DH and I are considering a move to OR this time next year so I have already started looking around. Neither of us have ever been to OR but think it has a lot to offer. I have been looking on Craigslist. This seems like a stupid question, but hopefully it will make sense once you read on. On Craigslist when I click on Oregon it gives me different areas to click and one is Oregon Coast to me that would be all areas up and down the coast which seems kind of a large area to group all together, some of the posts say "near downtown Oregon Coast" which sounds like Oregon Coast is a town. So is Oregon Coast a townor just referring to the actual coastal area of OR? When they say downtown Oregon Coast where would that be referring to?
I'll probably ask other questions as I continue are search, but are there any areas that any of you would recommend and why? We definitely want to be with in an hour or so of the coast and think that we would like to be close to Portland. TIA