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Oregon (/ˈɔːrᵻɡən/ AWR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, and the Snake River delineates much of the eastern boundary. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. It is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the proximity to the ocean heavily influences the state's mild winter climate, despite the latitude.
Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843, the Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Today, at 98,000 square miles, Oregon is the ninth largest and, with a population of 4 million, 26th most populous U.S. state. The capital of Oregon is Salem, the second most populous of its cities, with 160,614 residents (2013 estimate). With 609,456 residents (2013 estimate), Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S. Its metro population of 2,314,554 (2013 estimate) is 24th. The Willamette Valley in western Oregon is the state's most densely populated area, home to eight of the ten most populous cities.
Oregon's landscape is diverse, with a windswept Pacific coastline; a volcano-studded Cascade Range; abundant bodies of water in and west of the Cascades; dense evergreen, mixed, and deciduous forests at lower elevations; and a high desert sprawling across much of its east all the way to the Great Basin. The tall conifers, mainly Douglas fir, along Oregon's rainy west coast contrast with the lighter-timbered and fire-prone pine and juniper forests covering portions to the east. Abundant alders in the west fix nitrogen for the conifers. Stretching east from central Oregon are semi-arid shrublands, prairies, deserts, steppes, and meadows. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), Mount Hood is the state's highest point, and Crater Lake National Park is Oregon's only national park.

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  1. FA9

    Oregon  Santa Is Coming And So Are New Gun Grabs

  2. EHJ

    Oregon  Spouse to Spouse transfers... Is there paperwork involved?

    I've bought her a couple - she's done the same... Is there any formality necessary to claiming individual ownership?
  3. EHJ

    Oregon  Question about finishing 80% receivers.... Can I pay a machinist to finish it for me if I supply them...?

    Do I need to be the actual hands to complete - or can i hire out the fab/finish?
  4. OldTengu

    Oregon  Where to go for az ccw fingerprinting?

    Have the packet for my az CCW permit in hand, just need to do the fingerprinting. Where do I go for this?
  5. FullMetalJerk

    Oregon  Armslist Emails

    Where I should report these emails? Local law enforcement or some website? These seem like traps if you get my drift so maybe reporting them is pointless. These emails are annoying and non-stop: Hi, Thanks for reaching out. Is it perfectly working? No faults, dings, scratches or wear marks...
  6. C

    Oregon  Legal Advice (Council) in Salem/Albany area

    I have a friend that is interested in purchasing her first gun however, she's had some issues that may prohibit her from purchase (not sure, hence the post). We are looking for a good (fairly cheap, if possible) attorney who is extremely familiar with Oregon gun laws and could answer the...
  7. UnionMillsNW

    Camping Near Crater Lake

    Hey Folks, My girlfriend and I are planning on camping around the Crater Lake area. I was hoping for some recommendations beyond what Google has to offer as its been 20 years since I was last there. We don't mind "glamping" at developed sites but prefer areas with a bit more solitude and...
  8. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Can't Buy? Make Your Own Firearm.

  9. CountryGent

    Oregon  NRA Files Opposition to 2020 Proposed Restriction on Gun Rights

    Just passing the word: NRA Files Opposition to 2020 Proposed Restriction on Gun Rights
  10. coyote223

    Oregon  Pac Nor goes up in flames.

    Curry Coastal Pilot
  11. RicInOR

    Oregon  Suspected gunman at Intel campus arrested, police say

  12. DB is Here

    Other State  Police: Officer shoots armed man through window of his home

  13. DLS

    Oregon  PDX police now are using 40mm guns!

    https://www.opb.org/news/article/grand-jury-clears-portland-police-gary-doran-lane-christopher-martin/ Read down to the third paragraph. I wonder how they holster those Bofors … gotta cause a backache!
  14. clearconscience

    Other State  CA man not being charged for illegal weapons sales?

    https://www.kptv.com/he-sold-illegal-ar--s-feds-agreed-to-let/article_d040726e-d0e0-546e-a570-4363e65899c7.html Sounds like more anti gun BS.
  15. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Activist hit by SUV outside Cider Riot, SUV is then shot at , crashes into DNC

    Still not enough details given to figure this one out https://katu.com/news/local/man-dies-after-crash-gunfire-incident-in-ne-portland
  16. CountryGent

    Oregon  Gov. Brown recall petition drive held outside Portland gun store

    Looks they held an event at Northwest Armory and Monday is the big day to turn in the petition: Gov. Brown recall petition drive held outside Portland gun store
  17. GlockFan1990

    Oregon  Ballot Measure 40 moves forward.

    https://www.oregonfirearms.org/lock-up-your-self-defense-moves-forward A ballot measure that will require you to keep your self defense firearms locked up and unavailable is moving forward. Ballot Measure 40 has collected enough signatures to get a ballot title from the Attorney General. In...
  18. Hueco

    Oregon  Bought in OR sold in AZ?

    Hey all, I’m looking to get my dad a wheel gun for Xmas this year. I live in OR but would be flying down to AZ to gift it. AZ doesn’t require BG checks for private sales and it seems like I should be in the clear here...but got unsure about things when it came to crossing state lines. Does...
  19. N

    Oregon  Suzanne Bonamici Town Hall Meetings October 2 thru October 10

    https://bonamici.house.gov/about/events Cornelius Town Hall Meeting (Spanish Interpretation Available) Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:00pm 1370 N Adair St., Cornelius, OR 97113 Sheridan Town Hall Meeting Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm 433 S Bridge St Sheridan, OR 97378...