Growing up in the Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Coast was a regular destination for our family vacations. After getting married and moving to Portland for grad school, I again spent weekend after weekend, now with my husband, exploring the vast coastal area full of whales, sea life, nature, and ocean waves. Now raising our family in Boise, Idaho, we still make regular trips to the coast with our own 4 children and it remains one of our favorite family vacations. Here are some things to know when planning a vacation to the Oregon Coast! What’s the Oregon Coast Like? The first important thing to know about the Oregon Coast is to understand that it’s not like a southern California coast. It’s a completely different vibe. You won’t see a lot of people lounging on the sand in bikinis slathering on sunscreen and pulling out the surfboards.…