Area Information

Corvallis is a wonderful place to live and visit. Our Willamette Valley town was rated the second most livable small town in the nation. Oregon State University provides the community with great cultural and athletic events, and is the crown jewel of the community. Between PAC-10 sports and cultural events, OSU enhances our quality of life. Nearby are golf courses, wildlife preserves, hiking and biking trails.

Dining is comfortable and varied. We have menus to assist you in making a selection, and we would be glad to give you our opinions and help with directions. For shopping, try our wonderful downtown – you can walk there from Harrison House. For a list of local events, festivals, sports activities and dining guides, go to Corvallis Tourism.

A short drive will take you to beautiful Alsea Falls or Marys Peak, the highest point on the Coast Range.

We are an hour drive away from Newport on the beautiful Oregon coast. Perfect for a day trip to walk on the beach or visit the Newport Aquarium.


Oregon wine country and its wonderful wineries are within minutes of Corvallis. For Pinot Noir start with our six local vineyards: Airlie, Belle Vallee, Cardwell Hill Cellars, Eola Hills, Springhill and Tyee. Visit Tyee Wine Cellars just south of town. You can walk the Beaver Pond Loop trail, have a picnic under the apple tree and taste their great wines. Cardwell Hill is west of Corvallis. Airlie Winery and Mary Olson are northwest of Corvallis. Mary produces wonderful whites and reds. Mike and Karen McClain at Springhill Cellars make great Pinot Noir. Eola Hills serves a wonderful Sunday Brunch. Check out our Benton County Winery Association for more information.

Be sure to check with the City of Corvallis planning department prior to purchasing any property. The real estate agents can help you navigate these waters. A few Corvallis agents can be found at Town & Country, Windermere, & Coldwell Banker.


People ask about the weather. It rains. In October, the great faucet in the sky opens up and we have Oregon Mist’ from November until April. If you hate rain, try Arizona. If you like a moderate winter, complete with flowers and green grass, look us over. Click here to get current, local weather.