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.

Featured Spots

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Port Orford Chamber of Commerce

Located at one end of Battle Rock Park, the Visitor Center welcomes people who stop by, stretch their legs, and want to learn more about Port Orford.

520 Jefferson
Port Orford, OR

541-332-8055

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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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South Coast Tours LLC

South Coast Tours can take you on an adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and out into the Southern Oregon near shore ocean. Go fishing, wildlife viewing or just simply enjoy the experience of gliding across the waterways...

27436 Hunter Creek Rd
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 373-0487
Email us (dave[at]southcoasttours[dot]net)

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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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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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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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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

This isolated lighthouse holds at least four Oregon records: it is the oldest continually operating light, the most westerly, it has the highest focal plane above the sea, (256 feet), and Oregon’s first woman keeper, Mabel E. Bretherton signed on...

Port Orford, OR

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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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Pineapple Express Adventure Rides

Pineapple Express is your Southern Oregon Coast go-to resource for off-highway biking and more. Pineapple specializes in quality fat tire and mountain bike rentals, service, and sales. They even offer rental bike delivery between Pistol River area to Coos Bay/Charleston....

832 Highway 101
Port Orford, OR

541-655-0233
Email us (info[at]pineappleexpress[dot]bike)

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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...

Port Orford, OR

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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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Steel Blue Lodge

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

94893 Elk River Rd
Port Orford, OR

541-332-3140

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Port Orford Chamber of Commerce

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

541-332-8055

Travel Curry Coast

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

541-247-3222

Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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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Featured Dining

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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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Griff’s on the Port

Griff’s on the Port is a quaint seafood restaurant on the docks at Port Orford. Their great menu is full of the seafood favorites like fish and chips, clam chowder, scallops, various types of fish.

210 Dock Rd.
Port Orford, OR

541-332-8985

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TJ’s Cafe

TJ’S where you can fill up on $1 Coffee, Traditional American “made from scratch” food, & enjoy locally crafted beers, luxurious wines, mixed drinks & “Pub Grub” in our FULL SERVICE PUB & GRILL.

1825 Oregon St.
Port Orford, OR

(541) 366-2073

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Port Orford Farmers Market

Local farmers market located next to the Port Orford Co-Op. Discover a variety of local artisans and vendors who sell produce, value-added products, fresh-baked goods, flowers and art. 

812 Oregon St.
Port Orford, OR

(541)287-2000
Email us (portorfordfm[at]gmail[dot]com)

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The Compass Rose Bed and Breakfast

42497 Gull Road
Port Orford, OR

541-551-0902

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Agates Food & Bar

460 Madrona
Port Orford, OR

(541) 332-4515

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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 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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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

Featured Lodging

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WildSpring Guest Habitat

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

92978 Cemetery Loop
Port Orford, OR

541.332.0977
Email us (stay[at]wildspring[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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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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Shoreline Motel

206 6th St.
Port Orford, OR

541-332-2903

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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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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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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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Ocean Breeze Retreat

With the beach a mere block away, Ocean Breeze may become your go-to home for fun family gatherings in Lincoln City. With beautiful contemporary furnishings and three levels of space, you’ll feel free to invite additional friends and family with...

716 Pinehurst
Port Orford, OR

541-914-1097

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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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The Compass Rose Bed and Breakfast

42497 Gull Road
Port Orford, OR

541-551-0902

South Coast

Castaway Lodge

545 5th St.
Port Orford, OR

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