Lake Oswego Wizer Block is now ‘The Windward’

Article by Pamplin Media Group. Originally publish online at The Lake Oswego Review 6/8/17.   Mixed-use development’s new name reflects it prime location next to Oswego Lake The Windward’s logo is designed to signify decades of water-related activities that helped define Lake...
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WHAT GOES UP…

Written by Anthony Macuk.  Originally published online Wednesday, 24 May 2017 by the Lake Oswego Review.  With the vertical stage of construction all but done, crews remove the tallest of two Wizer Block cranes in downtown Lake Oswego REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK – An ‘assist...
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A TALL TALE

Article by Anthony Macuk.  Originally publish online at The Lake Oswego Review 5/11/17.   Lake Oswego’s Wizer Block construction project is about to hit another milestone: the removal of one of the two tall cranes that tower over the mixed-use development. But before that happens later...
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It’s all Steel and Concrete

Written by Anthony Macuk.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review – 6/30/16. “In a nutshell, we dug a gigantic hole, shored it, and now we’re bringing it back up.” That’s how Ryan Browne, one of two project superintendents, describes the last eight months of construction on the...
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Wizer Block 137 Chosen by the Lake Oswego Review as Top Story in 2015

From the Lake Oswego Review Online 12/30/15.  Written by Gary M. Stein.  See full article here. Nothing had as much of an impact on the community in 2015 as the Wizer Block, which sits atop The Lake Oswego Review’s list of the Top 10 stories of the year. 1. Older and Wizer KESSI In 2014,...

Lake Oswego businessman, philanthropist Gene Wizer dies

Jillian Daley, Anthony Macuk, Cliff Newell and Barb Randall contributed to this story.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 12/17/15 Businessman and philanthropist Gene Wizer, whose impact on Lake Oswego extended from his beloved grocery stores to his deep involvement with the...