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Old 04-25-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Hmmmm ... what about Crescent City and Brookings?
Nope, hardly any palm trees. Crescent City feels more "stereotypically" logger and redneck Oregon than any Oregon town I've been to, except perhaps Coos Bay or Klamath Falls.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Yeah definitely FAR northern California is Pacific Northwest. It has to be, if it isn't than what would it be?
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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I have lived in north Idaho for 3 years. I have driven to Portland 3 times and Seattle 6 times since moving here, Concerts, visiting people, sports, And my circle of friends are much the same. I have been to Boise zero times with no plans to do so. Heck we are even in a different time zone then Boise. I would say The panhandle of Idaho is the PNW.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I have lived in north Idaho for 3 years. I have driven to Portland 3 times and Seattle 6 times since moving here, Concerts, visiting people, sports, And my circle of friends are much the same. I have been to Boise zero times with no plans to do so. Heck we are even in a different time zone then Boise. I would say The panhandle of Idaho is the PNW.

Yes. Southern Idaho is part of the Mountain West. You could class it more with western South Dakota than with western Oregon.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:51 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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My question: how can anything East of the Cascades be considered PNW?
Geographically it has different weather, flora and fauna...and politically it's very different.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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My question: how can anything East of the Cascades be considered PNW?
Geographically it has different weather, flora and fauna...and politically it's very different.

Similar history is the best explanation. It may not be part of the Pacific, but its part of the Northwest.

Besides that geologically speaking it is not totally different. Yes the columbia basin is high plateau, but the animals and many of the geologic features are the same including the blue mountains, the rockies of the Idaho pan handel and the Okanagon highlands. Its still part of the PNW, its just different then the west side of the Cascades.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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Yes. Southern Idaho is part of the Mountain West. You could class it more with western South Dakota than with western Oregon.

Southern Idaho is very Rocky Mountain in appearance and also is very similar to Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. Eastern Oregon has some very beautiful mountain and forested areas and all of Central Idaho is one huge swath of alpine mountain peaks and forests and rivers---probably the most beautiful mountain scenery in North America.

South Dakota??? The lowest hill in Southern Idaho is taller than the highest "mountain" in South Dakota.

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Similar history is the best explanation. It may not be part of the Pacific, but its part of the Northwest.

Besides that geologically speaking it is not totally different. Yes the columbia basin is high plateau, but the animals and many of the geologic features are the same including the blue mountains, the rockies of the Idaho pan handel and the Okanagon highlands. Its still part of the PNW, its just different then the west side of the Cascades.

good explanation.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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I have lived in north Idaho for 3 years. I have driven to Portland 3 times and Seattle 6 times since moving here, Concerts, visiting people, sports, And my circle of friends are much the same. I have been to Boise zero times with no plans to do so. Heck we are even in a different time zone then Boise. I would say The panhandle of Idaho is the PNW.
Boise is about a hour away from the Pacific Time Zone so we have really long days especially in the Summer when the sun finally goes dark after 10pm.
A lot of newcomers in Boise are from the Portland and Seattle areas and the reason they like Boise so much is that the city has mix of Northwest vibe and Rocky Mountain vibe without all of the miserable rain and cloudy days.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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Don't know how accurate this is, but it seems pretty consistant and well defined.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: An Island off the coast of North America
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That map is actually pretty messed up-although NoCal can be PNW, but definitely not SF or SJ. Wyoming is not PNW. If OK is Midwest then northern Texas is too. And I, a NYer, can say that we r NOt part of New England. PA, NJ, ourselves, and usually DE consider ourselves part of our own region. Pittsburgh and Buffalo would be Midwestern b4 there New England . And I doubt north AK is PNW.
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