if you move to portland you had better bring an attractive girl with you....
its a kewl city.
anyways - an easier answer may be that you need a better real estate agent here in town.... drop me a note and i can point you to someone. i really love both the place i sold with the pininfarnia kitchen and "casa di velocita" place i just moved to.
fwiw - i am not really all the impressed with socal weather - i think its a bit of a crock! but i am enjoying it here. i have a number of friends in portland and travel there. and like seattle as well. but man... it make bay area weather look fantastic! ha!
look into DC as well - always an aggressive market for educated talent there.
"I really started paying attention to cars was when they came out with the Nissan Z, the first body. Then I seen the Cherokees, the old square ones, and I was like, “Wow, that’s cool.” Then I seen the Isuzu jeeps and I seen the Wranglers."
-Lotus Cars VP of Global Design