National Oregon Day - March 8
Wed Mar 8th

National Oregon Day

We began honoring each state in the order they were born in the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We've chosen a small piece of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. There's so much more to discover, but we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.

The warm Pacific air west of the Cascade Mountains and in the lush Willamette Valley is perfect for Oregon's climate.. In Oregon's high desert, more extreme temperature swings are experienced.

Populations of Nez Perce, Chinook, Molalla, and others settled along the Columbia River Gorge, Klamath Basin, and points east. Many of the first European explorers to land landed in search of the elusive Northwest Passage.

The Corps of Discovery Expedition followed the Colombia River Gorge, reaching the Pacific Ocean in November of 1805. They will winterize at Ft. Clatsop is the Clatsop.. Pioneers will follow what would become the Oregon Trail soon. ''

The gorge was created from volcanic lava flows and glacial floods. Due to the strong, steady winds off the Cascade Mountains, windsurfers flock to the Columbia.. Mt. King, Kayaking, biking, hiking, skiing, and many other outdoor pursuits can be found up and down the Gorge, but its icy crown is Mt. Hood. Lord Samuel Hood's last eruption occurred in 1865 and was named after Lord Samuel Hood.

The mysterious Crater Lake, which is south along the Cascade Range, is located on a sleeping volcano. The effort is well worth the effort, especially on the trails leading to the remote, blue waters of the country's deepest lake. The pristine volcano is a wonder to see. In the undulating Painted Hills near Mitchell, eastern Oregon takes on the hue of a sunset..

How to celebrate #nationaloregonday..

  • Celebrate the 33rd state's history!
  • Explore all of Oregon's natural wonders.
  • Post photos of your favorite Oregon destinations from your favorite Oregon destinations
  • Give a shout-out to your favorite restaurants
  • Visit ghost towns like these 12 Oregon Ghost Towns
  • To post on social media, use #NationalOregonDay