I lived in Sunriver and then Bend right after the housing crash. Bend went from being one of the fastest growing cities in the USA to being one of the most depressed. Housing prices fell to less than half. I had friends losing it all. It then slowly came back.Yeh once OP sees how much they take out for income tax his promotion may feel like a demotion. Not to mention the cost of living in Bend is probably the highest in Oregon because it's full of Californians. Maybe @40Garand is correct in getting the bumper so OP won't starve.
EVERYONE is becoming Californiacated, EVERYONE. People cash out and then leave for better horizons, targeting much of the Pacific Northwest. Been doing it for decades.
Bend is a very 'local' town. You have to find some locals and then mix in with their particular culture. Microbreweries are a big part of the local culture. Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports dominate much of what is going on there, with Bend virtually being at the base of Mt. Bachelor, the reason I moved there myself. I wanted to get all of the skiing and snowboarding in that I possibly could 'before I was too old to do so'. My biggest gripe was that Bachelor didn't have night skiing under the lights. I spent many years night skiing up on Mt. Shasta.
One of my biggest complaints about life in Oregon was that we couldn't pump our own gas. TOO DAMNED SLOW waiting for them to do it. That's since changed for the most part.
Guns? Buy what you're already outlined, and a great hunting (sniping) rifle if you don't already have one. But a good ELR rifle is going to eat up triple what you've sent in your budget so good luck with that...