As just one of six states controlled entirely by Democrats (compared to 25 controlled by Republicans), Oregon has launched a combative approach to legislating in a Trump presidency.
Oregon even passed laws to blockade the state from things the Trump administration hasn't done yet. It passed a law prohibiting the state from participating in a Muslim registry (something Trump didn't rule out during the campaign). And Oregon codified a woman's right to abortion (in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade).
And Brown signed an executive order that strengthened Oregon's status as a sanctuary state, which refuses to hand some immigrants in the country illegally over to federal deportation authorities. It's a defiant stance to take, and one that could come at the risk of money for law enforcement grants.
But Brown is sure that Washington is on the wrong path of all this policy making, and Oregon on the right one.
"We want people to know they are very much a part of Oregon's cultural fabric, and that we want them to remain a part of Oregon, she said.
The Fix sat down with Brown on Friday. Watch our interview, above.