Illustrator Map Oregon State

Oregon, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, is known for its diverse geography, including mountains, forests, and coastline. Here’s a brief description of some of Oregon’s principal cities, prominent waterways, and main roads:

Principal Cities:

  1. Portland:
    • Largest city in Oregon.
    • Located in the northwestern part of the state.
    • Known for its cultural scene, parks, and eco-friendliness.
  2. Salem:
    • The state capital of Oregon.
    • Situated in the Willamette Valley.
  3. Eugene:
    • Home to the University of Oregon.
    • Known for its outdoor recreational opportunities.
  4. Medford:
    • Located in southern Oregon.
    • Known for its mild climate and wineries.
  5. Bend:
    • In central Oregon.
    • Renowned for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and craft breweries.


  1. Columbia River:
    • Forms part of the northern border between Oregon and Washington.
    • One of the largest rivers in North America.
  2. Willamette River:
    • Flows northward through the Willamette Valley.
    • Contributes to the Columbia River.
  3. Snake River:
    • Forms part of the eastern border with Idaho.
    • Flows into the Columbia River.
  4. Rogue River:
    • Flows westward from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean.
    • Popular for rafting and fishing.

Main Roads:

  1. Interstate 5 (I-5):
    • Major north-south interstate that runs through Portland, Salem, and Eugene.
  2. Interstate 84 (I-84):
    • East-west interstate that passes through eastern Oregon, following the Columbia River.
  3. U.S. Route 101:
    • Coastal highway that runs along the western edge of Oregon, offering scenic views of the Pacific Ocean.
  4. U.S. Route 26:
    • East-west route that connects the coast to central and eastern Oregon, passing through Portland.
  5. Oregon Route 97:
    • North-south highway that runs through the central part of the state.
  6. Oregon Route 126:
    • Connects Eugene to the central part of the state, passing through the scenic McKenzie River Valley.

These are just a few highlights, and Oregon has many more cities, waterways, and roads contributing to its diverse and picturesque landscape. The state is known for its natural beauty, outdoor activities, and environmentally conscious communities.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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