wellness programs along with services, activities, and amenities for our residents to enjoy on a regular basis. With quite a variety, we ensure that there is something for everyone based on both their needs and interests, including but not limited to the following programs listed below.

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  • Physical therapy
  • Personal concierge
  • Restaurant dining
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services
  • Nursing care in assisted living
  • Private apartments
  • Community living
  • Palliative care
  • Cleaning services
  • Cultural, spiritual, and educational events

The Stafford Retirement Community is located in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon and serves Portland and surrounding communities. Our mission is to encourage independence while offering the assistance you need when you need it. This ensures that you will experience exceptional independent and assisted living. Oregon seniors know they can trust the Stafford Retirement Community and the Lake Oswego Continuum of Care.

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The Stafford Retirement Community has been dedicated to providing beautiful living solutions for each individual client, as well as only the best of programming and supportive staff. Contact us today to find the home that you’ve been looking for.


Melange, the restaurant at The Stafford, is committed to the details that create the best dining experience. We are proud of our location within the Stafford Boutique Retirement Community in Lake Oswego. If you are a resident of the Lake Oswego area we encourage you to stop by and try our seasonally fresh “farm-to-fork” foods.

The Menu

The menu at Melange changes monthly. Though we offer stable favorites, we work to bring our patrons dishes that represent farm-to-fork freshness. This means that much of our menu is based on foods that are in season. We use locally grown,no added hormones no antibiotics, pasture raised and fed a 100% vegetarian diet, beef.


The Wine List

Our wine selection includes many locally produced wines of exceptional quality. The Stafford Boutique Retirement Community in Lake Oswego is also proud to support local wineries. It’s your flavor, your choice.


Melange Quick Facts

  • Full service restaurant
  • Full Service Bar and Pub
  • Farm-to-Fork with local farmers

Hours of operation 7am to 8pm | For reservations: 503-496-3749

The best kept secret in Lake Oswego! Whether you’re in the mood for a freshly prepared hot latte or a delicious plate of Overlook Chicken Wings with a cold beer, The Overlook Pub & Coffee House has you covered. We’re the perfect little diner for a quick savory lunch, or a convenient stop on your way into work for a blueberry muffin and a hot cup of premium coffee. You are always welcome in the Overlook Pub & Coffee House.

From the Farm to Your Plate

Local, fresh, and delicious. These are just a few words we use to describe the food at The Overlook Pub & Coffee House. The choice meats that go into our The Overlook Pub & Coffee House Food Menu come straight from farms in the Willamette Valley. The veggies in our simple yet scrumptious Overlook salads are carefully selected from local vendors. The same diligence to quality food is applied to our entire menu.

Speaking of which, the menu changes every few months to reflect the season and to incorporate the freshest ingredients available to us. Our chefs take pride in the food we serve knowing that you’re dining on their absolute best dishes.

Wellness Programs at the Stafford in Lake Oswego, OR

  • Fitness Center
  • Exercise Classes
  • Physical Therapy
  • Hair-styling Salon
  • Massage Therapy
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Skin Care

You have worked hard to get where you are today, taking care of your family or business. Now, relax and enjoy your retirement. Let us take care of you.



The Stafford features a full service spa and salon offering massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, skin care services, barbering and hair styling to our residents as well as our guests.

Come visit us or call to make an appointment with any of our licensed professionals. All our service providers are experienced in working with seniors and will make necessary adjustments to accommodate your needs.

Personalized Exercise for Seniors

The Stafford’s wellness center offers a variety of exercise classes to our residents. You may want to improve you balance in a Tai Chi session, or meditate in a Yoga class. You may choose to work on your cardiovascular fitness in our Group Fitness class, or just have fun and stretch your body in our Stretch class.

No matter what your choice is, we strive to tailor our exercise classes to be inclusive of all fitness levels. Your input is always welcome and our experienced exercise instructors will work with you to adjust any part of the class to your needs.

All our group classes are complimentary to our residents. To satisfy your individual fitness needs, The Stafford’s wellness center includes a state of the art fitness gym, open 24/7.

Physical Therapy

The Stafford also includes an onsite physical therapy clinic provided by Infinity Rehab. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available to our residents as well as anyone from the surrounding community.


Research shows that regular exercise or relaxation in warm water can help with pain relief, better your sleep, or even ease your anxiety and stress.

The Stafford wellness center features a beautiful hydrotherapy pool open to our residents, their families and our salon and spa guests. We provide you with towels, robes and comfortable changing rooms and convenient lockers to store your belongings.


Oregon Outpatient Therapy Center at The Stafford is on-site, which means therapists are conveniently and readily available to residents and the surrounding community. Our therapists provide Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy services with the mission of improving the quality of life of each patient served.

Our team of certified therapists – provided by in partnership with Infinity Rehab – works closely with you and your physician to achieve the best outcome. Therapy sessions can take place in our fully-stocked on-site gym, in a private therapy room, or even in your apartment. We want you to be as comfortable as possible while you rehabilitate.

The Stafford Retirement Communitiy Pond

You will also have access to our beautiful rock grotto pool for aquatic therapy sessions. Our therapists offer specialty therapy programs in addition to standard therapy; such as barefoot training to improve balance and stability.

Oregon Outpatient Therapy Center offers free screening for new residents and will verify all insurance benefits for you prior to the beginning of therapy. We are contracted with most insurance companies.

Oregon Outpatient Rehab Focus Areas:

  • Balance and Mobility
  • Astym Regenerative Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Lymphedema Management
  • MTD Certified – Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Apartment Safety Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessment, Memory and Planning
  • Fall Prevention
  • Strengthening and Conditioning
  • Address Difficulty Swallowing and Speech
  • Urinary Incontinence for Women
  • Vestibular/Dizziness Problems
  • Post MVA and Work Related Injury
  • Back, Neck, Hips, Knee, Shoulder Orthopedic Problems Limiting Daily Function
  • Functional Movement Screen Assessment
Rates & Services

For your review, we have included community information and a selection of seven floor plans. The plans we are sharing with you reflect just a sampling of the variety of designer home plans available to meet your assisted or independent living needs.

Note: Cost depends on the size of the apartment and location.

Studios Starting at - $3,450

1 Bedroom Starting at - $3,560

Largest 1 Bedroom(s) Starting at - $5,565

2 Bedroom Starting at - $6,435

Largest 2 Bedroom(s) Starting at - $6,975


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1200 Overlook Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

P: 503-636-4589
F: 503-636-4583


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