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Corvallis Official Visitor’s Guide 2018 - 2019

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Lodging | Dining | Shopping | Resources


We are so pleased that you have chosen to visit our community, whether for business, pleasure or both. Corvallis is a delightful city. You’ll find that Corvallis is an easy place to navigate. The downtown and University neighborhoods are highly walkable, and the city has been named one of the nation’s most bicycle-friendly. I encourage you to explore

the many unique, locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries and other attractions as part of your visit. Stroll our lovely Riverfront, which features a lively Farmer’s market on most Saturday and Wednesday mornings and a central fountain perfect for people watching and cooling off on a warm summer day. Just blocks from downtown, you’ll find Oregon State University with its historic

campus and  a host of activities year-round. Whether your preference is Pac12 athletics, notable lectures, music or theater performances, or a visit to the OSU Beaver Store for a keepsake from your visit, OSU can meet your needs. Corvallis’ location in the heart of the Willamette Valley also means you are just minutes away from a multitude of other recreational opportunities. The city also hosts

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a variety of festivals, fairs and special events throughout the year. Be sure and stop in at the Corvallis Visitor Center, 420 NW 2nd Street and chat with an expert on things to see and do in Corvallis. As you get to know this highly livable college town, perhaps you’ll find yourself wondering about Corvallis as a place to live or do business. The influence of a major research university, thriving sectors

of high tech, agribusiness, biosciences and green energy, and an educated workforce result in a solid local economy. In fact, Forbes magazine ranks Corvallis among its top 20 Best Small Places for Business and careers. Our local Chamber of Commerce or staff at the City of Corvallis can provide additional information about doing business here.

As your stay with us ends, I hope you’ll agree that Corvallis is a very special place. Thank you for your visit - please come again soon!

Warmly,

Biff Traber Mayor of Corvallis

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Keeping up with Corvallis Š 2018-2019 Visit Corvallis, 420 NW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330, 541-757-1544 or 800-334-8118, Fax: 541-753-2664. Any reproduction or reprint of this guide or any portion thereof, without the express written permission of Visit Corvallis is prohibited. Every effort has been made to publish current information though it is subject to change without notification. Please call published numbers to confirm details.

Looking for up-to-date information on Benton County and Corvallis, Oregon? Check us out on the Internet! Visit Corvallis can be found all across the web, on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more, providing daily updates on local happenings, answering your questions, and showing off the best Corvallis and Benton County have to offer. Stop by visitcorvallis.com for all the information you need to plan your stay in Corvallis, along with links to follow us. On the cover: Weatherford Hall on the Oregon State University campus. Photo: OSU Marketing Learn More Online - visitcorvallis.com

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Corvallis, The Home of O Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

There are answers everywhere That’s why Oregon State University goes

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We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. We are Oregon’s leading public research university with two campuses, 11 colleges and a statewide presence. We offer more than 200 academic programs, experiential learning opportunities such as research, internships and study abroad — something to fit every interest and the resources to fulfill any career goal. Our students, staff and faculty work hard. And it shows:

• We receive more research funding than any other university in Oregon. • We are home to the No. 2 forestry and No. 3 oceanography programs in the world. • Our faculty and alumni have invented the artificial heart valve and the maraschino cherry, and founded companies like McMenamins and E-TRADE. We’re proud to call Corvallis home and proud to be part of one of the smartest, safest, most sustainable and best allaround college towns in the U.S. Come tour our historic campus, cheer for the Beavs at a sporting event, gain new perspectives from a lecture by one of our notable faculty or spend an evening at a play or musical performance. We love it here. We think you will, too.

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2. Alsea Falls, located 13 miles west of Monroe, in Benton County. The south fork of the Alsea River flows through the Alsea Falls Recreation site, cascading down to form the falls. Hike or bike through the trails and enjoy beautiful surrounding that lead to picnic grounds and beyond.

1. Marys Peak is the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range. Situated 4,097 feet above sea level, you can hike, bike, camp and picnic amongst its beauty. On a clear day enjoy panoramic views of the Valley to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Â Visit the scenic botanical area featuring lush meadow surrounded by stately noble fir trees.

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3. William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge situated just south of Corvallis along the foothills of the Coast Range. The refuge encompasses a diverse assortment of habitats and its primary goal is to provide a wintering habitat for the dusky Canada goose. The refuge is a great place for bird watching, nature walks, hiking, photography and more. 8

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5. Downtown is bordered by the beautiful Riverfront Commemorative Park designed with interpretative trail markers, views of the Willamette River, a water fountain, picnic tables, resting benches, and decorative sculptures. The park is also home to the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays from mid-April to November and the Annual Red White and Blue 4th of July Festival.

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4. Wonders of the man-made variety include Corvallis’ Historic Downtown with many buildings that date back to the 1800s. This includes the Benton County Courthouse, an iconic building which is also the oldest courthouse in Oregon still used for its original purpose. Today many historic buildings house many locally-owned shops and restaurants. These unique buildings add to the overall charm and appeal of our downtown core.

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Wonders Of Corvallis & Benton County

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7. Benton County’s final wonder is our local Heart of Willamette Wineries. Need we say more! 6. Benton County is home to three historic Covered Bridges, one of which is only accessible by walking or biking the trail that leads to its location.

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Corvallis, the Storyteller Walk it • Bike it • Drive it • Enjoy it! C orvallis’ collective memory whispers along its tree-lined streets, punctuated with colorful gardens, majestic trees, and framed with built reminders of our shared past. Walk it, bike it, drive it, and discover our stories.

Experience the ambiance of Corvallis’ vibrant, walkable downtown along the Willamette River and Riverfront Park. In outstanding historic structures, restaurants and brew pubs offer locally-grown cuisine, and unique shops. Early enterprises along 2nd Street outfitted Oregon and California gold miners. For a step back in time, visit the 1856 Avery Building, 400 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis’ oldest hardware and implements store. In 1846, William Dixon filed a claim north of Joseph Avery’s claim. These adjoining founders’ claims met where today’s Benton County Courthouse reigns over downtown. The 1888 Benton County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Oregon still used for its original purpose. Benton County offers driving tours – three of them! Explore each of these scenic loops by car for a half-day excursion. Routes travel along well-maintained hard-surface roads with inspirational and photo opportunities. Pack a lunch; take your time. Distances and elevation changes offer challenging bike rides. With more than 20 sites, the Northeast Loop interprets World War II cantonment, Camp Adair, and Peavy Arboretum, once home to a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The Northwest Loop features Civil War era Fort Hoskins, a covered bridge, wineries, and concludes at the Benton County Museum. The 33-site South Loop showcases historic cemeteries, Finley National Wildlife Refuge, architect-designed barns, and rural villages. Tour includes muscular Hull-Oakes Lumber Co., a living and working national historic site. (Tours by appointment only.)

