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Bend

Bend

Bend Oregon is an active and attractive city on the move. The mild weather and beautiful setting in the Cascade Mountains make Ben...

Eugene

Eugene

Eugene Oregon is the 2nd largest city in the state and is the home of the University of Oregon. UO affects the culture of the city...

Portland

Portland

Portland Oregon is a beautiful, green, human-friendly city, filled with excellent architecture, 37,000 acres of open spaces, an...

Salem

Salem

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willame...

Facts

When to visit:

Oregon’s peak tourist season lasts from May to the end of October, with the summer crowds peaking around July (those visiting during these times better make reservations well in advance). Oregon is a good time to visit all year, however, with plenty to do in any season. Spring sees the peak of Oregon’s fishing season, from late March to the end of April. November in the state of Oregon is primetime for wine lovers as the many vineyards begin their wine tasting.

Facts:

State Abbreviation: OR

State Capital: Salem

Largest City: Portland

Area: 98,386 square miles (is the 9th biggest state in the USA)

Oregon Population: 3,594,586 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: timber, paper, farming mining, computer equipment, electronics

Oregon Rivers: Columbia River, Willamette River, John Day River, Snake River

Oregon Lakes: Upper Klamath Lake, Crater Lake

Highest Point: Mount Hood - 11,239 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: Possibly from the French word Ouragan meaning Hurricane.

State Nickname: Beaver State

State Motto: "She Flies With Her Own Wings" and "The Union"

State Song: Oregon, My Oregon