Spend an afternoon strolling Madison Avenue in Corvallis’ lovely downtown. This self-guided tour will take you from the north end of Madison Avenue at 8th Street, all the way down to our beautiful Riverfront Commemorative Park. As you explore, you can view over 25 sculptures, enamel-on-metal reproductions of poems, photographs, and silkscreen prints.
Along the way, take a short detour to wander Central Park, and visit the Arts Center, across the street. Be sure to stop at the historic Whiteside Theatre at 4th Street and Burst’s Chocolates, a gourmet chocolatier who’s been creating hand-crafted confections in Corvallis for 75 years, located right next door. From there, step across the street to the Book Bin to browse new and used books for a bit (be sure to say “Hi!” to the store kitty, Tess).
At 3rd Street, you’ll encounter plenty of great shopping opportunities like Many Hands Trading, Melhaf’s Clothiers, the Pottery Place, and more. There’s also some delicious options for lunch, such as Evergreen Indian Cuisine, just a bit north on 3rd Street from Madison, or Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse or Block 15, both a block south on Jefferson Avenue and 3rd Street.
Continue along Madison to 2nd Street, where you’ll find an abundance of shopping, art galleries, dining, and more. Of particular note are American Dream Pizza and Francesco’s Gelato, right next door to each other a short walk south from the corner. Directly across the street from pizza and handmade gelato you’ll find New Morning Bakery, a local favorite, and Grass Roots Books and Music and Avalon Wine, both great places for gift shopping.
Your Alley Art walk ends at 1st Street, where you’ll find the Riverfront Commemorative Park, another great place for walking and art appreciation.
Alsea Falls Park is located 25 miles south of Corvallis, near Alpine, Oregon. These picturesque waterfalls are on the south fork of the Alsea River. Day use picnic facilities are operated by the BLM. The fishing is excellent, including fall Chinook salmon and winter steelhead. Searun cutthroat can be caught in August and September.
The hatchery offers a stream scene pond, sturgeon pond and trophy trout pond for public viewing, as well as an information kiosk, picnic area and public restrooms. The Alsea River offers good fishing for winter steelhead and cutthroat trout. The lower river and tidewater areas offer good fishing for fall chinook. Guided group tours of the hatchery are available by advance arrangement. Learn more.
Art In The Valley is a cooperative gallery operated by artists from the Willamette Valley. They offer a wide assortment of original work, including paintings, original prints, photography, pottery, calligraphy, fine porcelain, jewelry, rock art and sculpture. A selection of cards and reproductions is also available.
The gallery changes exhibits each month, featuring a different artist throughout the year. Gallery receptions are typically held near the beginning of each month.
The rose garden at Avery Park displays 1200 bushes, with 250 varieties represented. June is the most dramatic month, but most varieties bloom from May through October. Avery Park and the rose garden are open during daylight hours, and admission is free. Lovers of flowers and gardens will consider the rose garden to be one of the high points of a visit to Corvallis.
Explore the beautiful scenery west of Corvallis, do some sight-seeing, and get a little wine-tasting and shopping in while you’re at it. Cap the day off with an amazing meal at Gathering Together Farm!
This gallery features beautiful Myrtlewood furniture.
1737 Main Street, Philomath, OR 97370
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm
This tea shop offers great teas, good food, does a fabulous high tea service, and is family owned and operated.
1520 Main Street, Philomath OR 97370
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-3pm
This is Pheasant Court Winery’s tasting room. They also sell wines from select wineries in the area.
1301 Main Street, Philomath, OR 97370
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-6pm
Jillicious Desserts creates delicious and elegant desserts for all occasions.
401 S. 19th Street, Philomath, OR 97370
Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm | Saturday, 11am-4pm
This is the home of Sneak Peak Glass.
Highway 20 & 13th Street, Philomath, OR 97370
Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm-5pm
The museum’s artifact collection comprises over 66,000 items that illustrate the diverse themes of Benton County’s heritage.
1101 Main Street, Philomath, OR 97370
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4:30pm
This small family-owned winery is dedicated to producing Certified Sustainable Oregon Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Syrah wines.
810 Applegate Street, Philomath, OR 97370
Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Their kitchen is full of beautiful treasures that cooks have used in years long past.
32897 Fern Road, Philomath, OR 97370
Thursday – Saturday, 10am-5pm | Occasional Sundays, 12pm-5pm
Beautiful fresh organic produce! Serving lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner on Thursday & Friday, and a hard-to-resist Saturday breakfast.
25159 Grange Hall Road, Philomath, OR 97370
Daily through the summer, 9am-6pm | Call for Winter Hours.
This is a full service florist and gift shop.
24689 Grange Hall Road, Philomath, OR 97374
Summer: Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm | Sunday, 12pm-5pm | Call for Winter Hours.
Beazell Memorial Forest is located on the Kings Valley Highway five miles north of the Hwy. 20 turnoff, west of Philomath. The park is a demonstration forest and open space area managed with progressive ecosystem practices for environmental, education, and research opportunities. Beazell Memorial Park has four miles of trails, accessible restrooms, drinking water, and picnicking facilities.
The Bellfountain Community Church is Benton County’s finest example of a 19th Century church, exhibiting features of the “Queen Anne” style of architecture. The church is located 17 miles south of Corvallis.