What is Oregon?

  • (noun): A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific.
    Synonyms: Beaver State, OR


Oregon (i/ˈɔrɨɡən/ ORR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively. The area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the arrival of traders, explorers, and settlers who formed an autonomous government in Oregon Country in 1843. The Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.

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United States House Of Representatives Elections, 2004 - November Elections - Oregon
... Party First elected Result Candidates Oregon 1 David Wu Democratic 1998 Re-elected David Wu (D) 57.8% Goli Ameri (R) 38.3% Dean Wolf (I) 3.9% Oregon 2 ... Brown (S) 3.1% Dale Winegarden (I) 2.1% Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Re-elected Peter DeFazio (D) 61.0% Jim Feldkamp (R) 37.6% Jacob Boone (L) 0.9% Michael Paul ...
Qualification For The 2006 Little League World Series - United States - Northwest
... State City LL Organization Record Oregon Beaverton Murrayhill 4–0 Washington Kent Kent 3–1 Alaska Anchorage Dimond-West 2–2 Montana Missoula Southside 2–2 ...

Famous quotes containing the word oregon:

    In another year I’ll have enough money saved. Then I’m gonna go back to my hometown in Oregon and I’m gonna build a house for my mother and myself. And join the country club and take up golf. And I’ll meet the proper man with the proper position. And I’ll make a proper wife who can run a proper home and raise proper children. And I’ll be happy, because when you’re proper, you’re safe.
    Daniel Taradash (b. 1913)

    When Paul Bunyan’s loggers roofed an Oregon bunkhouse with shakes, fog was so thick that they shingled forty feet into space before discovering they had passed the last rafter.
    —State of Oregon, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The Oregon [matter] and the annexation of Texas are now all- important to the security and future peace and prosperity of our union, and I hope there are a sufficient number of pure American democrats to carry into effect the annexation of Texas and [extension of] our laws over Oregon. No temporizing policy or all is lost.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)