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Dumb Oregon Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of Oregon, it’s illegal to strap children to a car roof, fender, or hood.
  • In Portland, Oregon, public murals can’t be taken off the wall for five years, no matter how ugly.
  • In Oregon, it’s a crime to buy or sell a person under the age of eighteen.
  • In Multnomah County, Oregon, it’s a crime for animals to bark or be annoying for more than ten minutes at a time.
  • In Portland, Oregon, toilets in the workplace must be supplied with enough toilet paper.
  • In Oregon, it’s a crime not to transmit telegrams in the order received.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s illegal for men to enter a women’s restroom, and vice versa.
  • In Oregon, hunting in cemeteries is prohibited.
  • In Portland, Oregon, paper towels and coat hooks must be within easy reach of a person sitting on a public toilet.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it is illegal to circulate a chain letter.
  • In Oregon, a complainant in a sex crime case can’t be asked to undergo a lie detector test.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s a crime for drivers to drive more than twice a night through certain designated areas .
  • In Oregon, it’s illegal to cast a light from a motor vehicle possessing a bow and arrow.
  • In Portland, Oregon, manned elevators must have comfortable stools for their operators to sit on.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s a crime to publicly scrape clean a skeleton in a cemetery.
  • In Oregon, it’s a crime to possess more than two un-deployed airbags taken from a vehicle.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s a crime to obstruct the flow of water from a public drinking fountain.
  • In Oregon, it’s illegal to conceal the birth of a baby.
  • In Portland, Oregon city parks, it’s illegal to lie upon a picnic table.
  • In Oregon, frightening food fish with electricity is a crime.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it is illegal for a resident to have a rooster of his own.
  • In Oregon, it’s unlawful to use a Chinese Sturgeon line.
  • In Oregon, modifying the weather without a license is prohibited.
  • In Oregon, it’s a crime to take for yourself flowers growing within 500 feet of a highway.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it is a crime to interfere with public bathroom attendants.
  • In Oregon, it’s illegal to tightly confine a pregnant pig.
  • In Oregon, a driver must yield to a pedestrian on a sidewalk.
  • In Portland, laying on the floor of a public bathroom is a Misuse of A Public Toilet.
  • In Oregon, it’s a crime for a driver to leave a container of urine by the highway.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s a crime to keep swine within city limits for more than three days, unless they’re miniature pot-bellied pigs.
  • In Oregon, it’s illegal to drive between the cars of a funeral procession.
  • In Portland, Oregon, one wishing to keep homing pigeons must first get permission from the neighbors.
  • In Multnomah County, Oregon, citizens are banned from owning non-human primates and pythons longer than eight feet.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s a crime for two people to occupy a stall meant for one.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it is a crime to dye or color baby chicks or rabbits.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it is illegal for a resident to have a rooster for his own use.
  • In Multnomah County, Oregon, it’s a crime for animals to bark or be annoying for more than ten minutes at a time.
  • In Portland, Oregon, carnival owners must guarantee that balls used in games are of exactly equal size and weight.
  • In Portland, Oregon, carriage horses are given the day off when the temperature hits 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In Portland, Oregon, it’s a crime to bury a large animal within city limits, and a perpetrator must dig up the carcass at his own expense.
  • In Portland, Oregon, sailors fleeing a burning ship may, but are not required to, sound a horn or whistle in blasts of exactly 4-6 seconds.
  • In Portland, Oregon, a resolution declares that all city paper must be 8½” x 11”.

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