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Corvallis, Oregon

About Visit Corvallis

Who Is Visit Corvallis?

Visit Corvallis is a private non-profit destination organization marketing Corvallis and Benton County, which means we have one of the best jobs in town. Every day we help people discover fun things to do and places to go in our community.

Our mission is to enhance Corvallis’ prosperity by elevating its visitor economy. We do this by connecting people to experiences that shows what’s different about Corvallis.

What Do We Do?

It's our job to attract visitors to Corvallis and Benton County and then show them what to see, do and eat. We also run the downtown Corvallis visitor center.

How do you define a visitor?

Glad you asked. A visitor is defined as someone who travels more than 50 miles one way to Corvallis for business or leisure or stays overnight. This definition is stated in Oregon state law.

How are you funded?

The City of Corvallis charges visitors staying at paid accommodations within the Corvallis Urban Growth boundary a 9% transient lodging tax (TLT). This includes hotels, motels, non-traditional lodging/short-term rentals (e.g., Airbnb, VRBO) and campgrounds. The City of Corvallis keeps 70% of this tax for its general fund. Visit Corvallis contracts with the City of Corvallis for the remaining 30%, which is to be used to help grow this revenue source and provide visitors and locals with information about things to see and do.

Visit Corvallis also maintains a small membership, applies for grants and hosts the Oregon Senior Games to generate additional funds beyond the transient lodging tax funds.

How does Visit Corvallis get visitors to come?

Visit Corvallis markets and advertises in cities where we attract the most visitors such as Portland, Seattle, Boise, and LA. We do this through a variety of channels (online, print, TV and etc.), promotional activities (giveaways, newsletters, etc.) public relations and social media.

Who are Visit Corvallis Board Members?

Visit Corvallis can have between 9 and 21 board members per our bylaws, which can be found at the bottom of this page. We try to recruit board members from a variety of visitor-facing industries.

Interested in having your organization added to Visit Corvallis' website?

There isn’t a charge to be listed on the Visit Corvallis website if you are located in Benton County. If you are located outside of Benton County you will need to become a Visit Corvallis member.

Interested in becoming a Visit Corvallis member?

Visit Corvallis has approximately 70 members in the Corvallis and Benton County area.

Interested in being a volunteer?

Know anyone with great knowledge of the Corvallis area and a little extra time? We always look for quality volunteers to help staff our visitors center, be greeters at conferences and events or write about their favorite spot in Corvallis.

  • Call the visitor’s center at 541-757-1544 for more information.

Need information? Sign up for our Newsletter.

We have a free monthly email newsletter that contains news and articles from our website, along with upcoming events. It's sent out on the first of each month.

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113 SW 3rd Street, Alley Suite 101
Corvallis, OR 97333
(Entrance facing 2nd St public parking lot)
800-334-8118 | 541-757-1544
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays