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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)
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.
State of Oregon home page.
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.
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.
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!
Native Plant Society of
The work of the Society includes preservation of native flora and the botanical education of Society members and the public.
Go Northwest! Bookstore
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
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 (Moon Handbooks), Tenth Edition by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae. Find everything you need including outdoor recreation, festivals, wineries and more to plan a memorable trip to Oregon with the insights from the authors who reside in Portland. 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 3d 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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