Port Orford epitomizes small town America. The authentic coastal town allows visitors to enjoy splendid beauty without the crowds. The pace of the people in Port Orford will encourage you to relax, slow down and take a look around.
The beaches are never crowded increasing your chances to find a perfect piece of driftwood, a smooth agate or sea glass that’s been smoothed by waves, water and sand. The coastline is dotted with giant sea stacks, and are home to colonies of shorebirds.
Port Orford has active commercial and sport fishing fleets: dungeness crab, black cod, ling cod, rock fish, salmon and sea urchin are only a few of the seasonal catches.
Sightseeing in Port Orford is as authentic and intriguing as the town itself.
The Old City Jail has become a famous photo stop for visitors and artists alike. The little jail was condemned in 1965. But, the jail has taken on a character of its own, sporting quirky facial characteristics.
While visiting Port Orford you can’t help but notice Humbug Mountain 6 miles south.
Humbug Mountain rises directly from the ocean to a height of 1756 feet. Many trails on the mountain (including two trails to the summit) meander through old-growth forest of Douglas-fir, spruce, grand fir, Oregon myrtle, alder and Western red cedar. Camping and beach access make Humbug Mountain State Park an ideal outdoor recreational area.
Visit the Port Orford fishing port and view one of six existing “dolly docks” in the world. The dolly dock hoists sea vessels out of the shallow harbor and stores the boats on easy-to-haul-away trailers.
Port Orford is the hidden gem of the Oregon Coast.
Wednesday 11/22/2017 90%
Windy with showers this morning becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. High around 60F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Thursday 11/23/2017 100%
Windy with a steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 11/24/2017 20%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 55F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.