I was in a rush to get to Corvallis when I first arrived in Portland.
I know that sounds weird. What Oregon resident is ever in a rush to get to Corvallis?
I was. I held a ticket to arguably the biggest Civil War college football game ever – Oregon playing at Oregon State for the right to play in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. And as a new Oregonian, it was imperative I make it to the game.
Since then, I haven’t been back to Corvallis. Cue the standard Portland response: “You aren’t missing much.” Overall, I have traveled south of Portland about five times total in 18 months living here, and I do feel like I am missing something. Whether I am missing Corvallis is another story.
Today might be one of those blessed days where I get on Interstate 5 and aim south – just for the hell of it.