Which State Produces the Most Lumber and Hazelnuts and How Did Portland Oregon Get Its Name?

About half of Oregon is covered with forests.

Oregon leads the nation in lumber production, and it also is a big producer of plywood, veneer, and particleboard.

The eastern part of the state is less forested, and farms there produce wheat and other grain crops as well as potatoes and other vegetables.

Almost all of the hazelnuts, also known as filberts, grown in the United States come from about 3.5 million hazelnut trees in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Portland, Oregon, was almost named Boston, Oregon.

The town was founded in 1845 by two New England land developers, one from Boston, Massachusetts, the other from Portland, Maine.

They flipped a coin to see whose hometown the new settlement would be named after.