I just moved to WA recently and discovered that any "hard" alcohol has to be purchased at a state store - WHY? is it so they can continue to impose the insane tax rate that they have on alcohol? Is Oregon the same? I remember hearing that the store with the highest amount of alcohol sales on the west coast is Costco in Crescent City, CA - I was kinda shocked when I heard that but the article said that it was due to all of the people from SW Oregon traveling there to buy liquor in bulk for friends and family because the prices were that much cheaper than in OR. I thought it was strange that you couldn't buy package hard liquor or real property / cars on Sunday in Colorado but at least there was competitive prices and private liquor stores that regularly ran sales. That said - is it cheaper to buy booze in OR than WA?