Famous Oregonians

Famous People Born in Oregon

See our top list of the most famous people from Oregon. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Beaver State”.

Cecil D. Andrus secretary of the interior, Hood River
Garner Ted Armstrong evangelist, Eugene
James Beard food expert, Portland
Raymond Carver writer, poet, Clatskanie
Homer Davenport political cartoonist, Silverton
Douglas Engelbart inventor, Portland
Matt Groening cartoonist, Portland
Mark Hatfield senator, Dallas
Joni Huntley track athlete, McMinnville
David Kennerly photographer, Roseburg
Dave Kingman baseball player, Pendleton
Edwin Markham poet, Oregon City
Phyllis McGinley author, Ontario
Linus Carl Pauling chemist, Portland
Jane Powell actress, singer, Portland
Steve Prefontaine track athlete, Coos Bay
John Reed poet, journalist, Portland
Pat Schroeder politician, Portland
Doc Severinsen band leader, Arlington
Norton Simon business executive, Portland
Sally Stanford politician, Baker City
Sally Struthers actress, Portland