Area Code 458

Where Is Area Code 458?

Updated: November 28th 2018

Area code 458 is the area code for the majority of Oregon, except the northwest part of the state. Area code 458 covers 28 counties of Oregon while parts of area code 458 are located in the Pacific Time Zone and others are located in the Mountain Time Zone. Area code 458 was put into service on February 10, 2010, and was created as an overlay of area code 541.

Eugene is the third most populous city in Oregon and the county seat of Lane County. Eugene is situated in the Willamette Valley near the confluence of the McKenzie River and the Willamette River. Eugene has been given two nicknames, “Emerald City” and “Track Town, USA.” Eugene has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Eugene is known for having high pollen counts because it is downwind of Willamette Valley grass seed farms. Going back in history, the Kalapuya Indians were the first to inhabit the area. They lived their traditional way of life until the 1800s when French fur traders and American settlers arrived. Between 1830 and 1841, 92% of the Kalapuya Indians died from “intermittent fever,” or malaria. In 1846, Eugene Franklin Skinner arrived to the area with 1200 other colonists and erected the first Anglo cabin. The cabin started off as a trading post until it became an official post office in 1850. The settlement was originally known as Skinner’s Mudhole until 1853 when it was renamed Eugene City. Formally incorporated as a city in 1862, the name was changed to Eugene in 1889. The University of Oregon was founded in Eugene in 1876.

Eugene has a population of 156,185 and the racial makeup of the city is 85.8% White, 7.8% Hispanic, 4.0% Asian, and 1.4% African American (2010 Census). Unfortunately Eugene is a dangerous city to reside in.

Manufacturing is a big part of Eugene’s economy, namely wood product manufacturing and recreational vehicle manufacturing. The University of Oregon is a major employer while Luckey’s Club Cigar Store is the oldest retail business in Eugene. Eugene’s vibrant arts community has led to the city slogan “A Great City for the Arts & Outdoors.” Eugene has an extensive system of outdoor parks, which allows residents and tourists to engage in recreational activities such as running, kayaking, and bicycling. Annual events in the city include the Eugene Celebration, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Festival of American Music, and the Lane County Fair. Points of interest in the city include the Cascades Raptor Center, the Hayward Field, the Eugene Saturday Market, the Autzen Stadium, the Owen Rose Garden, and the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

Major Cities In Area Code 458

Eugene

Bend

Medford

Springfield

Albany

Bend is the seventh most populous city in Oregon and the county seat of Deschutes County. Bend is the largest city in Central Oregon and is situated on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Going back in history, fur traders and American settlers visited the area in 1824 but settlement did not begin until the early 1900s. Bend was incorporated as a city in 1905 and designated the county seat of Deschutes County in 1916. Bend started out as a logging town and eventually turned into a gateway for many outdoor sports. Today Bend has a population of 76,639 and the racial makeup of the city is 91.3% White, 8.2% Hispanic, 1.2% Asian, and 0.5% African American (2010 Census). Bend’s attraction as a retirement destination has led to rapid growth in the past few years. The low crime rate makes Bend a safe city to reside in. Much of Bend’s economy is centered on tourism. The Mount Bachelor ski area attracts tourists from Oregon, Washington, and California while the nearby Cascade Lakes also attracts many tourists. Tourists come to the city to enjoy recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, rock climbing, camping, fishing, and rafting. There are over a dozen microbreweries in the city but the one that stands out is the Deschutes Brewery, the eighth largest brewery in the nation. Points of interest in the city include the High Desert Museum, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, the Lava Lands Visitor Center, and the Deschutes National Forest.

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