Windows abound in the coffee shop on 2nd street in Corvallis Oregon. The seating areas by the large picture windows are the most desirable in the place. This coffee house began its life in 1972 during the hippie era. Since Corvallis is the home of Oregon State University it quickly became a place where the radicals hung out. At first there was no proper seating for everyone so many times large freshly filled coffee bean sacks became seats. Today the hippie-dom of the Beanery's era is history. Today it is more sedate in its atmosphere with folks of all ages stopping in for their truly superb coffee while taking some time to possibly read, use their computers, or just hang and have some interesting conversations, with friends.
It was early morning when I caught these two men relaxing and chatting at one of the outside tables.
The atmosphere is always casual and friendly.
I became familiar with the Beanery back in the early 90s. Today it still has the same tables, chairs and church pews it had then. The church pew seats seem the most popular for students that want to spread out their work.
A beautiful oak church pew waiting for the crowd to dribble
in the door.
This man looked very serious while working at his computer.
This woman had her mind deep in thought while
checking out her computer.
And of course the conversations that are always ongoing throughout the day
Many of the folks that patronize this place know each other. Some have been customers for years. I believe it was the first established coffeehouse in Corvallis?
For forty-three years this place has been a cornerstone of the coffeehouse world in Corvallis.