Port Orford

Oregon's Quintessential Coast Town

Port Orford is the oldest town on the Oregon Coast and the most westerly in the contiguous United States. Steeped in history and natural wonders, this is a quintessential coast town.

Anchored by its active harbor, Port Orford sees its fishing fleet of 30 boats lowered into the water by crane every morning. You can set out after them, going windsurfing, boating, or sea kayaking in the Pacific. Scuba diving nearby coves and shipwrecks is also popular, in waters offering high visibility. The town is artsy and eclectic, boasting top-notch galleries, shops, and restaurants where the views are as good as the food. Beginning in Port Orford, the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway might be the most enchanting route you’ve ever biked. Its 61 miles of trail hug the coast and overlook breathtaking views of coastal bluffs, sea stacks, and the Cape Blanco Lighthouse.

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Sisters Rock State Park

Between the Euchre Creek and Prehistoric Gardens, 13 miles north of Gold Beach, travelers are likely to see a headland with two monumental rocks connected to the mainland. A third rock, surrounded by pounding surf, stands nearby. These three monoliths...

Port Orford, OR
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Wild Rivers Land Trust

With a mission to foster voluntary protection of our clean water, fish and wildlife habitat, working forests, farms and ranches, in partnership with landowners and communities through conservation, restoration, collaboration and education, Wild Rivers Land Trust is a community-based land trust...

832 Oregon St. (Hwy 101)
Port Orford, OR

(541)366-2130

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Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

With a variety of route choices within one Bikeway, all on one of the most enchanting stretches of the South Coast, riding the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway is a singular pleasure you can customize to fit your definition of...

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Good Feather Gallery

Located in the heart of Port Orford, Good Feather Gallery features the fine art of Nina Marie Ventra, from mosaic, wood and stone sculptures to photography and paintings. There are also driftwood mobiles, handmade greeting cards and jewelry for sale. 

246 Sixth Street
Port Orford, OR
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Port Orford Fishing Charters

Port Orford Fishing Charters is Port Orford’s only resident guide service focused primarily on fishing.  Captain Andrew comes from a family with deep roots in the professional sport fishing and tackle manufacturing industries. Captain Andrew has over 30 years of...

Port Orford, OR

(541) 294-1249
Email us (Info[at]portorfordfishingcharters[dot]com)

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Elk River Fish Hatchery

The Elk River Fish Hatchery is located approximately 8 miles up the beautiful Elk River. The Hatchery was completed in 1971. It has 10 ponds and an intake. The Hatchery raises steelhead and Chinook salmon. The Chinook salmon are released...

95163 Elk River Road
Port Orford, OR

(541) 332-7025
Email us (odfw[dot]info[at]state[dot]or[dot]us)

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Hawthorne Gallery

You’ll find paintings, sculptures, jewelry in wood, metal, glass and ceramics at Hawthorne Gallery. The gallery features iron work, bronze/granite, Raku, cast glass, wood figures and members of the Hawthorne family, painting and steel, blown and cast glass, jewelry, ceramic...

267 W. Sixth St.
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2266
Email us (chris[at]chrishawthorne[dot]com)

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Paradise Point State Recreation Site

A parking area with an expansive coastal vista stretching from Port Orford Heads to Orfords offshore reef and distant Cape Blanco and the lighthouse there. The beach is great for beachcombing; it's not unusual to find floats and agates here.

Port Orford, OR

541-332-6774

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Wooden Nickel Myrtlewood & Gifts

Located on the south coast of Oregon in beautiful Port Orford, home of the myrtlewood tree. the Wooden Nickel has been in continuous operation for over 38 years. Shop securely on-line at our newly remodeled store or if you’re in...

1205 Oregon St
Port Orford, OR

541-332-5201
Email us (woodenickel[at]harborside[dot]com)

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Port Orford Heads State Park

The Port Orford Lifeboat Station was constructed in 1934 by the Coast Guard to provide lifesaving service to the southern portion of the Oregon Coast until 1970. A museum, operated by the Cape Blanco Heritage Society, is now housed in...

Port Orford, OR

541-332-6774

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Battle Rock Wayside Park

Battle Rock Park is named for the historic battle that took place at Battle Rock where the Qua-to-mah Native Americans fought Captain William Tichenor’s men in 1851. Stop by the Visitor Center that’s located in the park for information about the park...

