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Oregon: Fact or Fiction

written by Lucy Burningham


What is Oregon really known for and does it square with reality?

Oregon is widely known for bicycle infrastructure and mossy forests, Tonya Harding and the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Are we really a sustainable state? Are we global leaders in hazelnut production? We claim Ken Kesey as a native son, yet was Oregon ever really on the bus? Ask someone to name the one thing that symbolizes Oregon, and you’ll be treated to a range of answers.

In this feature we unpack some of the state’s most famous myths and legends, from beaches to bucking broncos. Click any link below to be taken to that story. Or start with the first one and browse the whole feature.

Pendleton Round-Up

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Sustainable Living

Ken Kesey

Timber

Hazelnuts

Oregon Coast

Pinot Noir

Beer

Where Are They Now?

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