What does 1859 mean? You might be thinking... It's okay, we get it a lot! 1859 is the year Oregon was founded! (On Valentine's Day) Now you know! Since we grew up in Oregon we wanted to create apparel that is everything Oregon. From the PDX carpet to memorable landmarks in Oregon as well as Oregon outline in most of our designs too. 1859 is the perfect way to show off your passion for Oregon.