Re: Portland, Oregon - dreams of sailing
I have heard that Astoria has the cheapest moorage on the entire west coast. I believe a guy I know pays $90 a month for a 40 footer. That might be good for you. Closer than Newport, and closer to Juan de Fuca for when you sail north. Mccuddy's in Portland is also close and cheap.
All things considered, isn't Olympia not much further? 2 hours? Another option.