Oregon Trivia Quiz: Test Your Pacific Northwest Trivia

How well do you know your Crater Lake from Coos Bay facts? Test your knowledge with our Oregon Trivia Quiz!

Oregon is loved for its outdoors, coffee, beer and the liberal city of Portland but there is more to this Pacific Northwest state so we’ve created quiz questions on general knowledge, geography, history, culture and landmarks.

You’ll find Oregon questions and answers at the bottom of this guide. Feel free to use our quiz to build your own, and if you’d like to buy us a coffee to say thanks, we appreciate it!   

Note: As with all of our geography quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

We’ve also included fun Oregon trivia so you can impress your friends with new facts.

If you’re not sure how to use this quiz, scroll to the bottom for instructions first.

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Free Oregon Trivia Quiz Questions

Oregon Quiz Knowledge Questions 

1. What is the two letter state code for Oregon?

  • OE
  • OR
  • OK
  • ON

2. What is Oregon’s nickname?

  • The Green State
  • The Stumptown State
  • The Beaver State
  • The Gorge State

3. What do you call people from Oregon?

  • Oregoners
  • Oregoniansistas
  • Oregons
  • Oregonians

4. What is Oregon’s state flower?

  • Oregon Grape
  • Oregon Sunshine
  • Brown’s Peony
  • Western Bleeding Heart

5. Oregon is the biggest US producer of…

  • Hazelnuts
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Beer

Oregon Geography Questions 

1. Which state is next to Oregon on the east?

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • California
  • Washington

2. What is the most populated city in Oregon?

  • Bend
  • Salem
  • Portland
  • Cannon Beach

3. Which location is closest to the California border?

  • Medford
  • Brookings
  • Pistol River
  • Klamath Falls

4. How many national parks does Oregon have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

5. Which mountain is not located in Oregon?

  • Baker
  • Hood
  • Jefferson
  • Washington

Bonus points if you can order them by height starting with the tallest.

Oregon History Questions

1. Oregon joined the US in 1859 but what position was it?

  • 30th
  • 31st
  • 32nd
  • 33rd

2. What city was the first capital city of Oregon?

  • Salem
  • Corvallis
  • Portland
  • Oregon City 

3. What is a rut in Oregon?

  • Changes in stone type found at cliff edges
  • A path made by/for wagons
  • A style of writing found in caves
  • Vintage cheese made in Tillamook

4. What did settlers claim to see in Oregon during the early 1900s?

  • Wild, hairy ape-like humanoids in the woods
  • Huge birds in the sky above the cities
  • Dinosaur type animals by the rivers
  • Snake-like mammal in the lakes

5. What was legalized in Oregon in 2014?

  • Marijuana
  • Same sex marriage
  • Pumping your own gas
  • No smoking in public places

Oregon Culture Questions

What is the name of the deepest canyon in Oregon?

  • Hells Canyon
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Oneonta Gorge 
  • Dry River Canyon

2. Why is Portland called Stumptown?

  • The original name given by the Chinookan people
  • Named after Boston lawyer, Asa Stump who claimed the land
  • To meet demand, building happened quicker than clean up so tree stumps were left
  • Stumped if I know

3. What is the Pronto Pup?

  • An efficient young dog
  • A liquor fueled cocktail
  • A beach snack
  • A hiking trail

4. Which of the following celebrities is buried in Oregon?

  • Bruce Lee
  • Catherine E. Coulson
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Sonny Liston

5. “For standing up for me when I was alone, oh and I couldn’t think of a better way, to say the things that I wanted to say, than to take my old guitar, sit right down and write you a songare lyrics from which song?

  • Eugene Oregon by Dolly Parton
  • Rose Parade by Elliott Smith
  • City of Roses by Esperanza Spalding
  • Portland, Oregon by Loretta Lynn

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Oregon Landmark Questions 

1. Where would you find Haystack Rock

  • Cannon Beach
  • Seaside Beach 
  • Manzanita Beach
  • Harris Beach 

2. What is Alvord?

  • Portland Trail Blazers mascot
  • Spirit that haunts Granite Ghost Town
  • 84 sq mi of desert land
  • Painted hills in Wheeler County

3. Why is 38th Street, Astoria a popular landmark?

  • Filming location for The Goonies
  • Filming location for The Shining
  • Filming location for Stand By Me
  • Filming location for Twilight

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4. What elevation does Wallowa Lake Tramway reach?

