Oregon has one community named Brothers and another named Sisters. Both are in Deschutes County. There is no word on how they get along.
Sea Lion Cave north of Florence is said to be the largest sea cave in the world.
The death rate for Oregon Indians in 1850 has been estimated to range from 50 to 90 percent in heavily populated areas. Disease brought by white men was the culprit.
Followers of the Oregon commune leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh bought him more than 90 luxury Rolls Royce automobiles in the 1980s.
The D River in Lincoln City is said to be the shortest river in the world at only 121 feet long. It runs from Devils Lake to the ocean.
A 1923 state law provided for "the sterilization of all feeble-minded, insane, epileptics, habitual criminals, moral degenerates and sexual perverts who are a menace to society...." Sterilization was used until 1967.
In 1843, Clackamas County stretched far into present-day Canada, and reached east to the Continental Divide in what is now Montana.
After Oregon's 1857 Constitutional Convention, Oregonians voted eight to one against permitting residency to freed African-Americans.
Spirit Mountain Casino eclipsed Multnomah Falls as the most visited Oregon traveler destination in 1998.
Mill Ends Park in downtown Portland is the smallest park in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. The park is a circle two feet across.
The Ku Klux Klan was popular in many Oregon communities in the 1920s and even influenced state politics.
The largest log cabin in the world was built in Portland for the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905. It was destroyed by fire in 1964.