Oregon Oregon is located on the coast of the rainy but mild pacific northwest. Oregon offers natural wonders, fine cities, friendly people, good schools, and many fun things to do.
GEOGRAPHY OREGON is the nation’s ninth-largest state. It covers 98,381 square miles. Oregon has eight natural regions. First is the coastal region. Its sandy beaches and tree covered rocky mountains gradually give way to a range of low mountains with many small lakes.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST PORTLAND and GRESHAM are different because, they have different numbers of people. They are the same because they are both big cities.
STATE SYMBOLS Capital: Salem Rock: THUNDEREGG Flower: OREGON grape Tree: DOUGLAS fir Song: “OREGON, my OREGON” Animal: beaver Bird: western meadowlark Largest city: PORTLAND
ENTERTAINMENT art fans will love to see the art museum in PORTLAND Other DINO fans can visit the john day fossil beds national monument in eastern OREGON. A couple others are PORTLAND’S OREGON museum of science, WASHINGTON park zoo and the OREGON historical society museum.
MAJOR SPORTS oregon has the portland trail blazers. The team began in 1970. in 1977 they won their first championship. Boating, hiking, wakeboarding and wind surfing are favorites in oregon.
CITIES the largest city is PORTLAND. It’s population is 550,396. OREGON’S climate is perfect for growing roses. That’s why PORTLAND’S nickname is the city of roses.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER OREGON has two types of climates. In the west, the temperatures are mild throughout the year because of cool, moist winds that blow from the pacific ocean. A lot of rain falls in western OREGON. Some areas receive 20o inches a year!
BIBLIOGRAPHY Packet of oregon United states OREGON book The world almanac for kids 2014 ABDO Database; Oregon