  • 4, 150 feet
  • 6 150 feet
  • 8, 150 feet
  • 10 , 150 feet

5. What kind of bridge is St. Johns Bridge in Portland, OR?

  • Arch Bridge
  • Beam Bridge
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Cable-Stayed Bridge

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Oregon Knowledge Answers 

1. What is the two letter state code for Oregon?

  • OE
  • OR
  • OK
  • ON

2. What is Oregon nickname?

  • The Green State
  • The Stumptown State
  • The Beaver State
  • The Gorge State

Oregon Trivia: Oregon is known as Beaver State because beavers were common!

The beaver is also the state animal.

3. What do you call people from Oregon?

  • Oregoners
  • Oregoniansistas
  • Oregons
  • Oregonians

4. What is Oregon’s state flower?

  • Oregon Grape
  • Oregon Sunshine
  • Brown’s Peony
  • Western Bleeding Heart

Oregon Trivia: The Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is the state flower.

They are bright yellow.

The Oregon Sunshine, Brown’s Peony and Western Bleeding Heart grow in the state too.

The weather makes flower growth quite a challenge for green fingered locals!

5. Oregon is the biggest US producer of…

  • Hazelnuts
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Beer

Oregon Trivia: Oregon is the number one U.S. producer of hazelnuts which is also the state’s nut.

Oregon agriculture also produces and exports lots of pears and berries.

While it is often cited as the craft beer capital of the US, Oregon does not produce the most beer.

Oregon Geography Answers 

1. Which state is next to Oregon on the east?

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • California
  • Washington

Oregon Trivia: Oregon is surrounded by Washington to the north, Idaho to the east, Nevada on the southeast and California to its south.

The North Pacific Ocean is the body of water to the west of the state.

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2. What is the most populated city in Oregon?

  • Bend
  • Salem
  • Portland
  • Cannon Beach

3. Which location is closest to the California border?

  • Medford
  • Brookings
  • Pistol River
  • Klamath Falls

Oregon Trivia: Californians are the biggest migrators to Oregon, attracted by cheaper house prices and no sales tax!

4. How many national parks does Oregon have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Oregon Trivia: Crater Lake is Oregon’s only official National Park but it also has other NPS managed units such as Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and the National Monument and Preserve, Oregon Caves.

5. Which mountain is not located in Oregon?

  • Baker 10,781 ft (3,286 m)
  • Hood 11,249 ft (3‎,429 m)
  • Jefferson 10,502 ft (3‎,201 m) ‎
  • Washington  7,795 ft (‎2‎,376 m)‎

Oregon Trivia: Mount Baker is located in Washington.

Mount Hood, Jefferson and Washington are Oregon mountains and Hood is the tallest.

Did you get them in the right order by height starting with the tallest?

Oregon History Answers

1. Oregon joined the US in 1859 but what position was it?

  • 30th
  • 31st
  • 32nd
  • 33rd

2. What city was the first capital city of Oregon?

  • Salem
  • Corvallis
  • Portland
  • Oregon City 

Oregon Trivia: Working out which city should be home to the State Capitol Building was not an easy ride for those in power!

Oregon City was the initial capital before Salem was chosen but the governor and Oregon Supreme Court refused to move.​

Corvallis was then thrown into the ring and it took years for Salem to claim the capital city crown which it still wears today.

3. What is a rut in Oregon?

  • Changes in stone type found at cliff edges
  • A path made by/for wagons
  • A style of writing found in caves
  • Vintage cheese made in Tillamook

Oregon Trivia: Ruts are the path made for and dents left by the wagons of immigrants following the 2,170-mile (3,490 km) east–west Oregon Trail.

The Oregon Trail has been described as the nation’s longest graveyard due the the number of people who died from disease along the route.

