Located in the heart of Oregon's largest city, Corvallis is home to the Oregon State University football team. Corvallis is a popular wine - a getaway for college students and graduates. Students and graduates are proud of their mascot, the world's second largest rodent, and show their pride by running for the home team and taking part in the Beaver Fever Triathlon, all dressed in orange and black. It's time to leave the beaver behind and devote yourself to a local pastime.
Never be satisfied with a single activity, look for retreats that offer something unique to write about at home or post on Instagram, such as the Corvallis Wine and Food Festival or the Oregon Wine Festival.
Start your visit with an afternoon in Corvallis' city centre, a stroll through the charming boutiques and a visit to the farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit the Dixon Recreation Center, just blocks from the Oregon Museum of Natural History. Sights of the museum include an art museum, a children's museum, an art gallery and a collection of historic buildings.
The town is an hour from the coast for surfing and fishing, and is also 86 miles from the nearest ski slope. There are over 60 miles of cycling and hiking trails in and around the city that cross the region. Bike rental services facilitated by the Zagster app ($10) are available at various pedal stations, including the Downtown Transit Centre. Philomath is home to one of the most popular bike rental programs in the country and owns the Corvallis Bike and Pedal Center, a bike rental station and bike store. The city centre offers a colourful mix of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and cafés, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.
Eugene Airport (EUG - IATA) has few commercial flights, so the possibilities to get from Eugene to Corvallis are limited. The closest Amtrak station to Corv is Albany, which is a 15-minute drive north, but the city is only a few miles from downtown and a few miles from the nearest train station.
Portland International Airport (PDX - IATA) is a few hours further north, and Groome Trasportation is a convenient stop for those traveling by private car.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight connects Chemult and Klamath Falls, Oregon, and also has a once-daily train that stops at Corvallis, Portland, Eugene, Bend, Salem and Eugene - Portland International Airport. Amtrak's Cascade train runs four times a day from Portland to Eugene and twice a day from Eugene to Portland.
The average distance for residents of Corvallis is 16.3 minutes, one of the lowest in the state, according to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization. Oregon is the third-largest state for Bigfoot, behind California and New Mexico, with a population of about 1.5 million.
OSU was once primarily an agricultural college, but now has more than 1,000 students and about 2,500 faculty and staff.
Oregon State has many historic buildings that are more than a century old, and the city of 55,000 residents is a thriving arts and cultural scene. Corvallis has a history of excellence in education, and its school district has one of the highest graduation rates for high school and college students in Oregon. It has a long and successful relationship with the Oregon State University public school system and has a long standing reputation as an Oregon upper-class school district and a national leader in public education in general. Corv all this because of its proximity to Portland, Oregon's second largest city by population.
Year after year, Corvallis studies rank among the best places to live, build a business, play and grow old happily.
Today Corvallis is a tree-lined town of nearly 55,000 residents, including more than 20,000 OSU students. In the 1920s, the city's college continued to grow, the population reached 7585, and the first college, Oregon State University (the name changed in 1927), enrolled 3,347 students in 1930. In 2011, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Survey of Economic Opportunity ranked Cor Vallistis 15th nationally for creativity.
Mushroom hunting in the Pacific Northwest is a time - a venerable tradition, and Corvallis is surrounded by several ideal places to try your luck. Bird lovers flock to the city's many bird-watching spots, including Mount Hood National Park and Oregon State University Bird Sanctuary.
There is no doubt that Corvallis has two Hawaiian restaurants, including the Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe, which is also a popular local sports bar. Also check out the many pizza deliveries and restaurants you can find on 9th St. in Cor valliis, where there are also many pizzas and delivery restaurants.
From April to November, Gathering Together Farm serves Pacific Northwest - inspired dishes that are prepared from scratch. The city is also home to Oregon State Farm, the state's only remaining moderate fruit, nut and agricultural crop.