Pacific Wonderland License Plates

Retro your ride with new plates!

Pacific Wonderland Plate

Your purchase of Pacific Wonderland license plates lets everyone know that you’re a champion of Oregon’s history.

Show your pride in being an Oregonian — add Pacific Wonderland license plates to your vehicle. These vibrant retro plates add the finishing touch to any daily commuter or classic car.

Proceeds from your plate purchase are split between the Oregon Historical Society and the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. When you buy Pacific Wonderland plates you help share the stories about what makes Oregonians special.

It’s a one-time investment

You’ll pay a one-time fee of $100 per set of plates when you first buy the pates. The DMV’s standard plate fee and regular registration fee are in addition to this one-time charge. However, Pacific Wonderland license plates are unique because, unlike other special plates, you aren’t charged any additional plate fees when you renew your registration. Plus, the revenue generated from your purchase goes a long way toward preserving Oregon’s rich historical heritage.

Thank you for buying your Pacific Wonderland license plates. Take a look at some of our exciting projects to see how the Foundation puts your investment to work.

Today’s Plates are a Modern Classic!

When it’s time to renew… Go with these classic license plates and keep Oregon’s history alive!

Oregon schoolchildren created the original Pacific Wonderland license plate in honor of Oregon’s 100th birthday. The license plate features the colors of the state flag. A navy blue background features the words Pacific Wonderland below the letters and numbers in a rich golden yellow. Today’s new version recreates the original and includes the popular Oregon 150 logo in honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday

Oregon issued the original Pacific Wonderland plate for just five years, between 1959 and 1964. The DMV ordered new sets of latest version of the Pacific Wonderland license plates in September 2020. After exhausting the configuration of plates starting with a 9, they began issuing plates using a 0 as the first digit. For example, 0A-0000.

The manufacturing process used to produce the new plates changed with this order. They now produce the plates using a print-to-emboss process, embossing the numbers and letters after the digital sheeting is applied to the aluminum. Plates made to the are brighter in color and have thicker lettering, making them more vibrant and easier to see at night.

How to order your new plates

Because most DMV offices are now open by appointment only, there are two ways to buy Pacific Wonderland license plates:

 

  1. Online: Go to the DMV website and click Registration Renewal Options to add the plates to your ride. You can also buy them online between renewals 
  2. By mail: Download an application. Print, complete and mail it with your payment.
Pacific Wonderland Plate

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation uses its share of the revenue to connect Oregonians to a shared heritage, enhance the beauty of the Capitol and engage citizens in their democracy. Your purchase helps fund award-winning Capitol History Gateway programs, a collaborative effort between the Foundation and the Oregon State Capitol. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Capitol and the shared heritage that it represents for all Oregonians. Learn how how you can help.

Proceeds from the sales of Pacific Wonderland license plates help preserve and teach Oregon’s unique history by supporting both the Oregon State Capitol Foundation and the Oregon Historical Society. Together, we preserve and interpret Oregon’s past in thoughtful, illuminating and provocative ways.