Oregon celebrates 160 years with history and more cake
The Oregon Capitol will host a belated birthday party for the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
Oregon's statehood turns 160 on Valentine's Day.
Costumed interpreters will lead party guests on a journey through history to explore life in Oregon in the 1800s.
Educational activities and entertainment for the first time include a component on Oregon's longest residents, Native Americans.
The party also includes free birthday cake and music by the Old Time Fiddlers.
Past birthday cakes have been elaborate and are often sliced by the governor.
In 2009, Gov. Ted Kulongoski cut the state's birthday cake with a saber.
More information is available at the event's Facebook page.
Cake also will be served on the state's actual birthday at noon Feb. 14 in the Galleria — a time when legislators are in session.