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View Poll Results: What Do You Consider the Pacific NW
Washington State 44 95.65%
Oregon 43 93.48%
Idaho 11 23.91%
Montana 4 8.70%
Northern California 22 47.83%
Alaska 17 36.96%
British Columbia (Canada) 29 63.04%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I don't think there's any question that WA & OR are "Pacific NW."
Do you consider Idaho, Montana, Northern CA (excl. Bay Area) & even Alaska & BC part of the region?
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Coastal Alaska up to Anchorage... maybe. Further north, no. Plus the northern 1/4 or so of California, plus the Victoria and Vancouver area. Idaho and Montana I consider "interior west."
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I was hoping for a poll...darn. When I think of the Pacific Northwest (and I've been to Seattle through British Columbia), I typically only think of the entire states of Oregon and Washington. I never think of Montana, Idaho, British Columbia or anything else. However, I think climate is such a strong determinant for the PNW--thus, I think it is easy to see the very tip of N. California through coastal Oregon, Washington, British Columbia all the way up through Juneau, Alaska as the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I consider most of the options inthe poll as PacNW. Mostly Washington State, Oregon, NorCal, and British Columbia. Idaho is kind of iffy and Montana is definitely out!
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Washington State, Oregon, A little of NoCal, BC, Alaska, I agree that Idaho is kinda iffy, and Montana nah
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I grew up in Vancouver WA. I always considered just the states of WA and OR, mainly because of the unique nature and climate of Seattle and Portland. I then lived in Spokane for a year and even there, felt like it was a very different place. I think Idaho and Montana, as well as eastern OR and WA feel like their own region. I feel like No Cali is Northern Cali, BC is another country (but is more Pac NW than the others IMO), and Alaska is tundra.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: yeah
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"Northern California" is ambiguous. I wouldn't call the Bay Area "Pacific Northwest" but I would say that of Humboldt.
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and Alaska is tundra.
So you don't know what tundra is?
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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NorCal, Idaho, and Montana are not. In fact, I even draw the line at Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I would say that the Pacific Northwest as broadly defined includes all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho part of British Columbia and parts of Alaska, Montana and extreme northern California.


As a bioregion it would include the area from northern California to southern Alaska and from the coast to the continental divide.





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Old 03-21-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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The western edge of MT and the ID panhandle could be considered the Pac NW if you're going to count Eastern OR and Eastern WA as the Pac NW. If you've ever been to those areas you'll know what I mean.

Personally, I think the Oregon and WA coast and maybe a 100 miles inland is all that constitutes the Pac NW.

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