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Fifth annual Maker Fair to be held at OSU April 28
Oregon State University and The CO• will host the Corvallis Maker Fair, a celebration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, or STEAM, education and innovation, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28th on the Corvallis campus. The family-friendly fair, now in its fifth year, will be held…
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Pianist Vadym Kholodenko to perform at OSU April 29
Pianist Vadym Kholodenko will perform in the series finale of the 2017-2018 Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street, Corvallis.
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OSU alumni to be featured at 2018 EdFest events
Seven writers and alumni of Oregon State University’s School of Writing, Literature and Film will return to campus EdFest 2018 on Friday, April 27.
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Ten Things to Do in Corvallis This Week (April 16-22, 2018)
Happy Monday! This week in Corvallis we're looking forward to a comedy night, Earth Day celebrations, Garland Nursery's annual open house, art, gaming, music and more.
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See blues guitarist & actor Guy Davis in Corvallis!
Guy Davis’ appearance is part of the Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts’ “American Strings Series,” which celebrates America’s longstanding love for stringed instruments and roots music. The series was created by OSU’s director of performing arts, journalist and music historian Bob Santelli.
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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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Corvallis Knights News
In less than two months, the Corvallis Knights will host the Portland Sea Dogs at OSU's Goss Stadium in their seventh annual Science, Engineering and Art Day game. The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 30th, and will kick-off a 32-game home schedule that features promotions galore, and…
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Corvallis Mural Project and 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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At the Arts Center: Set the Stage: An Illusion of Peace
In “Set the Stage: An Illusion of Peace” at the Arts Center, Oregon State University students show the final projects from their Theatre Scenic Design course.
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Starker Lecture Series will explore the future of forestry
The annual Starker Lectures at Oregon State University will explore the future of forestry and how land managers, policy makers and communities ought to prepare for decisions that could shape generations.
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Nos Deulen 56 at the Little Gallery at Oregon State University
Posters commemorating the 41 girls who died and 15 who were severely injured in a shelter fire outside Guatemala City last year will be on display in the Little Gallery at Oregon State University March 7 through April 25.
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Oscar-winning designer Harley Jessup named Oregon State commencement speaker for June
Harley Jessup, an Oregon State University alumnus and renowned animation production designer who has won an Academy Award and an Emmy Award for visual effects, will deliver the commencement address at OSU’s 149th graduation ceremony.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring Downtown Corvallis and the 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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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: 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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7 Wonders of Corvallis: Marys Peak
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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7 Wonders of Corvallis: Heart of Willamette Wineries
Come taste the Heart of Willamette Wineries, Corvallis and Benton County’s Seventh Wonder!
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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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