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Beautiful Marys Peak near Corvallis, Oregon
Marys Peak, near Corvallis, Oregon, is a beautiful spot to get in some hiking, biking or picnicking. Rich rolling meadows are full of a variety of wildflowers, and the whole recreation area is ringed by a lovely Noble Fir forest. You're sure to enjoy the gorgeous views, plus there are…
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Ten Things to Do in Corvallis This Week (August 13-19, 2018)
We're looking forward to music festivals, street festivals, concerts, improv comedy, art, dancing and more this week in Corvallis, Oregon!
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Oregon Wine in Corvallis
Kick back in beautiful Willamette Valley wine country and enjoy fine Oregon wine, from the pinot noirs we're famous for to chardonnays, dessert wines, pinot gris and more.
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Exploring Downtown Corvallis' Craft Brew Scene
I had agreed to a weekend of craft beer tasting in Corvallis, on one condition: before heading out on our Sip Trip, we would have to earn it. With the myriad of running and biking trails easily accessed from downtown, brew hopping would be our hard-won prize.
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Where to Go Swimming in Corvallis, Oregon
With summer temperatures in the 80s and 90s (and sometimes higher) in Corvallis right now, one thing you're probably looking to do is hit a swimming hole. You're in luck - Corvallis has lots of options!
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Public Art in Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon is full of public art – statues, murals, monuments, poetry and more. There’s so much it’s hard to keep track of it all, and new pieces are being added all the time. It can be tricky to find it all, but these handy resources can help.
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Corvallis Golf Courses: Golf Your Way Around Benton County
Enjoy the Great Outdoors and explore Corvallis golf courses! Three lovely golf courses are conveniently on the way as you travel Benton County.
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What's happening in August in Corvallis, Oregon?
August offers long, sunny days and cool, peaceful nights in Corvallis, where you're surrounded by amber scenery, beautiful vistas, and plenty to see and do. Join us for fairs and street festivals, music and theater, hiking, biking, wine tasting, and more.
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Drinkception Episode 2
Join Hillary Davidson and Marti Staprans Barlow, with Kimber Hoang, at Magenta Restaurant, where bartender Nikki Marshall mixes up her favorite drink, a Spicy Rose!
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Bard in the Quad at OSU to present 'The Tempest' in August
“The Tempest,” set on a strange and distant island, features Prospero, a sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan, who conjures a storm to bring his usurping brother and various conspirators to his shores in an attempt to restore his daughter to her rightful place in the royal court. The tale…
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2018 Benton County Fair & Rodeo: Make A Splash!
The Benton County Fair and Rodeo happens Wednesday, August 1st through Saturday, August 4th, 2018. Enjoy live music, carnival games and rides, rodeos, exhibitions and more!
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At the Arts Center: 'I Came From Far Away, But I Am Here Now,' an Exhibit of Immigrant Artists
Eighteen artists hailing from all over the world (Europe, South America, Asia, Middle East, South Africa) exhibit artwork about experiences of being an immigrant in a new land. All artists are currently living in Oregon.
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2018 Starker Forest Tours
Take Starker Forests Tours and tour a gorgeous working forest! Free guided tours of beautiful Starker Forests are available in July and August.
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2018 Historic Homes Trolley Tour
Join in a guided driving tour of the gorgeous historic homes in and around downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Ride in comfortable antique style in an old-fashioned trolley as an informed guide explains the history and architecture behind the beautiful homes on the tour.
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Corvallis Video Shows the Fun Side of Town
Jonas Hudnall, recent transplant to Corvallis from Nashville, created this video as part of a travel contest. It's a great look at Corvallis through a newcomer's eyes, highlighting some fun stops and tasty treats you can find around town!
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3 Great Hikes in Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis is a great place for hiking - we have miles of multi-use trails surrounding Corvallis, Oregon, and leading throughout Benton County. You can follow them through sunlight forests to meadows, up mountains, through parks and natural areas, to and in national wildlife refuges, and all around the area.
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Willamette Valley Visitors Association Selects Spring 2018 Grant Recipients
The da Vinci Days Festival has received a Willamette Valley Visitor Association grant through the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program to host a niche film festival, “Cinema and Spirits,” during the winter months in Corvallis’ historic movie theaters, partnering with local distilleries.
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2018 Corvallis Farmers Market
The Corvallis Farmers Market's opening day is April 14! The Wednesday market begins April 18, and both markets are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the 38th season for the Wednesday market and the 28th for the Saturday market. On opening day in Corvallis you can hear…
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Circa 1920 Now Open at the Benton County Museum
“Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age” is 2018's year-long exhibition, now open at Benton County Museum, in Philomath, Oregon. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences of life in America 100 years ago as illustrated through the objects in our museum collections.
