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    Tell me about Corvallis Oregon...

    Dog friendly?

    Snowfall?

    Rain?

    Temperatures?

    Winters?

    Summers?

    Skiing?

    Touring?

    Biking?

    Hiking?

    Climbing?

    Fly fishing?

    People?

    Vibe?

    Food?

    Live music?

    What's it like to visit?

    What's it like to live there?
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    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    I once dated a gal from Alaska who was earning her MA from Oregon St. She had honking huge bazongas and liked to be spanked. That's about all I can remember about Corvallis.
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Lotsa beaver.
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    Don't Taze me bro.

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    had a friend live there once
    watch out for snakes

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    It's a college town with nothing else
    It's a couple hours to get to skiing
    It's an hour to fishing, couple to good fishing
    Pretty good biking within an hour
    I wouldn't live there (but I'm not in school or partnered with someone who is)

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    it blows
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    Well this doesn't sound promising so far (aside from the beaver and boobies).

    What B.C. town is it most like?
    Quote Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
    What B.C. town is it most like?
    None.

    Size wise, it's similar to Vernon, or Kamloops, or PG, but it's absolutely nothing like those towns. The Willamette Valley is wine country, so the climate is similar to the Okanagan, but without the really hot summer days, and generally milder winters.

    If I had to live around there, I'd look at Salem and Eugene before Corvallis.

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    Snowfall?
    Rare occurrence. None this year.

    Rain?
    Yes.

    Temperatures?
    Mild.

    Winters?
    Typical PNW wet winter weather. 45 miles to the Pacific Ocean.

    Summers?
    80's-90's. Usually a week of high 90's, low 100's.

    Skiing?
    Hoodoo is the closest. Late season opening last year, opened and then closed this year. Cheaper option than Mt Bachelor or Mt Hood when it gets snow. 2 hour drive. Mt Bachelor is 3 hours. Mt Hood Meadows is 2.5 hours.



    Biking?
    Local trails at MacDonald Forest. Oakridge ~1hr

    Hiking?
    Macdonald Forest at edge of town. Plenty within 1 hour in the Cascades.

    Climbing?
    Smith? OSU has a indoor wall.

    Fly fishing?
    Alsea river isn't too far away. Steelhead, salmon in multiple coastal rivers. Also, Mackenzie to the South, Santiam to the east, etc. Deschutes 3 hours.

    People?
    College students.

    Vibe?
    College town.

    Food?
    Drive to Portland?

    Live music?
    Eugene or Portland.



    Plenty of smaller communities around Corvallis to live in that are cheaper and don't have the college town vibe. Surrounding area is primarily agricultural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
    What B.C. town is it most like?
    Is there a "Shitholeville" in BC by any chance?
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Hated it. One of my least favorite places in Or. Rains like hell there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    Is there a "Shitholeville" in BC by any chance?
    There are at least a dozen of them. Way worse than Corvallis.

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    Nice college town. Good place to live.

    2 hour drive for good skiing at Bachelor.

    1 hour drive to Newport, the shore, ocean fishing, aquarium (if you have kids).

    Good fishing and camping in the Suislaw Forest nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    None.

    Size wise, it's similar to Vernon, or Kamloops, or PG, but it's absolutely nothing like those towns. The Willamette Valley is wine country, so the climate is similar to the Okanagan, but without the really hot summer days, and generally milder winters.

    If I had to live around there, I'd look at Salem and Eugene before Corvallis.
    Salem? Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by char View Post
    Salem? Seriously?
    Well, they're both drive-through towns for me (I'm in Bellingham and my family is in southern OR and CA) so my experience is superficial, but it just seems like Salem is more of a real town, whereas Corvallis seems more like OSU is the only thing happening there. Kinda like Bellingham actually, but without the mountains or ocean. I dunno, just my observation.

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    don't listen to another word from anybody who says Salem before Corvallis. Salem is a shithole. Corvallis is a nice town if you're a mellow person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    don't listen to another word from anybody who says Salem before Corvallis. Salem is a shithole. Corvallis is a nice town if you're a mellow person.
    rebuffed by the salem chapter of NAMBLA were you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    so my experience is superficial.
    dude I didn't even know nambla had a Salem chapter so you don't have to pretend. it's all family here.

