#2 Friendliest College Town in America / Top 10 College Town
Great College Deals (2016) / 2016-2017 College Destinations Index American Institute For Economic Research
Corvallis is a beautiful college town nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. An hour's drive from the Pacific Coast and two hours from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal site to live and work. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful natural surroundings, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life. It is one of the safest places to live - clean, friendly, and family-oriented.
Farmers Insurance Group has repeatedly ranked Corvallis very high for being most secure, taking into consideration crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, life expectancy and job loss numbers.
Forbes called Corvallis the 5th smartest city and it's no wonder with Oregon State University having been here for nearly 150 years. We are also proud to have Hewlett-Packard and Samaritan Health Systems call Corvallis home.
Our community values sustainable and environmentally responsible choices, whether it be how we power our university, what we put in our bodies, or how we choose to commute. We are committed to keeping Oregon green and being a leader for other communities to learn from.
Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides
Every Saturday morning touring the surrounding Willamette Valley and Coast Range Mountains.
Run for the Hills
June 10, 2018
The 12th annual Run for the Hills offers scenic but challenging 30k and 8k trail runs at Bald Hill Natural Area in Corvallis, with great views and fun courses. There's also an easy 2-mile walk/run on smooth paved path and a 1/4-mile kids run that are fun for the entire family.
Corvallis Arts Walk
4pm to 8pm, third Thursday of each month
The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grassroots-organized art walk that takes place on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Galleries, studios, arts and crafts stores and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art related event or demonstration.
Concert in the Park
The Corvallis Community Band plays free concerts each Tuesday at 8 p.m. Each week has a theme and many concerts feature soloists or small groups.
Corvallis Fall Festival
September 22 & 23, 2018
The area’s largest art festival with live music, marathon, and food & drink.
Head east over the Cascade mountain range to enjoy incredible hiking, fantastic skiing, and warm sunshine all year. Be sure to visit our campus in Bend (OSU-Cascades).