HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Oak Grove, only the kids are missing

Written July 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The white posts that recently popped up on Oak Grove Drive in North Albany look like, well, white posts. Actually they are “delineators” that Benton County installed to make a safer walkway for children between Oak Grove School and Scenic Drive, about a quarter-mile apart.


On Oak Grove, a stump celebrates Ducks

Written September 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a ride around the neighborhood the other evening, this emerging piece of yard art caught my attention. A couple of days later I met the homeowners who thought of it and the chainsaw sculptor who’s making it real.


A conversion that didn’t take

Written March 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As a quaint reminder of lost causes, it’s hard to beat this mile marker on North Albany’s Oak Grove Drive. After all, it’s a kilometer marker too.


A farm stand worth visiting

Written October 13th, 2013 by

Here’s a brief chat with the owner of a roadside farm stand that’s a bit more elaborate than the usual. It’s at 2901 Oak Grove Drive N.W. in North Albany, about a quarter-mile south of Dumbeck Lane. I’ve driven by the place dozens of times and finally stopped there on Sunday on my way home.


 
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