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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Japan in Small Town America

コーバリス, オレゴン州

Even in the smallest of small-town America, Corvallis, Oregon (population 53,900), Japan has a presence, it seems.

I was surprised to discover not one but two Japanese-themed restaurants and an aikido center.

Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
250 SW Third St. (3rd & Jefferson)
Corvallis, OR 97333
Tel: 541 754 7508

Corvallis Oregon

Ki Aikido
115 NW 2nd St
Corvallis, OR 97330
Tel: 541 757 2746

Corvallis Oregon

Aomatsu Japanese Restaurant
122 NW 3rd St, Corvallis
Tel: 541 752 1410

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  1. Sheesh, Corvallis "ain't" that small. In fact it is Oregon's 10th largest municipality. Secondly, in case you have forgotten on the west side of town there happens to be a small college. Perhaps you have heard of it, Oregon State University.

    Having a MAJOR institution of higher learning in a "small town" tends to give a community a more broader prospective.

    If I am not mistaken, even Seal Rock, just south of Newport with a population of, what(?) 150(?), has a Japanese restaurant.

    You're selling "Corn Valley" short.

    By the way, heck of basketball team those Beavs have!

    Go Ducks!

  2. 3 words andrew....."Civil, War, Football". Go Beavs! =)

    In addition to Ki Aikido, in Corvallis, there is a new dojo opened under the Birankai organization:

    Corvallis Aikikai
    6780 SW Philomath Blvd
    Corvallis, OR 97333

    Come out and give it a try!


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