I am absolutely dying to get out of Southern California and move to or near Portland, Oregon. We went there for our honeymoon, and I just felt like I (we) belonged there. It is filled with so much beautiful greenery and has an amazing amount of culture. There are so many cool places to go, especially Powell's. Powell's is a 4-story bookstore that covers an entire city block. We spent a lot of time (and money) there, which was quite fitting for us.
I found out that Portland is having their annual literary festival called Wordstock during the second weekend of November. I so wish we could go, because it sounds like an absolute blast. I really want a Red Book, because I am just so interested to know what's inside. Alas, I think you actually have to be in the vicinity of Portland to find one. I like the idea of just finding this treasure...or the treasure finding you.
I am a little sad that we won't be able to attend this event. But in about 2 years we might be able to - if everything goes as planned.
Here are some photos of the Portland area. It is a crazy beautiful place. I am excited to call it my future home.