“Oregon Oddities and Items of Interest” by the Federal Writers’ Project (Or.) 1940, Series 3, no.10, Place Names and Their Origin. “According to Lewis A. McArthur 23.8 percent of the state’s place names are of Indian origin. … Some of these are: Neskowin, Tillamook County - meaning ‘plenty fish’; Kiwa, a lake in Lane county - meaning ‘crooked’ in Chinook jargon; Koosah, a mountain in Deschutes and Lane counties - the Chinook jargon word for ‘sky’; Yoncalla, Douglas County - ‘home of the eagles’…” Discover many more Oregon places named for animals, trees, Native American words, or even common day objects like butcherknife!
Full document: http://library.state.or.us/repository/2013/201311180819581/odd3.10.pdf