Arcade Games: Corvallis’ Best

This is the fitness issue, right? Well, I guess we better talk about arcade games. In our defense, hand-eye coordination is probably fitness, plus good arcade...

Crème de la Corvallis: Week of August 9

Thursday, August 9 Edible Garden Tour Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free. NOM NOM NOM!!! In partnership with the Corvallis...

As the State Turns

An Idiot Abroad Perhaps eerily so, Raymond Reinke of Pendleton represents Oregon to the rest of the nation in much the same way Donald Trump represents America...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Everyone’s favorite friendly local Benton County Rodeo had a mishap of sorts the other day...when a motorcycle on a merry-go-round thing (only with motorcycle...

Sister Cities of Corvallis

Uzhhorod, Ukraine, and Gondar, Ethiopia — what do these seemingly random cities have in common?  They’re both sister cities of our very own Corvallis, Oregon. ...

PNW Interfaith Peace Walk Moves North

Last Friday, the 2018 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk passed through Corvallis. The annual pilgrimage is intended to advocate for for world peace, as we...

Eating the Invaders!

Each year the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) hosts an invasive species cook-off. The IAE is a non-profit environmental group based out of Corvallis that he...

Coastal Happenings

Often enough, Valleyites head to the coast to escape these sweltering summer days. Whether fishing or beachcombing, many already have their coastal routine down...

Photo Log: Oregon Coast

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse There is something about the Oregon Coast that sets it apart from any other area of coastline in the United States. It is much more ...

Outdoor Apps and Websites

Summer is a great time to explore outside, but sometimes one needs a little help picking the right spot to nature it up. No matter how you like to recreate in t...

Mark Trujillo’s Hot Air History

Have you ever wanted to float away in a hot air balloon? For local pilot and long-time HP employee Mark Trujillo, hot air ballooning is not just a hobby, it is ...

Crème de la Corvallis: Week of August 2

Thursday, August 2 BJ Thomas Monteith Riverpark, NW Water Ave, Albany. 7 p.m. Noteworthy vocalist B.J. Thomas, who had quite the streak in the 60s and 70s, h...

As the State Turns

You Can Murder Our Families, You Can Ravish Our Bodies, But With All That is Decent and Holy, Don’t Destroy Our Beer! Damn Trump, why, just why? That question ...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Well, I’ve got good news...and I’ve got bad news. First, the good. You know that police department lip syncing challenge that has been going on? It’s a real th...

Won’t You Be Our Neighbors?

About this issue... “The greatest thing we can do is let somebody know that they are loved, and capable of loving.” ~ Mister Rogers This issue is about all ...

As the City Backwashes: A Reflection

See that look? It's concentration. Extreme concentration. Not exhaustion. As the State Turns began as a fairly humorless state news column several years ago, ...

Meet Your Neighbors

Ian Tooth Immigrant, Great Australian Meat Pie Company  Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Corvallis?  I’m from Australia, I’ve been in the S...

The Average Corvallisite

We at The Advocate like to see our humble publication as a voice for, and extension of, this community. We’ve gotten to know people like the Mayor and other mov...