Congrats on your move! I have a dear friend that lives in Portland - transplanted from Negril in fact!
And...my god-daughter just moved from Santa Cruz CA to Bend.
I heated my house with wood for 15 years. Its lovely, the smell of the wood stoves on a chilly morning in my little town...so nice. We ended up taking ours out though for "dial a heat" cause to tell you the truth, for me, the novelty wore off lol.