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Oregon (USA) is a nude tolerant state in some ways.  Oregon has two official State Parks with nude (clothing optional) beaches on the Columbia River near Portland, OR.  Nudity is not illegal in any Oregon state park without sexual content, but the nude beaches have been there since before court cases upheld the law.

Their law only prohibits exposure of genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification or simulation of someone else.  Nude bodies are not illegal in most of Oregon.  Its largest city, Portland, has what may be the largest World Naked Bike Ride attracting something like 10,000 riders.  Portland adopted a city ordinance prohibiting nudity except for political demonstrations such as the WNBR. There are a couple of small towns that also prohibit nudity by city ordinance.   

So I'm going to visit Eugene, Oregon (home of the Oregon Ducks sports teams).  Eugen and its surrounding County, Lane County, have local ordinances prohibiting nudity even without sexual content.  I have wondered about that for some time.  Eugene prides itself on being the most liberal place in Oregon which is a very liberal state.  Why then does Eugene and Lane County prohibit naked bodies?

This morning I was looking for information on a place called "Nudie Rock," a beach on the McKenzie river in Lane country where an on-line nudist assured me that they have time to cover when the Sheriff boat approaches.  I ran across an older article about where to go nude in Oregon. That published article, and every published article I've read promoted an AANR nudist resort called Willamettans.  This is from another similar article on going naked in Oregon.   

http://thatoregonlife.com/2016/07/20-places-get-naked-chill-oregon/
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Formerly known as the Everygreen Lodge, you will find the Willamettans in the Eugene area. This club is said to be the largest nudist club in the Pacific Northwest, with over 350 members currently. This resort offers courts for all sports, a clubhouse, RV/tent camping and more.   

Going naked in Oregon we are fighting the AANR in addition to local prudes.  Willamettans, AANR, is why Lane County outlaws nudity everywhere else.  There is no money in free nudity.  They, and some other smaller AANR resorts are always cited in publications about where to get naked in Oregon.  Virtually never mentioned is the fact that its legal to get naked just about EVERYWHERE in Oregon.  Only the big city (but not suburbs), a couple of small conservative towns, and Willamettans home county outlaw nudity.  They continue to work hard to limit pubic use of the freedom to just go naked.  They have a big financial interest in keeping me and everyone else from just going out to the Oregon Beaches and going naked in the sand.

BOOO on Willamettans.  Nude should be free everywhere. 
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 10:57:04 PM »
A typical example of how the money interest if Trumping everything else - on both sides of the puddle.
In the UK industry is declining because the city people can make more money by importing and investing in the overseas companies that they import from.
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 09:03:20 AM »
JOhnGW: Multinational and umbrella games?

Bob: That is a big pot of information on Oregon, THANK-YOU. We are attempting to find out how to get to the Rainbow Gathering with all of the other things going on this year. It would be in Oregon and a couple of weeks or less after WNBR and the Oregon County Fair. It would make a wonderful vacation, but there are pressing issues this year in concern of time and money...we'll see.
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 06:39:13 PM »
There's a guy in Oregon who's trying to get a nude hiking group together:
http://www.aanr-nw.org/2017/01/

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 06:40:32 PM »
Between the AANR and the resort it sounds like when a company gets legislation passed that guarantees a revenue stream.

* . . . . . .

You can't push for nude tolerance and then restrict it in certain spots for your financial benefit and call yourself advocate.

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* Deleted a small rant before it balooned  ;D

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 06:46:57 PM »
Jbee, my wife's job takes her to Oregon occasionally and I was searching for nude venues and activities in anticipation of meeting her there on one of her business trips after she finishes her meetings.

I bookmarked this one:
http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2015/06/how_to_get_naked_in_oregon.html
Hope it adds to your options.

That looks interesting, John. That is a 770 mile 13 hrs. one way trip, but a week of naked hiking in the mountains is tempting.