Our Walking/Biking Tours wind through historic districts. Discover:

Avery-Helm, Corvallis’ workingman’s Historic District, includes 165 structures of late 19th and early 20th century styles, built during a time of prosperity for the neighborhood, Corvallis, and the nation. The OSU Campus Historic District, Oregon’s only collegiate district, celebrates more than 180 acres, 83 buildings, quads, and open space. Olmsted’s early campus plan demonstrates the dynamic role of the campus in the greater cultural landscape. When the college moved from downtown in the 1890s, the North College Hill historic neighborhood grew on a gentle slope. Nearby, the pedestrian-friendly College Hill West Historic District highlights nearly 400 structures and a welcoming tree canopy. The Atomic Ranch walking tour doesn’t glow in the dark, but features ground-hugging ranch homes built at the dawn of the Atomic Age. And more! On summer Saturday’s the Historic Trolley tour rolls and rings its bell through appealing historic neighborhoods like North and South Central Park, Franklin Square, and Rayburn Addition. Spend a jolly hour – or two – on the Trolley. For an adventurous blend of old and new, grab your GPS-enabled device and take the Historic Benton County Geocaching Challenge. This program explores Corvallis’ and Benton County’s byways and stories and features 27 sites – some physical caches and others virtual sites in neighborhoods, and along scenic country roads. However you see historic Corvallis – with or without wheels – slow to a leisurely pace. Fully experience our stories, adventures, hard work, success, and sense of place. Welcome.

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Corvallis is surrounded by beautiful, fertile wine country Scattered amongst the foothills of the Coast Range, under the shadow of Marys Peak, are twenty little boutique wineries. These lovely vineyards practice sustainability and enjoy some of the most favorable grape-growing conditions in the Valley.

Known for their Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, and Pinot Gris, the Heart of Willamette Wineries and the Monroe Hills Wineries are friendly, family-owned, award-winning locales, steeped in gorgeous views, natural splendor, and an amazing diversity.


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Panache Cellars

15305 Dunn Forest Rd • Monmouth

3328 Stoneboro Pl • Philomath

503-838-6013 • airliewinery.com

541-929-2288 • panachecellars.com

Ankeny Vineyard and Winery

Pheasant Court Winery

2565 Riverside Dr S • Salem

Tasting Room at The Wine Vault 1301 Main St • Philomath

503-378-1498 • ankenyvineyard.com

Benton-Lane Winery

541-929-8496 • winevault.biz

23924 Territorial Hwy • Monroe

Redgate Vineyard, Winery, Fieldhouse

541-847-5792 • benton-lane.com

8175 Buena Vista • Independence

Bluebird Hill Cellars

503-428-7115 • redgatevineyard.com

25059 Larson Rd • Monroe

Spindrift Cellars

541-424-2478 • bluebirdhillcellars.wine

810 Applegate St • Philomath

Broadley Vineyards

541-929-6555 • spindriftcellars.com

265 S. 5th St (Hwy 99W) • Monroe

Springhill Cellars

541-847-5934 • broadleyvineyards.com

2920 Scenic Dr NW • Albany 541-928-1009 • springhillcellars.com

Cardwell Hill Cellars 24241 Cardwell Hill Dr • Philomath

541-929-9463 • cardwellhillwine.com

Sweet Earth Vineyards 24843 Kyle Rd • Monroe

541-914-3592 • sweetearthvineyards.com

Emerson Vineyards 11665 Airlie Rd • Monmouth

503-838-0944 • emersonvineyards.com

TeBri Vineyards and Lavendar 24880 Orchard Tract Rd • Monroe

541- 740-8541 • www.tebri.com

Harris Bridge Vineyard 22937 Harris Rd • Philomath

541-929-3053 • harrisbridgevineyard.com

Lumos Wine Company 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr • Philomath

541-929-3519 • lumoswine.com

Namaste Vineyards 3250 Pacific Hwy • Independence 5600 Van Well Rd • Dallas

503-623-4150 • namastevineyards.com

Treos 10705 Airlie Rd • Monmouth 503-610-3530 • treoswine.com

Tyee Wine Cellars 26335 Greenberry Rd • Corvallis

541-753-8754 • tyeewine.com


Breweries, Ciderhouses, Meaderies & Distilleries Six different, excellent breweries make their homes in Corvallis. Block 15 pairs their amazing beers, made with organic base malt, imported specialty malts and Northwest hops, with excellent, locally-sourced food and makes both following strict sustainability practices. Flat Tail Brewery has won several awards over the years and their sports bar atmosphere makes it a fun place to watch a game. Mazama Brewing specializes in Belgian beers and Sky High Brewery sits above downtown Corvallis, offering a variety of great beers and

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delicious food. Oregon Trail Brewery pairs with Old World Deli at the end of 2nd Street, offering good beer and an eclectic and fun location to eat. Siuslaw Brewing, in Alsea, Oregon, offers great brews and gorgeous views. Two Towns Ciderhouse specializes in crisp, fantastic ciders made from locally produced apples, honey and other special ingredients. Nectar Creek, meanwhile, creates nationally-known meads and just opened a brand new tasting room in nearby Philomath. While wineries and breweries play a large role in our libation scene,

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Benton County is also becoming known for its distilleries. 4 Spirits Distillery recently opened a new tasting room and restaurant in South Corvallis and are now offering an amazing view of Marys Peak with their fantastic whiskey. Spiritopia and Vivacity Spirits are located north of town. Spiritopia is best known for their line of delicious ginger, pomegranate, peppermint and apple liqueurs, along with brandy and gin, and Vivacity produces a fine vodka along with gins, rum and an awardwinning Turkish Coffee Liqueur.


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14. Sky High Brewing 160 NW Jackson Ave. Corvallis • 541-207-3277 15. Spiritopia 720 NE Granger Ave. Corvallis • 541-990-0337 16. 2 Towns Ciderhouse 33930 SE Eastgate Cir. Corvallis • 541-207-3915 17. Vivacity Spirits Distillery 720 NW Granger Ave. Corvallis • 541-266-4285

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FALL FESTIVAL September 22nd & 23rd, 2018 In Central Park @ 650 SW Monroe Admission is FREE!

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daVinci Days Founded in 1989, da Vinci Days continues to excite and engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Inspired by the “left brain meets right brain” genius of Leonardo, da Vinci Days is a canvas for you to celebrate your own creativity and innovation. This family tradition highlights the intriguing and inspiring connections between art, science, and technology. The festival begins each Tuesday in May with the STEAM Series and presents five family-friendly lectures on emerging

topics in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Kicking off summer is our July 20 Keynote Speaker event, providing leading-edge information that celebrates the technology and creativity distinguishing our region. The summer festival runs July 21-22, featuring live music, tasty and inviting local food and beverages, art, science and technology displays, a Children’s Village of activities, and the wildly creative Kinetic

Sculpture challenge. Kinetic Sculpture activities include art, engineering, pageantry, a road race, sand dune competition and the mud bog challenge. All events are free and ALL are welcome! Join us in celebrating innovation, creativity and community.

