HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Taking a walk on the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Take a walk some time on the Ellsworth Street Bridge across the Willamette River in Albany and you’ll notice a thing or two. Or maybe not, so let me point them out.


Bowers Rock: Time for a look and an update

Written June 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With time to spare on Tuesday afternoon, I turned off my favorite bike route to go down the private road that gives access to Bowers Rock State Park. There was no particular reason except that I had not been there since last November.


Riverside trail: Passage blocked at Bowman

Written May 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In a story on April 25, I wondered whether the trail along the Willamette River between Bowman and Simpson parks would stay open during the construction of The Banks, a 120-unit apartment complex. As of Thursday night, the answer was yes and no.


On Linn Avenue, apartment site cleared of trees

Written May 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The 1900 block of Northeast Linn Avenue looked a lot less leafy this afternoon than it used to. As expected, logging had begun on the north side of the street to make room for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette river.


It didn’t feel much like spring, but …

Written March 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With a new season starting Sunday, I could not resist the temptation of calling attention to the fact, even though the weather didn’t exactly shout “Springtime!”


Biking across the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written March 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re going to ride a bike around Albany for any length of time, sooner or later you’re going to want to cross the Willamette River.


That’s some big oak log, lying there

Written March 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For now, a huge Oregon white oak log rests on the north end of Albany’s Oak Street near the Willamette River. It’s an impressive piece of wood.


 
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