Hasso Hering

HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Our riverside parks: A little more water

Written January 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is a blog largely about what I happen to see around Albany, and this week it was hard to miss that a bit of flooding had returned to Bryant Park, and Bowman too.


Albany’s northeast corner: Taking a look

Written January 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Unless you live there, the new neighborhoods in northeast Albany are kind of out of the way, being on the “other side” of I-5. The bike took me there on Thursday just to take a look.


St. Francis project takes a step forward

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It will take a few years and millions of dollars, but if things happen as intended, the former St. Francis Hotel and adjacent Rhodes Building in Albany will become a downtown showplace once again.


Tempest tears through the west side

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Strong winds and rain whipped through the Willamette Valley this afternoon. And one gust caused this damage near the west end of Seventh Avenue in Albany, across from Riverside cemetery.


Work off Salem Avenue: Checking it out

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Before a snow shower hit on Tuesday afternoon, workers were busy in brilliant winter sunshine on an Albany sewer project just off Waverly Lake and Salem Avenue.

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On Santiam site, a new plan and permit

Written January 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while someone asks me about the unfinished reconstruction of the former Mexican restaurant at 2845 S.E. Santiam Highway. Now there’s something new to report.


With Riley’s closed, building’s future unknown

Written January 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Forty-some years ago, 124 Broadalbin Street in Albany was he address of The Broadway, a fashionable women’s clothing store with a little restaurant on the mezzanine. For the last 20 years it was Riley’s Bar & Grill, which closed after New Year’s, and the historic building’s future now is unknown.

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