Greetings! I've lived in Coos Bay, Bandon, Gold Beach and Brookings and spent time in Port Orford. I've hiked a number of the coastal trails and am an amature photographer so have lots of pics to share if you want to see the countryside.
As far as I'm concerned, the Oregon Coast is paradise....great 'green' beauty, diversity of landscape, beach or mountains, lots of great restaurants, some of the best fishing and hunting.
Although having lived in other inland areas like Roseburg, Eugene, Portland, I'm not too fond of the extremes in the weather, so the Coast suits me fine. Sure we get our fair share of rain, but that's what makes the place so green. With sunny breaks every few days all though the year, who can complain???