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Oregon Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Danny Ainge basketball and baseball player
  • David Anders actor
  • Cecil D. Andrus secretary of the interior
  • Garner Ted Armstrong evangelist
  • Brad Badger football player
  • Del Baker baseball player
  • Rex T. Barber aviator, WWII fighter pilot
  • Carl Barks artist, illustrator
  • James Beard food expert, writer
  • Phillip Bradley Bird animator
  • Earl Blumenauer politician
  • Bill Bowerman founder of nike
  • Chuck Bown race car driver
  • John Bown race car driver
  • Meredith Brooks singer, songwriter
  • Ty Burrell actor
  • Marion Carl aviator, WWII fighter ace
  • Raymond Carver short story writer, poet
  • Michael Cassidy actor
  • Chief Joseph Nez Perce Indian leader
  • Beverly Cleary author
  • Gretchen Corbett actress
  • Jack Corbett cartoonist
D - E
  • Homer Davenport political cartoonist
  • Harold L. Davis author
  • Jack Elam actor
  • Jacoby Ellsbury baseball player
  • Douglas C. Engelbart inventor
  • Neil Everett sportscaster
F - G
  • George Buck Flower actor
  • Sally Flynn singer
  • Dick Fosbury athlete, high jumper
  • Dan Gauthier actor
  • Alfred C. Gilbert inventor, toy manufacturer
  • Bob Gilder golfer
  • Matt Groening cartoonist, producer, writer
  • Page Hamilton singer, guitarist
  • Tim Hardin musician, composer
  • Tonya Harding figure skater
  • Katie Harman former miss america
  • Joey Harrington football player
  • Bret Harrison actor
  • Mark Hatfield politician
  • Howard Hesseman actor
  • William (Bill) Louis Hudson musician, singer, songwriter
  • Brett Hudson musician, singer, songwriter
  • Joni Huntley track athlete
J - L
  • Peter Jacobsen golfer
  • David Kennerly photographer
  • Harmon Killebrew baseball player
  • Dave Kingman baseball player
  • Justin Kirk actor
  • Toby Linz actor
  • Steve Lyons baseball player, sportscaster


  • Edwin Markham poet
  • Phyllis McGinley author
  • Charles McNary politician
  • Jesse Merz actor, director, producer
  • Elaine Miles actress
  • Sean Muir playwright
  • Ona Munson actress
  • Dale Murphy baseball player
N - P
  • Maurine Brown Neuberger politician
  • Austin O'Brien actor
  • Patrick O'Hearn musician
  • Bob Packwood politician
  • Linus Pauling chemist
  • Johnny Pesky baseball player
  • River Phoenix actor
  • Mitch Pileggi actor
  • Jane Powell actress
  • Steve Prefontaine legendary long-distance runner
  • Ahmad Rashad football player, sportscaster
  • Johnnie Ray singer
  • Susan Raye singer
  • John Reed journalist, poet
  • Harold Reynoldsbaseball player
  • Kim Rhodes actress
  • Jason James Richteractor
  • Burt Rutan aerospace engineer
  • Susan Ruttan actress
  • Mark Ryden artist
  • Katee Sackhoff actress
  • Patricia Schroeder politician
  • Stephen Scott composer
  • Doc Severinsen musician
  • Ross Shafer comedian, television host
  • Jonathan Stark tennis player
  • Sally Struthers actress
V - W
  • Will Vinton animator
  • Craig Wasson actor
  • Philip Whalen poet
  • Carl E.Wieman physicist, nobel prize winner
  • David "Dave" Wilcox football player
  • Brak Wilk drummer
  • Bridgette Wilson actress
  • Kailee Wong football player
  • Anthony Wynn playwright, author
Y - Z
  • J. Arthur Younger politician
  • Mariel Zagunis fencing gold medalist
  • John Zerzan author

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Oregon Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Baker City Baker 541
Corvallis Benton 541
Portland Clackamas 503
Astoria Clatsop 503
Saint Helens Columbia 503
Coos Bay Coos 541
Prineville Crook 541
Brookings Curry 541
Bend Deschutes 541
Roseburg Douglas 541
Condon Gilliam 541
John Day Grant 541
Burns Harney 541
Hood River Hood River 541
Medford Jackson 541
Madras Jefferson 541
Grants Pass Josephine 541
Klamath Falls Klamath 541
Lakeview Lake 541
Eugene Lane 541
Newport Lincoln 541
Albany Linn 541
Ontario Malheur 541
Salem Marion 503
Boardman Morrow 541
Portland Multnomah 503
Salem Polk 503
Wasco Sherman 541
Tillamook Tillamook 503
Hermiston Umatilla 541
La Grande Union 541
Enterprise Wallowa 541
The Dalles Wasco 541
Beaverton Washington 503
Portland Washington 503
Fossil Wheeler 541
McMinnville Yamhill 503

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