My wife and I are going to be spending a couple weeks in the portland area soon, with an eye towards moving into the area - currently we're thinking about Vancouver, WA specifically. We're both teachers, and the Oregon educational system is in the crapper at the moment, otherwise it'd be portland for sure. We're planning on renting or buying a townhouse if we move - so property values isn't such a big deal since teachers get paid diddly.
Essentiallly, we're trying to find somewhere my allergies won't kill me, but at the same time isn't freezing all winter. I hate the snow and when it gets below freezing.
In any case, if any FOOsters want to get together for a ride, can suggest places to look for potential moves, or if you just have a suggestion on what to do or where to eat, I'd love to have your opinions.
We're also thinking about various places in Washington and may be coming through Spokane as well.