towns than any other state. Check out Hardman,
In Oregon it is illegal to use canned corn as fish
The state of Oregon has one city named Sisters and another
called Brothers. Sisters got its name from a nearby trio of peaks in the
Cascade Mountains known as the Three Sisters. Brothers was named as a
counterpart to Sisters.
Oregon and New Jersey are the only states
without self-serve gas stations. According to
Oregon state law, an attendant must pump your
Eugene was the first
city to have one-way streets.
Oregon Trail is the longest
of the overland routes used in the westward expansion of the United
States. The Trail used from 1840 to 1860 began in
and ended in Oregon. It was about
2,000 miles long.
It is against the law
in Myrtle Creek to box with a kangaroo.
The hazelnut is
official state nut. Oregon is the only state that
has an official state nut.
In 1905 the largest
long cabin in the world was built in Portland to honor the Lewis and
While it is illegal to buy or sell marijuana in
Oregon, it is legal to smoke
it on your own property.
In 1880 a sea cave was discovered near
what is now known as Florence. Sea Lion Caves is the largest sea cave
in the world.
"swoosh" logo was designed by Portland State University student Carolyn
Davidson in 1971 -- several years after business undergrad Phil Knight
and track coach Bill Bowerman founded the company they originally
called Blue Ribbon Sports. Knight had rejected several of Davidson's
designs, and when picking the swoosh, said he didn't love it, but that
maybe it would grow on him. Ms. Davidson was paid $35 dollars for her
design. In the 1980's, Davidson would be given a more proper credit
through stock in Nike.
you are required to buy a $10 permit before installing a burglar
Crater Lake is the
deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years
ago. Its crystal-blue waters are world renowned.
1874 the caves located in Oregon Caves National
Monument are carved within solid marble.
The Carousel Museum contains the world's
largest and most comprehensive collection of carousel horses.
At 8,000 feet deep Hells
Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.
Deadman Creek in Wallowa
County was named by James Dale, a sheepherder who said he might just as
well be dead as to be in such a lonesome place (1890).
until the 1970s it was illegal to show movies or attend car races on
Sundays in Eugene, Oregon.
Silver Falls State Park
is the Oregon's
largest state park. It features 10 waterfalls and contains a wide variety
of forested hiking trails.
At 11,239 feet
Mount Hood, a dormant volcano, stands as the tallest peak in Oregon.
Oregon has no sales, restaurant or liquor tax.
In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating
garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
in Harney County was exactly that during the days of the Old West. Setting up facilities under a canvas tent in the secluded meadow about a
mile east of Fish Lake they would then meet up with cattle and sheep
herders. In the 1960's the Bureau of Land Management issued a
recreation map renaming the meadow, "Naughty Girl Meadows” But in
1971 the Oregon Geographic Names Board took strong
objection to the change and brought their argument before federal
arbiters. After ten years the old name was restored in 1981.
The world’s tallest
barber shop pole stands in Forest Grove, Oregon.