Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean on the north by Washington on the south by California and on the east by Idaho and on the southeast by Nevada.
It is one of the only three contiguous states to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the proximity to the ocean heavily influences the state’s mild winter climate despite the latitude.
The capital of Oregon is Salem, the second most populous of its cities. Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S
Mount Hood is the state’s highest point and Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park.
A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon was approved on November 4, 2014 , making Oregon only the second state to have legalized gay marriage, physician-assisted suicide and recreational marijuana.
Mount Hood, with Trillium Lake in the foreground
an aerial view of Crater Lake
The High Desert of Oregon region