I also live on the west side, and I would encourage you not to give up. As I am sure you know, there are some very very successful Roosevelt hunters, so it can be done and what you learn will benefit you a lot out of state. I have found that successful western Oregon bowhunters are awesome out of state hunters. It does not get much harder than hunting western Oregon.
With that said, since it sounds like you have not been applying out of state, you may not have points built. I'd seriously consider hunting archery on the general season elk hunt in Wyoming. That can be drawn every could years (on the regular less expensive draw) or every year (on the more expensive Special draw). Your application is due in January. You will have to put a ton of research into what area to hunt to make the most of that tag however.