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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.
Beer Expedition -
Lists over 95 brewing establishments, organized by city. Contact information, awards, brewery type, best beers and reviews. A site that seeks user votes and feedback.
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, 5th Edition (Full-Color Gold Guides) by Fodor's. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insights and tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you're always at the helm, Fodor's offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. 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, 8th Edition by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae. Created by local writers and photographers this guide provides in-depth history, culture and character of Oregons most spectacular destinations, covering everything there is to see and do plus full-color photographs; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. Order now...
Moon Coastal Oregon, 4th Edition by W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell. Oregon residents and outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge of the Oregon coast, everything from the best places to grab a seaside snack to hiking the Coastal Trail. This guide is loaded with information on surfing, dining, accommodations and activities for a range of travel budgets. Order now...
Moon Spotlight Ashland & Southern Oregon by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae. A compact guide covering the best of Oregon's southern towns. This guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation and helpful maps. 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...
Oregon Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff by Harriet Baskas. Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer! Order now...
The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane by Richard H. Engeman. A-Z handbook of over 1000 people, places, and things. This entertaining and delightfully meticulous compendium is an essential reference for anyone curious about Oregon. Order now...
Oregon Wine Country: A Great Destination by Sherry L. Moore and Jeff Welsch. Detailed maps with insider knowledge make this book a must-have. A practical Great Grape Destinations checklist rounds out this invaluable resource. Includes: history, getting around, wineries, lodging, dining, attractions, recreation, shopping, 100 photographs and maps. Order now...
Oregon Lake Maps & Fishing Guide by Gary Lewis and Esther Appel. Logging over 6,000 miles Lewis visited 40 lakes and surrounding communities to bring accurate information. Each lake map includes: Roads, access points, boat launches, peak fishing times, insect hatches, hatch-timing chart; fly-fishing, conventional tackle techniques; fishing knots, tackle guide, important services and more. Order now...
Best of the Best from Oregon Cookbook: Selected Recipes from Oregon's Favorite Cookbooks (Quail Ridge Press Cookbook Series) by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley. From Cracked Dungeness Crab to Grilled Citrus Salmon to Huckleberry-Cherry Pie, Oregon serves it fresh. Herein lies a true cornucopia of superb recipes taking you on a tasteful tour through Oregon. Order now...
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