50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: OREGON (44/50)

2012 FOREST PARK MARATHON, PORTLAND: 4:14:22 (2012-09-22)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735546803267324

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/forest-park-marathon-portland-oregon-2012-09-22/


Forest Park Marathon Website:
http://portlandmarathon.org


OREGON, USA

State capital: Salem

State population: 3.7 million (Portland 610,000)

State nickname: The Beaver State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: American beaver

State motto:

She flies with her own wings

Famous people from Oregon:

Matt Groening (cartoonist), Steve Prefontaine (track athlete), Phyllis McGinley (author), Raymond Carver (writer, poet)

Fun facts about Oregon:

Portland is an example of outstanding urban planning. The city is known as The City of Roses.

High above the city of Portland the International Rose Test Garden features more than 500 varieties of roses cultivated continuously since 1917.

At 11,239 feet Mount Hood stands as the tallest peak in Oregon. Mount Hood is a dormant volcano.

The Columbia River forms most of the northern border between Oregon and Washington. The Snake River forms over half of the eastern boundary with Idaho.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/oregon.htm#.U8RHq1Zn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g52024-Portland_Oregon-Vacations.html