The Northwest: The Bucket List
The Northwest: Travel Facts
Main International Airports: Portland, Oregon. Seattle, Washington. Boise, Idaho.
Currency: U.S. dollars.
Population: Oregon: 3,900,000. Washington: 6,900,000. Idaho: 1,596,000.
Capitals: Salem, Oregon. Olympic, Washington. Boise, Idaho.
Climate: Maritime temperate rain forest on some parts of the Coast (famously damp and rainy). Inland: Alpine climate in the Cascades. Farther inland: Much drier, with comfortable summers and cold winters. In the mountains, summer is the best time to visit.
More facts: U.S. immigration and tourism visas are explained by the U.S. Department of State.
Time zone: Oregon, and Washington are in the Pacific Time Zone, UTC – 8. Idaho is in the Mountain Time Zone, UTC -7. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.