Little About Our Town of Port Orford!
town’s main event is a 4th of July
celebration and fireworks display.
The next time you want to get away from it all, leave the crowds behind
when you go.
In Port Orford, halfway between Bandon and Gold Beach, you’ll
everything you’re looking for. From spectacular seascapes and
hiking trails with panoramic vistas, to art galleries and an authentic
Victorian mansion. With ocean, lake and river fishing, boating and
and absolutely perfect windsailing conditions. But here,
there’s a difference.
You don’t have to push your way through traffic jams or
to enjoy it.
Small, friendly, quirky, with a relaxing energy in a
setting...Port Orford is filled with nice people, an unhurried
and no stop lights.
It has a very active artistic community, with eight art
and operated by working artists, including some genuinely world-class
Plus charming gift shops, a motorcycle museum and a very comfortable
theatre (with an amazing selection of goodies), and a series of
where you can enjoy creative cuisine, a New York-style Italian
great diner food, seafood, steaks and what locals believe is the best
and chips and chowder on the coast.
The oldest platted townsite on the Oregon coast, the
most westerly city
in the continental U.S., and the northern gateway to the America's Wild
Rivers Coast, Port Orford honors its rich history. Visit Battle Rock
Park, the site of a famous battle between Indians and the first whites
trying to settle here – there’s a visitor
information center at the park.
Stop by the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, which features a
Coast Guard Station, shipwreck memorabilia, and many artifacts from the
years when the Coast Guard Station was providing services to ships off
one of America's most dangerous headlands. And, just a few
north of town is the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the oldest and most
lighthouse in Oregon and, in the same park, the beautifully restored
Hughes House Museum.
And don’t miss the port of Port Orford. It is
the only natural, open
water port for 600 miles and only one of six "dolly" ports in the
It’s an amazing site to see working fishing boats lifted into
and out of
the water every day.
Kite flying, beachcombing, camping, fishing, ocean and
crabbing, clamming, picnicking and visiting local shops and restaurants
are popular local activities. There's also hiking at nearby Humbug
and at Point Orford Heads State Park.
• Cape Blanco Lighthouse
• Port of Port Orford Docks
• Battle Rock Historical Park
• Point Orford Heads State Park
• Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum
• Elk River Fish Hatchery
• Floras Lake
• Garrison Lake
• Hughes House Victorian Home
• Humbug Mountain Camping and Mountain
• Roadside Cranberry Fields
• Prehistoric Gardens
February - Annual E.S.A. Sorority Valentine's Traveling
March - Port Orford/Langlois School District Spring Break
March - Whale Watch Week at Battle Rock
April - Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Buffington Park
April - Spring Beach Clean-up
April - Opening of Historical Sites: Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Historic
Hughes House and Port Orford Lifeboat Stations Museum
July - Annual Fourth of July Jubilee
September - Art and Seafood Festival
October - Fall Beach Clean-Up
December - Bazaar Holiday with five unique bazaars
December -Annual Christmas Children's Weekend
December -Historic Hughes House Christmas Tours
December -Winter Whale Watch Week at Battle Rock