We are considering moving to Oregon. Mostly because of my wife's health. She wants less pollution and ozone problems, less extreme temps and more humidity. Those factors along with sea level are conditions that will help her quality of life. We are with Kaiser Permanente and there is plenty of Kaiser offices in Salem and Portland. Our search for an area will have to be less tha 2 hours from one or the other city. We traveled through there 2 years ago & loved the newport area as well as others. Cost will be the other factor as we have to watch that as we will not be able to afford a place where everything is high. Under $200,000 will be what we will be looking for. Please give me any tips on where to look, where not to look etc... On the coast is nice but we will consider communities within an hour of the coast if the climate is mild. thanks!!