#2 Friendliest College Town in America / Top 10 College Town

Great College Deals (2016) / 2016-2017 College Destinations Index American Institute For Economic Research

About Corvallis

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.

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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.

What's New In Town?

Marys Peak Trail Run
June 22, 2019
Beginning at Blodgett, Oregon, this 25k/50k/50mi trail run will truly put anybody to the test.

Corvallis Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning, 9am to 1pm, until November 21
This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Enjoy live music, occasional street dances, special event booths, plus shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more.

Dam Jam 2019
May 31, 2019
Dam Jam is an annual music festival put on for students, by students. It's a time when the OSU community can come together to celebrate the end of the year and share in an inclusive experience that's fun for everyone.

OSU Beaver Baseball
February to May 2019
Watch Oregon State, the 2018 national champions, go up to bat against other colleges from around the country!

da Vinci Days
Every Tuesday in April for STEAM, Summer festival is July 19-21
da Vinci Days is all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), showcasing the creativity of community members, students and staff from local schools, LBCC, and OSU.

Downtown Corvallis


Nearby Destinations


Just an hour and a half drive north, enjoy the unique city, culture, and entertainment the Rose City has to offer.

Central Oregon

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).

Oregon Coast

Drive west 45 minutes and enjoy the world famous coastline.  Surfing, whale watching, or just walk on the beach; you won't leave disappointed!

Downtown Corvallis

Where to eat

Indian Food
Chinese Food
Wholesome Food

Local Restaurants

Arts & Culture

Darkside Cinema
Darkside Cinema
Whiteside Theatre
Whiteside Theatre
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park

Around Town

Where to explore


Just to the west of Corvallis is majestic Marys Peak. It is the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range and less than an hour from the OSU campus to the summit!

Marys Peak

Where to stretch your legs


Corvallis Half Marathon

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