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Pioneer Courthouse Square
Credit: Cacophony

Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon, was completed in 1984 at the site of the former Portland Hotel, and is named after the neighboring Pioneer Courthouse.

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Wreck of the Peter Iredale
Credit: Robert Bradshaw

The wreck of the Peter Iredale, a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. It was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River channel.

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Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake
Credit: Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory

Mount Hood, a dormant stratovolcano, reflected in the waters of Mirror Lake. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), Mount Hood is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. It is considered an active volcano, but no major eruptive events have been catalogued since systematic record keeping began in the 1820s.

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Yaquina Bay Bridge
Credit: Pete Forsyth

The Yaquina Bay Bridge is an arch bridge that spans Yaquina Bay south of Newport, Oregon. It is one of the most recognizable of the U.S. Route 101 bridges designed by Conde McCullough.

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The Willamette.jpg
Credit: Kris

Willamette River at night in downtown Portland with two racing shells on the river. The Willamette River is a tributary of the Columbia River, 187 miles (301 km) long, in northwestern Oregon.

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Waller Hall Willamette University - Salem Oregon.jpg
Credit: Aboutmovies

Waller Hall on the campus of Willamette University in Salem. Waller Hall is the oldest building on the campus of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, United States. Built in 1867 as University Hall, the five-story, brick structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

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The White Stag sign with its 1997-2010 wording
Credit: Cacophony

The White Stag sign, in its former guise as the "Made in Oregon sign", in Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon. Old Town Chinatown is a neighborhood in the Northwest and Southwest sections of Portland, Oregon. The Willamette River forms its eastern boundary, separating it from the Lloyd District and the Kerns and Buckman neighborhoods.

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Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Credit: Postdlf

Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast in Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach, a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States, is an affluent tourist resort destination. Because of its proximity to Portland, Oregon, it is particularly known as a weekend getaway spot for Portlanders.

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Crater Lake National Park
Credit: Mike Doukas of the USGS

Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon is Oregon's only national park. Its primary feature is Crater Lake. The park was established on May 22, 1902, as the fifth National Park in the U.S. The park encompasses Crater Lake's caldera, which rests in the remains of a destroyed volcano posthumously called Mount Mazama.

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Mount Tabor
Credit: Cacophony

Mount Tabor is in the center with Mt. Hood in the distance. Downtown Portland is in the foreground, and the tall building on the left is the US Bancorp Tower. Mount Tabor is an extinct volcanic cinder cone in the Boring Lava Field. It is the site of a large city park, and the central feature of a Portland neighborhood of the same name. The name derives from Mount Tabor, Israel.

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Fred Meyer hypermarket
Credit: Lyza Danger

Aisles of packaged food in a Fred Meyer hypermarket in Portland, Oregon. A hypermarket is a combination of a supermarket and a department store, and the Fred Meyer chain is one of the pioneers of the hypermarket format in the United States. Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer, is the top grocery retailer and the third largest general retailer in the country.

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Hillsboro Civic Center
Credit: Aboutmovies

The Hillsboro Civic Center is a mixed-use development in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. The development includes the city hall for the city located west of Portland, Oregon. Covering 6 acres (24,000 m2), the Center has a total of over 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2) in the complex.

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Willamette Valley
Credit: Rvannatta

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 at Portland. Being a productive agricultural area, the valley was the destination of choice for the emigrants on the Oregon Trail in the 1840s.

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Portland Streetcar
Credit: Cacophony

The Portland Streetcar at the Portland State University stop. The Portland Streetcar is a streetcar system in Portland, Oregon, that serves areas surrounding downtown. When opened in 2001, it was one of the first new streetcar lines in the United States since World War II and the first to use modern vehicles.

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Oregon Trail, by Albert Bierstadt (1869)
Credit: Albert Bierstadt (1869)

"Oregon Trail", Oil on canvas, 31 x 49" (78.74 x 124.46 cm), displayed at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Pioneers traveled across the Oregon Trail, one of the main overland migration routes on the North American continent, in wagons in order to settle new parts of the United States of America during the 19th century.

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The Dalles Carnegie Library
Credit: Jgilhousen

The Dalles Carnegie Library is a historic building located at the corner of Fourth and Washington Streets in The Dalles, Oregon, United States. It is one of the 2,509 libraries whose construction was funded by Andrew Carnegie.

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Oregon State Capitol
Credit: Aboutmovies

The Oregon State Capitol in Salem during early spring with cherry blossoms in the foreground. It is the building housing the state legislature and the offices of the governor, secretary of state, and treasurer of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in the state capital, Salem.

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Abert Rim
Credit: Cindi Nolan

Abert Rim, found in Lake County, Oregon, with Abert Lake in the background. Abert Rim is one of the highest fault scarps in the United States. It rises 760 metres (2500 feet) above the valley floor, finishing with a 250-meter (800-foot) sheer-sided basalt cap. It was formed during the Miocene epoch.

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The Dalles Dam
Credit: United States Army Corps of Engineers

Construction of The Dalles Dam formed Lake Celilo, flooding the major Native American fishing site of Celilo Falls, in 1957. The Dalles Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River, two miles east of the city of The Dalles, Oregon. It joins Wasco County, Oregon with Klickitat County, Washington, 192 miles (309 km) upriver from the mouth of the Columbia near Astoria, Oregon.

