One of the greatest claims to fame that Oregon has is the fact that there are so many technological avenues built right inside of an expansive natural landscape that would leave anyone in awe. The state boasts the deepest lake in the country, which is actually located inside an extinct volcano. They also claim some pretty tall trees that grow naturally throughout the Oregon forests, some topping out at over three hundred feet. Claiming Valentine’s Day as the state birthday, Oregon was not always the booming state that it is today. Once upon a time, far back in history, Oregon was a goal to attain. Along the Oregon Trail, thousands of people died trying to make the trip. Those who survived built the bustling state that we all know and love today.
There is never a shortage of things to do in the state of Oregon no matter what your interests are. From the busy nightlife of larger cities such as Portland, to the quiet natural solitude found within one of the states many national parks, Oregon is a great place to live for any individual or family. While there are many things to fall in love with, perhaps you will find something that is dear to you in your new home.
Taking your family to Oregon? Learn about your future home with these fun facts.
- Oregon is the only state to have a state flag picturing two different designs on it. One side carries a beaver.
- There are more known ghost towns in the state of Oregon than there are in any other state in the country.
- The first one-way streets in the country were located in Eugene, Oregon.
- The largest sea cave, Sea Lion Caves, is located on the coast of what is known now as Florence Oregon. The caves were discovered in 1880.
- The most photographed lighthouse in the nation is located in Lane County, in Oregon.
While it is known for many things, Oregon is, perhaps, most well known for the people that live there. Whether you are looking for the nightlife or the quiet natural side, there really is something for everyone here.