Port Orford :
Port Orford is the oldest town on the Oregon Coast and the most westerly in the lower 48 states. The city takes its name from George Vancouver
's original name for Cape Blanco, which he named for George, Earl of Orford
, "a much-respected friend." Port Orford was first settled by a group led by Captain William Tichenor
, who arrived in 1851.
Port Orford is located between Bandon and Gold Beach.
In the 2010 Census Port Orford's population was 1,133. Port Orford is known for it's laid back, no rush, quirky, nice people.
Fishing abounds in Port Orford. If you enjoy ocean fishing for snapper, lingcod, bottom fish or perch, Port Orford has it! If you enjoy fishing pure, pristine rivers for salmon, Port Orford has it! If you enjoy lake fishing for bass and trout Port Orford has it! There are several guides in the area that can help get you started on your fishing paradise!
Port Orford is also a great place for artists and artisans alike. Port Orford's natural undisturbed views and vistas will inspire all. There are several galleries in the area owned and operated by the artists themselves.
Port Orford is also home to some of the best cold water surfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding and ocean kayaking around.
Just north of Port Orford is the famous Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Cape Blanco is the oldest and most westerly lighthouse in Oregon.
Port Orford has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Oregonian Newspaper and most recently as a stopping point for the History Channel's Television show Top Gear.