I really like Port Orchard - lived there in the late 80's and was stationed at the Shipyard and the Trident Base. I used to make hanging planters and cedar flower boxes for sale at the Saturday Farmer's Market. A lot of local sawmills in that area - used to get a good deal on cedar at a mill on Vashon Island. If you have time drive around and ask the locals where the mills are, because you get some great deals. Alder is another great wood that I used to get. Back then salmon fishing was great too! If the salmon run is bad, go for rock cod - they are delicious and fun to catch.