ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake, Montana. Hood and Cascades, Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area, Portland (City of Roses), and historic communities and lighthouses along the Pacific coastline.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Oregon, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
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AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With its spectacular mountains, national parks and scenery combined with the temperate weather conditions of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon offers an exciting family vacation destination, spring, summer, fall or winter.
Climate: Like other states in America’s Pacific Northwest, weather conditions change rapidly, but in general, winters in Oregon are usually cool and wet, with summers mostly dry and warm.
The average number of average temperatures is 38 degrees in January, about 67 degrees in July. Cooler summer temperatures are common in the east and southeast, and in the Cascade Mountains. Slightly warmer than normal in the southwest corner of the state.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Oregon, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Approximately 50% of all precipitation falls during the winter months. The amounts vary annually from 8 inches in the drier plateau regions east of the Cascades to as much as 200 inches in the higher elevations of the Coast Range mountains. Snow amounts approach 350 to 550 inches per year in the Cascades.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
High Temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 46/8 (February) 49/9 (March) 54/12 (April) 59/15
May 64/17 (June) 70/21 (July) 78/25 (August) 82/28
(September) 80/27 (October) 71/22 (November) 58/14 (December) 49/9
Low temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 33/0 (February) 34 /1 (March) 36/2 (April) 38/3
May 41/5 (June) 47/8 (July) 51/10 (August) 53/12
(September) 51/10 (October) 45/7 (November) 40/4 (December) 37/3
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park is comprised of 12 sites located along a 40-mile stretch of Pacific coastline from Long Beach, Washington, to Cannon Beach, Oregon. This historic park preserves sites that are somehow associated with the expedition led in 1805-1806 by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The mission of the expedition was to explore the Missouri River and its tributaries. It was approved by the then president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, and a total of 33 men participated, of which 25 were volunteers.
The goal was to see if the Columbia, Oregon, and Colorado rivers offered any practical, direct water route across the continent. The expedition thus followed the path to the Pacific, while traveling more than 8,000 miles. Preparations for this journey had been going on since the spring of 1803. The entire expedition finally set off on the expedition on May 14, 1804, from the Camp Wood camp near the Wood River in the state of Illinois. Already in August of the same year, the expedition reached Nebraska and South Dakota. However, problems began in North Dakota, where the temperature reached a freezing -40°C and the group had to set up camp for the winter.
The expedition continued towards the Pacific Ocean and on the way she often met native Indians who helped her in many ways. Clark once helped a young Native American girl give birth to a son, and that would come back to him a hundred times in the future. The Shoshone Indians were very grateful and helped the expedition cross the Rockies. In August 1805, they therefore reached Montana, where they learned from the Indians how to make dugout canoes. They were thus able to navigate the Clearwater and Columbia Rivers and on November 24, 1805, they finally found themselves on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
With the coming of winter, they were forced to build another winter camp. They placed it near an Indian tribe called Clatsop, and a fort of the same name was later built at this location. Everyone got through the winter in order, because it was completely classic and almost all of it rained. As soon as it warmed up a bit and spring began to arrive, the expedition set off on its return journey. On September 23, 1806, a group of adventurers returned home to St. Louis as heroes.
This expedition made a significant mark in the history of America and is considered a deed that changed the face of the country. Thanks to her, it was possible to find out that the desired northwest route, along which it would be possible to transport cargo by water from the center of America to the west coast, unfortunately does not exist. One of its participants died during the expedition, but it could still be considered very successful. All other members completed it and returned home safely.
Another reason why this expedition was undertaken was to obtain the center of the continent for America. The English occupied the territory from the north and the Spanish from the south. Therefore, the center of the continent could only belong to the one who thoroughly explores it and thus obtains it for his land. Other parts of Lewis & Clark National Park include Fort Columbia State Park, Oregon’s Fort Stevens State Park, Sunset Beach State Recreation Area and Ecola Stare Park.