4. What did settlers claim to see in Oregon during the early 1900s?

  • Wild, hairy ape-like humanoids in the woods
  • Huge birds in the sky above the cities
  • Dinosaur type animals by the rivers
  • Snake-like mammal in the lakes

Oregon Trivia: Oral stories began about Bigfoot around the early 1900s and continued through to the 20s.

Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, also features in many Native American tribes legends.

There is a Bigfoot trap at Collings Mountain in the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest, Jackson County, Oregon.

5. What was legalized in Oregon in 2014?

  • Marijuana
  • Same sex marriage
  • Pumping your own gas
  • No smoking in public places

Oregon Trivia: Oregon and New Jersey are the only states you can’t pump your own gas in!

Oregon Culture Questions

What is the name of the deepest canyon in Oregon?

  • Hells Canyon
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Oneonta Gorge 
  • Dry River Canyon

Oregon Trivia: Hells Canyon isn’t just the deepest in Oregon, it is also the deepest river gorge in the US at 7,993 feet (2,436 m).

Hells Canyon is also partly located in Idaho and Washington.

Oregon is also home to the USA’s deepest lake, Crater Lake.

2. Why is Portland called Stumptown?

  • The original name given by the Chinookan people
  • Named after Boston lawyer, Asa Stump who claimed the land
  • To meet demand, building happened quicker than clean up so tree stumps were left
  • Stumped if I know

Oregon Trivia: The Chinookan people did live in the Oregon area and still do.

Many died from disease brought by the settlers.

Portland was claimed by a lawyer called Asa Lovejoy from Boston in partnership with William Overton.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is also the name of a popular coffee brand and shop in Portland.

Another name of Portland is the City of Roses.

3. What is the Pronto Pup?

  • An efficient young dog
  • A liquor fuelled cocktail
  • A beach snack
  • A hiking trail

Oregon Trivia: The Pronto Pup is the beloved corn dog and it was first made at Rockaway Beach, Oregon by George and Versa Boyington in the late 1930s. 

4. Which of the following celebrities is buried in Oregon?

  • Bruce Lee
  • Catherine E. Coulson
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Sonny Liston

Oregon Trivia: Catherine E. Coulson is widely known as the Log Lady from Mark Frost and David Lynch’s hit TV show, Twin Peaks.

5. “For standing up for me when I was alone, oh and I couldn’t think of a better way, to say the things that I wanted to say, than to take my old guitar, sit right down and write you a songare lyrics from which song?

  • Eugene Oregon by Dolly Parton
  • Rose Parade by Elliott Smith
  • City of Roses by Esperanza Spalding
  • Portland, Oregon by Loretta Lynn

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Oregon Landmark Answers 

1. Where would you find Haystack Rock

  • Cannon Beach
  • Seaside Beach 
  • Manzanita Beach
  • Harris Beach 

2. What is Alvord?

  • Portland Trail Blazers mascot
  • Spirit that haunts Granite Ghost Town
  • 84 sq mi of desert land
  • Painted hills in Wheeler County

Oregon Trivia: Did you get it right?

Here’s some other Oregon facts related to the answers.

The Portland Trail Blazers mascot is called Blaze the Trail Cat.

Granite Ghost Town is one of the many deserted places in Oregon.

The Painted Hills are different color toned hills at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument  in Wheeler County.

3. Why is 38th Street, Astoria a popular landmark?

  • Filming location for The Goonies
  • Filming location for The Shining
  • Filming location for Stand By Me
  • Filming location for Twilight

Oregon Trivia: All four films were shot in Oregon but this street is where you will find one of the houses used for the Goonies.

You cannot drive or park close but you can walk to it and leave a donation to show gratitude.

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4. What elevation does Wallowa Lake Tramway reach?

  • 4, 150 feet
  • 6 150 feet
  • 8, 150 feet
  • 10 , 150 feet

5. What kind of bridge is St. Johns Bridge in Portland, OR?

  • Arch Bridge
  • Beam Bridge
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Cable-Stayed Bridge

Oregon Trivia: 12 bridges span the Willamette River in Portland and at Christmas, decorated boats sail down the river to festive crowds!

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