Visiting Corvallis will give you and your student a chance to experience all the city has to offer. Students often feel most comfortable moving to a new city when they have had the opportunity to visit and spend time becoming familiar with the new location.

Corvallis is a comfortable and safe community of 50,000 people, located in the beautiful, green Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive.

Downtown Corvallis, a few blocks from campus, offers restaurants, shopping theatre, and parks. You'll find ethnic restaurants (Thai, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Hawaiian), Asian markets, a wide variety of coffee and tea houses, and locally-owned bookstores and boutique shops.

Some places of interest:

  • Corvallis Art Center
  • Benton County Historical Museum
  • Majestic Theatre
  • Local wineries
  • Trysting Tree Golf Course
  • Finley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Alsea Falls

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