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Old 04-04-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: State of General Disarray
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Much as I hate to say it, and I do love Corvallis/ But there is som much more to do in Eugene and houseing is Cheaper. But on the flip side, Eugene has waaaaaay to many Hippies!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Having moved from Texas to Corvallis, I can say it was the best move I'd ever made! I was a native Texan of 40 years and of course, I was in culture shock when I first moved but it is just the best place to live. It is so green! The rain is constant only in the fall and winter and makes everything smell so fresh. It's a small town, in my opinion but it's the perfect size for getting around on a bike. Nothing like riding your bike to McMenamins for some halibut and a few pints. First Alternative Co-op is a great place for organic anything. The People here aren't over-friendly and everyone minds their own business. The OSU campus is nice and laid back. I highly recommend it to everyone for a try.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Having moved from Texas to Corvallis, I can say it was the best move I'd ever made! I was a native Texan of 40 years and of course, I was in culture shock when I first moved but it is just the best place to live. It is so green! The rain is constant only in the fall and winter and makes everything smell so fresh. It's a small town, in my opinion but it's the perfect size for getting around on a bike. Nothing like riding your bike to McMenamins for some halibut and a few pints. First Alternative Co-op is a great place for organic anything. The People here aren't over-friendly and everyone minds their own business. The OSU campus is nice and laid back. I highly recommend it to everyone for a try.
Howdy! I'm a native Texan who's now here in Oregon, too. Corvallis and Eugene are a bit like Austin back in the day - don't you think?
Welcome to Oregon!
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Howdy! I'm a native Texan who's now here in Oregon, too. Corvallis and Eugene are a bit like Austin back in the day - don't you think?
Welcome to Oregon!
I couldn't agree more! These cities remind me of what Austin used to be in the 70's. Unfortunately, Austin is now full of hipsters and hardly any hippies.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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I couldn't agree more! These cities remind me of what Austin used to be in the 70's. Unfortunately, Austin is now full of hipsters and hardly any hippies.
And in Austin you're not an hour away from the most gorgeous (and one of the only protected) coastlines in the world, or an hour away from some of the best skiing or snow sports, too! Yeppers, I think we "done good" when we checked our hats and boots at the border.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: eugene, oregon
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Eugene vs Corvallis?? I think Eugene would fit you better. (from what I read)
Greenduck
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Cracks in the sidewalk are bad? How are you going to get your wild chamomile if there are no cracks in the sidewalk?

Seriously. It's often called pineapple weed, but it's culinarily and medicinally the same plant as chamomile. Take the little green fruits and crush them betwixt thumb and forefinger, then smell.



Half-dry the leaves and make a nice cuppa tea.

I don't have personal experience of Corvallis and Eugene other than passing through, but this is an important topic to me personally, so let me summarize what I've read here and elsewhere and see if I get some nods of approval:

Corvallis is "greener" both literally and environmentally. It's closer to the ocean, and is tamer and more peaceful than Eugene. It's a better place to raise a family or a garden. It's more rainy and gloomy.

Eugene has more wild chamomile, feral homeless, and tweakers, and also has a more interesting vibe and shops (tweakers or methamphetamine addicts are a concern, no amount of marijuana use is of any importance to this discussion). Better beer and pizza, and more unique and interesting restaurants. It's less expensive, but has more crime. It's a better place if you want both an interesting city life with some colorful Rainbow Clan or old hippie culture, and some awesome wilderness nearby to escape to (at least from what I saw on the Amtrak train). The climate is slightly better than Corvallis.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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Definitely reading through all these posts! Our family is considering both of these cities. Can't help but wonder if a family with three kiddos (4,7,9yrs) might appreciate the larger range of sports and arts options in the larger are of Eugene. Interested in the real world difference in the weather of these two cities.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Eugene is more kid friendly with the ages of yours.
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