I agree with what everyone is saying about where to live. Chaco and I live in PDX. But we both live in super west pdx (like over west hills deep.) The job market here is really rough, that being said there is like 2-3 call centers around that will hire damn near every one. But they are shitty shitty jobs. Gas is pretty spendy, but with how amazing our public transit is you don't really need to drive a car as long as you live near a bus or the MAX (Portland light rail system).
Nope. I'm super picky about my Mexican food. Shacks are the best, anywhere that uses black beans is not real Mexican food, Arizona seriously has the best Mexican food in the States. Only place where it isn't bland.