There is a 30-foot tree trunk known as the “Old Man of the Lake” that has been floating vertically in Oregon’s Crater Lake for nearly 120 years. In 1938 they tracked the tree trunk’s movement and discovered that it had traveled a total distance of over 60 miles in just under 3 months.
Oregon is the only state where a citizen can issue a traffic citation. You have to be able to identify the driver and you have to appear in court to testify in support of the citation.
Portland was named by a coin flip. Had the coin landed the other way, the city would be Boston, Oregon.
In Oregon, a citizen may issue a traffic ticket to a Law Enforcement Officer under ORS 153.058.
Did you know that an Oregon adult resident who has been diagnosed, by a physician, with a terminal illness that will kill the patient within six months may request in writing, from his or her physician, a prescription for a lethal dose of medication for the purpose of ending the patient’s life?