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 (ôr′ĭ-gən, -gŏn′, ŏr′-)
Abbr. OR or Ore.
A state of the northwest United States in the Pacific Northwest. It was admitted as the 33rd state in 1859. Claimed by the United States after Capt. Robert Gray explored the mouth of the Columbia River in 1792, the area was further explored by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and was soon the site of fur-trading posts. The Oregon Country, a region encompassing all the land from the California border to Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, was held jointly by Great Britain and the United States from 1818 until 1846, when the international boundary was fixed at the 49th parallel. In 1848 the Oregon Territory was created, including all of present-day Washington and Idaho. The state's current boundaries were established in 1853. Salem is the capital and Portland the largest city.

Or′e·go′ni·an (-gō′nē-ən) adj. & n.
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Noun1.Oregonian - a native or resident of OregonOregonian - a native or resident of Oregon  
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Mark Katches has been named vice president of content for the Oregonian Media Group and editor of The Oregonian, replacing Peter Bhatia.
The addresses of frequent shared branch users showed that some of them probably didn't realize they had an Oregonian branch not too far from where they lived or worked.
Newhouse's The Oregonian of Portland said last Tuesday it plans to switch from a traditional broadsheet size to a new compact format that will be 11-inches wide and 15-inches tall, with sections center stapled like a magazine and nested inside one another and color available on every page.
Aggressively told and uncensored, the behavior of the Oregonian is put on display for all to read.
Julie Keith, 42, told the Oregonian she thought the letter found in a Halloween graveyard kit from Kmart was 'authentic'.
The Oregonian has been running a weekly update called "Chalk it Up" on what teachers are doing and how it's helping their students.
of the Oregonian, the workshops will show journalists how to move beyond the inverted pyramid-style of writing to the art of storytelling.
Souvenir seekers took away pieces of wood; Mock told the Oregonian he pruned a small still-green branch from the trunk and once home, planted cuttings with potting soil under a fluorescent light.
According to The Oregonian, the ninth and 10th grade students at Sandy High will be divided into "houses" of about 90 students, and the houses will take their core classes together.
The Oregonian reported last week that Portland's Bureau of General Services (BGS) has partnered with Seattle, WA-based car sharing company Flexcar to replace the 16 sedans in BGS' motor pool with shared vehicles.
95 million tons, or 2,800 pounds per Oregonian per year.