Albany is known as the “Hub of the Willamette Valley” because of its central location and opportunities available to surrounding communities for commerce. Over time, the city has attracted creative and forward thinking people working to make the area a fun, upbeat and interesting place to visit and experience. There’s a lot to explore, but to narrow the search, here are highlights of three places to visit:
Visit the Monteith House that was built in 1849 and represents one of Oregon’s oldest existing structures. It is the most authentically restored house for the time period and is the only house regularly open as a museum for tours seasonally and by special arrangement. There are over 700 historic homes and buildings in the Albany downtown area. Take a tour yourself with the help of a self guided touring map: Seems Like Old Times or visit us as 110 3rd Ave, Albany OR for guided driving or walking directions.
Dine at Sybaris Bistro for a unique eating experience. A Sybarite was a native of Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southern Italy, who was stereotyped as a seeker of pleasure and good taste. Chef Matt and his wife Janel have translated this Greek history into their restaurant name, and their philosophy which is: “to get the best available ingredients, cook them to perfection, and serve them without attitude or pretense.”
As a Sybaris guest, your experience will include meals created using fresh produce from the Willamette Valley.
For good old fashioned entertainment, visit The Pix Theater. The theater is located in a building dated from the 1800’s, but today it has progressed to be an updated and lively space with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that features first-run movies and offers a wide range of great food and refreshments such as the regular moving-fare, and they offer frozen bananas and pie as enticement for unique choices. Coffee, soda, and in the evening wine, beer, and cider is available. Enjoy the movie…and don’t forget to ask about a “Date Night” certificate. For more information, contact: The Albany Visitors Association