An area in the top left corner of the U.S consisting of Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and some consider Western Montana part of the Northwest, but the tern commonly refers to the first 5 States/Areas. The Northwest is known for it`s dense forests, cold and often damp weather, great skiing/snowboarding, large cities, and chill lifestyle.
Some well known Northwestern cities are Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, Boise, Spokane, Sacremento, Yuba City, Reno, Tacoma, Modesto, and Oakland. (These cities are all part of The Northwest and anyone who argues about that doesn't know their stuff.)
by The Guy Who Wrote This Thingy January 02, 2012