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  • Drivers must yield to pedestrians who are standing on the sidewalk.

  • One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.

  • It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.

  • Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.

  • Drivers may not pump their own gas.

  • One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., clothing that covers one's body from neck to knee.

  • A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary.

  • An adult may not show a minor any piece of classical artwork which depicts sexual excitement.

  • As of January 1, 2000 all 5 bedroom homes will be evacuated and searched by police for drug substances every 2 months.

  • If caught in possession of Marijuana during the month of February, you will be assigned to two thousand hours of community service.

  • It is illegal to be seen in public with the number 69 on an article of clothing.

  • Dishes must drip dry.

  • The "Peer Review Statute" prohibits you from finding out details of any written or oral discussion about your medical

  • It is illegal to whisper "dirty" things in your lover's ear during sex.

  • Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.

  • It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.

  • One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.

  • Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.

  • In Oregon, a citizen may issue a traffic ticket to a Law Enforcement Officer under ORS 153.058. Source
  • In Beaverton - You must buy a $10 permit to be allowed to install a burglar alarm.

  • In Eugene - It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays.

  • In Eugene -It is legal to conduct a horse race or a symphony concert.

  • In Hood River - Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license.

  • In Klamath River - It's illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.

  • In Marion - You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.

  • In Marion - Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.

  • In Myrtle Creek - One may not box with a kangaroo.

  • In Portland - Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.

  • In Portland - It's against the law for a wedding ceremony to be performed at a skating rink.

  • In Portland - People may not whistle underwater.

  • In Portland - You cannot wear roller skates in restrooms.

  • In Portland - No one may attempt to cause someone to think that their property may be subjected to "offensive physical contact".

  • In Portland - Minors may not enter a room where a "social game" is being played.

  • In Portland - Trucks may not be parked on the street.

  • In Portland - Riders of sleds may not attach themselves to passing cars.

  • In Portland - Persons may not pass through a "traffic congestion thoroughfare" more than twice per night.

  • In Salem - Women may not wrestle in Salem.

  • In Springfield - It is illegal to own a reptile within the city limits, unless you are a school or city, as a pet.

  • In Stanfield - It is against the law for animals to have sex in the city limits.

  • In Stanfield - Cloth towel dispensers are banned from restrooms.

  • In Stanfield - No more than two people may share a single drink.

  • In Yamhill - It is illegal to predict the future.

  • In Yamhill - No one may allow their cellar door to remain open.

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0#7Annonnymouse2011-08-10 01:08
As an Oregonian, I wish some of these more rediculous ones were true, just to see the cops' faces when they try and bust you for em!
0#6Oregonian2011-04-07 19:44
The gas one is true. LOVE IT too! I live in Portland and while some of these are absolutely FALSE some are true and others may be true from a LONG ass time ago.

Just remember one thing....don't believe everything your read on the internet. If you do...don't read it!
+1#5Derek W. Pollick2010-07-11 21:07
#4 Andrew: It's illegal because; in the 70's the Governor of New Jersey's son blew him self up while pumping gas. As a courtesy to the Governor of New Jersey, The Governor of Oregon made it illegal for people to pump their own gas. Same goes in New Jersey.
0#4Andrew2009-11-26 22:27
the one about the gas was right because when we went to oregon my dad tried to pump his own gas and he got in trouble
-1#3dude2009-07-07 19:39
these are not real laws...
0#2Guest2009-03-16 14:43
when were this written? some of these aren\'t true. I know a girl who wrestled in salem and you can eat ice cream or watch movies (eugene) any day of the week. (just to name a few)
0#1brit2008-07-22 08:00
and in McMinnville, it\'s illegal to walk backwards on 3rd st. and yes, it does have a sidewalk. :0

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