Corvallis (Oregon)

Corvallis is in the state of Oregon in Benton County. By car, this town is about an hour and half south of Portland, almost an hour north of Eugene, or almost an hour south of Salem, the Capital of Oregon. The town was first known as Marysville, but was later changed to Corvallis in 1857, which meant "heart of the valley" in Latin. Nestled at the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range, Corvallis residents enjoy a multitude of mountain biking trails in their own backyard. As of 2012, Corvallis has a population of about 54,998.

People from around the world are drawn to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University. Corvallis has a history of excellence in regard to education; the Corvallis School District continually has some of the highest Scholastic Aptitude Test(SAT) scores in the nation. Corvallis has the highest education level and the second highest income level in the state. Corvallis is the birthplace of Hewlett-Packard's computer inkjet printing process and was home to Nobel Prize-winner, Linus Pauling. The computer mouse was invented by a graduate of Oregon State University. Corvallis also spawned Randy Couture, who is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.

Get in

By plane

While there is no commercial passenger service to Corvallis Municipal Airport, Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX) is located a few hours north. HUT Shuttle runs every two hours with a scheduled travel time of 2.5 hours. Eugene Airport also has a few commercial flights, although options for getting from Eugene to Corvallis are limited.

By car

From Interstate 5 Corvallis is located 10 miles (16km) west from the "Lebanon Corvallis" exit at Exit 228 along Hwy 34. Upon approaching from the east you will cross a bridge which leads you right into downtown Corvallis. You can also turn left at the last light before the bridge, indicated by a sign saying "Oregon Coast / Reser Stadium," then take the exit that says Eugene/Junction City and that will take you into Southtown Corvallis avoiding the narrow one way streets.

From Eugene you can take either I-5 (via Albany) or Hwy 99.

By train

The closest Amtrak station is Albany, some 15 minutes north by car. Some shuttle bus services are available. You can use Linn-Benton loop bus from downtown Corvallis to go to Albany. This service is not provided after 7 on weekdays and on Sunday.

By bus

Get around

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Groceries

Eat

Budget

Nearly any fast food restaurant you are looking for can be found on 9th St. Corvallis also has many pizza delivery services and restaurants. Some notables local venues are: Cirrelos Pizza, Woodstocks Pizza, Endzone Pizza Bar, American Dream Pizza, Pizza Pipeline, and The Pizza Pedler.

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Drink

Sports Bar

Dance

Alternative & Dive

Other

Sleep

Cope

Go next

Routes through Corvallis

Newport Toledo  W  E  Albany Bend
Portland Monmouth  N  S  merges onto Eugene


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