Top 88 Oregon Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Oregon Quotes from famous people such as Jinkx Monsoon, Rachel Kushner, Kate Brown, Mat Kearney, Ted Wheeler, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I started drag in Portland, Oregon, but I don't feel th

I started drag in Portland, Oregon, but I don’t feel that I came to life as a drag queen until I started working in Seattle. That’s what really lit the rocket fuel in my career.
Jinkx Monsoon
I grew up in Oregon, and then I lived in San Francisco and New York.
Rachel Kushner
I have spent my career fighting to make Oregon a place where everyone can thrive.
Kate Brown
Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, there was everything from The Notorious B.I.G. to Weezer playing in my car.
Mat Kearney
Oregon deserves a Governor who is fully focused on the duties of state.
Ted Wheeler
I’ve loved my days at Oregon State.
Gary Payton
I had this scholarship, two pairs of tight jeans, and a couple of hundred extra dollars, and I showed up in Oregon and went to school there.
Punit Renjen
I was into acting as a kid. There was a time when I was 18 that I played the boy in a production of ‘Equus’ in Oregon, and I thought that was going to be my life.
When I first started snowboarding, it was something that was only really done in the winter. Mount Hood in Oregon was the magical exception.
Gretchen Bleiler
Cities around the United States do not have land use planning like we have in Oregon, and they are all struggling with issues like affordable housing.
Kate Brown
Assistants like Tim Grgurich worked with me and watched film of me from my Oregon State days.
Gary Payton
I’ve grown up with an active outdoor lifestyle. Before I lived in Australia, I ran a construction company in Oregon, U.S.A. I also owned horses and would spend several weeks a year exploring Oregon’s beautiful wilderness areas on horseback.
Terri Irwin
I love Oregon. I love the community.
Marcus Mariota
I think people think of Oregon as such a granola, hippie kind of a place.
Kaitlin Olson
High-quality public education – combined with other appropriate support, as needed – is the best way to achieve the Oregon Business Plan’s goal of reducing the number of people living in poverty.
Kate Brown
I started in Grade 2. I went with my aunt and her boyfriend to an arena, an outdoor rink which was a block away from my grandparents. My grandpa came from Oregon. He had coached his son, my uncle, in hockey, and he was happy to get me involved in it.
Jarome Iginla
Of the two, I considered it more important to avoid a war with England about Oregon than a war with Mexico, important as I thought it was to avoid that.
John C. Calhoun
People are frustrated all over the country, whether they’re in Oklahoma or Oregon or San Diego or San Francisco or L.A. or D.C. or New York or Omaha or wherever.
Zal Batmanglij
I was living down in this awful little redneck town in Oregon, and everyone else was living in Seattle, so we rented a house in Portland, between the two.
Isaac Brock
I spent most of my formative years in rural Oregon.
Ty Burrell
A lot of the people in Northern California and parts of Oregon have decided that we are not on the same page as San Francisco and Portland and Los Angeles. I don’t know if six states is a solution because is Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country really going to give California 10 new senators?
Doug LaMalfa
This is my last year at Oregon, and it means a lot to me. The people have been great to me up there, so if I have to run three races to win the Pac-8 title, I’ll do it. Oh, sure, I’ll probably be tired, but the people shouting will carry me across the finish line.
Steve Prefontaine
I think everyone born in Oregon is an environmentalist by birth.
Phil Knight
Why are Washington and Oregon the home turf of every violent Left-wing radical? It seems to be a never-ending cycle of radical Lefties burning down Starbucks and moderate lefties upset they can’t get their lattes.
Milo Yiannopoulos
I have a big family and had to move them all from the coast of Oregon to New York three times for the workshops and for the actual production itself, which had about a four month development rehearsal schedule.
Gregory Harrison
My wife and I drove across America following the Oregon Trail, which the pioneers once passed along.
Sandi Toksvig
The most effective role for the Oregon Treasury is to continue to demand responsible business practices and use our influence to push for the development of profitable investment opportunities in the clean energy sector.
Ted Wheeler
Portland and Oregon draw a certain kind of person to it. The city has extraordinarily talented people and sometimes it takes an outsider to see that.
Travis Knight
So long as the Oregon question is left open, Mexico will calculate the chances of a rupture between us and Great Britain, in the event of which she would be prepared to make common cause against us. But when an end is put to any such hope, she will speedily settle her difference with us.
