CHANCE – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

CHANCE recovers a slice of Albany history

Written July 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For nearly 30 years ending in the fall of 2015, at the corner of Third and Lyon in downtown Albany there was a restaurant named Pizza King. Turns out the name had historical roots, and those are now being recovered, not by chance but by CHANCE.

Riverfront redesign project gets green light

Written October 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A team of consultants led by Walker Macy, a Portland firm, now has the approval of Albany’s urban renewal agency to gather public opinion and then make plans for redeveloping the city’s Willamette Riverfront.

CHANCE follow-up: More on its plans

Written October 1st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Just as I was posting the previous story about CHANCE, I heard via email from Jeff Blackford, the organization’s executive director, with more details about its planned move and hopes for the future.

Downtown site: From pizza to counseling

Written September 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

CHANCE, a faith-based entity striving to help people in recovery from drug use, has plans to move into what used to be a popular Italian restaurant in Albany’s downtown.

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