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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. jp1985

    Oregon  Compound bow used in riot defense

    I Was just flicking through the different news about the riots going on and there was a guy in Saltlake city who the rioters blocked in and wouldn’t let him move And we’re going to damage his car so he stepped out with a compound bow and shot one of them. The guy who got the arrow fell over...
  2. O

    Oregon Native Introduction

    Hello, I have been lurking for awhile. Me and the wife go out about once a week for target practice. Mostly in the National forest out past Estacada. Ripplebrook ish area. I'm in my 40's and I'm a Portland native but, have moved around and lived in 5 states overall. Been back in Portland for 23...
  3. kbf64

    Oregon  CHL cancelled in WA County.... Again...

    So I've been waiting since early march to get an appointment, and my CHL permit. I just got another cancellation email for WA county. I'm wondering if I shouldn't just move...
  4. Provincial

    Oregon  Good Article About Leupold

    The Federalist has published an article/interview about Leupold and its response to the COVID. As you would expect, they are stressing their commitment to quality! Gun Sights Maker Re-Engineers Factory To Supply Military In Pandemic
  5. A

    Oregon  Question 11e and private firearm transfers in OR

    A majority of Oregon voters and/or legislators (at some point) believed that cannabis use should be legal and they believed private firearm transfers should require background checks. Why don't we have a different/better process for private party transfers that doesn't involve Form 4473. My...
  6. cooper

    Oregon  OSP SHOOTOUT 5/14

    Why has no one posted about shooting OSP involved in. Perp fired 30+ into patrol cars hitting one officer. Piece of trash had his toddler in car. TRASH
  7. wewaits

    Oregon  OSP Video

  8. ilikegunspdx

    Oregon  Portland shooting on video in retaliation for told not to pick flowers (no damage, no injuries)

  9. J

    Oregon  Tigard Pawn 3 day release

    Just got phoned by Tigard pawn in Portland saying I have been delayed...Not sure why when i have a CWP and bought a gun a month ago. They gave me a number to a challege line but said it would be 48 days before they can legally release without an approved.... I thought Oregon Law was 3 business...
  10. packerfan503

    Oregon  Need help with trade

    I live in Oregon. I want to trade a handgun for a shotgun to a Washington resident. What is the easiest way to get this done?
  11. madmax

    Oregon  When does a firearm, stop being a firearm

    The is a Steven's 520 receiver. I'm turning it a glorified paper weight. All the research I've done leads be to demilling (cutting in to 3 chinks) which is not an option for me. I'm going for table art. I have done the following to prevent it for ever being functional again (In red). 1) removed...

    Oregon  Barrel serial number and selling

    This may not be the right section but here it goes... I have seen numerous threads of people selling off stock handgun barrels. What do y'all do about the serial thats engraved on the barrel? Sell it with the number still on it? File the number off? I don't think I would want people to have my...
  13. ilikegunspdx

    Oregon  Attempted rape in mt tabor park in Portland

    Looks like citizens stopped the rape and were able to detain? him until cops got there. If u recall, a couple months ago there was a car that got shot 5 times in the same park when a man and his fiancé asked kidnappers what they were doing. Last week we had an attempted carjacking (carjacker...
  14. N

    Cited: Fox News Sig Sauer, Remington, Kel-Tec donating Face Shields and Masks to Fight COVID19

    Interesting article on Fox News today. Comments after are better than Super Bowl commercials. US gun manufacturers join coronavirus fight by reproducing PPE
  15. kbf64

    Gun trust and SBR

    From what I'm reading it is very quick to create a gun trust, and it looks to be like a month for E-file for Form 1 for the trust to make an SBR. Does this sound right? End to end in 45 days to make an SBR or less?
  16. J

    Oregon  Anti tank munitions in PDX basement

    Ok.. Who amongst us is hoarding the Anti Tank Rockets? I'm not sure I understand how this particular item was launched or such... Anybody?
  17. Vnasty

    Oregon  Chl diversion

    Sorry if this isn’t the place or has been answered before. I’m getting ready to fill out my application and I’m not quite sure how to answer this specific part. I’ve completed a diversion program for alcohol DUII. I know that section is referring to drugs, but not sure how to answer. Would I...
  18. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Defensive Knife Use

    Defensive Knife Use in Portland. File that under "Deadly Weapon" allowed to be used against 2 on 1 non-deadly attack. https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/04/1-person-stabbed-after-attacking-man-in-downtown-portland-police-say.html
  19. S

    Oregon  Electronic Fingerprinting

    Does anyone have an idea when the Sheriffs office is going to start performing scanned fingerprints again ? Looks like they have been shut down for a month. Thanks Skidder
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