John C. Calhoun
I did ‘Othello’ at the Oregon Shakes – I was at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for two and a half years. That’s where my training is.
James Avery
Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything.
Dave Barry
I can now check Oregon off the 'marathon in every state

I can now check Oregon off the ‘marathon in every state list.’
Brad Feld
With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable.
Greg Walden
I spent a lot of time growing up in Oregon after I left California. Spent a lot of time in the woods.
Sam Elliott
The world’s attention is increasingly focused on climate change. It threatens our economy, our environment and ultimately our families’ health and livelihoods. For coastal states like Oregon, the stakes are even higher.
Ted Wheeler
It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven’t written about Oregon yet, although I’ve been there 20 years – possibly I’m almost due.
Robert Sheckley
I grew up in Southern Oregon. My father was a sawmill worker and a logger, and his job put food on the table.
Jeff Merkley
I think about sustainability all the time, whether it’s with fish or farmers in Eastern Oregon.
Tom Douglas
My worst fashion failure was when I wore tight PVC pants, and I had a show in Eugene, Oregon… my pants split down the center.
Davey Havok
We will do whatever it takes to keep Tom Herman at the University of Houston. We’re not going to lose Tom Herman because of money. If Tom Herman wants to go to LSU or Texas or Oregon or Baylor or wherever else, we cannot stop him from doing that. But it’s not going to be because of money.
Tilman J. Fertitta
Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs.
Greg Walden
We’re going to come back to Oregon, whether it’s with another show, or a pilot, or a movie. We love working up there. I think it’s got one of the most amazing talent pools of any state in the union.
Dean Devlin
Carl Barks was born in Merrill, Oregon, in 1901, grew up in a farming family, and eventually held a number of blue-collar jobs. He knew what it was to be poor and to work hard for a living.
Michael Dirda
I come from Oregon, which is this super-white state, so I didn’t really have a lot of Asian friends in high school and college. And my background’s in comedy, and your friends are just your peers in comedy, which is a whole mix of people.
Nico Santos
I play a lot of video games, cook meals for my best friends and chosen family in Seattle, and find time to visit my family in Portland, Oregon.
Jinkx Monsoon
My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oregon, so I had to be out there in the rain. We didn’t always have a gym to go to.
Kevin Love
I grew up in Oregon, so there was always a lot of that folksy, Bob Marley stuff. There was a mural of Bob Marley on a wall at my high school.
Mat Kearney
Now that I’m officially signed with Nike to get to race with the Oregon Project, it’s definitely a dream come true.
Mary Cain
The question about my Canadianness comes up a lot, and I’m never quite sure what to say about it. I’ve carved a life out for myself in Oregon, and it feels like home, not because it’s the States but because that’s where my friends are and where my son is.
Patrick deWitt
I am maintaining my schedule of commuting to Washington, D.C. each week from Oregon so that I can spend my weekends and days when we are not in session traveling to communities throughout my district.
Greg Walden
When I came to the Pacific Northwest, it was a dream come true for me, you know? I wrestled there every Saturday and then, on the weekends, we drove all around Oregon. The weather was great and I loved it.
Jimmy Snuka
The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph’s farther to the northward.
Francis Parkman
Because of the Korean free trade agreement, South Koreans who want Oregon blueberries are gonna see their prices go down because we will be getting rid of a 45 percent tariff on this Oregon product.
Ron Wyden
Sometimes we followed the crops, doing migrant labor. We did several years of tenant farming in Western Oregon starting in the early ’50s. Later, my stepdad managed gas stations in a small town near Portland.
Katherine Dunn
When I was little, we moved around a lot, actually. In second grade, I think I went to three different schools. We were in Nevada and Oregon and as well as a few different places in Nebraska. I did go to high school in the same town.
Emily Kinney
Most public officials work hard to serve the public good and abide by Oregon’s ethics laws.
Kate Brown
I was only looking at a few schools and narrowed it down to the University of Oregon. Having a great choice made me more excited and I knew it would be a great opportunity.
Mary Cain
We passed a sign for Boring, Oregon. We never went there, but I was positively enchanted with the idea that there was a town called Boring. ‘Gravity Falls’ is partially from what I imagine Boring might be like. Or maybe the opposite of Boring, Oregon, would be ‘Gravity Falls.’
