Oregon: Land area 97,131 square miles, population (2010 census)
3,831,074. Major industries are timber and the manufacture of various wood products; also the manufacture of computer equipment and a fairly big financial sector; banks and insurance companies are some of the state’s major employers. There is a lot of dairy farming. Portland is a major urban area with all the multifarious problems and advantages that entails in modern day America.
Oregon has nine major land form regions, of which the forest-blanketed Coast Range, which borders the Pacific Ocean from the Coquille River northward, is the lowest. Its elevations are generally below 2,000 feet (600 meters), but Mount Bolivar, east of Port Orford, reaches 4,319 feet (1,316 meters). United States: The northern Pacific Coast.
The Oregon Trail was a roughly 2,000-mile route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, which was used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers in the mid-1800s to emigrate west.
Portland is the largest and most populous city in the state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Northwestern Oregon. As of 2020, Portland had a population of 652,503 making it the 25th-most populated city in the United States, the sixth-most populous on the West Coast, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. Approximately 2.5 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its combined statistical area (CSA) ranks 19th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately 47% of Oregon’s population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.
Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. The city lines the south banks of the Columbia River, and the north banks of Young’s bay. Surrounded by water and tall evergreen Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Spruce trees, Astoria, is rich in scenic beauty, with a vista of the Pacific Ocean and its endless miles of sandy beaches viewed from a top of Astoria’s historic Column. Astoria is a delightful romantic place with many cafe’s and unique shops.