I don't know. If you're talking about living costs, I hear Oregon is pretty cool. I've got it bad - I live in California. Not only is it expensive to live here, it's not really worth it. Everybody around me is either a party animal or an extremist, and everyone in-between is a form of subhuman statistic fodder local to places like Fresno and Merced.
I heard folks talking about stores. I have a local place around my area called "Win-Co." Don't know if you folks have Win-Cos, but their prices are pretty awesome. The one I live near has a built in Pizza Parlor and a deli. They make the BEST pizzas, man.