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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. DB is Here

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

  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. EHJ

    Oregon  Portland Trail Blazers no longer partnering with scope manufacturer Leupold and Stevens...

    Seems legit... Good optics company parts company with a ball team that can't even see a basket to hit it... More progressive "deconstructionism" at its finest... https://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/2019/09/portland-trail-blazers-no-longer-partnering-with-scope-manufacturer-leupold-and-stevens.html
  10. djaziatic

    Oregon  Pistol and handgun

    Are they both interchangeable legality wise? Like say I want to conceal an AR pistol in a bag. Would that still fall under the law with a valid CHL? Thanks
  11. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Slide rack = disorderly conduct in PDX

    Apparently making sure that you have one in the chamber with a CHL is enough to catch a disorderly conduct charge in downtown PDX https://www.koin.com/news/crime/suspect-arrested-after-flashing-loaded-gun-in-old-town/ It is not like he even pointed the pistol at anyone
  12. RicInOR

    Oregon  Renter Question

    I am not asking for legal advice - other than what I already gave which is talk with your lawyer. What I would like to get are suggested questions - for insurance agent, and lawyer. And if there are already resources --example rental agreement templates that address this. Situation. My...
  13. DB is Here

    Oregon  Man Allegedly Pulls Gun on Estranged Wife, Gets Shot Dead

  14. L

    Oregon  Oregon carry laws and for transporting loaded firearm thru Oregon

    I'll be driving through Oregon without an Oregon carry license. I know (or believe) my WA and FL carry licenses are invalid. (I don't have time now to get a Oregon permit unless it's issued on the spot) Ideally I can travel armed in some fashion but I suspect not. Can someone succinctly...
  15. E4mafia

    Oregon  SB 941 exemption for private security professional

    So according to SB 941, little over looked thing I seen and inquired about thru my boss who has a lawyer on retainer. I questioned about the bit of private security professionals being exempt. It was stated that so long as you have a valid DPSST in the state of Oregon, you do not need to do a...
  16. wewaits

    Oregon  Oops, Shot in leg while peeing.

    Oregon ‘victim’ claimed he’d been shot in leg while peeing; he actually shot himself, police say Oregon ‘victim’ claimed he’d been shot in leg while peeing; he actually shot himself, police say
  17. DB is Here

    Oregon  Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

  18. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Two Pronged Attack

    Not only is the IP 40 Lock Up Your Guns or else ballot measure going to be on the ballot, the Dems want to ram through a Bill in the 2020 short session. If you remember the so called "short session" was added for budget corrections only, not to pass felon factor bills!
  19. RicInOR

    Oregon  Don't be like this Lawyer - "Assault Rifle" on Balcony - Downtown PDX