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Learn More About Emerson Vineyard & Airlie Winery
Small boutique wineries are family-owned destinations that reflect the natural beauty and diversity of the Willamette Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range and Marys Peak, our sustainable vineyards enjoy the some of the most favorable grape growing conditions in the valley.
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Learn About Lumos Wine Company, Cardwell Hill Cellars & Harris Bridge Vineyard
The Heart of Willamette Wineries' small boutique wineries are family-owned destinations that reflect the natural beauty and diversity of the Willamette Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range and Marys Peak, our sustainable vineyards enjoy the some of the most favorable grape growing conditions in the valley.
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Birding in Corvallis, Oregon
Whether you are a first time visitor to Oregon and the Willamette Valley or a life-long resident, it doesn’t take long to discover that one of the fastest growing hobbies in the Northwest is Oregon birding.
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Hiking & Biking in Corvallis, Oregon
One reason so many health-conscious people choose to live in Corvallis is the network of multi-use trails in the city and surrounding natural areas. Linked park trails provide over a hundred miles of off-road adventure, accessible on foot or bike right from town.
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Livability Names Corvallis No. 3 on 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live List
Livability.com has their 2018 “Top 100 Best Places to Live” list out, and Corvallis, Oregon is No. 3 on the list!
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Summer 2017 Issue of CityDog Magazine features Corvallis
The Summer 2017 issue of CityDog Magazine is out now, and it features an excellent article on Corvallis, Oregon and the surrounding areas.
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Corvallis is one of the top spring destinations in America
Corvallis, Oregon made the list in Expedia’s article, “Celebrating the change in season in these top destinations.”
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Corvallis earns highest certification for sustainable technology efforts
For the fifth year in a row, the City of Corvallis has received the highest level of certification for its accomplishments in the State Electronics Challenge (SEC), a national program that encourages public entities such as local governments to reduce the environmental footprint of their technology purchasing, use and disposal.
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Corvallis Heritage Trees: Discover our heritage trees on an interactive map
Among the many natural resources in the City of Corvallis perhaps none is as ubiquitous and beloved as the city’s urban forest. Now the most stunning examples of that population are on display for the entire community to appreciate via a new interactive map.
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Enjoy a Unique Camping Experience in Benton County
Individuals looking to reserve lodging along the Alsea River may be interested in the rental cabin operated by Benton County Natural Areas and Parks.
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Travelocity names Corvallis, Oregon a top beer tourism destination
Corvallis, Oregon was listed fourth on Travelocity’s top six small metro areas for beer lovers!
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City of Corvallis Ranked Top 10 For Green Commutes in US
The City of Corvallis was ranked in the top 10 overall for green transportation and 1st for biking in medium cities in the US.
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24 Hours in Culinary Corvallis
I don’t normally equate cutting-edge cuisine with a college town. But since my college days in Corvallis, Oregon, over a decade ago, I’d heard the city had blossomed into an incredible culinary destination, brimming with delicious, locally sourced and sustainable food and drink.
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Recharging in the Heart of the Willamette Valley
Seeking freedom of mind, and from stress, on Corvallis’ beautiful trails.
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Only In Your State names Corvallis 4th in list of 10 Best Cities In Oregon To Raise A Family
OnlyInYourState.com put together a list of the “10 Best Cities In Oregon To Raise A Family,” and Corvallis is 4th!
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SmartAsset ranks Corvallis No. 3 on Most Fitness Friendly Cities for 2016 list
SmartAsset.com released a list of the “Most Fitness-Friendly Cities for 2016” and ranked Corvallis, Oregon third on their list.
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Corvallis Recognized as Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community
The City of Corvallis has once again been recognized as a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
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Down on the Farm in Corvallis, Oregon
Fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all the colors and the harvest of the season. You can take a walk or a bike ride down on the riverfront, where the trees will stun you with their vibrant colors, or visit the local farmers market on Wednesdays…
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See Corvallis Covered Bridges by Bicycle
Covered bridges are standing reminders of times past when people traveled at a slower pace, when the journey could be as interesting as the destination. The same holds true when seeking out Benton County’s two covered bridges on bikes. You won’t be crossing these classic structures unless you make the…
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Riding the Marys Peak Climb
Marys Peak is a wondrous place for anyone who likes to get outdoors. For dedicated road cyclists, a ride to the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range is a bucket list event. And, when considering Benton County’s seven wonders for cycling, Marys Peak is clearly No. 1.
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Biking the Heart of Willamette Wineries
Wineries make great cycling destinations and the Corvallis area offers some diverse locations for those who prefer to pedal their way to some fine wine. Benton County wineries are located north, south and west of Corvallis so one route looping passed them all would be a long and winding road.…
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Exploring Alsea Falls by Bicycle
With so many quiet back roads and scenic vistas throughout Benton County, it’s easy to create a memorable cycling route of your own in any direction. As you consider which way to go, give serious thought to visiting Alsea Falls, one of our seven cycling wonders.
