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Oregon coast or Portland.

Discussion in 'United States' started by Belcross, May 13, 2018.

  1. Belcross

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    I can't decide which is better to start an adventure on and I'd like to get some seasoned advice. I plan on staying in Oregon until winter hits unless the weather is surviverable, any thoughts?
     
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    I've spent a lot of time in/on both...oregon coast has a lot of small towns and nature preserves/rec areas managed by several different agencies...i think coos bay is the biggest populace and i dont think it even cracks 30k residents

    whereas you have Portland, only an hour drive from the coast, not the largest city but definitely huge enough - a stark contrast from anywhere on the Oregon coast

    both have their pros and cons of course, and if someone knows nothing of your situation and preferences there's little advice to give...
     
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    I started in Portland; I love Portland. But Portland also gets blown the fuck up in the summer.

    The Oregon Coast is pretty chill, but very wet.

    I say follow the weather: so if you're planning on staying until winter, then start north and head south.
     
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    Had a great time last year on coast
     
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    to give a more straightforward answer i agree with everyone prompting the coast over Portland

    especially during the summer you're gonna have such a quality time

    east of Brookings not too far inland there's some redwoods

    Lincoln City area i found particular nice

    and plenty in between...many many seastacks and awesome forests
     
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