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Old 01-09-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Well, we're in the Portland Forum, and the OP said they "moved here" so I'd assume it's Portland.
Heh, I spend my time in so many different forums that didn't occur to me til after, but you're right.

From Portland I'd cross Bandon off the list (long drive) and probably Newport as well, going with something in the strip between Astoria-Cannon Beach for the more convenient drive.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Newport/Depoe Bay/Lincoln City are easy to reach from Portland - 99W to McMinnville and then 18 to the coast.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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My husband and I honeymooned at the Stephanie Inn in Cannon beach. It was truly amazing.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Newport/Depoe Bay/Lincoln City are easy to reach from Portland - 99W to McMinnville and then 18 to the coast.
Newport's a good half hour further than the trip to Astoria. Though certainly it also depends on where in Portland you're leaving from. From St. Johns it's no question that Astoria would be much faster; from Tigard closer to a toss-up.

And perhaps I just have bad luck, but I always find that one stretch of 99, Dundee I think, turns into a parking lot when there's any traffic at all - i.e. any Sunday afternoon/eve heading back towards Portland.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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And perhaps I just have bad luck, but I always find that one stretch of 99, Dundee I think, turns into a parking lot when there's any traffic at all - i.e. any Sunday afternoon/eve heading back towards Portland.
It does. It's frequently faster to drive all the way to Salem and then cut across there.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Although 26 is more direct if you're headed to Cannon Beach/Seaside, it's also a bit narrow and windey when driving after dark. We've started going N. on I-5 to Longview, then across the bridge to Rainier, then hwy 30 the rest of the way. It does take a bit longer, but because it's closer to the Columbia River, the road doesn't get as icy during this time of year and driving home after dark.

Another option if we're heading south, drive down to Tillamook using Hwy 6, stop in for ice cream cone at the Cheese Factory (slightly North on Hwy 101). Then, it's an easy drive to Pacific City (few miles south) or go north to whichever small town inspires you.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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And make sure it's a Marionberry Pie ice cream cone. My new favorite flavor.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Okay, I just ran across listings for two places, at the coast that will also fit your bill. They're not cheap, though. But they both look fantastic!

The Awtrey House at Neahkanie Beach.

And it's a long drive (at Port Orford), but this place looked fantastic as well:
WildSpring Guest Habitat
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