Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What 3 US states made up the Original Oregon Territory?||Oregon
Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Portions of British Columbia were also included in the Territory, but were ceded to England.
|What year did Oregon become a state?||Oregon
1859. Oregon entered the Union a few years before the Civil War to balance out the number of slave vs non-slave states.
|What city is not a deep water port in Oregon?||Oregon
Newport. Large ships travel west from the ocean over 80 miles to dock at the Port of Portland. Coos Bay is a major port as well, but mostly just for lumber.
|What river comprises most of the northern border between Oregon and Washington?||Oregon
|What is the name of the annual celebration held in Portland in the late spring?||Oregon
|What is the highest mountain in Oregon?||Oregon
Mount Hood. Mount Hood rises 11,235 ft above sea level in the northern portion of the state.
|What mountain range runs north-south through the center of Oregon?||Oregon
|What is the state nickname?||Oregon
|What is the state capital?||Oregon
Salem. Salem is actually the third largest City in Oregon, behind Portland and Eugene.
Trail Blazers. The Portland Trail Blazers, an NBA team lost to the LA Lakers after blowing a 15 or so point lead in the last quarter in the final game of the playoffs years ago, a game I will never get over.
|What is the name of the river that runs north and south through Portland?||Portland, Oregon
Willamette. The Willamette river runs north and south through Portland, the Columbia river runs east and west, and is the border for Washington and Oregon in that area.
Rose City. Portland is known for its roses, and has an international park that's famous worldwide.
Boston. When Portland was founded, a coin was flipped over whether to name it Portland or Boston. The coin flip landed in favor of Portland.
West Hills. Everclear lives 'way up in the West Hills', as they mention in one of their songs.
|What is the light rail in Portland called, and what does it stand for?||Portland, Oregon
MAX, Metropolitan Area Express. The MAX, operated by TriMet runs through Portland, suburbs, and to PDX.
Wells Fargo Center. The US Bancorp Tower is a close second, and actually has more floors.
TriMet. Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet).
|What bridge is located between Chinatown and the Rose Quarter in Portland?||Portland, Oregon
Steel Bridge. The steel bridge is easially one of the most versatile bridge in Portland. It carries Amtrak and freight trains on it's lower deck, as well as the MAX light rail and automobiles on the upper deck.
PDX. The airport code for Portland International Airport is PDX, run by the Port of Portland.
|According to the US National Park Service, how many National Parks are in Oregon?||The Beautiful Oregon
3. Crater Lake National Park is one of three National Parks in Oregon. The others are the Lewis and Clark National Park, and the Nez Perce National Park. Oregon also has three National Monuments: Fort Clatsop (where Lewis and Clark made camp), John Day Fossil Beds, and Oregon Caves.
John McLoughlin. The 1957 Legislature named Dr. John McLoughlin the "Father of Oregon" to recognize his great contributions to the early development of the Oregon Territory. Dr. McLoughlin originally came to the Northwest region in 1824 as a representative of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Square Dance. In 1977 the legislature declared the Square Dance to be the official state dance. According to the 2000 Oregon Blue book, "The dance is a combination of various steps and figures danced with four couples grouped in a square. The pioneer origins of the dance and the characteristic dress are deemed to reflect Oregon's heritage; the lively spirit of the dance exemplifies the friendly, free nature and enthusiasm that are a part of the Oregon character".
Milk. Milk was selected in 1997 as the state beverage. "The Legislature recognized that milk production and the manufacture of dairy products are major contributors to the economic well-being of Oregon agriculture", according to the 2000 Oregon Blue Book.
36. Multnomah County is the most populous county with a 2000-census population of 660,486. The smallest population is Wheeler, with a count of 1,547 in the 2000 census.
Former Governor of Oregon. Governor McCall served from July 9, 1967 through January 13, 1975. His legacy to Oregon lives on today through his first-in-the-nation "Bottle Bill" (mandating refundable deposits on most liquid beverage containers), and his "Beach Bill" which granted the state exclusive authority over Oregon beaches, thus protecting them from private development.
|Until 1974, the area where Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland is currently located, was what?||The Beautiful Oregon
Harbor Drive. Harbor Drive was a main north-south arterial into Portland. Construction began on Harbor Drive in 1942, completed in 1946, and was closed in 1974 to be replaced by Waterfront Park (later renamed Tom McCall Waterfront Park).
MFR. MFR offers flights with Horizon Air, United Airlines, and United Express.
Salem. Salem is Oregon's third-largest city, behind Portland and Eugene. The 2010 US Census lists Salem as having 154,637 residents, a very close second to Eugene with 156,185 residents.
Western Meadowlark. The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) was chosen state bird in 1927 by Oregon's schoolchildren in a poll sponsored by the Oregon Audubon Society.
|Which Oregon city is home to the well-known catalog gift company Harry and David? ||The Beautiful Oregon
Medford. Harry and David were brothers who formed a gift-catalog company in Medford during the depression. They are famous for their Oregon-grown "Royal Riviera" pears.