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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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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Port Orford Visitor’s Center

Discover an authentic fishing village in the westernmost corner of Oregon. Nestled between the emerald mountains of the Coast Range and the sapphire waters of the mighty Pacific, Port Orford stands alone. Discover remote wild and scenic rivers, mossy temperate...

520 Jefferson
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4106

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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...

Port Orford, OR
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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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Cook Gallery

Cook Gallery showcases the Northwest Craftsman style custom-crafted wood furniture by Port Orford’s Rick Cook.

705 Oregon Street
Port Orford, OR

(541) 332-0045

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Johnson Gallery

Stone, sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry and fine crafts featuring local and regional artists.

530 8th St.
Port Orford, OR

541-332-0599
Email us (johnsongal[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Steel Blue Lodge

Southern Oregon Drift boat fishing for Fall Chinook and Winter Steelhead. Summertime family B&B with river access.

Port Orford, OR

541-332-3140

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Prehistoric Gardens

The Prehistoric Gardens are great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set amongst a lush Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to...

36848 U.S. 101
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4463

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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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Point B Studio

Featuring artists who incorporate some aspect of the Internet in their work: digital photography, mapping, visualization and other forms of art.

351 6th St
Port Orford, OR

(541) 366-2036

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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. Stop by the shop, and while you’re there take a tour and...

1205 Oregon Street
Port Orford, OR

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

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Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center

Sea Wolf Books is a small, vibrant, independent bookstore located in beautiful Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast. It is the westernmost bookstore in the contiguous United States. The shop sells new and used books, offers local writing workshops,...

324 6th Street
Port Orford, OR

503-444-9653
Email us (info[at]seawolfbooks[dot]com)

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Port Orford Visitor’s Center

Physical: 520 Jefferson
Port Orford, OR
Mail: PO Box 637
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4106

Travel Curry Coast

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

(541) 247-3222

Travel Stories

Oregon Coast’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

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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Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to...
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Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

When leisure travel is allowed again, Oregon’s coastal communities are ready to welcome you back to their spectacular oceanfront resorts, charming beachside cottages and family-friendly spaces for all budgets. Visitors can have peace of mind, too, knowing that all have...
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Lighthouses

Of the nine original lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, seven are open to the public and most are still active. If you time it right, you’ll get to go inside, take a tour, maybe go up the stairs to the...
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Whale Watching

Whale watching is a year-round activity on the Oregon Coast with gray whales by far the most commonly seen. Whale watching is not difficult, but a few tips make it easier. Any location with an ocean view may yield whale...
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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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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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The Salty Dawg Highway 101

Just a dive bar on the Oregon Coast.

460 Madrona Avenue
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4515

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Cafe 2.0

Cafe 2.0 is where good food meets good company. Cafe 2.0 is located in Port Orford, Oregon, and serves breakfast and lunch. Dine-in and outdoor seating are available.

1825 Oregon Street
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2046

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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 handcrafted products including jams,...

92584 Silver Butte Road
Port Orford, OR

541-253-6611

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Port Orford Sustainable Seafood

A Community Supported Fishery (CSF) 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...

Port Orford, OR

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

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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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Port Orford CommUnity Co-op

A community food co-op, located on Highway 101 in the center of town. The Port Orford CommUnity Co-op is more than a grocery store: it is a community owned business that provides convenient access to fresh, local, organic and healthy...

812 Oregon St.
Port Orford, OR

(541) 366-2067
Email us (poccoop[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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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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 to...

1870 Oregon Street
Port Orford, OR

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

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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. They cook from...

620 9th Street
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2193

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The Dive

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar. Unique and classic foods.

236 6th Street
Port Orford, OR

541-332-1777
Email us (thediveportorford[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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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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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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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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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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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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The Point

The Point is a collection of exquisite residences situated on a coastal bluff in Oregon in arguably the most picturesque part of the West Coast of the US. Spectacular over-the-ocean sunrises and sunsets are visible from practically every window. Every apartment and...

409 Jackson Street
Port Orford, OR

Email us (vagabondproperties409[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Shoreline Inn and Suites

Our 13 room hotel accommodations includes studios, and 1 and 2-bedroom options. All rooms feature Seely Posturepedic Plus beds with gel top for a good night’s sleep, kitchenette with microwave, minifridge/freezer, and coffee maker including gourmet coffee. Smart TVs, and...

206 6th St.
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2111

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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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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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Castaway by the Sea

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 5th Street
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4502
Email us (castawayportorford[at]gmail[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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