Patti's Guidebook

Patti
Patti's Guidebook

For Coffee Lovers

Satiate your caffeine cravings at one of our favorite local coffee shops.
Open 7 am - 6 pm, every day. Try the cortado for a perfect blend of espresso and milk. *All goods come from Oregon-based companies.
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Tried & True Coffee Company
160 Southwest Madison Avenue
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Open 7 am - 6 pm, every day. Try the cortado for a perfect blend of espresso and milk. *All goods come from Oregon-based companies.
If you're a fan of coffee and convenience, skip Starbucks and try one of the four Coffee Culture spots in Corvallis. Hours fluctuate depending on location, but this one's open from 6 am - 7 pm, Monday - Friday; 7 am - 6 pm on Sundays. Try the Mexi Mocha for a taste of something sweet and spicy.
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Coffee Culture Kings
1195 Northwest Kings Boulevard
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If you're a fan of coffee and convenience, skip Starbucks and try one of the four Coffee Culture spots in Corvallis. Hours fluctuate depending on location, but this one's open from 6 am - 7 pm, Monday - Friday; 7 am - 6 pm on Sundays. Try the Mexi Mocha for a taste of something sweet and spicy.
Open 6:30 am - 3 pm, Wednesday - Friday; 7 am - 3 pm on Saturdays; 8 am - 2 pm on Sundays. The coffee is locally-sourced and the pastries are made with flour imported from France. *Note: They close early if all of the pastries are sold, so try to visit earlier in the day.
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Le Patissiér
956 NW Circle Blvd
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Open 6:30 am - 3 pm, Wednesday - Friday; 7 am - 3 pm on Saturdays; 8 am - 2 pm on Sundays. The coffee is locally-sourced and the pastries are made with flour imported from France. *Note: They close early if all of the pastries are sold, so try to visit earlier in the day.

For Brew Lovers

Corvallis is a haven for craft beer/cider enthusiasts. Boasting dozens of breweries and pubs, here are a few of our local favorites.
Open 11 am - 11 pm, Sunday - Wednesday; 11 am - 1 am, Thursday - Saturday. Great spot for beer and classic American pub food. Family friendly and excellent for larger groups. If you're a licorice fan, try the house root beer!
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Block 15 Brewing Co
300 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
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Open 11 am - 11 pm, Sunday - Wednesday; 11 am - 1 am, Thursday - Saturday. Great spot for beer and classic American pub food. Family friendly and excellent for larger groups. If you're a licorice fan, try the house root beer!
Open 11 am - 11 pm, Sunday - Wednesday; 11 am - 12 am, Thursday - Saturday. Grab a flight and watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace. Cornhole, open seating, and heaters turn this sky-high spot into the perfect place for conversation and casual fun. (And the indoor ambiance is just as enjoyable.)
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Sky High Brewing & Pub
160 Northwest Jackson Avenue
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Open 11 am - 11 pm, Sunday - Wednesday; 11 am - 12 am, Thursday - Saturday. Grab a flight and watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace. Cornhole, open seating, and heaters turn this sky-high spot into the perfect place for conversation and casual fun. (And the indoor ambiance is just as enjoyable.)
Open Noon - 7 pm, Sunday - Wednesday; Noon - 9 pm, Thursday - Saturday. For those that love the sweeter taste of cider, 2 Towns is the spot for you. From classic ciders (try Pacific Pineapple or Made Marion) to seasonal (try Rhubarbarian or Nice & Naughty), the choices are yours. *Note: there is no kitchen, so plan on eating a meal before your visit.
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2 Towns Ciderhouse
33930 SE Eastgate Cir
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Open Noon - 7 pm, Sunday - Wednesday; Noon - 9 pm, Thursday - Saturday. For those that love the sweeter taste of cider, 2 Towns is the spot for you. From classic ciders (try Pacific Pineapple or Made Marion) to seasonal (try Rhubarbarian or Nice & Naughty), the choices are yours. *Note: there is no kitchen, so plan on eating a meal before your visit.

