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Where can I learn about the federal government in Oregon?

Fast Fact #1

The federal government owns more than half the land in Oregon and their position on the Pacific Rim has resulted in strong ties between the state and other nations. Oregon also has nine federally-recognized tribes of Native Americans, which have a distinct relationship with state government.

Where can I learn about the county government for Portland?

Multnomah County Government Index

Multnomah County's Official Website featuring a governmental listing of all agencies and services covering Portland, Gresham, Fairview, Maywood Park, Troutdale, Wood Village, and a small portion of Lake Oswego. Geographically, it is the smallest Oregon county, yet it contains approximately 20% of the state's population due to the high density found in Portland and the surrounding cities.

Multnomah County

Which Indian tribes does the federal government recognize in Oregon?

Oregon Indian Tribes

Oregon has nine federally-recognized tribes: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, the Klamath Tribe and the Coquille Tribe.

Where can I find emergency services in Portland and Oregon?

U.S. Department of Justice - FBI - Portland

This is the home page of the Portland, Oregon office of the FBI. The Portland Division is comprised of 10 squads made up of both Special Agent and Professional Support personnel. Along with their main office in Downtown Portland, their Division also includes offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Pendleton and Salem, Oregon.

Portland FBI

Does Oregon have a state lottery?

Oregon Lottery

The Oregon Lottery is proud of the major contribution Lottery funds have made to Oregon's economy. Two of Oregon's most popular games are Megabucks, which made is debut on November 20, 1985, and Powerball, where sales started on April 19, 1992.
Oregon Lottery

Where can I learn about the county government for Portland?

Chair and Board of Commissioners

The Chair and the Board of County Commissioners are elected from west, north, central and east geographic districts based on population as established by the Multnomah County Home Rule Charter and as amended by adoption of reapportionment to reflect population changes. They are elected to four-year terms on non-partisan ballots.

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners

Where can I learn about the state government for Oregon?

Oregon State Capitol

The Oregon State Capitol is located in Salem, Oregon. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains four types of marble and is topped by a gold-leaf statue symbolizing the pioneer spirit.

Oregon Blue Book State Capitol Tour Page

Where can I learn about the city government for Portland?

City of Portland

Official Website for the City of Portland! Go inside City Hall to meet the elected officials, check out news and issues including a message from the mayor, and search current city government job openings.

City of Portland

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