Albany Community

Albany Oregon
Known as both "the rare metals capital of the world" and "the grass seed capital of the world", Albany supports a variety of commercial industries including the production of rare metals, food processing, manufactured homes production, and seed and timber industries. Victorian architecture is prevalent in many Albany homes, and historians and architects credit Albany with having the most varied collection of historic buildings in all of Oregon.

Albany lies where the Calapooia River meets the Willamette River, and Downtown Albany has a wide selection of shops to browse through and great restaurants. Albany is a 20 minute drive from Corvallis and an hour and 15 minute drive from Portland, making it close enough to enjoy the attractions each city provides.

 

Albany Events
River Rhythms - Every August since 1984, River Rhythms takes place in at Monteith Park in Albany, which celebrates a local entertainers and artists.

Northwest Art and Air Festival - A festival in late August featuring hot air balloons, music performances, artist demonstrations and fun activities for all ages.

Willamette River Festival - A festival in late July featuring barbeque cook offs, pie and rib eating contests, pirates and much more.

Mondays at Monteith - A concert series throughout the summer that features musical artists.

Albany Wine Walk - An event featuring over 20 Oregon wineries set in downtown Albany.

Albany Nosh Tour - A tour of some of Albany's best eateries and vintage homes.

 

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