I'm a teacher and teach summer school, so our vacations are limited to early June or early Aug. Next summer will be my husband's choice of the Oregon Coast. 10 days fly in/out of Portland. Want to spend 4-5 days on a beach, on the coast in a cabin/cottage with room for 2 adults and 1 teen. Full kitchen too. Most important is the beachfront location...price not too expensive for a teacher!!!
We live in the desert so even if it rains that will be a fun vacation for us, lol!
Looking at Portland to Newport area, with a side trip to Mt St Helens, then west to Astoria. We plan 2 nights in Portland, 1 night in Astoria, 5 nights on the coast, 1 night in wine country (McMinnville area???) 1 night with family in Hood River, 1 night near Portland airport and then depart.