Road Trip: Albany

Located where the Willamette River meets the Calapooia River, Albany (pop. 51,000) was founded in the mid-19th century. Located just a few miles off of I-5, this farming city has retained a charming, walkable downtown and has more historic homes (350) than any other city in Oregon. Around Town: The Monteith and Hackleman Historic districts…

: Downtown Albany by Leah Nash


Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Albany is a community rich in history.

From colorful Queen Anne Victorian homes (known as the “painted ladies” of American architecture) to Craftsman-style bungalows, Albany boasts more than 700 historic buildings. But that’s not all. This friendly city is also home to museums, antiques shops, a colorful carousel studio and some of the Valley’s best brews.

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