For detailed information (largely true) see Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvallis,_Oregon

As noted by Sperling's The Ten Best Places to Live,

"Corvallis is home to Oregon State University and hence many young singles. Technology stalwart Hewlett-Packard has a major presence here, which helps explain the city's low unemployment rate and impressive recent job growth. The presence of OSU and HP has created something of an intellectual center - over 20% of its residents have earned a graduate or professional degree. The fertile Willamette Valley was the destination of 19th-century settlers from the Midwest, and since then has retained a peaceful agrarian feel. Summers are sublime and the winters are mild, if a bit wet. For recreation, the rugged Oregon coast is a 90 minutes to the west, the nearby Cascade range offers great skiing, and Portland is about 100 miles to the North. Considering it's affordability ($194,800 median home price), Corvallis presents an attractive mix of youth, intellectualism, and natural beauty."

Weather

Oregon weather in the Willamette Valley is relatively mild and moist. Average temperature in the winter is 45°F, while in the summer the average temperature is 80°F. Annual precipitation in Corvallis is approximately 42.7 inches; during winter more than half the days have measurable precipitation. The Oregon Climate Service offers forecasts and additional climate data.

Local News

The local paper is the Gazette Times. With this you can find out about local news, sports events, housing opportunities, and more.

Additional links for Corvallis and Oregon that might be helpful:

Corvallis Visitor information:
http://www.visitcorvallis.com/

General City information:
http://www.corvallis.com/

Exploring Oregon
http://oregonstate.edu/visitors/oregon/oregon.htm

Chamber of Commerce Business Directory
http://www.corvallischamber.com/

Oregon Outdoor Recreation Opportunities:
http://www.gorp.com/gorp/location/or/or.htm