Awesome, I just came across this: Men's Journal: Portland best place to live. Here's a snip:
Broken down into a variety of categories to appeal to a broad range of interests, the "Best of the Best" picks on the list features winners for the perfect combination of adventure, attractiveness and affordability, with Portland No. 1, followed by Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colo.; San Diego; and Burlington, Vt.
We actually thought about moving the business to Boulder, CO a few years ago when we were based in NYC. Boulder is great but for a town of 90,000 people it's actually as expensive as Seattle. We opted for Portland based on that and a number of other reasons -- bigger city, affordable, good business environment, friendly people and low commuting times.