Hi everyone! I'm new to this post. We are taking a cruise through Alaska 9/9-9/16 and flying into Portland on the 16th. We really want to see the Oregon coast but have no idea where exactly to stay. I'm not into shopping so much as I work in Manhattan. We will have a car and don't mind driving, but definitely don't want to get caught in a traffic jam! Plenty of that right here. We are in our 50's, pretty active, and would like to see the local flavors. Anyone have any suggestions? They are welcome. Also hotels, B&B's? I would prefer a large Inn with breakfast on the beach in a romantic setting facing the beach with a beautiful private balcony and a martini in my hand!