The Advocate

Breaking Windows Without Breaking the Law

Get out your bats or tire iron, and get ready to break some car windows. Okay, maybe that’s a little overzealous, but a new Oregon law can keep you in the clear...

Celebrating True Stories from the Community

In June, The Advocate hosted its first Storytelling Night, and we were blown away by the response. The stories were equal parts amusing and earnest, and best of...

Young Fir Trees Sap Stream Flow

Are the warm summer months making you thirsty? This time of year, young Douglas-fir trees growing on federal forest land in Oregon are too, apparently. Thirsty,...

Linn-Benton Backwash: Crusade De Eclipse

A gang war broke out in Corvallis last weekend when t-shirt peddlers and lemonade stand kingpins went head to head over control of the eclipse-profiteering game...

Corvallis Science March Recap

Friends of science stood and marched together last Saturday, gathering first in front of the courthouse, then continuing onto Jackson Avenue, down 11th Street, ...

8 Days a Week…

Thursday, April 27 34th Annual Exhibition of Fine Woodworking. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free....

The Who’s Who of Albany Dining

In the past, describing the nightlife scene in Albany as posh or classy might have resulted in a laugh, but now it would just be accurate. The newest addition t...

Food Carts Galore

Corvallis has seen its fair share of food carts come and go over the last 10 years. Most locals are aware of the hot dog cart in front of Starbucks on Madison ...

Waitstaff Confess Poor Customer Etiquette

With all the choices available here in Corvallis, it’s not difficult to find a reason to go out to eat. Once at the restaurant of your choice, there’s primarily...

Three Food Challenges for the Brave

From the first cave paintings of hunters besting a mammoth to the gladiatorial combat of the Colosseum, to our very own OSU Beavers triumphing over the competit...

Eggs or Burgers, You Decide

So you got up late… again. Now you’re wondering: do I stick with breakfast since it’s my first meal of the day, or go with lunch since it’s like pretty much noo...

Corvallis Bloody Mary Crusade

No other alcoholic drink is as controversial as the Bloody Mary. Ask anyone, and they’ll either twist their face in disgust, or instantly strike up a craving. I...

As the State Turns

Serial Spanking: Washington 1, Oregon 0 Something I’ve learned since moving back here in 2008 has been that Oregonians generally love their state. In fact, the ...