Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Oregon USA Location

Total Population: 3,8 Million Residents

Capital City: Salem

Largest Cities:
Portland: 583,776
Eugene: 156,185
Salem: 154,637

Bordering States - California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington

Some Famous People From Oregon

Charlie Babb - Baseball Player From Milwaukie

Douglas Engelbart - Computer And Internet Pioneer From Portland

Matt Groening - Creator Of The Simpsons. Born In Portland

Tonya Harding - Figure Skating Champion From Portland

River Phoenix - Actor From Metolius

Esperanza Spalding - Award-Winning Jazz Bassist And Singer From Portland

Recommended Places To See In Oregon

Japanese Garden - Portland

The Oregon Vortex - Gold Hill

Sea Lion Caves - Florence

Mount Hood Railroad - Hood River

History Of Oregon

The Europeans came to the area aroun. 1565. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Oregon was mapped by the Lewis and Clark expedition in their search for the Northwest Passage. In 1846, the border between U.S. and British territory was formally established. The part of the territory that was given to Britain would ultimately become part of Canada. Oregon was officially admitted to the union as a state on February 14th, 1859. Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is considered one of the top cities in the nation in terms of quality of life. The state is one of the nation's top producers of wine. There are over 300 wineries in Oregon.

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