Explore Oregon

Alvord Desert
Sunrise over the dry lakebed of the Alvord Desert. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20160519-1409​​)
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.​


See Oregon’s unique features, state maps, Olympians 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.

State Symbols​

Learn about the symbols chosen by the Oregon Legislature to represent our state.​

Web Exhibits​

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