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Chintimini Chamber Music Festival June 15-24 chintimini.org

Philomath Classic Car Show July 14 philomathchamber.org/carshow daVinci Days

OSU Commencement June 16 oregonstate.edu/events/ commencement Marys Peak 25k/50k June 16 oregontrailruns.com

Corvallis Arts Walk Third Thursdays corvallisartswalk.com

Historic Homes Trolley Tour July - select Saturdays Reservations required 800-334-8118, 541-757-1544

Philomath Uncorked Wine Walk July 28 philomathchamber.org/ uncorked

Corvallis Knights Baseball July 1-3, 8-9, 13-15, 24-27, 31 corvallisknights.com

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Corvallis Community Band Summer Concerts in Central Park Second Tuesdays through August c-cband.org Starker Forests Guided Tours Wednesdays Call for reservations 800-334-8118

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Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival & All-American parade & 5k fun run/walk July 3 - 4, Downtown Corvallis Riverfront Commemorative Park downtowncorvallis.org

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Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tasting May 26 - 28 heartofwillamette.com

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Corvallis Knights Baseball June 12-14, 16-18, 27-29 corvallisknights.com 20

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Corvallis Farmers’ Market Wednesdays & Saturdays Mid April through November 1st & Jackson, 9 am - 1 pm locallygrown.org

daVinci Days Graand Kinetic Challenge July 21-22 davincidays.org

Historic Homes Trolley Tour August - Select Saturdays Reservations Required 800-334-8118 | 541-757-1544 Benton County Fair & Rodeo August 1-4 Benton County Fairgrounds 110 SW 53rd St • Corvallis 541-766-6521, bentoncountyfair.net Corvallis Knights Baseball August 1-2, 6-8 corvallisknights.com

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Philomath Frolic & Rodeo July 12-14 502 S. 13th St • Philomath philomathrodeo.org

Annual Clothesline Sale of Art

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SEPTEMBER OSU Beavers Football vs Portland State September 2 osubeavers.com OSU Beavers Football vs Minnesota September 9 osubeavers.com Rhapsody in the Vineyard A downtown Wine Walk September 16 downtowncorvallis.org

46th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival September 22 - 23 Central Park, 6th & Monroe 8th & Madison • Corvallis 541-752-9655 corvallisfallfestival.org

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orvallis Fall Festival is a 2-day event created to serve, support and showcase the community of Corvallis and to help local arts and crafts thrive. Each year the festival fills our beautiful, tree-lined, downtown Central Park with 160 arts and crafts booths, over 30,000 guests, 19 food booths, a 1K, 5k and 10K run, continuous live music and a vibrant Art Discovery Zone for children of all ages to engage in and create their own artwork. Always the 4th full weekend of September.


OSU Beaver Football vs Washington State September 30 osubeavers.com

PFR Annual Holiday Craft Fair November 3-4 philomathrodeo.org

Philomath Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Benton County Historical Museum philomathchamber.org

Alpine Annual Holiday Festival November 10 alpinecommunity.net

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Hell of the Northwest Trail Run (1/2 marathon & 5/10k) October 13 OregonTrailruns.com

Corvallis Lions Club Annual Community Christmas Parade Day after Thanksgiving downtowncorvallis.org

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Philomath Open Studios October 20-21, 27-28 PhilomathOpenStudios.com

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Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting heartofwillamette.com

OSU Fall Family Weekend November 2-4 sli.oregonstate.edu/fallfamily

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Corvallis Farmers’ Market LocallyGrown.org

Trick or Treat Downtown Corvallis October 31 downtowncorvallis.org Trunk or Treat Downtown Philomath October 31 philomathchamber.org

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Corvallis Culinary Week corvallisculinaryweek.com

OSU Beavers Football vs Stanford October 26 osubeavers.com

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Rhapsody in the Vineyard Downtown Wine Walk March 10, 2018 downtowncorvallis.org

vs Arizona State November 18 osubeavers.com

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October 14 April 14-Nov. 21 osubeavers.com 9 am-1 pm 1st & Jackson

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Pastega Christmas Lights Display Benton County Fairgrounds

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The Great If you love the great outdoors, you’re going to fall head over heels for Corvallis. Corvallis offers over 60 miles of hiking and biking trails, both around town and throughout beautiful Benton County. Not only does the City of Corvallis maintain a network of paved paths, Corvallis and Benton County parks provide a variety of paved and unpaved trails that provide easy access to breath-taking natural areas. Ask for a trail suggestion at one of the many bike shops or at the Visitor Center. Your off-road experience begins at Bald Hill Natural Area where you can set off on a variety of adventures. Three separate parking lots lead to paved trails that branch out to single-track paths connecting to Fitton Green, Oak Creek and Cardwell Hill County Parks. You’re likely to see deer, coyotes and many species of birds.

Is it city riding you prefer? There are 20 miles of paved multi-use paths in town and there are many roads in the area that offer wide shoulders and light traffic. Depending on the route you choose you can experience rolling hills, local agriculture or if you’re up to it, go for a challenge up Sulpher Springs Road or try the impressive climb to Marys Peak. Marys Peak is the highest point in the Coastal Range at an elevation of 4,097 feet, and on a clear day you can see all the way to the Cascades or the ocean. If you’d rather explore on two feet instead of two wheels, we’re pleased to tell you that there are more than fifty great hikes nearby. You can choose a walk through town where you can tour our two historic districts, the alley art walk, and stroll along the riverfront, or you can explore nearby Peavy Arboretum, the gateway to the McDonald Research Forest. Don’t miss


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protected land, visitors can view these nomadic fowl in the winter months and see other native species that call the refuge home year-round.

lovely Starker Forests, only minutes from town and full of wonderful hiking trails. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can try the first half of the Corvallis to the Sea Trail, which just opened in September of 2017. The Corvallis to the Sea Trail will be a 60-mile hiking, biking or equestrian trail that’ll lead you from Corvallis to the Oregon Coast. When the trail is completed you’ll be able to follow it all the way to Ona Beach, a bit south of Newport, Oregon. For now, though, you can try the 32mile stretch that takes you from downtown Corvallis to the Big Elk Campground, about halfway to the coast.

Corvallis’ natural abundance isn’t just for hikers and cyclists. If you enjoy birdwatching and wildlife, we’ve got plenty for you, as well. Bird lovers will appreciate the care that William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge has taken to provide a winter habitat for migrating Dusky Canadian geese. With over 5,000 acres of

Other birding and wildlife hot spots in or near Corvallis include the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area, Chip Ross and Avery Parks, Mardi’s Meadow, the Jackson-Frazier Wetland and Beazell Memorial forest. The Corvallis Audubon Society offers frequent birding field trips, both on foot and on bike. There are plenty of opportunities for other outdoor adventures as well. Additional hiking information is available at the Visit Corvallis office, and on the Visit Corvallis website visitcorvallis.com.


Dining


For a town of this size there’s no shortage of cuisine options available. Chef and owner Kimber Hoang of Magenta serves up different foods of Southeast Asia, using organic local produce and meats in her seasonal menus. Big River offers a wide variety of healthy menu choices. They utilize ingredients found in and around the Willamette Valley and from the Oregon Coast, which is only an hour away. Del Alma brings vibrant flavors of Latin America, while Cloud & Kelly’s offers a wee bit of Ireland right here in Corvallis.

More casual atmospheres can be found at several local breweries like Block 15, Sky High Brewing and Flat Tail Brewing. American Dream Pizza features gourmet pizzas, hand rolled crusts, homemade pizza sauces and an amazing array of cheeses and toppings. Adjacent is Crowbar, which takes pride in mixing tasty cocktails using their liquor infusions and freshly muddled juices. Many restaurants in town serve local wines and craft brews for just the right pairings.

There are an array of food and wine events throughout the year, beginning in January with Corvallis Culinary Week, Rhapsody in the Vineyard in March, the Craft Beer Picnic in July and Septembeerfest in September. For more information on all of our events happening throughout the year, please visit our website: visitcorvallis.com.


ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLAND Koriander 215 SW 3rd St 541-286-4157 Corvallis Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe 1425 NW Monroe Ave 541-754-5338 Corvallis Queen’s Chopstick 2329 NW Kings Blvd 541-758-9166 Corvallis BAKERY Benny’s Donuts 116 NW 3rd St 541-754-4006 Corvallis

Starbuck’s Coffee 1705 NW 9th St 2305 NE Kings Blvd 425 SW Madison Ave

China Delight Restaurant & Lounge 325 NW 2nd St 541-753-3753 Corvallis

Tried & True Coffee Company 160 SW Madison Ave 120 SW Cummings Ave Corvallis

Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant 503 SW 3rd St 541-752-7455 Corvallis

DELI & SANDWICH SHOPS Baguette 121 SW 3rd St 541-752-9960 Corvallis

New China Buffet 1720 NW 9th St 541-752-3589 Corvallis

First Alternative Deli 1007 SE 3rd St 541-753-3115 firstalt.coop Corvallis

New Morning Bakery 219 SW 2nd St 541-754-0181 Corvallis

Panda Express 1822 NW 9th St 541-758-8999 Corvallis

Panera Bread 335 NW 4th St 541-738-8277 Corvallis

The Show 1915 NW 9th St 541-207-3823 Corvallis

Pilos Mexican Bakery 954 NW Circle Blvd 541-752-0900 Corvallis

COFFEE & TEA Allann Brothers Beanery 2541 NW Monroe Ave 500 SW 2nd St 922 NW Circle Blvd #130 Corvallis

BBQ Eats & Treats Cafe 1644 Main Street 541-307-0225 Philomath CHINESE Blue Sky Chinese Restaurant 5275 SW Philomath Blvd 541-752-7528 Corvallis

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China Blue Restaurant 2307 NW 9th St 541-757-8088 Corvallis

Francesco’s Gelato Cafe 208 SW 2nd St 541-752-1326 Corvallis

Coffee Culture 2499 NW Kings Blvd 1195 NW Kings Blvd 2215 NW 9th St 363 SW Jefferson Ave Corvallis Interzone 1563 NW Monroe Ave 541-754-5965 Corvallis

Jimmy John’s 1557 NW Monroe Ave 1830 NW 9th St Corvallis Roxy Dawgs 1425 NW Monroe Ave 541-207-3351 Corvallis

FAMILY DINING Applebees 1915 NE Four Acre Pl 541-758-2204 Corvallis Bellhop 150 SW Madison Ave 541-207-3448 Corvallis Broken Yolk Cafe 119 SW 3rd St 541-738-9655 Corvallis Courtyard Marriott Bistro 400 SW 1st St 541-753-0199 Corvallis Eats & Treats Café Gluten Free (100%) 1644 Main Street 541-307-0225 Philomath Elmer’s 1115 NW 9th St 541-757-6690 elmers-restaurants.com Corvallis Gathering Together Farm 25159 Grange Hall Rd 541-929-4270 Philomath

Togo’s Great Sandwiches 2317 NW 9th St 541-753-1444 Corvallis

Hilton Garden Inn’s Stadium Grill 2500 SW Western Blvd 541-752-5000 Corvallis

University Hero 211 SW 5th St 541-754-7827 Corvallis

Laughing Planet 127 NW 2nd St 541-286-4048 Corvallis

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Murphy’s Restaurant 118 NW Jackson Ste 102 541-738-7600 Corvallis Shari’s Restaurant 1117 NW 9th St 541-754-8240 Corvallis Sharon’s Café 1894 SW 3rd St 541-752-3105 Corvallis Tommy’s 4th St. Bar & Grill 350 SW 4th St 541-754-7622 Corvallis FAST FOOD Burgerville 2300 NW 9th St 541-360-3181 Corvallis

FINE DINING Big River Restaurant & Bar 101 NW Jackson Ave 541-757-0694 Corvallis

FRENCH Le Patissier 956 NW Circle Blvd 541-752-1785 Corvallis

Brand Steakhouse 140 NW 3rd 541-368-3116 Corvallis

GLUTEN FREE (100%) Eats & Treats Café 1644 Main Street 541-307-0225 Philomath

del Alma Restaurant & Bar 136 SW Washington Ave 541-753-2222 Corvallis

GREEK Alley Gyros 121 SW 3rd St 541-844-8118 Corvallis

Magenta Restaurant 137 SW 2nd St 541-758-3494 Corvallis

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INDIAN Evergreen Indian Restaurant 136 SW 3rd St 541-754-7944 Corvallis Nirvana Indian Restaurant 2309 NW Kings Blvd. 541-738-6104 Corvallis ITALIAN 2 Stones Trattoria 2333 NW Kings Blvd. 541-207-3533 Corvallis DeMaggio’s Pizza 151 NW Monroe St 541-360-3138 Corvallis

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Pastini Pastaria 1580 NW 9th St 541-257-2579 Corvallis The Old Spaghetti Factory 603 NW 2nd St 541-738-7877 Corvallis JAPANESE Aomatsu Japanese Restaurant 122 NW 3rd St 541-752-1410 Corvallis Shogun Bowl 2461 NW Monroe Ave 541-757-7356 Corvallis Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 250 SW 3rd St 541-754-7508 Corvallis KOREAN Koriander 215 SW 3rd St 541-286-4157 Corvallis LEBANESE Crystal’s Cuisine & Café 1425 NW Monroe Ave 541-752-6403 Corvallis MEDITERRANEAN Crystal’s King of Falafel 1425 NW Monroe Ave 541-752-6403 Corvallis Al Jebal 2240 SW 3rd St 541-207-3478 Corvallis

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MEXICAN Baja Fresh 845 NW 9th St 541- 452-1010 Corvallis

Sancho’s Mexican Bar & Grill 1425 NW Monroe Ave 541-752-2500 Corvallis

Delicias Valley Café 933 NW Circle Blvd 541-753-0599 Corvallis El Sol De Mexico 1597 NW 9th St 541-752-9299 Corvallis Ixtapa Family Mexican Restaurant 1702 Main St 541-929-5137 Philomath La Rockita 1413 Main St 541-929-7477 Philomath La Rockita 1416 NW 9th St 370 SW Western Blvd Corvallis Los Tres Reales Authentic Mexican 1110 NE 2nd St 541-752-1360 Corvallis Mexico Lindo 5228 SW Philomath Blvd 541-752-0201 Corvallis Qdoba Mexican Grill 2001 NW Monroe Ave 541- 757-2800 Corvallis Riva’s Taco Shop 360 NW 5th St 541-752-2422 Corvallis

Taco Vino 151 NW Monroe Ave. 541-243-8128 Tacovino.com Corvallis Taqueria Alonzo 922 NW Kings Blvd 541-207-3602 Corvallis PIZZA 2 Stones Trattoria 2333 NW Kings Blvd. 541-207-3533 Corvallis American Dream Pizza Downtown 214 SW 2nd St 541-753-7373 Corvallis American Dream Pizza Near OSU 2525 NW Monroe Ave 541-757-1713 Corvallis Cibelli’s Pizza 820 NW 9th St 541-286-4311 Corvallis Cirello’s Pizza 919 NW Circle Blvd 541-754-9199 Corvallis DeMaggio’s Pizza 151 NW Monroe St 541-360-3138 Corvallis

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Figaro’s Pizza 1411 Main St 541-929-5082 Philomath FireWorks Restaurant & Bar 1115 SE 3rd St 541-754-6958 Corvallis Izzy’s 2475 NW 9th St 541-757-1156 Corvallis Papa’s Pizza Parlor 1030 SW 3rd St 541-757-2727 Corvallis Pizza Hut 2575 NW Kings Blvd 541-753-1240 Corvallis Woodstock’s Pizza Parlor 1045 NW Kings Blvd 541-752-5151 Corvallis PUBS, BARS, BREWERIES SPORTS BARS & TAVERNS 4 Spirits Distillery 3405 SW Deschutes St 541-368-3195 Corvallis 101 Eat & Drink 101 NW Jackson Ave 541-757-0694 Corvallis Angry Beaver Sports Grill 349 SW 4th St 541-286-4129 Corvallis


