Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It features rugged rocky coastlines, dense forests, fun cities, mountains, deep canyons, and desert in the southeastern part of the state.
Oregon’s regional makeup is largely defined by its impressive natural features; most importantly its mountain ranges which not only provide convenient dividing lines, but which even create a distinct climate in each of the state’s regions. Travelers who cover several regions during their stay will find the differences between regions stark and remarkable in that by travelling throughout the state a great variety of experiences may be gained.
Oregon is primarily in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC−8 standard time, UTC−7 daylight time). But Ontario and most of Masseur County, a large but rural county with stronger economic ties to Boise and southern Idaho than to Portland, is in the Mountain Time Zone (UTC−7 standard, UTC−6 daylight).