Duane
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 08:17:36 PM »
I bookmarked this one:
http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2015/06/how_to_get_naked_in_oregon.html
Hope it adds to your options.
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That latest Oregonian article is typical of years of nudist resort publicity in Oregon.   You actually can legally go naked in probably 99% of Oregon.  The whole Oregon ocean Beach, hundreds of miles is legally CO.  So is the whole Columbia River and other river beaches except the city of Portland and Lane county.  But once again the Oregonian Newspaper tells people that they have to go to an officially designated nude resort or designated reserve beach to go naked.     They are fighting hard to preserve the commercial nudist resorts and confine nudity to a few locations.   Its what we call FAKE NEWS.   Newspapers are just about all FAKE NEWS.



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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 05:11:56 PM »
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. . . You actually can legally go naked in probably 99% of Oregon.  The whole Oregon ocean Beach, hundreds of miles is legally CO.  So is the whole Columbia River and other river beaches except the city of Portland and Lane county.

That makes it easier to decide where to go! It is probably simpler to find out where you can't go CO. Where do you go to get the information on where it is legal and illegal?

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 05:44:29 PM »
That makes it easier to decide where to go! It is probably simpler to find out where you can't go CO. Where do you go to get the information on where it is legal and illegal?
Duane

Where you can't legally go naked in Oregon is the city of Portland, city of Happy Valley (one small Portland suburb), city of Ashland (a small town near the California border), and Lane County including the city of Eugene where Willamettans nudist resort is located.   Everywhere else in the state of Oregon is legally clothing optional if you don't engage in blatant sexual activity.

http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/06/public_nudity_in_oregon.html
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 06:07:33 PM »
Thanks.

If I ever go up to meet Mrs.E I'll check out where we end up. Maybe I can sneak in some CO time while I'm there.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2017, 04:03:57 AM »
All of the ordinances are quite clear. Don't "expose genitals" to the opposite sex. Just the genitals. The rest is free. There are no other restrictions that could cause arrest in the state. You might get a " cover 'em up" from an authority, or stir up some trouble with someone who can't mind his or her business and gets verbal or worse. That's pretty liberal over all.

 I'm now planning a summer trip to Oregon. Gonna tour the hot springs and forests.
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 09:00:45 PM »
Some ordinances specifically mention the anus, the ones here for instance.
Just some bureaucrat being . . . nahh I wonít do that one, too easy.  :D
If careful you wonít break that rule.

Iíll start looking for a good spot if I get up there on one of our joint trips.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2017, 12:27:20 AM »
All of the ordinances are quite clear. Don't "expose genitals" to the opposite sex. Just the genitals. The rest is free. There are no other restrictions that could cause arrest in the state. You might get a " cover 'em up" from an authority, or stir up some trouble with someone who can't mind his or her business and gets verbal or worse. That's pretty liberal over all.

 I'm now planning a summer trip to Oregon. Gonna tour the hot springs and forests.
Thank-you,
Jbee


Last year I was overnighting at a campground on the Snake River near Ontario, Oregon.   After dinner I was sitting reading a book at a picnic table in front of my RV.  The campground manager came riding up on a 4 wheeler, and demanded that I put on some clothing.   It was late and I didn't want to leave his private campground, so I went inside and went to bed. 

They didn't call the police about me being naked. 

Then about 3:30 AM I went back outside naked, unhooked and packed up my stuff and drove off.  I have crossed them off from my list of places to stay in Oregon.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2017, 05:58:26 PM »
You said that Portland and Lane County were the only areas that prohibit nudity. Was the campground in Lane Cty.?

Being that it is a privately owned facility I guess he can do that. But he lost a repeat customer in the process.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2017, 06:38:25 PM »
You said that Portland and Lane County were the only areas that prohibit nudity. Was the campground in Lane Cty.?

Eugene is the city in Lane County.  Eugene and Lane county both have local ordinances prohibiting exposure of genitals.   The Willamittans nudist club is something like 10 miles out of Eugene city limits, still in Lane County.  Eugene is probably the most liberal city in Oregon, and probably would be happy with legalized general nudity unless there was an organized lobbying effort to pass a local prohibition. 


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Being that it is a privately owned facility I guess he can do that. But he lost a repeat customer in the process.
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The Willamittans most likely is concerned about losing a lot of repeat customers if people could just go naked anywhere.   The whole AANR business model depends on making nudity illegal everywhere else, other than private nudist resorts. 

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