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    FTR, I just said I'd "look at" Salem and Eugene.

    What makes Salem a shithole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    FTR, I just said I'd "look at" Salem and Eugene.

    What makes Salem a shithole?
    The fact that it's a shithole.

    Went to undergrad at CRV and have been back there occasionally. Kind of a shitty location. Too far from PDX. Too far from decent skiing (bachelor ain't a 2 hr drive). Only plus is access to the coast.

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    The drive to hoodoo ski bowl (a small shitty ski area that features low elevation and plenty of rain ) was close to a 2 hr drive with traffic. As google map will tell u, driving on to Bachelor is another 75+ mins. Remember that Oregon has el sucko speed limits that they like to enforce.

    If I had to live in Oregon for some reason, I'd move back to Bend, or Portland, or Eugene in that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    The drive to hoodoo ski bowl
    Hoodoo hasn't opened for the last two years due to the warmer weather.

    Bachelor is about 2 hours and so is Hood but I'd always pick Bachelor over Hood unless there is a weather issue.

    Long day but doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    If I had to live in Oregon for some reason, I'd move back to Bend, or Portland, or Eugene in that order.

    I'd take Ashland over Eugene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    FTR, I just said I'd "look at" Salem and Eugene.

    What makes Salem a shithole?
    meth

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    Quote Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
    Dog friendly?
    yes, lots of dog parks and OSU has a large vet school, lots of animals all over the place

    Snowfall?
    barely any most years, maybe an inch or two that melts by noon

    Rain?
    yes, lots of it

    Temperatures?
    60's, temps drop 10 at night per the norm, coastal climate, its only 45 min from ocean

    Winters?
    rain, maybe a little slush, possibly a morning with ice, mostly rain...

    Summers?
    rain, 80's, grass allergies, a week of 90's then more rain again

    Skiing?
    2hrs to hoodoo
    2.5 to hood
    3 to bachelor
    i did skibowl night pass and made it work kinda sorta ok'ish

    Touring?
    marys peak if a good snow year, sisters, willamette pass, hoodoo, hood

    Biking?
    amazing road riding out the door, hills and distance as far as you like
    mtb, you have old school xc out the back door in mac forest, alsea falls is a 30 min drive and is the shiz for trail riding, and then blackrock is 45 min and world class freeride, an hour and a half to oakridge for all day epic forest rides and then mrt, bend, etc etc etc... yeah biking is covered

    Hiking?
    mac forest has endless day hikes, marys peak area for longer days, and backpacking trips can get as crazy as you like, jefferson wilderness and rogue river trail two of my faves in the state, but dont forget pct and everything off it


    Climbing?
    on campus indoor wall at dixon is solid, outdoor at marys peak to top rope and then some less well known areas within an hour if you are really into it you can find cool spots (deception peak), of course smith rock is best known, ashland area has good rock as well

    Fly fishing?
    eastern oregon, rivers, lakes, go nuts

    People?
    hippys who dress like hipsters who are really farmers at heart

    Vibe?
    half the town is associated with OSU, so its college heavy, but its a state agricultural science school thats full of slackers, so its pretty mellow overall and you can find pockets of most of the normal crowds

    Food?
    way better than the shit im finding in the midwest... but its mostly college kids so cheap college kid type food is the norm, have to go to specific spots for real food, but are some very good options

    Live music?
    meh, ok i guess, i usually went to portland for shows, but the local music scene is good enough for kicking it at the bar, there were a few decent local bands i was into over the years i suppose

    What's it like to visit?
    it will feel like a smaller town than it is, you get used to the rain, dont drive, walk or ride your bike to get a real feel

    What's it like to live there?
    sucked me in for over a decade, loved it for college, too small a town to get into real trouble so you end up studying by default, but big enough to meet people and have some fun, great for 20's, tough for 30's, most of my friends got their degrees and moved off, only a few stuck through phd and are now teaching and still around
    corvallis was my home for over a decade, what else can i say, i met my better half in the math dept, and have more memories in that town than anywhere else, some good quality shenanigans went on around corvallis, and plenty more to be had im sure

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