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first written reference to Oregon is in a 1765 proposal for a journey, written by Major Robert Rogerste, "...the River called by the Indians Ouragon"
Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton, Medford
Salem: 39.16 feet
Jan. 39.6° F, 4.22° C
July 66.3° F, 19.0° C
Jan. 23.3° F, -4.83° C
July 66.2° F, 19.0° C
Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
(Berberis aquifolium, the fruit is edible)
(Pseudotsuga menziesii, its timber is said to be stronger than concrete)
98,386 square miles
251.419 square km
(9th largest US state)
(25 miles south-southeast of Prineville)
Mount Hood, 11,240 feet
Hell's Canyon 7,900 feet
Crater Lake 1 932 feet
(deepest in U.S.)
(south of Burns)
Columbia 1,243 miles
Multnomah Falls 620 feet
Alis Volat Propriis
Latin for "She Flies With Her Own Wings"
Admitted to Union
February 14, 1859
(as 33rd US state)
This page contains useful visitor information to aid the traveler in planning a trip to the beautiful state of Oregon. Listed below are links to websites that provide historical facts, descriptions of key areas and other useful information. In the left hand column and the drop down menu are links to the cities and towns in Oregon, Oregon travel regions and maps, accommodations and lodging, recreational activities, attractions and points of interest, food and beverage and much more.
Oregon Blue Book -
A page on the historical and descriptive details of Oregon's state symbols, including the state flag, animal, bird, dance, song, fish, flower, insect and nut. And a page on Oregon's almanac of facts and figures. These pages are part of the Office of the Secretary of State web site.
Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife
Fish identification, fish enhancement programs, and licensing information. Hunting seasons and licensing, wildlife areas, programs and diversity.
Oregon Department of
Information on Oregon's highways, roads, bridges, railways and public transportation.
Department of Forestry
The latest news on natural and man made disasters, resources on the rules and laws for state and private forest.
The office of the governor latest news and links to state directories and agencies.
Oregon Road Reports
Travel information including road reports, road conditions, transportation options and cameras.
This Oregon Tourism Commission web site includes lists of chambers and visitor bureaus. Search for attractions by region or by activity.
USDA Forest Service
This is a page on the Department of Agriculture's web site, on National Forests in Oregon.
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) - Oregon
Covers activities and attractions in Oregon including national parks, national forests, wilderness areas and public lands.
Native Plant Society of
The work of the Society includes preservation of native flora and the botanical education of Society members and the public.
Oregon Coast Magazine
Beautifully written articles accompanied by wonderful photographs on the scenic Oregon Coast. Read about lighthouses, tide pools, history and current events and happenings
Official website with information, descriptions and maps on each scenic byways in Oregon.
Pictures, articles and links about places to go and things to do with a special focus on the Oregon outdoors!
WebTrail is a Southern Oregon web site located in Grants Pass focusing on Genealogy, Oregon History, Computer, and Local Business information.
Welcome to Oregon
This web site by Essentix has information on communities, activities, the land, the culture, and maps of Oregon.
Oregon Climate Service
This website features links and data, satellite images and information on the weather and climate for Oregon.
The Weather Channel - Oregon
Today's weather and a 5-day forecast for over 30 towns and cities in Oregon.
Downhill Ski Areas
Relief map of downhill (alpine) ski areas in Oregon. Color coded to show more popular ski areas. By Go Northwest!
Go Northwest! Bookstore
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Oregon Off the Beaten Path: Discover Your Fun (Off the Beaten Path Series), 11th Edition by Myrna Oakley. This guide has information on unusual locales, hidden attractions and unique finds, quirky cultural tidbits and the best local dining so you can really experience the other side of the Beaver State. Order now...
Fodor's Oregon, 6th Edition (Full-Color Travel Guide) by Fodor's. Discover beautiful scenery, the newest urban towns, wine and brew venues and much more. This guide offers advice and recommendations from the local writers, maps, photos and descriptions of each area. Order now...
Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles. Gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives. Order now...
Moon Oregon, 11th Edition by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae. Find all the information you need including to plan a memorable trip to Oregon with the insights from the authors who reside in Portland. Discover the best recreational activities, coolest sights to see and much more in this full color guidebook. Order now...
Backroads & Byways of Oregon: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions by Crystal Wood. With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled. Offering up 11 distinctive road trips and weekend getaways-from the awe-inspiring Oregon Coast to the geological wonders of Mt. Hood-this one-of-a-kind guide reveals the quirks and little-known delights of the "real" Oregon. Order now...
Oregon: An Explorer's Guide, 3rd Edition by Denise Fainberg. New color highlights make it easier to find the info you need. Includes: getting there, getting around, what to see, what to do, green space, family activities, where to stay and eat, entertainment, selective shopping, special events, and more. Color highlights throughout, 100 black-and-white photographs. Order now...
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