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Tseriadun State Recreation Site

Tseriadun (pronounced serry-AH-dun) is popular with visitors stretching their legs on the miles-long beach, agate collectors (there's a reason the community calls it Agate Beach) and photographers intent on capturing the perfect shots of offshore rocks and headlands. Long ago,...

Port Orford, OR

800-551-6949

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Travel Curry Coast

Physical: 94235 Moore Street
Gold Beach, OR
Mail: Suite 122
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 247-3222

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

A South Coast Favorite Holiday Recipe

When it comes time to decide on a winter meal to serve family and friends over the holidays, consider skipping the traditional turkey for local, sustainable Oregon seafood instead.  Paul Grossi, the head chef at Redfish restaurant in Port Orford,...

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Don’t-Miss Events on the Southern Oregon Coast

Young or old, who isn’t enchanted by thousands of twinkling lights in the shape of animated orcas, leaping frogs, herons, seals and dozens of other creatures in an undersea garden? More than 50,000 visitors flock to Oregon’s South Coast each...

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Ultimate South Coast Road Trip

It’s Oregon Coast road trip time! You may have heard of the rugged cliffs, secret coves and forested sea stacks along the remote stretch of shoreline here on the South Coast, but haven’t been able to swing a visit. Don’t...

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Great State Parks on the Southern Oregon Coast

The Oregon coastline is famed for its strikingly beautiful scenery, gorgeous beaches, and breathtaking sunsets. One of the best ways to enjoy all these jaw-dropping wonders is by exploring the numerous state parks that dot the coast. With accommodations that range spartan to luxurious, each state park has its own unique feel and attributes. We've gathered a list of all that the Oregon State Park system has to offer along the Pacific Ocean. You'll find plenty of inspiration here for your next road trip!

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Local’s Guide to South Coast Seafood

Dixie Boley knows seafood on Oregon’s South Coast. For 30 years, from 1978 to 2008, she and her late husband, Scott, were commercial salmon fishermen on the Rogue River, just north of their home in Gold Beach. In 1998, they...

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Romantic Escapes on the South Coast

Dinner and a movie is nice for Valentine’s Day, but we have a hunch that what your sweetie really wants is a romantic adventure, no planning required. From its wild, secluded beaches to majestic old-growth forests, Oregon’s South Coast is...

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The Crazy Norwegian’s Fish & Chips

Crazy's is a Port Orford institution! Homemade soups, pies, sauces, and dressings, but do not overlook our Nearly Famous Fish and Chips! Funky, sassy, friendly and a welcome respite for a tired cyclist!

259 6th Street
Port Orford, OR

541-332-8601

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Golden Harvest Herban Farm and Bakery

Pies, pastries, bread, cookies, ice cream, full salad and hot food buffet, breakfast, gyros, paninis, subs, grass fed burgers, chili, soups and the best clam chowder. Frozen individual and family size meals. Vegan, gluten-free and keto options. We cook from...

620 9th St
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2193

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Wild Woods Gypsy

Located on Oregon’s southern coast, Wild Woods Gypsy is Port Orford’s only raw milk micro dairy. Their farm stand is open year round on Saturdays and features local meat, farm fresh pastries and a variety of hand crafted products including...

92584 Silver Butte Road
Port Orford, OR

503-253-6611

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Mr. Ed’s Espresso, Juice, and Underground Pub

Mr. Ed’s is a family friendly music venue like no other. Once inside, you’ll see the incredible selection of instruments lining the walls, ceilings and yes, even the bathrooms. These aren’t just for décor; patrons can easily request the opportunity...

1870 Oregon street
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2295
Email us (mredsundergroundpub[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Port Orford Sustainable Seafood

A Community Supported Fishery is an alternative way of buying seafood which connects you with the source of who caught your seafood along with the where and when it was caught. Purchasing straight from the source allows you to circumvent...

Port Orford, OR

541-671-0704
Email us (kean[at]posustainableseafood[dot]com)

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The Salty Dawg Highway 101

460 Madrona Avenue
Port Orford, OR

(541) 332-4515

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The Dive

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and bar. Unique and classic foods.

236 6th St
Port Orford, OR

541-332-1777
Email us (thediveportorford[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Redfish

Redfish is a fine dining restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest flavors, local family farms and seasonal fare with one of the most spectacular views on the Oregon Coast. There is boutique lodging at the Redfish Loft and a world class Hawthorne...

517 Jefferson St.
Port Orford, OR

(541) 366-2200
Email us (chris[at]hawthornegallery[dot]com[dot]com)

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South Coast Gourmet

South Coast Gourmet provides delicious hard to find specialty food items in their beautiful, coastal location. They offer a wonderful selection of imported and domestic cheeses, specialty meats, vinegars, mustards, sauces, olives and many other quality items for your cooking...

832 Highway 101
Port Orford, OR

(541)366-2074

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The Honey House Cafe

The Honey House is simple, elegant, and made from scratch. Using local products for Nourishment.

1825 Oregon Street
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2046
Email us (honeyhousemercantile[at]gmail[dot]com)

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WildSpring Guest Habitat

WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small eco-friendly resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Oregon’s south coast that offers luxurious accommodations in a peaceful, naturally beautiful environment. Five luxury cabin suites filled with art and antiques, Guest Hall, walking labyrinth, sculpture...

92978 Cemetery Loop
Port Orford, OR

541-332-0977
Email us (stay[at]wildspring[dot]com)

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Tasty Kate’s

A little bit hippie, a little bit hillbilly – a whole lotta tasty! A variety of baked goods – sweet and savory. Only real butter and olive oil. No shortening or fillers. Espresso, coffee and tea. Fresh bread baked daily....

917 Highway 101
Port Orford, OR

541-290-4999

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Redfish LOFT

Redfish offers affordable French-inspired coastal cuisine and drink in a modern, casual, and original setting with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Call for reservations in the Redfish LOFT, our luxury, romantic oceanfront suite for two. Complete your experience...

517 Jefferson St.
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2266
Email us (info[at]redfishportorford[dot]com)

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Wildland Properties

Vacation rentals in Port Orford, OR. (Managed by VACASA)

929 Oregon St.
Port Orford, OR

800-863-8415
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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Shoreline Inn and Suites

206 6th St.
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2111

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WildSpring Guest Habitat

WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small eco-friendly resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Oregon’s south coast that offers luxurious accommodations in a peaceful, naturally beautiful environment. Five luxury cabin suites filled with art and antiques, Guest Hall, walking labyrinth, sculpture...

92978 Cemetery Loop
Port Orford, OR

541-332-0977
Email us (stay[at]wildspring[dot]com)

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Cape Blanco State Park

Located at the state’s westernmost tip, and perched over the Pacific Ocean, Cape Blanco features a 19th-century lighthouse and an early Irish settler’s home. Use our private, sheltered campsites as your base camp while you enjoy the park’s history, trails...

91814 Cape Blanco Road
Port Orford, OR

800.551.6949

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Peaceful Sunny Guest Suite

Welcome to your Peaceful Retreat! The spacious guest suite has 2 private entrances: Walk into the courtyard to the left of the front cabin and you’ll find your front door in the courtyard (the host lives in the front cabin)...

93715 Elk River Rd
Port Orford, OR
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Humbug Mountain State Park (RV Park)

The park and campground are dominated by Humbug Mountain (elevation 1,756 feet) and surrounded by forested hills. The campground enjoys some of the warmest weather on the Oregon coast as the surrounding mountains offer protection from cool ocean breezes. Many...

39745 Hwy. 101 S.
Port Orford, OR

800-452-5687

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Madrona & 101 RV Park

463 Madrona St.
Port Orford, OR

541.332.4025
Email us (madronacampers[at]msn[dot]com)

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Serenity

True serenity awaits at this gorgeous lakefront abode. Your waterfront haven presents impressive views from the living and dining areas, as well as the spacious deck. Use the firepit by the lake. The fenced yard is ideal for kids who...

42330 Dena Ln
Port Orford, OR
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Sea Crest Motel

Sea Crest Motel is an 18 room property overlooking the southern coast in beautiful Port Orford. Every room offers magnificent ocean views, in room coffee, free wireless internet, plus a limited business office/services. It’s the perfect getaway to relax and...

44 Hwy. 101 S.
Port Orford, OR

(541) 332-3040
Email us (order[at]seacrestoregon[dot]com)

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Port Orford RV Village

Port Orford RV Village is located in the city of Port Orford in a clean and tranquil setting ½ mile off of Highway 101 and just 2 miles from local beaches. They offer many great amenties as well as a...

2855 Port Orford Loop Road
Port Orford, OR

541-332-1041
Email us (portorfordrv[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Castaway by the Sea Motel & Lodging

Castaway by the Sea Ocean View Inn is a beach lovers home away from home! We are a pet friendly lodging establishment on the southern Oregon coast offering rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views from every room.

545 W. 5th St.
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4502
Email us (stay[at]castawaybythesea[dot]com)

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