Oregon – The Beaver State

Oregon Postcard

Greetings from Oregon Postcard, available at Legends’ General Store


Oregon is diverse, with many landscapes, from rugged seacoasts to steep mountain ranges, deserts, volcanoes, and waterfalls.

Hike along Oregon’s beaches, visit Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States, and visit more than 180 state parks and 13 national forests.

Oregon has nine historic lighthouses along its coastline and is home to more ghost towns than any other state. Explore the natural wonders of the Cascade Mountain Range, with its many volcanic peaks, and travel along the Willamette River Valley, renowned for its fishing, hiking, and scenic drives.

Whether you visit Oregon to explore its natural beauty and historical significance or visit its cultured metropolitan cities, you’ll find it here in this beautiful state of the Pacific Northwest.

Enjoy your travels in Oregon, and welcome to the Legends of Oregon.

Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander

The State Flag of Oregon is the only state flag with different pictures on each side. On the reverse appears a beaver, the state animal. Both sides have a field of navy blue with a design in gold. The front picture includes a heart-shaped shield with an eagle on top, surrounded by thirty-three stars. ( The number of states in 1859. ) The scene on the shield shows the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, mountains, forests, and a covered wagon. The eagle represents the United States. On a banner are the words “The Union,” representing support for the United States. Finally, the flag is emblazoned with the words “State of Oregon” above the picture and the date of statehood “1859” below.

Columbia River Gorge from Chanticleer Point near Corbett, Oregon by Carol Highsmith.

Columbia River Gorge from Chanticleer Point near Corbett, Oregon, by Carol Highsmith.

See our Oregon Photo Gallery HERE

Heceta Head Lighthouse

The Heceta Head Light is on the Oregon Coast, 13 miles north of Florence, Oregon, and 13 miles south of Yachats, Oregon. Photo by Carol Highsmith.

Mill Creek Falls on the Upper Rogue River, Oregon by the Bureau of Land Management.

Mill Creek Falls on the Upper Rogue River, Oregon, by the Bureau of Land Management.

© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated November 2022.