Beer: 30 1835 SE 3rd St 541-230-1720 Corvallis

Flat Tail Brewing 202 SW 1st St 541-758-2229 Corvallis

Sidecar 110 NW 3rd St 541-360-0296 Corvallis

Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery 300 SW Jefferson Ave 541-758-2077 Corvallis

Golf City Par 3 Pub 2115 NE Hwy 20 541-754-0311 Corvallis

Sky High Brewing 160 NW Jackson Ave 541-207-3277 Corvallis

Harrison Bar & Grill 550 NW Harrison Blvd 541-754-1017 Corvallis

Squirrel’s Tavern 100 SW 2nd St 541-753-8057 Corvallis

Impulse Bar & Grill 1425 NW Monroe 541-230-1114 Corvallis

Suds-n-Suds 1035 NW Kings Blvd 541-758-5200 Corvallis

Mazama Brewing 33930 SE Eastgate Ctr 541-230-1810 Corvallis

Upper Deck Sports Pub 175 SW Twin Oaks Circle 541-757-0776 Corvallis

Block 15 Tap Room 3415 SW Deschutes St 541-752-2337 Corvallis Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave 541-757-7221 Corvallis Buffalo Wild Wings 1820 NW 9th St 541-207-3066 Corvallis Castor 458 SW Madison Ave 541-231-3322 Corvallis

McMenamin’s 420 NW 3rd St 2001 NW Monroe Ave Corvallis

Caves Bier & Kitchen 308 SW 3rd St 541-286-4473 Corvallis

Murphy’s Restaurant & Lounge 118 NW Jackson Ste 102 541-738-7600 Corvallis

Clodfelter’s 1501 NW Monroe Ave 541-758-4452 Corvallis

Nectar Creek 500 Main St 541-929-2923 Philomath

Cloud & Kelly’s 126 SW 1st St 541-753-9900 Corvallis

Old World Deli & Oregon Trail Brewery 341 SW 2nd St 541-752-8549 Corvallis

Downward Dog 130 SW 1st St 2305 NW Monroe Corvallis

Peacock Bar & Grill 125 SW 2nd St 541-754-8522 Corvallis

Vinwood Taphouse 1736 Main St 541-307-0457 Philomath SEAFOOD McGrath’s Fish House 350 NE Circle Blvd 541-752-3474 Corvallis

THAI Lemongrass Noodle House 1603 NW Monroe Ave 541-758-0411 Corvallis Tarntip Thai Cuisine 2535 NW Monroe Ave 541-757-8906 Corvallis Thai Chili 1425 NW Monroe Ave 541-738-0848 Corvallis Woodsman Dining 529 Main St 541-929-4500 Philomath VIETNAMESE Baguette Vietnamese Sandwiches 121 SW 3rd St 541-752-9960 Corvallis Kim Hoa’s Kitchen 1875 NW Circle Blvd 541-754-9751 Corvallis VEGETARIAN Café Yumm 2001 NW Monroe Ave 541-757-9866 Corvallis Nearly Normals Gonzo Cuisine 109 NW 15th St 541-753-0791 Corvallis

Vive la France !

Le Patissier

French Pastry Savory Dishes Baguettes to Go!

541-752-1785

956 NW CIRCLE BLVD. IN CORVALLIS

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Arts & Culture There’s a lot to enjoy in Corvallis: the food, the beer, the wine, and the great outdoors, just for starters. We’re also a university town, and Oregon State brings a lot to the table when it comes to providing fun things to do and see. But a big part of the town’s appeal lies in our active and vibrant arts and culture community. Corvallis has an embarrassment of riches in the arts, including art shows, theater, music, performance arts, and more. One great example is the Corvallis Mural Project, which is splashing colorful murals all across Corvallis. Jennifer Moreland, inspired by the gorgeous murals she found all over Los Angeles, launched the Corvallis Mural Project in 2016. Thanks to Moreland’s efforts, 20 stunning murals now dot downtown Corvallis, with more on the way.

We also have many lovely - and historic! venues at which you can enjoy the arts. Downtown we have the Majestic Theater, originally built as an 800-seat grand movie palace and vaudeville hall in 1913. Today it serves as a creative laboratory, meeting place and performance venue for a vibrant community of artists and a diverse audience. Another is the Whiteside Theatre, with its newly restored marquee, which showcases the commitment of the Whiteside Theater Foundation to refurbishing this 91-year-old historical monument. The Arts Center, another historic building that began life as a church in the late 1800s, is dedicated to integrating the arts into community life. It offers dynamic collaboration, innovative outreach programs, diverse exhibitions and cultural events, and creative educational

opportunities. The Darkside Theater is the only independent, locally-owned movie theater in Corvallis and features art and independent films, along with hosting old classics and great, movie-themed events. The Corvallis community is enriched with performances as Oregon State University students’ share their talents through the Chamber Choir, the symphony, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, solo recitals, the OSU Marching Band, and more. Performances are listed on the University’s web calendar and on the quarterly community events calendar. There are many other venues to enjoy the Corvallis nightlife scene, from bluegrass to blues, folk to classical. Check the Visit Corvallis website to see live music and dance listings.


Galleries

Performing Arts

Art in the Valley

Chamber Music Corvallis chambermusiccorvallis.org

209 SW Second St 541-752-0811 • Corvallis artinthevalley.net

Chintimini Chamber Music chintimini.org

Benton County Historical Museum

1101 Main Street 541-929-6230 • Philomath

Corvallis OSU Symphony Orchestra

bentoncountymuseum.org

cosusymphony.org

541-286-5580

Corvallis Repertory Singers Fairbanks Gallery

541-231-3419

106 Fairbanks Hall 541-737-5009 • Corvallis

repsing.org

oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery

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541-766-4903 cysassoc.org Giustina Gallery/LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St 541-737-2402 • Corvallis

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir

541-738-7888 hvcchoirs.com

oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery LaSells Stewart Center Memorial Union Concourse Gallery

26th St & SW Jefferson Way 541-737-6371 • Corvallis

875 SW 26th St 541-737-2402 • Corvallis oregonstate.edu/lasells

mu.oregonstate.edu/art-gallery Majestic Theatre Pegasus Gallery

341 SW Second St 541-757-0042 • Corvallis

115 SW 2nd Street 541-738-7469 • Corvallis majestic.org

OSU Music Department The Arts Center

541-737-4061

700 SW Madison Ave 541-754-1551 • Corvallis

liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/schoolarts-and-communication/music

theartscenter.net OSU Theatre Department

541-737-2853 The Little Gallery

oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre

210 Kidder Hall Oregon State University • Corvallis

THE MAJESTIC THEATRE 115 SW 2ND ST., CORVALLIS

For tickets and more info visit us at www.majestic.org or call 541.738.7469 Learn More Online - visitcorvallis.com

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Agritourism

If you think agritourism might be boring or dirty or not worth the time, think again. It puts a face to local farming and is a unique way to experience Benton County’s working landscapes. Here are a sampling of places you can visit:

OSU’s Pilot Brewery is a result of its thriving fermentation science program. Stop in to see what students majoring in fermentation science are learning about beer making. Research is conducted at OSU that benefits the micro brewing industry.