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Cycling the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge makes our list of cycling wonders for three reasons: low-traffic gravel roads, open spaces and wonderful wildlife.
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Biking the Riverfront Commemorative Park
Looking for a leisurely ride? There are few better places to spend a casual day on the bike than along a river trail. Corvallis delivers with its inviting downtown Riverfront Park and nearby Crystal Lake Sports Park paths.
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Cycling Around Historic Downtown Corvallis
Here’s the thing about discovering the wonders of downtown Corvallis and Benton County: It’s so easy to get around on a bike. Whether you’re exploring in town or peddling across the countryside, there’s much to discover.
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Mountain Bike Safari: A two-wheeled Corvallis adventure
My husband and I stopped to take a long swig from our sweaty water bottles, surveying the sun-drenched red rock and dusty mountain-bike trail ahead. “When was the last time we rode through forests?” he said. In the harsh desert glare of the day, the memories were faint, but slowly…
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Treasures of the Corvallis Wine Trail
My sense of wanderlust beckoned me to flee the clamor of the big city for a weekend journey in search of treasure. No, I wouldn’t be diving for ancient doubloons nestled in the crushed hull of some sunken ship. Nor would I scrounge for a trunk filled with gem-encrusted goblets…
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7 Wonders of Corvallis: Covered Bridges in Benton County
Come see the (Covered) Bridges of Benton County! We have three beautiful bridges in Benton County, including the Irish Bend Covered Bridge, the Harris Bridge, and the Hayden Bridge.
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7 Wonders of Corvallis: Riverfront Commemorative Park
The Riverfront Commemorative Park is a beautiful park bordering downtown Corvallis, Oregon, and running along the Willamette River.
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My Favorite Places: The Willamette River in Corvallis, Oregon
JoBeth Coe talks about her favorite place in Corvallis, Oregon: the Willamette River! Whether it’s swimming, tubing, paddling or fishing, the Willamette River has lots to offer, plus it’s a beautiful place to spend some time with friends and family.
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My Favorite Places: Parks in Corvallis, Oregon
Take a quick tour of a few of the many awesome parks and natural areas in Corvallis, Oregon with Jason Harris and his family. From wild natural areas perfect for hiking and cycling to local corner playgrounds to big open parks, Corvallis, Oregon is a great place to play.
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My Favorite Places: Corvallis, Oregon from Above
What’s your favorite place in Corvallis and Benton County? Vince Remcho prefers a bird’s-eye view of Corvallis, Oregon.
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My Favorite Places: Alsea Falls, just outside Corvallis, Oregon
What’s your favorite place in Corvallis and Benton County? Mike Ripley’s is Alsea Falls, just outside Corvallis, Oregon.
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My Favorite Places: Marys Peak, Near Corvallis, Oregon
What’s your favorite place in Corvallis and Benton County? Natalie Brenner’s is Marys Peak, near Corvallis, Oregon.
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My Favorite Places: Downtown Corvallis, Oregon
What’s your favorite place in Corvallis and Benton County? Kimber Hoang’s is downtown Corvallis, Oregon.
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7 Wonders of Corvallis: Downtown Corvallis, Oregon
Beautiful downtown Corvallis, Oregon is one of our Seven Wonders of Corvallis. Playing host to a wide array of eclectic and fun shops, several fantastic restaurants, brewpubs, a variety of historic landmarks and more, downtown Corvallis is a great spot to spend the day.
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7 Wonders of Corvallis: Alsea Falls
Looking for a great spot for hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, picnicking and more? Try Alsea Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of Corvallis!
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7 Wonders of Corvallis: William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, one of our Seven Wonders of Corvallis, celebrates their 50th Anniversary during Natural Areas Celebration Week, on May 10, 2014.
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Corvallis, Oregon is one of the best cities for entrepreneurs!
Entrepreneur.com has listed Corvallis, Oregon as one of five top cities for entrepreneurs in the United States.
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Corvallis Ranked No. 10 in Cities Leading Start-Up Revolution
Corvallis, Oregon has been ranked 10th in CityLab's list of cities “leading America’s start-up revolution”!
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Corvallis Ranked No. 1 Place To Live for Best Work-Life Balance
NerdWallet.com just ranked Corvallis, Oregon as the number one best place to live for the best work-life balance!
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Corvallis Ranks 22nd in Top 100 Brainiest Metros
CityLab has ranked Corvallis, Oregon 22nd on a list of the top 100 “brainiest” metro areas!
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Ten Great Small Cities to Retire, from AARP
AARP.org listed Corvallis, Oregon as a great place to retire, and we agree with them!
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