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ATTRACTIONS
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FOOD AND BEVERAGE
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STATE FACTS

Nickname
Beaver State

Name
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"

Capital
Salem

Population
3,203,735
(1996 estimate)

Largest Cities
Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton, Medford

Yearly Precipitation
Salem: 39.16 feet

Average Temperature
Salem
Jan. 39.6 F, 4.22 C
July 66.3 F, 19.0 C
Burns
Jan. 23.3 F, -4.83 C
July 66.2 F, 19.0 C

Animal
Beaver

Bird
Western Meadowlark

Fish
Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Flower
Oregon Grape
(Berberis aquifolium, the fruit is edible)
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Tree
Douglas Fir
(Pseudotsuga menziesii, its timber is said to be stronger than concrete)

Land Area
98,386 square miles
251.419 square km
(9th largest US state)

Geographic Center
Crook
(25 miles south-southeast of Prineville)

Highest Point
Mount Hood, 11,240 feet

Deepest Gorge
Hell's Canyon 7,900 feet

Deepest Lake
Crater Lake 1 932 feet
(deepest in U.S.)

Largest Lake
Malheur Lake
(south of Burns)

Longest River
Columbia 1,243 miles

Highest Waterfalls
Multnomah Falls 620 feet

Motto
Alis Volat Propriis
Latin for "She Flies With Her Own Wings"

Admitted to Union
February 14, 1859
(as 33rd US state)


Oregon
Visitor Information

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.

Government Web Sites

Oregon Blue Book - Introduction
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 Transportation
Information on Oregon's highways, roads, bridges, railways and public transportation.

Oregon Department of Forestry
The latest news on natural and man made disasters, resources on the rules and laws for state and private forest.

Oregon Governor
The office of the governor latest news and links to state directories and agencies.

Oregon Online
State of Oregon home page with links to the environment, recreation and TripCheck.

Oregon Road Reports
Travel information including road reports, road conditions, transportation options and cameras.

Travel Oregon
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.

Commercial Web Sites

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 Oregon
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

Oregon Scenic Byways
Official website with information, descriptions and maps on each scenic byways in Oregon.

Oregontrail.com
Pictures, articles and links about places to go and things to do with a special focus on the Oregon outdoors!

WebTrail
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.

Weather

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.

ACTIVITIES

Downhill Ski Areas
Relief map of downhill (alpine) ski areas in Oregon. Color coded to show more popular ski areas. By Go Northwest!

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