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National Oregon Day

Gear up for an adventure on National Oregon Day - explore the beautiful landscapes, indulge in delicious food and uncover hidden gems!
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Get ready to celebrate the beautiful state of Oregon on March 8 with National Oregon Day! This day is dedicated to celebrating everything that makes Oregon unique and special, from its stunning natural landscapes to its rich history and culture. Did you know that Oregon was the 33rd state to join the United States in 1859? It's also home to many famous landmarks, such as Crater Lake and Mount Hood. So grab your hiking boots or a good book and take some time to appreciate all that Oregon has to offer on this special day.

History of National Oregon Day

National Oregon Day Dates

National Oregon Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1811</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First American Settlement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Pacific Fur Company, an American company, establishes the first American settlement in Oregon, named Fort Astoria.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1843</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oregon Trail Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Oregon Trail was established. This route allowed thousands of settlers to travel to Oregon, marking a significant event in westward expansion.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1857</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oregon Constitutional Convention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Oregon Constitutional Convention was held, resulting in the original constitution for the Oregon Territory.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1859</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oregon Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>Oregon becomes the 33rd state of the United States on February 14, 1859.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Oregon Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Oregon Day is celebrated on March 8th, honoring the state's cultural history and breathtaking landscapes.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Oregon Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore the great outdoors</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get outside and celebrate the beauty of Oregon! Go for a hike, visit a national park, or take a scenic drive to soak in all that this state has to offer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support local businesses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your love for Oregon by supporting small businesses in your community. Visit a local farmer's market, dine at a family-owned restaurant, or shop at a boutique store.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an Oregon-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for an Oregon-themed party! Serve local foods and drinks, play games inspired by the state, and decorate with symbols of Oregon like pine trees and the state flag.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend an Oregon festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for festivals happening in Oregon and attend one to celebrate the state! From music festivals to food festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy and experience the culture of Oregon.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer for a local environmental organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Give back to the state of Oregon by volunteering for a local environmental organization. Help clean up a beach or park, plant trees, or participate in a conservation project to protect the natural beauty of the state.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Oregon Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Oregon is beautiful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From the stunning coastline to picturesque mountains and serene forests, Oregon is a nature lover's paradise. On National Oregon Day, we celebrate the beauty of this state and all it has to offer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Oregon has amazing food and drink</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From fresh seafood on the coast to artisanal wines in the Willamette Valley, Oregon is known for its fantastic culinary scene. No matter what your palate prefers, you'll find something delicious in Oregon.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Oregonians are friendly and welcoming</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about visiting or living in Oregon is the warm and inclusive community. Whether you're exploring Portland or a tiny coastal town, you'll be greeted with open arms by locals who are proud to call Oregon home.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for National Oregon Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oregon Has the Most Ghost Towns in the USA</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to its rich history of boom and bust gold rushes, Oregon has over 80 ghost towns, the most of any state in the nation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oregon is the Only U.S. State with an Official Nut</h3><p class='facts-content'>The hazelnut (also known as filbert) is Oregon's official state nut. Oregon grows 99% of the entire U.S. commercial crop.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The state's Flag has Different Designs on Each Side</h3><p class='facts-content'>Oregon is the only state that has different designs on each side of its flag - The front side displays the state seal, and the reverse side features a gold beaver, the state animal.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Crater Lake is the Deepest Lake in the United States</h3><p class='facts-content'>In Southern Oregon, Crater Lake, formed more than 6,500 years ago, is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the top ten deepest lakes in the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nike Originated in Oregon</h3><p class='facts-content'>Founded by University of Oregon track athlete Phil Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in 1964, the internationally renowned sports brand Nike originated as Blue Ribbon Sports in Oregon.</p></div></div>

National Oregon Day FAQs

When is National Oregon Day?

National Oregon Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. In 2024 National Oregon Day will occur on a Friday.

National Oregon Day Dates



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