Oregon borders the Pacific Ocean. Oregon has one of the most
diverse landscapes of any state in the U.S. It is well known for its tall, dense
forests; its accessible, scenic Pacific coastline; and its rugged, glaciated
Cascade volcanoes. Crater Lake National Park is the state's only
national park, and the site of Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the U.S.
Oregon is a wet, soggy state, but this is only true for the valley and coast.
Central and Eastern Oregon are considered "high desert."
Vast forests have historically made Oregon one of the nation's major timber
production and logging states. It is a popular location for shooting movies
and television commercials and it's scenic coastal and mountain highways are
frequently seen in automobile commercials.
Oregon had one of the largest salmon-fishing industries in the world and tourism
is also strong in the state. Oregon's forests, waterfalls, lakes, and scenic beaches
draw visitors year round.
Oregon is home to a number of smaller breweries and Portland,
has the largest number of breweries of any city in the world. The capital
is Salem and the largest city is Portland.
Oregon Gay Issues:
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned
marriage for same-sex couples
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
and include household members and dating partners.
Has no sodomy laws.
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Trial courts have granted second-parent adoptions
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
Some Oregon Cities:
Albany - Aloha - Beaverton - Bend - Coos Bay - Eugene - Grants Pass
Gresham - Hillsboro - Keizer - Klamath Falls - Lake Oswego - Lebanon
McMinnville - Medford - Milwaukie - Newberg - Oregon City - Pendleton
Portland - Redmond - Roseburg - Salem - Springfield - St. Helens - Tigard
Troutdale - Tualatin - West Linn - Wilsonville
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