Explore Oregon

Alvord Desert
Sunrise over the dry lakebed of the Alvord Desert. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Facts come in all shapes and sizes. From state symbols to a detailed history to descriptions of the state's economy and government finance, this section covers many facets of life in Oregon. It also includes a number of Oregon topics to help navigate tricky issues. 


State symbols, Olympians, state maps and much more.


Detailed Oregon history, chronology, and bibliography; organizations; and links.


Analysis of Oregon's economy including employment, income and revenue.

Government Finance

Where government gets and spends money.

Web Exhibits​

These Web exhibits combine images and text to help interpret Oregon's rich history and culture.​

Oregon Topics

A directory of resources related to Oregon topics of interest​.