About Oregon

Natural wonders in Oregon include the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Caves National Monument, Crater Lake National Park, the majestic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range.

Dive deep into Oregon’s varied industry. The state is home to 35,000 farms covering a whopping 16.3 million acres, the state produces more than 220 commodities. A big part of Oregon’s agricultural success is the unique attributes of its different growing regions.

Oregon’s abundantly famous seafood, including salmon, albacore tuna, Dungeness crab, pink shrimp, oysters and more, comes from the coastal region. Flavorful and award-winning cheeses are also produced here. The Willamette Valley region is one of the most agriculturally diverse in Oregon – and the world. Willamette Valley farmers produce more than 170 different commodities ranging from grain, grass seed, nursery products and Christmas trees to fresh produce, hazelnuts, cattle and sheep.

Few places in the world have Oregon’s diversity and quality for fishing and hunting. Endless opportunities await to pursue the elusive black-tailed deer or mule deer. Hook salmon on the pacific coast or steelhead running thru the major rivers.

Fun Facts

  • Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
  • Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.
  • The Oregon Trail is the longest of the overland routes used in the westward expansion of the United States.
  • The University of Oregon’s mascot, the Oregon Duck, is based on Donald Duck.
  • Nike was started in Oregon. The Nike Swoosh logo was created by a college student for $35 in 1971