Pacific North West

North West
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The Pacific Northwest refers to the northwestern portion of the USA bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. It covers primarily the states of Washington and Oregon, but more broadly including parts of California, Idaho, and Alaska. This lush region is known for its dramatic coastline, snow-capped mountains, and lush forests, as well as unique and independent towns and cities.

Pacific Northwest Geography
  • Rugged but beautiful territory
  • Difficult region in which to get around lots of mountains, valleys, steep slopes, rivers, etc
  • Has a wet and cool climate which has led to the growth of extensive forests featuring some of the largest trees in the world

Pacific Northwest Economy