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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. DivCurlGrad72

    Oregon  Senate Democrats to propose bills to prevent future walkouts

    Remember the walkout “trick” that saved us from (among other horrors) SB 978. Well, someone wants to make sure it’s not used again: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/25a88ba...
  2. Legs

    Oregon  Moms Demand in Clatsop County

    FYI Moms Demand Action is being hosted at the Seaside Public Library by Indivisible North Coast, the progressive arm of the local democrat party, created after the 2016 elections to "RESIST". Pretty sure they are drumming up a big turn out. Small notice published in The Astorian.
  3. RicInOR

    Oregon  WA too, Can you be charged with murder, even if you don't pull the trigger.

    I think this is a good read for those of us who carry. What is the current law for where ever you are - and it can be different in another state. https://reason.com/2019/08/20/crime-victim-kills-attacker-are-other-attackers-guilty-of-murder/#more-8019388 "The basic legal principle is this...

    Oregon  Vehicle shot up on Wildcat Mtn. near Sandy

    Just saw in the news a woman picking berries on Wildcat Mtn. Drive Near Sandy came back to find her vehicle shot up. It was reported this is a popular shooting area.
  5. Ghoul

    Oregon  Concealed Carry Oregon in vehicle

    Hey guys and gals, Whats the short on how I can carry in a vehicle. I am liscensed with my CC but I am rarely in a car so I just transport in a lockbox unloaded and gear back up at my destination, is this needed.
  6. A

    Oregon  Tigard Shooting?

  7. pdempsey1097

    2 Found Dead in remote shooting spot near Estacada

    Just saw this on KOIN.com Not sure what happened yet. Head on a swivel for those that shoot there. https://www.koin.com/local/clackamas-county/2-suspicious-deaths-in-mt-hood-national-forest/
  8. donovan

    Legal backing for concealed carry

    I am set up to be able to sign people up for legal defense through LegalShield that covers concealed carry and use of force incidents (including trial defense for civil and criminal proceedings), and unlike many other programs this covers any other issue that you would need legal defense for as...
  9. IOM

    National  House passes bill allowing concealed carry across state lines...

  10. T

    Am I correct that "illuminated" rifle scopes are illegal for big game hunting in Oregon?

    Was thinking that I'd pick up a 4 x 12 rifle scope with an illuminated "cross hair red dot" but think I read a reference that "illuminated" scopes were illegal. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
  11. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  TriMet EDC

    EDC for riding the MAX A Taurus .357 Magnum revolver, a handheld crossbow and a box of .22LR ammunition.
  12. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Constituent Coffee with Rep. Andrea Salinas

    Constituent Coffee with Rep. Andrea Salinas. Stop by and tell her what you think about SB501. Saturday at 9 AM – 10 AM Blue Moon Coffee 220 A Avenue, #100, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 https://www.facebook.com/events/478293892958279/
  13. clearconscience

    Oregon  Keizer man shoots in neighbors apartment practicing drawing from a holster

    I say charge these idiots. If you think your firearms not loaded your already too dumb to own one. https://www.kptv.com/news/keizer-police-man-practicing-drawing-gun-from-holster-fires-into/article_4f4871d8-b23f-11e9-a486-db4488e85384.html
  14. Burninpowder

    Oregon  Columbia County Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance

    just trying to help get the word out. If you are a Columbia county resident.
  15. Gotyoursix

    WW2 German KKW Gustoff-Werke .22 Trainer rifle

    These were used during the interwar years leading up to WW2 as a way for the German military to introduce firearm training through competitions to the German populace in preparation for the outbreak of WW2 hostilities. As WW2 loomed closer the German military commissioned that the rifles be made...
  16. E4mafia

    I1639 and Bi-mart OREGON will not sell firearms to Washington state residents July 1st

    Was just thru the bi-mart earlier today and seen a note on the shelf that said effective july 1st Oregon will not allow sales of firearms to Washington state residents. Just passing this along
  17. CountryGent

    Oregon  Lock Up Your Safety Re-introduced As Ballot Measure

    Can be read here. Oh, FFS. Enough with the Nanny State BS.
  18. N2-Rob

    New from Southern Oregon

    Hello all. Found this site while stumbling through the web. Looks like a great resource.