Oregon: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

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Oregon is a large state on the northwest coast of the United States. It is rich in beautiful natural scenery including mountains, waterfalls, forests and deserts. Due to its rugged terrain, Oregon also has several ski resorts.

Oregon: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Oregon / Where is Oregon?
Table of Contents
  1. Basic information about Oregon
  2. What to See in the State of Oregon
  3. Fun Facts about Oregon
  4. Oregon Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Oregon
  6. Food Prices in Oregon
  7. State Symbols of Oregon

Basic information about Oregon

  • State Name: Oregon
  • State Abbreviation: OR
  • Capital: Salem
  • Largest City: Portland
  • Area: 255,026 km2 (9th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 4,217,737 (27th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: much of Malheur County MST (UTC-7) and in summer MDT (UTC-6), the rest of Oregon PST (UTC-8) and in summer PDT (UTC-7)
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Oregon, Current Time in Oregon, Minimum Wage in Oregon

What to See in the State of Oregon

  1. Crater Lake National Park
  2. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  3. Cannon Beach
  4. Mount Hood National Forest
  5. Oregon Caves National Monument
  6. Smith Rock State Park
  7. Oregon Coast Trail
  8. Newport Lighthouse
  9. Willamette National Forest
  10. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene

You can post tips for other sights and places of interest in Oregon in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Oregon

Date of Oregon’s entry into the Union

January 14, 1859 (33rd in order)

Oregon state nickname

The Beaver State

The Highest Mountain in Oregon

Mount Hood (3,429 metres)

Rivers in Oregon

  1. Columbia River (2,000 km)
  2. Snake River (1,735 km)
  3. Owyhee River (557 km)
  4. John Day River (452 km)
  5. Klamath River (423 km)

Airports in Oregon

  1. Portland International Airport
  2. Eugene Airport
  3. Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
  4. Redmond Munincipal Airport
  5. Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

Oregon Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (soccer): Portland Timbers
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): Portland Trail Blazers

Universities in Oregon

  • Oregon State University
  • University of Oregon

ZIP Codes


Weather in Oregon | Average Temperatures in Oregon | Average Precipitation Oregon

Oregon Weather

The weather and climate in Oregon is based on the altitude, plus it is influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The coastal part of Oregon receives high rainfall most of the year, with droughts only during the summer.

Central and eastern Oregon experience cold, snowy winters and dry summers.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Oregon

# City Population Map
1 Portland 653,115 Show on Map
2 Salem 173,442 Show on Map
3 Eugene 171,245 Show on Map
4 Gresham 110,158 Show on Map
5 Hillsboro 108,389 Show on Map
6 Beaverton 98,962 Show on Map
7 Bend 97,590 Show on Map
8 Medford 82,347 Show on Map
9 Springfield 62,979 Show on Map
10 Corvallis 58,641 Show on Map

Food Prices in Oregon

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.50
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $5.75
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.13
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.06
  • Milk (1 l): $0.84
  • Bread (500 g): $3.01
  • Rice (1 kg): $4.26
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.90
  • Cheese (1 kg): $13.70
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $11.06
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $15.13
  • Apples (1 kg): $4.90
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.79
  • Oranges (1 kg): $4.20
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $5.08
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.36
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.84
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.85
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $7.50

Food prices in Portland effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Oregon Flag | Oregon State Emblem

State Symbols of Oregon

  • Fossils: Chinese meta-sequoia
  • Insects: Oregon carpet moth
  • Flower: Mahonia holly-leaf
  • Drink: milk
  • Nut: hazelnut
  • Fruit: pear
  • Song: Oregon, My Oregon
  • Bird: Western cottontail
  • Fish: Chinook salmon
  • Sports Team: Portland Trail Blazers (Class of 1990 – 1991)
  • Tree: tree of yew
  • Dance: Square Dance
  • Animal: Canadian Beaver

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