Guest Author | 11/30/2022 | Downtown Corvallis, Featured on Home Page, Shop & Pamper

Uniquely Corvallis Mementos

What do you get for souvenirs of your visit to Corvallis when you want something beyond an OSU Beavers t-shirt? Downtown Corvallis stores are here to help! From flavors, scents, arts, and décor, these boutiques offer you various options for the essence of the city.

Burlap & Lace, Corvallis, OR

As a cultural center, Corvallis artists fill the community. The Corvallis mural tour only hints at the art available in town. Check out these spots to take home a treasure made here.

Take in the local scene at The Arts Center (700 SW Madison Avenue), across from Central Park. After looking around the gallery, stop in the shop showcasing fine arts and crafts from over 50 local and regional artists.

At their new location, Burlap & Lace’s (221 NW 2nd Street) owner Teresa Hutchinson says her boutique aims to be the Corvallis version of “Made in Oregon.” Sibling Revelry (145 NW 2nd Street) features local artists who create paintings, sculptures, jewelry, cards, bags, and hats. This is the place to find a postcard featuring the “Greetings From Corvallis” mural.

At Inkwell Homestore (234 SW 3rd Street) you’ll find a special area on the gift side of the shop featuring their Corvallis- and Oregon-related outdoor adventure items, local handmade ornaments, and their very popular geode trivets. A block up from Inkwell, you can find a fun metaphysical shop that sells beading, gifts, and handcrafted items called Northern Star (124 SW 3rd Street). They feature artists on a rotating basis. While there, check out the stunning fantasy dragons made here in Corvallis by Windstone Editions.

Across the street is another home decor store you’ll adore. ReStyle Home (137 SW 3rd Street) is an all-woman team that sells mostly women-owned brands and believes in uplifting local artisans in the PNW.

Burst's Chocolates, Corvallis, OR

Did you get your fill of locally made spirits available with those made here, like 2 Towns Ciderhouse, the Block 15 or Oregon Trail Breweries, or 4 Spirits Distillery? Do you crave other tasty regional treats? How about some locally-made chocolates or locally-roasted coffees and teas?

Walking into Burst Chocolate (353 SW Madison Avenue) is so delicious you can practically taste the sweetness in the air. A majority of the chocolates are made on-site by Patrick, the owner. As fun mementos, they often have a chocolate beaver, Big Foot, and chocolates featuring the state shape or Corvallis.

Run by three generations of the Collette family, Oregon Coffee & Tea (215 NW Monroe Avenue) roasts coffees and creates custom tea blends. As proponents of buying local, they are determined to carry Oregon-based food and accessory products, with many being grown or made as close to Corvallis as possible.

After walking around campus in the spring or one of Corvallis’ many magnificent forests, you know this place has memory-invoking smells. So how do you bring that home? The Golden Crane (110 SW 3rd Street) has an answer. Besides their sustainable fashions and local artist-made jewelry, scarves, sculptures, and home décor, you’ll want to get a bottle of Firn. This high-end personal fragrance will remind you of your Corvallis adventures.

Conundrum House, Corvallis, OR

While OSU’s teams are tops, maybe you have other ideas for how to play. Here are a few ideas that inspire other creative endeavors - from tabletop or RPG games to non-school athletic wear or escaping into books.

The co-conspirators at Conundrum House (460 SW Madison Avenue), a murder mystery event space and game rental store, support local artists. They proudly feature local artisan-created game dice from One Link at a Time. Corvallis is also home to Inked Gaming, a leading gaming gear supplier, manufacturing playmats, dice bags, and more. You can find their products at their retail store, Kraken Cards (114 SW 3rd Street).

Are you a runner who likes to hang out in your workout clothes? Lux Athleisure (351 SW Madison Avenue), formerly known as The Running Princess, is a woman-owned business that features running and athletic leisure wear made by other women-owned creators.

You may be looking for more of a snuggle-in-my-armchair adventure. Corvallis is a creative hot spot for writers. The Corvallis Book Bin (215 SW 4th Street) and Grass Roots Books and Music (227 SW 2nd Street) are two independent bookstores in town featuring local authors and events.

Reach out to us on social media to let us know what your favorite place is for Oregon-made goodies.! Of course, photos make good memories too, and if you share yours on social media, add the hashtag #VisitCorvallis and we may feature it on our accounts. And, of course, come to Visit Corvallis' visitor center for maps, walking tours, pamphlets, postcards, and Corvallis branded goodies.

Article and photos by Stacey Newman Weldon. Keep up with Corvallis news, events and happenings by signing up for our email newsletter.

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