Alex Hirsch
From Portland’s ban on large, fossil fuel terminals to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard and the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, our local actions send ripples through the energy landscape nationwide.
Ted Wheeler
Oregon is home to me.
Nico Santos
In the spring of 1978, when my parents were 23, my mother gave birth to me on their friend Robert’s farm in Oregon with the help of two midwives. The labor and delivery took three hours, start to finish.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
I landed in Los Angeles where I’ve stayed, with one year-long exception when I returned to Ashland as an actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Kim Rhodes
The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he de

The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!
Christopher Atkins
In December 2011, a wild gray wolf set foot in California, the first sighting in almost a century. He’d wandered in from Oregon, looking for a mate.
Lydia Millet
As Oregonians, we share a deep optimism for a better future. From the time of the Oregon Trail, we have understood that a better future won’t just happen by accident or by sticking with the status quo.
Ted Wheeler
I grew up in Oregon so I grew up around reservations, so I’ve always kind of had this knowledge. Not a tremendous amount of knowledge, but an outsider’s knowledge of what reservation life was like.
Katee Sackhoff
I think coming from the Northwest is something that’s born in your blood. On my mom’s side, I’m, like, a sixth-generation Oregonian. My family came over in the covered wagons, ‘Oregon Trail’-video-game style. Maybe the pioneer mentality runs in my blood because they were all pioneers.
Mat Kearney
At 15 years of age, I left school to practice the profession of Office Boy in a business firm in Salem, Oregon.
Herbert Hoover
We’re going to send a unified message to the rest of this country, which is that we do not accept violence in this community. If you are thinking of coming to Portland, Oregon, to engage in acts of violence, we don’t want you.
Ted Wheeler
I think that ‘Psychopomp’ is very much a Eugene, Oregon record.
Michelle Zauner
My grandfather, my dad’s dad, he was a lawyer. He was a state legislator. He was the publisher of Oregon’s second largest newspaper. He was a pretty amazing guy.
Travis Knight
At a time when leadership on climate protection and clean energy are more vital than ever, Portland and Oregon must step up and lead.
Ted Wheeler
As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most – an era of hope, change, and economic renewal.
Ted Kulongoski
And I love the Oregon Duck. He’s my favorite mascot.
Lee Corso
In third grade, I had to an oral report on the state of Oregon. I brought up Big Foot sightings, and I remember there was an argument about whether or not Big Foot was valid history. Ever since then I’ve been thinking about how subjective history is.
Sufjan Stevens
As Members of Congress we can now engage with our constituents via online innovations like the Huffington Post, while a small business in rural Oregon can use the Internet to find customers around the world.
Ron Wyden
I’ve experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center.
Greg Walden
I was ten years old in 1969, and while we lived in Arizona that year, I spent most of the summer staying with family friends in Portland, Oregon while my parents visited Spain. It was an adventure all around.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school.
Gus Van Sant
I was born in Indiana and raised in Oregon and there’s a strong sense of individualism, particularly in Oregon. And my mom is an artist, so there was always a lot of emphasis placed on expression.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
I grew up in rural Oregon in a log house with bark left on inside and out. We had no electricity, a massive stone fireplace, a grand piano, and tons of books.
Virginia Euwer Wolff
A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy.
Ted Kulongoski
In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday, with Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly following suit.
Brendan I. Koerner
When people left on the Oregon Trail from St. Louis, they knew that only a fraction of them would make it to the West Coast. But they went anyway.
John M. Grunsfeld
I never thought Oregon would elect to the U.S. Senate a Mormon, but it did.
Gordon Smith
And by reducing carbon pollution in our atmosphere, we are protecting our air, water, mountains, forests, deserts, valleys, coasts and rivers – the astounding natural ecosystems that support all life and make Oregon the special place we call home.
Ted Wheeler
Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.
John Fahey
We prided ourselves at Oregon, where teams said they were going to try to beat us down and try to manhandle us, and maybe in the first quarter they were running with us, but it was just, ‘Let’s see how they are come the fourth quarter when they’re tired, and they’ve had 70 to 80 plays coming at them non-stop.’
Spencer Paysinger