As a service to soon-to-be members of Beaver Nation, our expert staff asked for and compiled a highly scientific survey of responses from current students to give you a definitive list of what really is the best at Oregon State. Here is what we found:
Top 5 places to eat (on campus)
- Bing’s Café – Located in historic Weatherford Hall in the heart of campus, Bing’s Café features Starbucks™ coffee, custom calzones, made-to-order sandwiches and fresh-baked pastries. Whether you are meeting a professor to chat about your academic interests or a friend to recap the latest Beaver game, Bing’s Café is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of student life.
- Dixon Café – Grab a quick bite after your workout; Dixon Café is conveniently located inside Dixon Recreation Center. In addition to filling, nutritious wraps, Dixon Café features a variety of smoothies, including a PB&J smoothie. Like the sandwich, but in a cup!
- Southside Station at Arnold – Hungry for something off the beaten path? Southside Station at Arnold, located across the railroad tracks near the athletics facilities on the south side of campus, is the place for an ever-changing menu featuring global cuisine, wood-fired pizza, custom burgers and sandwiches and fresh hand-rolled sushi.
- Pangea Café – Also located in the Memorial Union, Pangea features a variety of international dishes and healthy options, plus weekly specials.
- Five Four One at McNary – Want to creat your own pizza? This is the place for you. Five Four One serves locally sourced foods, focusing on pizzas and pastas, but with an emphasis on what’s in season and highlighting the flavors prominent in Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Top 5 places to eat (off campus)
- Block 15 – Located a short walk from campus in downtown Corvallis, this very popular pub offers great lunch and dinner fare; the rosemary-garlic fries are a favorite.
- American Dream – The standard by which all other pizza places are judged, with locations on Monroe and downtown. President Obama got a taste of the American Dream during a campaign swing through Oregon in 2008.
- Local Boyz – The Hawaiian plate lunch spot in Oregon, ‘nuff said. Call in your order ahead of time or experience the long lunch line. Still totally worth it, though. Just thinking about #24 with the mac is making our mouths water.
- Qdoba – Quick, filling Mexican food at an easy-to-get-to location on Monroe and Kings. Open late, too.
Bonus spots (Breakfasts to die for):
- Broken Yolk: Try the Eggs Benny.
- Sam’s Station: Small space, but mighty French toast.
- New Morning Bakery: Breakfast in a bakery? Do we need to say more?
Next issue: Favorite things to do on campus