For Foodies

The best local eats. Our favorites include a collection of casual and fine-dining spots.
Open 11 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday; 11 am - 6 pm, Saturdays. This spot offers fresh, healthy, flavorful food - perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Try the Beef Lemongrass sandwich!
Baguette Vietnamese Sandwiches
121 SW 3rd St
Open 11 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday; 11 am - 6 pm, Saturdays. This spot offers fresh, healthy, flavorful food - perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Try the Beef Lemongrass sandwich!
Open 11 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday; Noon - 7 pm, Saturdays. A well-loved eatery for locals, particularly college students. Usually quite busy, but the portions, affordable price, and delicious food make it worth the wait. *Note: they use bio-degradable packaging, so if you plan on taking it to go, eat it quickly!
Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe
1425 Northwest Monroe Avenue
Open 11 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday; Noon - 7 pm, Saturdays. A well-loved eatery for locals, particularly college students. Usually quite busy, but the portions, affordable price, and delicious food make it worth the wait. *Note: they use bio-degradable packaging, so if you plan on taking it to go, eat it quickly!
Open 11:30 am - 9 pm, Tuesday - Thursday; 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. TacoVino offers a wide variety of tacos, for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. For the freshest experience, try the guacamole appetizer - you get to grind it yourself! *Note: prepare to wait for a table; it is often busy.
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TacoVino
151 NW Monroe Ave
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Open 11:30 am - 9 pm, Tuesday - Thursday; 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. TacoVino offers a wide variety of tacos, for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. For the freshest experience, try the guacamole appetizer - you get to grind it yourself! *Note: prepare to wait for a table; it is often busy.
Open 7 pm - 2:30 am, Thursday - Saturday. This food truck will satisfy your late-night cravings. Grass-fed beef stuffed with perfectly melted cheese! They also have a brick-and-mortar restaurant in downtown Corvallis.
Cheesy Stuffed Burgers
1545 NW Monroe Ave
Open 7 pm - 2:30 am, Thursday - Saturday. This food truck will satisfy your late-night cravings. Grass-fed beef stuffed with perfectly melted cheese! They also have a brick-and-mortar restaurant in downtown Corvallis.
Open 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday - Thursday; 11 am - 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Great for families and larger groups, this spot offers fantastic pizzas, calzones, and salads. Try their breadsticks and warm, chocolate chip cookies. The downtown location sits adjacent to the Crowbar (same pizza, delicious cocktails - better for adults). They also have a campus location on Monroe Ave.
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American Dream Pizza Downtown
214 Southwest 2nd Street
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Open 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday - Thursday; 11 am - 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Great for families and larger groups, this spot offers fantastic pizzas, calzones, and salads. Try their breadsticks and warm, chocolate chip cookies. The downtown location sits adjacent to the Crowbar (same pizza, delicious cocktails - better for adults). They also have a campus location on Monroe Ave.

For Nature Lovers

If you'd love to experience the outdoors during your stay, go for a hike at one of these local spots.
Hikes range from easy to moderate. Perfect for kids, mountain bikers, or trail runners.
Northwest Peavy Arboretum Road
Hikes range from easy to moderate. Perfect for kids, mountain bikers, or trail runners.
Plenty of open space for dogs and kids to run freely. Watch the sunset from the paved walkway, or go for a trail run along Lollipop Loop.
Bald Hill
Plenty of open space for dogs and kids to run freely. Watch the sunset from the paved walkway, or go for a trail run along Lollipop Loop.
Located just outside Corvallis in the Siuslaw National Forest. The absolute best spot to catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Great for dogs and kids - bring a jacket, it's colder at the top.
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Marys Peak
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Located just outside Corvallis in the Siuslaw National Forest. The absolute best spot to catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Great for dogs and kids - bring a jacket, it's colder at the top.

For Future Beavs!

