Oregon Golf Retirement Communities and Other Local Attractions

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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 has 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.

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Below: Brasada Canyon Golf Course in Bend. 

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Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Oregon

Shakespeare Festival, Ashland

Cannon Beach, 80 miles west of Portland

Oregon Air & Space Museum, Eugene

The Science Factory, Eugene

City Center, Portland

China Town, Portland

Japanese Gardens, Portland

Powell's Books, Portland

State Capitol Building, Salem

Seaside Aquarium, Seaside

Below: Oregon State University in Corvallis.

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Oregon Universities

Concordia University, Portland

Corban University, Salem

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

George Fox University, Newberg

Marylhurst University, Marylhurst

Multnomah University, Portland

Northwest Christian University, Eugene

Oregon Health and Science University,Portland

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls

Oregon State University, Corvallis

Oregon State University, Bend

Pacific University, Forest Grove

Portland State University, Portland

Southern Oregon University, Ashland

University of Oregon, Eugene

University of Portland, Portland

University of Western States, Portland

Western Oregon University, Monmouth

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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