Oregon Map

South Oregon Coast

Coos and Curry Counties

Port Orford

Curry County, 97465

Oldest town site on the Oregon Coast.

Port Orford doesn't have a river estuary so there is little place to build a boat basin. Instead a breakwater and dock system service a small commercial fleet. This is one of the most beautiful and rugged stretches of the rocky Oregon coast. I can only guess what the settlers of 1851 were thinking when they landed here (we know what the Indians thought). All of the trailblazing effort of the mid-nineteenth century resulted in a very nice little town in a most beautiful area. Whale watching and storm watching are great winter pastimes. The name Port Orford is also attached to the native cedar tree which flourishes in the rich rain forests.