Oregon Investment Fund is investing a total of $34 million with private equity firms Buerk Dale Victor, Cascadia Partners, Evergreen Pacific Partners and Riverlake Partners, said Ron Schmitz, CIO of the $48 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem. Oregon PERF created the Oregon Investment Fund along with Credit Suisse First Boston, which is the $105 million fund's fiduciary. Oregon PERF contributed $100 million to the fund; CSAM contributed $5 million. The four newly hired firms are based in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Schmitz said. Funding came from cash. The Oregon Investment Fund is not expected to make more investments until late summer or early fall.