Are you deciding which university to attend? Visit these spots - chosen for their beauty and history - and your decision will be an easy one.
Home to students in pre-Business majors, Weatherford Hall is an iconic spot. The beautiful architecture is a great starting point for your campus tour.
Weatherford Hall
300 SW 26th St
Home to students in pre-Business majors, Weatherford Hall is an iconic spot. The beautiful architecture is a great starting point for your campus tour.
If you're visiting an OSU student or faculty member, guest passes are available for a small fee ($4-8/day). Dixon offers a plethora of equipment, services, and rental gear. For those that would like to rent outdoor equipment, such as paddleboards, snowboards, etc, rental rates ARE available for non-OSU students/faculty. Check out the link below for rental rates: https://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ali/equipment-rental
Dixon Recreation Center
425 SW 26th St
If you're visiting an OSU student or faculty member, guest passes are available for a small fee ($4-8/day). Dixon offers a plethora of equipment, services, and rental gear. For those that would like to rent outdoor equipment, such as paddleboards, snowboards, etc, rental rates ARE available for non-OSU students/faculty. Check out the link below for rental rates: https://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ali/equipment-rental
Where could you find a bowling alley, restaurants, and the comfiest study couches? The Memorial Union houses all of the above and is a constant hub of student activity. A must-visit for prospective students and their families.
Memorial Union
2501 SW Jefferson Way
Where could you find a bowling alley, restaurants, and the comfiest study couches? The Memorial Union houses all of the above and is a constant hub of student activity. A must-visit for prospective students and their families.
For future Beavs and football fanatics, Reser Stadium will quickly become a familiar spot. If you've timed your stay well, grab tickets and watch a game. There isn't a better spot to cheer on your favorite Pac-12 school!
Reser Stadium
For future Beavs and football fanatics, Reser Stadium will quickly become a familiar spot. If you've timed your stay well, grab tickets and watch a game. There isn't a better spot to cheer on your favorite Pac-12 school!
If you need a mid-tour refreshment, stop by this campus coffee shop and try an Annihilator (that's a Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cold Brew Breve - yum!). Dutch Bros can be found sprinkled throughout the western United States, so if you don't get a chance to try this one, look out for another location!
Dutch Bros
661 SW 26th St
If you need a mid-tour refreshment, stop by this campus coffee shop and try an Annihilator (that's a Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cold Brew Breve - yum!). Dutch Bros can be found sprinkled throughout the western United States, so if you don't get a chance to try this one, look out for another location!
Finally, if you'd like a 90-min guided walking tour, schedule one here: https://visitosu.oregonstate.edu/visit-campus Or, take an in-depth self-guided tour: https://precollege.oregonstate.edu/sites/precollege.oregonstate.edu/files/self_guided_osu_tour_map.pdf
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Oregon State University
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Finally, if you'd like a 90-min guided walking tour, schedule one here: https://visitosu.oregonstate.edu/visit-campus Or, take an in-depth self-guided tour: https://precollege.oregonstate.edu/sites/precollege.oregonstate.edu/files/self_guided_osu_tour_map.pdf

For Road-Trippers

If you're traveling to Corvallis by car, or if you have time to spare before your flight, visit these spots near PDX (Portland International Airport).
Open 7 am - 3 pm, Monday - Sunday. 20 min from PDX. Hot, flaky biscuits piled high with decadent toppings. Try The Chatfield, a sweet + savory sandwich.
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Pine State Biscuits | Alberta
2204 Northeast Alberta Street
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Open 7 am - 3 pm, Monday - Sunday. 20 min from PDX. Hot, flaky biscuits piled high with decadent toppings. Try The Chatfield, a sweet + savory sandwich.
Open 11 am - 11 pm, Monday - Sunday. 21 min from PDX. For all your salty-sweet, ice-creamy cravings, try one (or ten!) of Salt & Straw's creative flavors. (Strawberry Balsamic, Honey Lavender, Arbequina Olive Oil, and Pear & Blue Cheese are a few of our favorites.)
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Salt & Straw
2035 Northeast Alberta Street
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Open 11 am - 11 pm, Monday - Sunday. 21 min from PDX. For all your salty-sweet, ice-creamy cravings, try one (or ten!) of Salt & Straw's creative flavors. (Strawberry Balsamic, Honey Lavender, Arbequina Olive Oil, and Pear & Blue Cheese are a few of our favorites.)