Advocate’s Thursday Open House Line Up Announced

The Corvallis Advocate invites you to a night of food, booze, and board games during our upcoming Open House and Fundraiser event, happening this Thursday at the Corvallis Foundry from 7 to 9 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our recent strides and successes, including a new office space within the Corvallis Foundry, an added online daily news service, as well as increased quality in our print product, calendars, and added events.

In celebration of our new neighbors, the event will feature free samples from a wide range of local businesses who got their start at The Foundry, which serves as a incubator for small businesses and start-ups. Businesses include Grouphead Coffee, Not’cho vegan cheese from Wildflower Farms, Mother Culture Jun, jewelry by Boundary Mark jewelry, and grain-free granola from Nourishing Kitchens. There will be 2 Towns on tap, games on tables, and a chance for prizes near the end of the event.

Our prime cause for celebration, of course, is the many people who made this all possible — all of our readers, donors, and other generous folks from the community who have supported us through these changes. We simply couldn’t do it without you.

  • Address: 257 SW Madison Ave suite 210 (upstairs)
  • Admission: Free
  • Doors open: 7 p.m.
  • Keynote from Editor-in-Chief Stevie Beisswanger: 7:30 p.m.
  • Foundry Resident Bret Carpenter: 7:40 p.m.
  • Games and intros: 7:45 p.m.

We end with a FREE RAFFLE!!


Only you, our reader, can fund vibrant new reporting focused on the spark of our town’s current day transitions. From forthcoming generational shifts in our City Council and School Board, to a coming wave of local entrepreneurship and innovation set to transcend our fair town’s borders – you’ll want to be in the know.

We would like to fund a deeper presence reporting on housing and economic justice in our community – and offer a platform to individuals and small groups seeking to break down barriers to a more inclusive community. Like most communities, our institutions surrounding health, education and policing need monitoring, especially now.

Specifically, we would like to increase our reporting staff’s hours and data collection resources, and only you can help us to do that.

As Corvallis’ only locally owned news organization, we are your neighbors, navigating our community’s ebbs and flows right alongside you. We can all reach together for the highest good of shared community as we gain opportunities and face challenges – and the more information, the better. Please consider a pledge, and thank you for being our neighbor.

If you cannot attend Thursday, please consider pledging online.