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Davis Family Farms, a family owned farm located in Corvallis specializes in unique hanging baskets, farm grown strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables.

Midway Farm, just outside of Corvallis, sells organic fruits, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies and organic flowers for special events. The farm also offers farm camps in spring and summer.

Garland Nursery is a fourth generation familyowned business on the outskirts of Corvallis. For 80 years the nursery has provided customers with high quality plants and garden supplies.

Old Raw Blue produces unique varietal honeys with names like Meadow Foam and Poison Oak. Their tasting room, just off Hwy 34 outside of Philomath (noted by its large garage door painted with bees and visible from the road), is open for special events and by appointment.

Gathering Together Farm, on the outskirts of Philomath, is a large organic farm growing a wide array of organic produce sold at farmers markets around the state, has a thriving CSA program, operates a store, and has a seasonal restaurant on-site. Greengable Garden, a 28-acre farm in Philomath, grows daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, lilies, dahlias and sunflowers in season, mostly for wholesale, but also for its flower shop on-site that is open to the public. Honey Tree Apriaries is a small honey bee farm located in Alpine. They raise bees for pollination and their own unique honey sold at the Corvallis Farmers Market and from their home location. Leaping Lamb Farm Stay is a small family farm located in Alsea offering overnight stays in a private farm cottage and farm house. Enjoy fresh food, fresh air and meet the sheep, donkey, goats, chickens, and more.

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We are also fortunate to have Oregon State University right here in Corvallis. The university has been recognized as a world-class center in agriculture and forestry.

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Benton County is the perfect place for agritourism with its rich Willamette Valley soils and forested Coast Range. Drive by Christmas tree farms and hazelnut orchards, fields of sheep and cattle, forests of Douglas fir, and large grass seed farms. Stop at farmsteads offering u-pick strawberries or blueberries, seasonal farm stands with local honey, herb and flower garden nurseries, even overnight lodging.

Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, and Landscape, between Corvallis and Philomath, has been providing plants, gardening supplies and helpful advice for over 25 years. Family-owned and operated, the nursery has been active in establishing the Philomath Community Garden. Siuslaw Brewing located six miles west of Alsea, and surrounded by the Siuslaw National Forest, produces a variety of brews from their own hops and barley grown on site as well as cider from their apple trees. They are open to the public on a random schedule so call ahead. The Thyme Garden is a family-run farm and garden located in Alsea, offering organically grown herb seed and plants, bulk dried herbs, teas, and seasonings. Their display gardens give visitors an opportunity to experience over 700 varieties of useful herb plants from around the world. Luncheon tours are offered in summer by reservation. The Visit Corvallis Guide 2018 / 2019

Visit the Dairy Pilot Plant in Withycombe Hall where there is ongoing manufacturing, quality, sales, training, and supervision of the student workforce involved with the production of OSU’s Beaver Classic™ Cheese. OSU has served as a business incubator for Oregon’s growing artisan cheese industry. The Wine Research Institute at OSU has also stepped up its role in the ever-growing wine industry in Oregon, by devoting more staff and laboratory resources. The College of Agricultural Science owns a 14-acre research vineyard, Woodhall III, accessible to students, researchers, and industry professionals. Excess fruit is sold to hobby winemakers and interested parties each year. For more information about College of Agricultural Science agsci.oregonstate.edu

the visit:

Peak to Pacific Scenic Byway Just accepted by the Oregon Department of Transportation as a new scenic byway, Peak to Pacific follows Hwy 34 from the I-5 exit in Tangent (Linn County) to Waldport (Lincoln County) on the Pacific Coast. The byway passes through Corvallis and Philomath, before continuing west to Alsea, Tidewater and Waldport. Byway spurs include Mary’s Peak and Alsea Falls. Achieving this designation has taken years and will serve to demonstrate the working landscapes of the Willamette Valley and the Coast Range. It is expected to enhance and protect intrinsic qualities of the areas through which it passes, honoring rural lifestyles and industries along the route.


Notable Stops While You’re Out & About Marys Peak Marys Peak Road Philomath, OR 97370 (16 miles west of Corvallis, off Hwy 34) The highest peak in the Coast Range at 4,097 feet, it offers a panoramic view from the summit and the coast’s only alpine meadow. Day use and overnight facilities are available through the US Forest Service.

Conner’s Camp (19 miles west of Corvallis, off Hwy 34 5.5 miles up Marys Peak) Conner’s Camp is a great day use area that provides views of the Cascade Mountains. Set among Noble Fir and Douglas Firs, this site is perfect for preparing a rugged hike up to the peak or resting for a day hike.

Alsea Fish Hatchery

Deb’s Café

29050 Fish Hatchery Road Alsea, OR 97324 (Three miles east of Alsea, off Hwy 34) On the north fork of the Alsea River, the Hatchery raises cutthroat trout and steelhead for coastal streams. For group tours call: 541-487-7240

185 W. Main Street Alsea, OR 97324 Stop into Deb’s Café for some great cooking, and take home a pie.

Clemens Park (21 miles southwest of Corvallis on Seeley Creek Road, off Highway 34) Clemens Park features one half mile of Alsea River frontage, offering excellent fishing, a self-guided interpretive trail, riverfront picnic sites and areas for water play.

John Boys Alsea Mercantile 180 E. Main Street Alsea, OR 97324 (541) 487-4462 Hours: 6AM to 8PM Monday through Saturdays, 7AM to 8PM Sundays This store offers a bit of everything, just like a good little country store should.

Hayden Covered Bridge (1.5 miles west of Alsea, off Highway 34) The Hayden Bridge spans the Alsea River. It was built in 1918 and is still in use.

Alsea Falls Recreation Area (25 miles south of Corvallis near Alpine) Go visit the picturesque falls on the south fork of the Alsea River. There are day use picnic facilities available and it is a great spot for fishing, hiking biking and swimming.

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Corvallis-Benton County Public Library The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is a delight for any visitor. The almost 60,000 square foot building is filled with opportunities for discovery.  The historic wing of the Library designed by renowned Northwest architect, Pietro Belluschi, is striking with its high wooden ceiling and beautiful original windows.  Works of art are installed throughout the library, with art tours available by request.  On a sunny day, the foyer of the Library is covered in rainbows thanks to the installation of the solar-powered and prism-fueled “Three Secrets of the Sun.”  An impression of the Siuslaw National Forest can be found in the atrium and contains 1280 pieces of hanging glass representing wildflowers, leaves and evergreen needles.  Visitors can also browse all types of materials, log on to a public computer, and attend one of a variety of community-focused programs. A trip to the library will not disappoint and there is always something for all ages!

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Corvallis, home of the original

Goat yoga has been an international viral sensation popping up as far as Australia and South Africa. The original, though, is helmed by Lainey Morse & Heather Davis of Corvallis Oregon, and they’ve got something big in the works: the Goatel, which, sensibly, is a hotel with goats. Nestled atop a beautiful hill in the Willamette Valley, The Goatel Retreat Center is a place for you to disconnect from stress, depression or illness and find your inner calm and recharge. Come spend some time with the goats and see for yourself just how powerful Goat Therapy can be. You can attend one of our Yoga Retreats, you can book The Goatel and create your own weekend retreat, or just bring your friends for a “Slumber Party” (no Yoga) weekend, and hang out with goats for Goat Happy Hour. The Goatel is also perfect for private events like corporate health & wellness and team bonding events. We will customize every retreat and event for you.

www.yourdailygoat.net

Goat Yoga

Our property in Corvallis Oregon has been well-known for the past 30 years. The owner, Pat Covey of the Hanson Country Inn, a historic bed-and-breakfast helps to create the experience. Morse says she’s been offering goat yoga classes on the inn’s property for about a year now, so they’re the perfect partner for the new enterprise. The Goatel will be the first vacation destination in the world to offer goat yoga and goat happy hours along with hikes in the Coastal Mountains, local brewery and winery tours, organic meals from local purveyors, and more. The goats on the property are always there for people to bond with, for them to help bottle feed babies, or to just sit next to and cuddle. Goat therapy is the best therapy and we want to cater this toward people who really need to get away from it all and recharge.

