#2 Friendliest College Town in America / Top 5 Most Beautiful College Town



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 2nd smartest city and it's no wonder with Oregon State University having been here for over 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?

Pastega Christmas Light Display
November - January 1
The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes.

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 2020
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 
Watch Oregon State, the 2018 national champions, go up to bat against other colleges from around the country!

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


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!

Where to stretch your legs


Corvallis Half Marathon

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