Downtown Corvallis is only a few blocks away from campus. It is a quaint, small town and an easy place to navigate. Almost all the roads have bicycle lanes. Don't have a bike? There's a free bus line that can take you anywhere in Corvallis. Many festivals or events are organized throughout the year, gathering students and the entire community. Some of the most popular events in town are the Wednesday and Saturday markets. You'll enjoy walking along the river while tasting and buying local, fresh and organic products.
Home to more than 80,000 residents, Bend is the most populated city in central Oregon. It is located at an elevation of 1,000 meters, with a predominately dry climate. The weather mostly consists of sunny days, cool nights and low humidity. Bend is known for its scenic setting and year-round outdoor activities and often referred to as an outdoor adventure playground. Recreation activities available in Bend include skiing, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting.
Bend offers a diverse food scene, along with tax-free shopping in nearly 250 stores. It also has one of the most vibrant art scenes in the region with more than 20 art galleries.
Redmond Airport (only a 20-minute drive from Bend) offers non-stop service from major cities on the West Coast such as Denver, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Seattle.