A lovely little fishing town known for its artistic community in Oregon, Port Orford has wonderful sweeping views of the Pacific and an unforgettable small town vibe that will make you want to stay and explore. With eight galleries operated by local artists, a strong fishing community, wild and beautiful landscapes, and well-maintained historic sites, the town is quite unique.
Port Orford is like something out of the past where there are no crowds, the views are awe inspiring, and the trails, beaches, and natural areas totally unspoiled. You won't find a McDonald's here. What you will find instead is beauty, the blue sea at the end of every street, and a lot of quirky, friendly locals. Hiking trails are in abundance around here, with numerous options, both gentle and challenging. Try wind, surf, or body boarding, or kayaking when the waters are calmer. You can climb up to Battle Rock where battles were had between soldiers and Native Americans in 1851, and while you're up there, see if you can spot the Gray Whales that migrate past here in the fall. A curious quirk of this small town is the old city jail built in 1936, ask the locals for information.
Visit the Port Orford in September for the best experience.