Where to live in coastal Oregon?
October 17, 2012 2:42 PM Subscribe
Where to live in Northern coastal Oregon? Vernonia? Astoria? Manzanita? Portland with a wicked commute?
posted by jennyjenny to travel & transportation around Oregon (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am coming to Oregon to work for three to six months on a short-term contract job based in Seaside. The job involves traveling up to about 45 minutes in various directions from Seaside, visiting people in their homes, doing health-care stuff. My job will make an effort to focus my work around where I live, within that area.
A possible goal of this job is to get myself set up for a move to Portland. If I stay in the area, I am fairly certain that I ultimately will be living in Portland, as I am a city kid. I will very likely be traveling to Portland at least every weekend. I'll be working four days a week.
I am unfamiliar with the area, and uncertain about where to be looking for short-term (or long-term, if I go the Portland-with-crazy-commute route) housing. I am an artsy-type person, and would be happiest in a community with some artsy vibe to it, with a nice place to get coffee and a yoga studio being very welcome as well. But I don't need a full-on artists' colony vibe. Just somewhere where I wont feel like I'm from another planet, and could potentially meet some like-minded folks to have a beer with.
What would you recommend, MefiOregonians?