Contact Lainey Morse at info@thegoatel.com or by calling 1-888-992-GOAT (4628)

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Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN Consultant | Speaker | Author 215 SW 4th St. Corvallis (541) 602-1065 Nadine@GlutenFreeRN.com

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www.GlutenFreeRN.com

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BUSINESS • HEALTH • HOME • AUTO • LIFE • LONG-TERM CARE

Fresh, local, organic

groceries for over 45 years Anyone can shop at the Co-op North Corvallis

2855 NW Grant Ave Open daily 7am-10pm

South Corvallis

1007 SE Third Street

www.firstalt.coop @firstaltcoop

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CASH BUYER OLD GOLD JEWELRY • ROLEX WATCHES STERLING SILVER FLATWARE & JEWELRY

541-758-4055 Windermere Willamette Valley Two Willamette Valley Offices to Serve You 987 NW Circle Blvd Corvallis & 331 2nd Ave SW Albany

Hong Wolfe CCIM, CRS, CIPS, SRES, PhD

Principal Broker / Owner CELL: 541-740-9497

EMAIL: hong@hongwolfe.com WEB: www.hongwolfe.com

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Services

Dedicated • Experienced • Responsive

5th & Madison Downtown Corvallis


Lodging

When you visit Corvallis you’ll find accomodations to suit every taste. Come and enjoy over 800 room options. From country retreats and cozy B&B’s or modern hotels with all the amenities, to RV parks and campgrounds, we have a place you’ll love.

We invite you to relax, spend a night or two with us, have a look around and enjoy our local wineries, eateries, shopping or sports and outdoor events, and most of all, enjoy your stay!

Photo: Guest room at the new Courtyard By Marriott in downtown Corvallis


Hotels & Motels

Hilton Garden Inn 2500 SW Western Blvd • Corvallis 541-752-5000 153 Units • $129-329 Internet, Downtown Access, Gym, Restaurant, Lounge, WiFi, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi

Best Western Corvallis 925 NW Garfield Ave • Corvallis 541-758-8571 • 877-55-MANOR 55 Units • $100-300 Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates, Tesla EV Stations, Downtown Access, Flat Screen TV, Free Hot Breakfast, Gym, 100% non-smoking, Small Pets (dogs only), Free WiFi, Outdoor Pool, Sauna Best Western Plus Prairie Inn 1100 Price Rd • Albany 541-928-5050 • 877-545-4167 75 Units • $99-299 Daily Rates, WiFi, Full Breakfast Buffet, Pet Friendly, Indoor Pool, Spa, Fitness Center, Easy Access to Corvallis, Meeting Services, Flat Screen TV Comfort Suites Corvallis 1730 NW 9th St • Corvallis 541-753-4320 110 Units • $120-299 Downtown Access, WiFi, Hot Breakfast, Gym, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, Kitchen Units, Meeting Services

Holiday Inn Express on the River 781 NE 2nd St • Corvallis 541-752-0800 • 888-465-4329 93 Units • $109-299 Downtown Access, Hot Breakfast, WiFi, Meeting Services, Small Pets, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi

Corvallis Budget Inn 1480 SW 3rd St • Corvallis 541-752-8756 24 Units • $55-300 Daily Rates Only, WiFi, 40” LED TV, close to OSU, Downtown Access

University Inn 350 SW 4th St • Corvallis 541-753-4496 • 800-898-4496 65 Units • $59-250 Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rates, Downtown, Small Pets (dogs only), Tesla EV Stations, Free WiFi, Lounge, Restaurant, 100% non-smoking

Courtyard By Marriott 400 SW 1st St. • Corvallis 541-753-0199 172 Units • $129-239 Sytlish Rooms, Flexible Workspaces, Free WiFi, Paul Mitchell Grooming Essentials, King & Queen Rooms. Days Inn 1113 NW 9th St • Corvallis 541-754-7474 • 800-432-1233 76 Units • $80-175 Internet, Downtown Access, Gym, Small Pets, WiFi, Outdoor Pool

Rodeway Inn 345 NW 2nd St • Corvallis 541-752-9601 • 800-553-2666 56 Units • $45-175 Downtown Access, Free Continental Breakfast, Small Pets, WiFi, Jacuzzi in room, Microwave/Fridge, Guest Laundry Super 8 on the River 407 NW 2nd St • Corvallis 541-758-8088 • 800-800-8000 100 Units • $70-250 Daily & Weekly Rates, Downtown Access, Continental Breakfast, Dogs - No Cats, WiFi, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, 100% non-smoking, Guest Laundry

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Econo Lodge 935 NW Garfield Ave • Corvallis 541-758-9125 59 Units • $85-400 Daily Rates Only, Downtown Access, Small Pets with charges (dogs only), WiFi, Continental Breakfast, 40” LED TV, close to dining Galaxie Motel 104 S. 20th St • Philomath 541-929-4334 - 15 Units • $55-200 Daily, Weekly Rates, 100% NonSmoking, Free WiFi, 40” LED TV, HBO, Cinemax, plus 125 Channels, Downtown Access, Small Pets OK, galaxie-motel.com

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Bluebird Hill Farm B&B 25059 Larson Rd • Monroe 541-424-2478 2 Units • $109-135 Daily Rates, Cable TV, WiFi, Family/ Kid Friendly, full use of common areas

Hanson Country Inn 795 SW Hanson St • Corvallis 541-752-2919 4 Units • $145-280 Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates, Cable TV, WiFi, Private Baths, Easy access to downtown and OSU


Extended Stay & Other Lodging

RV & Camping

Alsea Guard Station 18391 Alsea Hwy, Alsea In need of a quite retreat, want to float, wade, fish or watch Salmon in the river, then you will want to add this outing to your bucket list!

