Corvallis, Oregon is a small college town of about 50,000 full time residents. Located only about a 90 minute drive south of Portland – in the western part of the state. Home to Oregon State University (the Beavers) – a college that produced the graduate who invented the mouse for the computer – also where Hewlett-Packard’s inkjet printing process was developed.
Geographically the town sits in the coastal foothills – and is surrounded by plenty of hills and both biking and hiking trails. Plenty of local produce when in season and a diversity of restaurants for a town of this size. Alsea Waterfalls are located only about 25 miles south of town and make for a nice outing – we visited these long ago when a family member was a ‘beaver’ here.
For more information visit the official visitor’s guide: www.visitcorvallis.com