Oregon Roads


As Mike Wiley explains, there is a difference between State Highways and State Routes. The numbered routes you can follow on a map and that are signed with shields are the State Routes. The named highways can't really be followed without some research, but Oregon mileposts its roads by highway instead of route. Andrew Tompkins notes that US 26 "goes through something like 5 or 6 sets of milepostings starting at 0s for each one (which can be rather aggravating if you don't know the system)." West of Portland, US 30's mileposts increase toward Astoria because that's how the highway is designated. Andrew noted the exception of I-84, "which has one set of milepostings over its entire length in Oregon even though it resides on 2 named highways (#2, the Columbia River Highway from Portland to US-730; and #6, the Old Oregon Trail Highway from US-730 to the ID state line)." Thanks to both Mike and Andrew!

A small side road at OR 204 (east is right), taken by Michael Summa in 1983.

Old US 99 (north to south)
~ OR 99W
~ OR 99E
    • Former OR 99E, Salem
~ OR 164
~ OR 99
~ Lane County
~ Douglas County
    • CR 388
    • CR 387
    • CR 386
~ Sunny Valley Loop
~ Josephine County
~ OR 234
~ OR 273
~ Jackson County
I-105/OR 126
I-84 (with 3 old photos)

Broadway, Portland
Coburg Road, Eugene
Delta Highway, Eugene
Hawthorne Bridge, Portland
Lewis and Clark Bridge
Richardson Bridge, Eugene
Steel Bridge, Portland
Stewart Park Bridge, Roseburg
Union Street Railroad Bridge, Salem

Cottage Grove
Misc. photos
US 20
US 26
Bypass US 30
Former US 30 (with 1 old photo)
US 101
Business US 101, Astoria
US 199 (3 old photos)
US 730

OR 43
OR 99
OR 99E
OR 99W
OR 104 and OR 104 Spur
OR 120
Business OR 126
OR 164
OR 234
OR 273
OR 569

This old eagle shield in my collection kept watch over my kitchen. The ovoid shape of the OR shield is not to just be slightly different than everyone else (except maybe Virginia); it comes directly from this lineage.

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