Everything you should know when Moving to Oregon
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Isn’t it nice that you are soon going to relocate to a state which carries the designated state motto as: She flies with her own wings? Welcome to Oregon ranked as the 40th Smartest State* in America!
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e have Oregon storage facilities located at vantage points across the state.
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We can supply Oregon packing supplies and moving labor at very cost-effective rates.
Since majority of our staff are from Oregon, we can offer some of the most attractive service discounts for Oregon moving. Our services are backed by highly trained staff that will always be with you during the entire process of relocation. our computerized back end office will keep you constantly updated about the transshipment so that your relocation plans are never disturbed and everything moves with clock-work precision.
Before you relocate to Oregon, here are some interesting facts and information about the state.
Spanish and English sailors are believed to have sighted the Oregon coast in the 1500s and 1600s. In 1805 the Lewis and Clark expedition explored the area. Disputes for control of Oregon between American settlers and the Hudson Bay Company was finally resolved in the 1846 Oregon Treaty, in which Great Britain gave up claims to the region. Oregon has a $3.3 billion lumber and wood products industry, and an $859 million paper and allied manufacturing industry. Its salmon-fishing industry is one of the worlds’ largest.
In agriculture, the state leads in growing peppermint, cover seed crops, blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries, black raspberries, and hazelnuts. It is second in raising hops, red raspberries, prunes, snap beans, and onions.
With the low-cost electric power provided by dams, Oregon has developed steadily as a manufacturing state. Leading manufactured items are lumber and plywood, metalwork, machinery, aluminum, chemicals, paper, food packing, and electronic equipment.
Crater Lake National Park, Mount Hood, and Bonneville Dam on the Columbia are major tourist attractions. Other points of interest include the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon Caves National Monument, Cape Perpetua in Siuslaw National Forest, Columbia River Gorge between The Dalles and Troutdale, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Here are some quick facts about Oregon:
Racial break-up: White: 2,961,623 (86.6%); Black: 55,662 (1.6%); American Indian: 45,211 (1.3%); Asian: 101,350 (3.0%); other race: 144,832 (4.2%); Two or more races: 104,745 (3.1%); Hispanic/Latino: 275,314 (8.0%).
The world’s smallest park, totaling 452 inches, was created in Portland for leprechauns and snail races.
Motto: Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings) (1987)
Flower – Oregon grape
Tree – douglas fir
Animal – beaver
Bird – western meadowlark
Fish – chinook salmon
Rock – thunderegg
Colors – navy blue and gold
Insect – swallowtail butterfly
Dance square dance
Nut – hazelnut
Gemstone – sunstone
Seashell – Oregon hairy triton
Beverage – milk
Mushroom – Pacific golden chanterelle
Nickname: Beaver State
Origin of name: Unknown. However, it is generally accepted that the name, first used by Jonathan Carver in 1778, was taken from the writings of Maj. Robert Rogers, an English army officer.
10 largest cities: Portland, 533,427; Salem, 148,751; Eugene, 144,515; Gresham, 96,072; Beaverton, 85,775; Hillsboro, 84,533; Medford, 70,147; Bend, 67,152; Springfield, 55,641; Corvallis, 49,553
State parks: 231 (95,462 ac.)
Residents are called: Oregonian
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s Annual Reference Book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks