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CONTENTS STATE INFORMATION Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively. The area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the arrival of traders, explorers, and settlers who formed an autonomous government in Oregon Country in 1843. The Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. OREGON STATE MAP ..................................................... 04, 05 CLIMATE SPECIAL FEATURE: OREGON WINE ...............................10 Oregon has many different climates, ranging from temperate rainforest climates on the Oregon Coast, Mediterranean in the inland valleys, alpine climates in the higher mountain regions, steppe in the northeast and desert in the southeast. Like Western Europe Oregon is considered warm for its latitude and the state has far milder winters for the given elevation than comparable latitude parts of North America such as the upper Midwest, Ontario, Quebec, and New England. Western Oregon's climate is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The western third of Oregon is very wet in the winter, moderately to very wet during the spring and fall, and dry during the summer. The relative humidity of Western Oregon is high except during summer days which are semi-dry to semi-humid; Eastern Oregon typically sees low humidity year round. The eastern two thirds of Oregon have cold, snowy winters and very dry summers; much of it is semiarid to arid like the rest of the Great Basin though the Blue Mountains are wet enough to support extensive forests. (wikipedia.org) 2 SPECIAL FEATURE: OREGON BEER...................................06 SPECIAL FEATURE: OREGON 420 SECTION ......................110 OUR TEAM ADMINISTRATION Char Koppes Erika Hogan Lindsay Felts NATIONAL SALES MANAGER Chuck Stanley MOTION GRAPHICS info@zensipublishhing. com GRAPHICS & LAYOUT Erika Hogan Jeanine Tate Jaylene Wood WEB DESIGN Thomas Beckman EDITORIAL Pat Rolfe Robert Miller SALES Estela Castillo Brandi Pereira Mikayla Lackey OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE