Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis, Oregon

Living in Corvallis

Corvallis is a beautiful, nature-friendly town in the Pacific Northwest that’s regularly ranked among the best college towns in the US. There are plenty of outdoors activities you can do anytime, as well as a sense of community not found in many other places.

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Dining in Corvallis

Many restaurants in Corvallis focus on sustainable options from around the area to bring you a truly localized meal. Head to Del Alma Restaurant for an upscale meal or Big River Restaurant to enjoy some outdoor dining. If you want to stay close to OSU, there are about 30 restaurants on or near campus, including several that feature international cuisines.

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Plenty of things to do around town

Shopping in Corvallis

Outdoor sporting outfitters and second-hand clothing shops dot the Corvallis shopping landscape. If you want more options under one roof, Woodburn Outlet Mall sits about an hour from town and has over 110 stores inside including internationally-recognized brands. Portland is also a great shopping destination where you can find many designer brands.

Getting around the city

The Corvallis bus can take you to just about anywhere in the area, including stops on OSU’s campus. It is also a very bicycle-friendly town, offering bike lanes just about everywhere.

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What to see and do in Corvallis

Much of the fun in Corvallis revolves around the great outdoors. Here are some of the area’s best attractions:

  • Corvallis Farmers’ Market
  • William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Rose Garden in Avery Park
  • Central Park
  • Willamette Park and Natural Area
  • Benton County Historical Museum
  • The Majestic Theater
  • Whiteside Theater
  • Bald Hill Natural Area
  • Peavy Arboretum
  • OSU McDonald-Dunn Research Forest
  • Siuslaw National Forest
  • Riverfront Commemorative Park
  • Tyee Wine Cellars
  • The Arts Center
  • Jackson-Frazier Wetlands
  • Davis Family Farm

Sports in Oregon

Aside from OSU athletics teams, the Corvallis Knights intercollegiate summer baseball team is the big sports draw in town. If you want to travel a bit, you can head to Portland to see the Trail Blazers, the state’s NBA team.


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Work where you live

Corvallis and its surrounding areas make it easy to work where you live. The city boasts some of the largest employers in the state including:

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Consumers Power
  • Albany Research Center
  • Fred Myers Stores
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Pacific Cast Technologies
  • Willamette Industries
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • SIGA Technologies,
  • Evanite Fiber
  • ONAMI
  • HP Inc.
  • Corvallis Clinic
  • Corvallis School District
  • City of Corvallis
  • CH2M Hill
  • Benton County
  • Fiserv
  • ATS Systems