You might be from the Northwest if you:

*Know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
*Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
*Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's not a real mountain.
*Know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon.
*Can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best and Veneto's.
*Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon and Willamette.
*In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark--after working a standard 8-hour day.
*Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
*Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50.
*Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
*Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
*Buy new sunglasses every year because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.

You know you live in Oregon when:

*You know several people who have hit deer more than once.
*Your idea of a traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
*Vacation means going to Portland for the weekend.
*You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day.
*You use a down comforter in the summer.
*Your grandparents drive 65 mph through a half-foot of water during a raging rainstorm without flinching.
*You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
*You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
*You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
*Driving is better in the winter because almost everybody stays home.
*You are familiar with all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining, Road Construction, Deer Season and Elk Season.
*You actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your friends in Oregon or to those who used to live here.

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