Oregon Golf Retirement Communities and Other Local Attractions

Above: One of Oregon's favorite Golf Retirement Communities is Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

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fast facts about oregon

1. The official state flower of Oregon is the Oregon Grape.

2. The official state tree of Oregon is the Douglas Fir.

3. The official state bird of Oregon is the Western Meadowlark.

4. Oregon is home to 153 State Parks and a much-visited National Park called Crater Lake. 

5. The state of Oregon is divided into six geographical regions: Central-Eastern, Southern, Willamette Valley, Mt. Hood & The Gorge, Portland, and Oregon Coast. 

6. The five largest cities in Oregon (by population size) are Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham and Hillsboro, in that order.

7. Oregon is home to 19 universities.

8. Nobody really knows how the state of Oregon got its name.

9. Native American Indian tribes based in Oregon include Clatsop, Confederated Tribes, Coquille, Klamath, Modoc, Nehalem, Nevada, Paiute, Pend d'Orielles, Siletz, Suislaw, Tilmook, Umatilla, Umpqua, Warm Springs, Wasco and Yahooskin.

Golf Retirement Communities and more

Below: Brasada Canyon Golf Course in Bend. 

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The Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Oregon

  1. Shakespeare Festival, Ashland
  2. Cannon Beach, 80 miles west of Portland
  3. Oregon Air & Space Museum, Eugene
  4. The Science Factory, Eugene
  5. City Center, Portland
  6. China Town, Portland
  7. Japanese Gardens, Portland
  8. Powell's Books, Portland
  9. State Capitol Building, Salem
  10. Seaside Aquarium, Seaside

Below: Oregon State University in Corvallis.

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Oregon Universities

  1. Concordia University, Portland
  2. Corban University, Salem
  3. Eastern Oregon University, La Grande
  4. George Fox University, Newberg
  5. Marylhurst University, Marylhurst
  6. Multnomah University, Portland
  7. Northwest Christian University, Eugene
  8. Oregon Health and Science University,Portland
  9. Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls
  10. Oregon State University, Corvallis
  11. Oregon State University, Bend
  12. Pacific University, Forest Grove
  13. Portland State University, Portland
  14. Southern Oregon University, Ashland
  15. University of Oregon, Eugene
  16. University of Portland, Portland
  17. University of Western States, Portland
  18. Western Oregon University, Monmouth
  19. Willamette University, Salem

Below: Two geese overlook the city of Portland.

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Above: Ashland's world famous Annual Shakespeare Festival.

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Below: University of Southern Oregon in Ashland.

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Above: Other popular golf retirement communities in Oregon include Sand Pines Golf Course in Florence.

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Above: Newport, Oregon

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Above: The beach at Manzanita

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Above: Liberty Theatre in down town Astoria

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Above: A typical beach along Oregon's rocky coastline on a not-so-typical sunny day.

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Above: Lenticular clouds blanket the Alvord Desert at sunset.

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