Oregon Trivia - Great trivia questions about the state of Oregon for anyone from kids to elderly adults.

 

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Portland has more what than any other city in the world?
A: Breweries .

What body of water  borders Oregon on its west?
A: The Pacific Ocean.

There is a fungus growing under the Malheur National Forest of eastern Oregon that is believed to be the biggest single organism on the planet. What type of fungus is it?
A: Armillaria solidipes .

In 2005, Oregon ranked third where among U.S. states in wineries with how many?
A: 303.

What state borders Oregon in the north?
A: Washington.

How deep is Oregon's  Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the U.S.?
A:  1,943 feet .

Which U.S. State shares Oregon's southern border?
A:  California.

How many community colleges does Oregon have?
A: 17.

On what date did Oregon become the 33rd state in the Union?
A: On February 14, 1859.

What city was Oregon's capital from 1848 until 1852, when the capital was moved to Salem?
A: Oregon City.

Where does Oregon rank in size compared to the rest of the states?
A:  9th largest.

Where does Oregon rank in population when comparing it to the other states?
A: It's the 27th most populous state.

What is the capital of Oregon?
A: Salem.

How much of Oregon's land is held by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management?
A:  Almost half.

What is the largest city in Oregon?
A:  Portland.

What has the highest elevation in the state of Oregon?
A:  Mount Hood At 11,249 feet.

What is Oregon's only National park named?
A:  Crater Lake National Park.

Oregon Ducks quarterback Joey Harrington once distributed "ORYGUN" stickers to the media as a reminder of how to do what?
A: Pronounce the name of his home state. Oregon.

For how many years have humans lived in the area that is now Oregon?
A: For at least 15,000 years.

What is the lowest ever recorded temperature in Oregon?
A:  −54 °F at Seneca on February 10, 1933.

In what year did Oregon become a U.S. State?
A: In 1859.

Where does Oregon rank in craft breweries per capita?
A: 2nd nationally.

The oldest evidence of habitation in Oregon has been found at Fort Rock Cave and the Paisley Caves what county in Oregon?
A: Lake County.

Luther Cressman, an archaeologist, has found that the material from Fort Rock is from how many years ago?
A:  13,200.

Who were the first Europeans to visit Oregon?
A:  Spanish explorers led by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1543.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled through Oregon looking for the what?
A:  Northwest Passage.

In 1811, Who was the first European to navigate the entire Columbia River?
A: David Thompson, of the North West Company.

The state's only land-grant university,  Oregon State University is located where?
A: In Corvallis.

Also in 1811, John Jacob Astor financed the establishment of Fort Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River  which was the first what in Oregon?
A: Permanent European settlement.

When was Oregon admitted to the Union?
A: On February 14, 1859.

Oregon's  industrial expansion began in earnest following the 1933–1937 construction of what ?
A: The Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

Oregon became the first U.S. state to legalize what in 1994?
A:  Physician-assisted suicide.

How long is the state of Oregon?
A: 295 miles north to south at longest distance.

How many miles wide is Oregon?
A: 395 miles east to west at its widest point.

How big is Oregon in square miles?
A:  98,381.

Mill Ends Park in Portland is the smallest park in the world at how many square inches?
A:  452 square inches.

At the end of the Oregon Trail lies Oregon City, which was the Oregon Territory's first what?
A: Incorporated city.

What is the highest temperature that Oregon has ever recorded?
A:  119 °F at Pendleton on August 10, 1898.

What percentage of the state of Oregon is covered in forest?
A:  46%.

There are two packs of gray wolves living in what part of the state?
A: south-central.

Oregon produces 95% of what kind of nuts produced in the United States?
A:  Hazelnuts.

The Oregon University System supports how many public universities?
A: Seven  and one affiliate.

The University of Oregon is the state's most selective and highest nationally ranked university according to what publication?
A:  U.S. News & World Report.

What are the two professional sports teams  that Oregon is home to?
A:  Portland: Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA and the Portland Timbers of MLS.

Where do the Portland Timbers play?
A:  Providence Park, just west of downtown Portland.