Port Orford

  • The Hughes Ranch

    91816 Cape Blanco Rd
    Port Orford, Oregon 0
    (541) 332-0248

    Visit the restored 1898 Victorian farmhouse built for pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes. After operating a successful dairy ranch for more than thirty years, the couple was able to pay pioneer builder Pehr Johan Lindberg to design and build the comfortable, two-story home. You can learn about ranch life more than 100 years ago and about the couple’s seven children, one of whom was a longtime keeper at Cape Blanco Light Station. Free tours are provided April through October each year. You can also visit the nearby Pioneer cemetery or enjoy miles of hiking trails at Cape Blanco State Park.

  • The Hawthorne Gallery

    517 Jefferson Street
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-366-2266

    The Hawthorne Gallery located at 517 Jefferson Street (Hwy 101) in Port Orford represents the artwork of the talented Hawthorne family as well as many other outstanding contemporary artists. Brothers Chris and Gregory have created a unique showcase for the arts with the stunning backdrop of Battle Rock Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Come browse the colorful works of art ranging from glass to bronze to paintings to ceramic sculpture. We promise you will be amazed at the collection. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. Call 541-366-2266 for more information.

  • Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum

    92331 Coast Guard Hill Rd
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-332-0521

    Port Orford Coast Guard (Lifeboat) Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 29, 1998. From 1934 into the 1960s U.S. Coast Guard “surfmen” lived here, ever alert for ships in distress. When a call came they risked their lives to save others. See the 36-foot self-righting motor lifeboat number 36498 on the grounds. Visit the museum in the former barracks/office building. Four other historic buildings also remain at this 101.29-acre site. This is the only Forge River-type station left on the West Coast. The 36-foot boat came into use during the 1930’s and generally had a three-man crew. U.S. Coast Guard 36′ motor lifeboat 36498 served at the Port Orford Lifeboat Station until the station ceased lifeboat services in 1964. She came home to Port Orford in early 2000.

  • Battle Rock Wayfinding Point

    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
  • Cape Blanco Light Station

    91100 Cape Blanco Rd
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    (541) 332-2207

    Climb the winding stairway to the top of Cape Blanco Lighthouse and stand beside its spectacular Fresnel (pronounced: frey-NEL ) lens. Up close you can appreciate the genius of its inventor and imagine generations of dedicated light keepers toiling to keep the lamp burning brightly. Beyond the windows your gaze is drawn to the magnificent ever-changing Pacific coastline. Erected in 1870, this lighthouse stands on Oregon’s farthest west point of land and is the oldest one continually operating in Oregon. It holds the record for longest service at one lighthouse too: James Langlois worked here for 42 years. James Hughes, born on a nearby ranch, served at this light station for 37 years. Discover several other records this special lighthouse holds when you visit.

  • Cape Blanco State Park

    Off US 101, 9 miles N of
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-332-6774

    Use the extra-large, private, wind-protected campsites at Cape Blanco as your base of operations while you enjoy the lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. Work off your picnic lunch by hiking over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings. Bring your horse and enjoy seven miles of horse trails and the facilities in the horse camp. Don't forget a sunset walk along the headland beaches to finish out your day. Vital stats: All campsites are first-come, first served.

  • Dads Coins, Collectibles & Antiques

    1325 Oregon Ave
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-332-7676
  • Elk River Fish Hatchery

    95161 Elk River Rd
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-332-7025
  • Fourmile Creek to Cape Blanco State Airport

    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
  • Hughes Historic House

    91814 Cape Blanco Rd
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-332-0248
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