Benton Oaks RV & Campground

Donovan Guest Houses 5720 SW Donovan Pl • Corvallis 541-753-0533 2 Houses • $182 daily Daily, Weekly Rates, Downtown Access, WiFi, Small Pets, Fire Pit, donovanplace.com

Alder Creek Guest Cottage 7920 NW Skillings Dr • Corvallis 541-719-8525 1 Unit • $75-105 Daily & Weekly Rates, WiFi, aldercreekcottage.com

Fernwood Circle Guest Houses 541-207-3547 • Corvallis reservations@fernwoodcircle.com Get comfortable in one of our furnished rental properties. Available for short and extended stay lodging. Continental Breakfast, WiFi, Emerald Springs Water

Applegate Guest Cottage 206 S. 15th St • Philomath 541-602-4063 1 unit • $75-100 Daily, Weekly Rates, WiFi, Pool Table, Pets Negotiable

Hanson Country Inn, Cottage 795 SW Hanson St • Corvallis 541-752-2919 2 bedroom Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates, Downtown Access, WiFi

Brooklane Cottage 1923 SW Brooklane Dr • Corvallis 541-754-0258 1 Unit • $55-165 Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates, WiFi, Cable TV, WiFi

Leaping Lamb Farm Stay 20368 Honey Grove Rd • Alsea 541-487-4966 Cottage • $175-250 Farmhouse • $300-400 Daily, Weekly Rates, WiFi, Continental Breakfast + farm eggs, Kitchen

Corvallis Depot Suites 700 SW Washington Ave • Corvallis 541-754-6506 • 877-754-6506 6 Units • $60-70 Weekly & Monthly Rates, Internet, Downtown Access, WiFi

Lewisburg Guest Suite 1645 NW Lewisburg Ave • Corvallis 541-757-7368 1 Unit • $99-149 Daily, Weekly Rates, Private Hot Tub, Kitchen, Internet, Flat Screen TV

Corvallis WestEnd Suite 1052 NW Polk Ave • Corvallis 541-758-7647 1 Unit • $65-85 Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates, Downtown Access, WiFi

Van Buren Court 620 NW Van Buren • Corvallis 541-602-1515 (text or call) 7 Furnished urban decor apartments, Private courtyard, Parking, WiFi, Easy walk to OSU, Monthly rates, VanBurenCourt.com

KOA Kampground JOURNEY • koa.com 33775 Oakville Road SW • Albany 541-967-8521 • 800-562-8526 Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Rates, RV, Full hook-ups, Tents, Free cable TV, 50-amp, Store, Laundry, Showers, Heated pool/summer, WiFi, Fire pits, K9 Park

KOA Kampground

Alsea Falls Campground The beautiful surroundings of Alsea Falls can be enjoyed by exploring the trails that wander through the area and lead to the picnic grounds and beyond.

Marys Peak Campground Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. A vault toilet is provided but there is no drinking water.

Benton Oaks RV & Campground 110 SW 53rd St • Corvallis 541-766-6521 Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates, RV, Full hook-ups, WIFI, Cable TV, Tents (seasonal), Laundry, Showers, Pets, Trailer & RV dumpsite

Salmonberry Park & Campground 16699 Salmonberry Rd, Alsea Open May 1 – Oct. 1. Nestled along the Alsea River, this secluded campground offers a family atmosphere, camp host, water, rest rooms, showers, and open field commons/play area.

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Meetings, Conferences Special Events

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Consider Corvallis for your next meeting, conference or special occasion. Our beautiful small town can provide a memorable experience. From seminars to weddings, trade shows to retreats, Corvallis offers the perfect blend of amenities for both business and pleasure. Oregon State University has one of the largest collegiate conference programs in the nation. OSU’s Conference Center offers 80,000 square feet of dedicated conference and meeting space. Many other venues are available that can accommodate groups ranging in size from 25 to 1,000. Imagine getting married in a setting with unparalleled views -- perhaps at one of the many scenic wineries in our area!

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enton County, Oregon is comprised of 679 square miles and has a population of 92,575. The largest community and county seat in Benton County is the City of Corvallis. As of December 2015, Corvallis’ certified population estimate is 57,735 (source: Portland State University) – this number includes the Oregon State University Corvallis campus student population. Communities that comprise Benton County are: Adair Village, Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe, North Albany and Philomath. There are a little over 4,000 companies located here. If you are looking to bring your business this is the right place. With a wonderful quality of life and a willingness to bring your company and employees here there is no better place to start than: www.YesCorvallis.org.

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MEDICAL CARE Founded in 1947, The Corvallis Clinic continues to promote and maintain the highest standards of group-practice medical care, with its more than 100 providers in 27 specialties at 10 locations. Physicians practice independently and make decisions based on what’s best for their patients. The Oregon Health Authority has recognized it for providing the highest level of patient-centered primary care in the state. In addition, providers in this multispecialty group have the advantage of being in close proximity to colleagues who bring expertise to patient discussions. The Corvallis Clinic’s one-stop in health care also includes imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services, along with an outpatient surgery center, an optical department and a weight-loss program. Samaritan Health Services, a network of hospitals and health care facilities in the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon coast, is based in Corvallis and ensures that top-quality health care is readily available. At Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, state-of-the-art facilities The Visit Corvallis Guide 2018 / 2019

specializing in heart surgery and cancer treatment have been added in the last few years. WEATHER Delight in the many seasonal changes that keep our city beautiful and provide for a wide spectrum of activities throughout the year. Enjoy the colorful spring and fall as well as our pleasant summers with an average high of 80 degrees along with our mild winters. Most of our 40 inches of rainfall happens from November and May and snow is rare on the valley floor. AIR & WATER QUALITY Due to a gap in the Oregon Coast Range, Benton County receives ocean breezes which provide a constant air exchange and give residents the highest air quality in the Willamette Valley. The Willamette River borders the county and runs from south to north. Surface water resources are among the best in the state. EDUCATION Benton County has the reputation for having some of the strongest schools in


the State of Oregon, and many of our local schools achieve high awards for academics, activities and athletics. K-12 SCHOOLS Alsea School District 7j alsea.k12.or.us/ Corvallis School District 509j (includes Adair Village and parts of North Albany) csd509j.net Monroe School District 1j monroe.k12.or.us/ Philomath School District 17j philomath.k12.or.us/ Linn-Benton Community College linnbenton.edu Linn-Benton Community College is a two-year public college that offers more than 60 transfer and career & technical programs. It is a full-accredited institution dedicated to quality education and a safe learning environment. As the sixth-largest

community college in Oregon, LBCC’s 104-acre Albany campus is located just 10 miles east of Corvallis and provides modern science labs and classroom facilities. The college offers the LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Program, which provides dual enrollment services to students. Oregon State University oregonstate.edu With an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students and more than 10,000 employees, OSU is an integral part of the local community. OSU serves as Oregon’s leading source of basic applied research in forestry, agriculture, fisheries, engineering, electronics, home economics and the sciences for the development of human, land, atmospheric and oceanic resources. OSU is considered one of the nation’s leading research universities.

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Corvallis Municipal Airport (CVO) 5695 SW Airport Rd, Corvallis 541-753-4466

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Rental Cars

Avis Rent-A-Car 1885 NW 9th St, Corvallis 541-753-0512 Enterprise 1414 NW 9th St, Corvallis 541-758-0000

Amtrak 110 SW 10th Ave, Albany 541-9280885

Ford Rent-A-Car 1105 NW 5th St, Corvallis 541-752-4201

Greyhound/Valley Retriever 153 NW 4th St, Corvallis 541-757-1797 greyhound.com

Hertz Rent-A-Car 1746 NW 9th St, Corvallis 541-758-4101

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System (CTS) provides FREE bus service throughout the City of Corvallis with connections to Philomath and Albany. 541-766-6998 corvallistransit.com Bike Share Visit the website for information about joining Bike Share. bike.zagster.com/ pedalcorvallis Ali Taxi 541-829-1103 Auto Taxi 541-231-7203 Beaver Cab 541-738-8294 Corvallis Pedicab 541-609-8949 corvallispedicab.com Orange Taxi 541-979-6622


COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS | SCHOOL OF ARTS & COMMUNICATION

SAC ACADEMY Extending the knowledge & resources of the School of Arts & Communication to our community.

Expanded Opportunities for Learning Art classes Music lessons Music ensembles Professional development Summer camps & workshops

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