Im sure there are more depressing places out there, but Vancouver from personal experience takes the cake. No jobs, an abundance of illiterate pieces of white trash, food stamp abusers, ignorant people who seem they have spent their whole life living in a cave. A bunch of wanksters and wiggers, spoonfed bitches who post pics on facebook, myspace, and other bullshit social networks drinking a can of beer proclaiming they are hood and hard.
King of meth addicts and copious amounts of drug abusers, bad weather, a surplus of rain almost 90 percent of the year or more, no entertainment. Downtown Vancouver is dead like a grave, just a bus stop and some drug junkies, pan handlers and some stupid cafes with the greyhound bus station.
1) Smart people. These people wish they lived in Portland, but don't for one of three reasons: no income tax, gay marriage, or because they have kids and Portland Public Schools are crap. These people want light rail so they can get to Portland faster and away from people-type #2.
2) Fools. These people think Vancouver is part of Texas. They tend to love Wal-Mart and driving their cars everywhere. They refuse to recognize the fact that Portland is cool or really even that it exists. They hate change and don't want light rail.
People-type #1 tend to live in southwest Vancouver to be closer to Portland, though can be found periodically elsewhere. People-type #2 exist more commonly in northern Clark County, but you can find them spread throughout suburbia or occassionally attending rallies protesting things they don't understand.