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Western Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to apply to the portion of the state of Oregon that is west of the Cascade Range. The term is applied somewhat loosely however, and is sometimes taken to exclude the southwestern areas of the state, which are sometimes called Southern Oregon. When people talk about Oregon, they are generally talking about Western Oregon. Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... Mount Adams in Washington The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... The region of Oregon south of Lane County and west of or in the Cascade Range, excluding the southern Oregon Coast. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ...


Unlike the climate of Eastern Oregon, which is dry and continental, the climate of Western Oregon is generally a moderate rain forest climate in the hills and a wet and dry Mediterranean climate in the valleys. Eastern Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to mean the area of the state of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, save the region around the Dalles and sometimes Klamath County. ... A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles those of the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ...




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Flag | Governors | Congress | Ballot measures | Parks | Fair | Flower | Trail | Music | Breweries | Rivers File links The following pages link to this file: Eugene, Oregon Oregon Portland, Oregon Willamette Valley Beaverton, Oregon Tigard, Oregon Washington County, Oregon Corvallis, Oregon Salem, Oregon Oregon City, Oregon Lake Oswego, Oregon Flag of Oregon Yamhill County, Oregon Wheeler County, Oregon Wasco County, Oregon Wallowa County, Oregon Union County... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem (IPA: ) is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ... The flag of Oregon bears upon its obverse the state seal supported by thirty-three stars, the words State of Oregon, and the year 1859. ... The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Senators Gordon Smith, Republican Ron Wyden, Democrat Representatives David Wu, Democrat, 1st District Greg Walden, Republican, 2nd District Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, 3rd District Peter DeFazio, Democrat, 4th District Darlene Hooley, Democrat, 5th District Categories: Oregon politicians ... The following is a partial list of Oregon ballot measures, dating back to 1990. ... This is a list of Oregon state parks. ... The Oregon Country Fair takes place every year in Veneta, Oregon, 15 miles west of Eugene for a three-day bash with 50,000 people. ... Binomial name Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt. ... The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States Map from The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Oregons music scene is most active in Portland and the college town of Eugene. ... The following is a list of Oregon-based breweries and microbreweries. ... The following is a partial listing of rivers in the state of Oregon, United States of America. ...

Pacific NW regions:

Columbia River Gorge and Plateau | Treasure Valley | Inland Empire Darker red states are always part of the Pacific Northwest. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Treasure Valley is a region in Idaho roughly synonymous with the Boise metropolitan area. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ...

Intrastate regions:

Eastern | Western | Mount Hood Corridor | Coast | Willamette Valley Eastern Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to mean the area of the state of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, save the region around the Dalles and sometimes Klamath County. ... The Mt. ... The Oregon Coast is a geographical term that is used to describe all or part of the coast of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean. ... The Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley is the region in northwest Oregon in the United States that surrounds the Willamette River as it proceeds northward from its emergence from mountains near Eugene to its confluence with the Columbia River. ...

Major metros:

Eugene | Medford | Portland | Salem To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Medford is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ... The Portland metropolitan area is the urban area centered around Portland, Oregon and the Willamette River. ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem (IPA: ) is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...

Smaller cities:

Albany | Ashland | Astoria | Bend | Brookings | City of The Dalles | Coos Bay | Corvallis | Dallas | Grants Pass | Gresham | Hermiston | Hood River | Klamath Falls | La Grande | Lebanon | McMinnville | Monmouth | Newberg | Newport | Ontario | Pendleton | Prineville | Redmond | Roseburg | Saint Helens | Silverton | Tigard | Tualatin | Woodburn This List of cities in Oregon includes all incorporated towns and many unincorporated communities, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Albany is a city in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. ... The Plaza Ashland is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, near Interstate 5 and the California border, and nestled in the south end of the Rogue Valley. ... Astoria. ... Bend is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... Brookings is a city located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Disamb: For the German rock group The Dalles, see The Dalles (band) The Dalles is a city located in Wasco County, Oregon. ... Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon. ... Benton County CourthouseCorvallis is a city located in central western Oregon, USA. Originally called Marysville, probably for the nearby Marys River, the legislative assembly changed the citys name to Corvallis in 1853, from the Latin phrase cor vallis, meaning heart of the valley. ... Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, Oregon. ... Grants Pass (sometimes humorously referred as Grass Pants) is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, OregonGR6. ... Downtown Gresham at NE Roberts St and Powell Blvd. ... Hermiston is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon, at the junction of I-82 and I-84. ... Location of Hood River in Oregon. ... Klamath Falls is a city located in Klamath County, Oregon. ... La Grande is a city located in Union County, Oregon. ... McMinnville is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Monmouth is a city located in Polk County, Oregon. ... Newberg is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Newport is a city located in Lincoln County, Oregon, USA. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. ... Downtown Ontario. ... Pendleton is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... Prineville is a city located in, and the county seat of Crook County6. ... Redmond is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon. ... Roseburg is a city in state of Oregon GR6, USA. This city was named for Aaron Rose, who settled within the current city limits September 23, 1851, and managed a tavern. ... St. ... Silverton is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ... Tigard (pronounced TIE-gurd) is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Tualatin is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Woodburn is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ...

Counties:

Baker | Benton | Clackamas | Clatsop | Columbia | Coos | Crook | Curry | Deschutes | Douglas | Gilliam | Grant | Harney | Hood River | Jackson | Jefferson | Josephine | Klamath | Lake | Lane | Lincoln | Linn | Malheur | Marion | Morrow | Multnomah | Polk | Sherman | Tillamook | Umatilla | Union | Wallowa | Wasco | Washington | Wheeler | Yamhill Map of the counties of Oregon List of Oregon counties: Baker County Benton County Clackamas County Clatsop County Columbia County Coos County Crook County Curry County Deschutes County Douglas County Gilliam County Grant County Harney County Hood River County Jackson County Jefferson County Josephine County Klamath County Lake County Lane... Baker County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Clackamas County (IPA: ) is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Location in the state of Oregon Formed 1844 Seat Astoria Area  - Total  - Water 2,809 km² (1,085 mi²) 667 km² (18 mi²) 23. ... Coos County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Crook County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Deschutes County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Gilliam County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Harney County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1889. ... Hood River County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1908. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Klamath County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lane County is a county in the state of Oregon. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Malheur County is a county located in the southeast corner of the state of Oregon. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Morrow County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Multnomah County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon, the smallest in area but the largest in population due to Portland, the county seat and largest city in Oregon. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Sherman County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Tillamook County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Umatilla County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wallowa County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wasco County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wheeler County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Yamhill County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...


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Oregon.com - Western Oregon University (454 words)
Western Oregon University (WOU), steadily emerging as a leading comprehensive public liberal arts institution, is committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world.
Western Oregon University is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Universities, National Council for Accreditation of Teachers of Education, National Association of Schools of Music, Council on Rehabilitation Education, Council on Education of the Deaf (CED), and Oregon State Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
Western Oregon University, a member of the Oregon University System, prohibits discrimination based on race, marital status, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or national origin.
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