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Asian Elephants at the Oregon Zoo.
Credit: Cacophony

Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) at the Oregon Zoo. From left to right: Rose-Tu, Sung-Surin ("Shine"), and Tusko. The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo, is a zoo two miles west-southwest of downtown Portland, Oregon, in Washington Park. It is Oregon's largest paid attraction, with more than 1.6 million visitors yearly.

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Multnomah Falls
Credit: Kelvin Kay

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States after Yosemite Falls.

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Yaquina Head Light
Credit: Mary Beth Seibert, color corrected by Howcheng

The Yaquina Head Light, also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. It is located in Lincoln County, near the mouth of the Yaquina River near Newport at Yaquina Head. Built from 1871 to 1873, it was automated in 1966 and is currently an active aid to navigation.

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Rochester covered bridge
Credit: Scott Catron

Rochester covered bridge - three miles northwest of Sutherlin, one of Oregon's covered bridges. There are currently 51 historic covered bridges remaining in Oregon.

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Silcox Hut
Credit: EncMstr

The Silcox Hut as it is commonly known, but officially Silcox Warming Hut, is a small rustic mid-mountain lodge located at 6,950 feet (2,120 m) elevation on Mount Hood, Oregon, United States. It is approximately 1,000 vertical feet above Timberline Lodge and roughly one mile distance directly up the mountain.

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Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon
Credit: pfly

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is an aquarium in Newport, Oregon. It is perhaps best known for having housed Keiko, the orca from the movie Free Willy, from January 1996 until 9 September 1998, when he was shipped to Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Even without its former star attraction, USA Today and Coastal Living Online have ranked the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top ten aquariums in the United States.

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Portland Aerial Tram
Credit: Cacophony

The Portland Aerial Tram is an aerial tramway in Portland, Oregon, carrying commuters between the city's South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) campus, located on Marquam Hill, in the Homestead neighborhood. It is the second commuter aerial tramway in the United States (after New York City's Roosevelt Island Tramway).

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Bareback bronco rider at the St. Paul Rodeo in St. Paul
Credit: Cacophony

Since 1936 the annual St. Paul Rodeo has been held in the small French Prairie town of St. Paul. Held around the Fourth-of-July, festivities include a Professional Bull Riders event, a carnival, and fireworks display .

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Capitol Mall as seen from Oregon State Capitol
Credit: Aboutmovies

Capitol Mall as seen from the top of the Oregon State Capitol. The Oregon State Capitol is the building housing the state legislature and the offices of the governor, secretary of state, and treasurer of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in the state capital, Salem.

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Oregon Pioneer
Credit: Aboutmovies

The Oregon Pioneer statue is an eight-and-a-half ton bronze statue with gold leaf finish that sits atop the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, United States. Created by Ulric Ellerhusen, the statue is a 22 ft (7 m)-tall hollow sculpture. The gilded piece was installed atop the building in 1938 when a new capitol was built.

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Oregon Convention Center
Credit: User:Fcb981

Opened in 1990, the Oregon Convention Center in Portland's Lloyd District is Oregon's largest convention center. In the background lies Downtown Portland's skyline, featuring the Wells Fargo Center (between the spires), Oregon's tallest building. To the right of the right-hand spire is the pink US Bancorp Tower, the second-tallest building in the state.

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Sparks Lake
Credit: Vibrantspirit

Sparks Lake is a small, natural lake in Deschutes County in Central Oregon. Seven mountain peaks are visible from the mile-high lake including Mount Bachelor, Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Mount Jefferson.

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The former Galleria and Olds, Wortman and King Department Store
Credit: Ipoellet

The Galleria shopping center at night in downtown Portland with the Fox Tower in the background. The building is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places under its historic name of Olds, Wortman and King Department Store.

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Tillamook Bay at sunset
Credit: Aaron Zahrowski

Tillamook Bay along the Oregon Coast just after sunset, taken from U.S. 101. Headland in background is at the northern end, where the bay outlets to the Pacific Ocean just south of Bay City.

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Gold Ray Dam
Credit: Finetooth

The former Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River upstream of Gold Hill with a fish ladder on the far bank. The dam, which made fish passage difficult, was removed in 2010. The concrete structure was about 35 feet (11 m) high.

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Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
Credit: Aboutmovies

The Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse in downtown Eugene was completed in 2006 and named for former U.S. Senator Wayne Morse.

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Town Center Park
Credit: Aboutmovies

Town Center Park in Wilsonville cost $4.5 million to build, although it only covers 5 acres (2.0 ha) of land.

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Broadway Bridge, Portland
Credit: Steve Morgan

The Broadway Bridge, in Portland, Oregon, with its bascule draw span opened for a ship. Built in 1913, the Broadway Bridge is one of three Willamette River bridges in the downtown Portland area that are more than 100 years old and one of four that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also carries the Portland Streetcar's eastside line.

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Coast Range, Washington County
Credit: M.O. Stevens

Fog and low clouds in the Northern Oregon Coast Range in winter. The site is near Balm Grove, a community in Washington County.

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Pacific trillium in the Coast Range
Credit: Jsayre64

Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum) with a pink hue on the petals in the Central Oregon Coast Range in Lane County.

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Field in Polk County
Credit: M.O. Stevens

Polk County lies in a farming region of the Willamette Valley. Here a broadleaf tree stands out in a field on a spring day.

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Peter Kohler Pavilion
Credit: M.O. Stevens

The Peter Kohler Pavilion wing of the Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland, with the Portland Aerial Tram on the left.

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Oregon Coat of arms
Credit: Henry Mitchell

The historical coat of arms for the State of Oregon from 1876

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