Most of my family on my mom's side is from BC (Vancouver area and Vancouver Island, to be specific), so I can accept that assessment.Truth be told, coolness level is directly rated to nearness to British Columbia. Ha. In all honesty, I love both WA and OR. We live about 30 miles from the border and have always had a great relationship with Washington. We also love the Oregon Coast like a second home. If the lottery came through, we'd have a summer place on the Oregon Coast fer sure.