Port Orford, Oregon

Port Orford, Oregon, is Curry County's northernmost incorporated coastal town.  It's smaller (pop. 1100), more remote, less developed, and (to some) more charming than many coastal tourist towns.  There are still nice options for food and lodgings, and the scenery here and nearby is spectacular.

The town of Port Orford is built inland of rocky headlands where the ocean sweeps in to wash a five-mile crescent beach between the Orford Heads and Humbug Mountain to the south.  So US 101 enters Port Orford from the north, and exits to the east-southeast.  Pro tip: incorporated cities have police departments, and Port Orford's seems to support itself from traffic ticket revenues.  The highway speeds go to 40MPH well before the built environment begins to look developed, but the wise motorist will observe and comply with all posted speed limits.

Attractions in Port Orford include:
Blacklock Point is seven miles north.
Cape Blanco State Park is four miles north.
Paradise Point SRS  160 
Tseriadun SRS  161 
Port Orford Heads State Park
Port of Port Orford  162 
Battle Rock  163  and beach
Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve
Humbug Mountain is five miles south.
Sisters Rock is thirteen miles south.

More Port Orford attractions at EnjoyPortOrford.com.

More at Wikipedia.

Distances to nearby towns:

Miles North  Nearby towns
257Cannon Beach
195Pacific City
173Lincoln City
167Gleneden Beach
51Coos Bay
 Port Orford
27Gold Beach
37Pistol River
82Crescent City, CA
Miles South  Nearby towns

Begun 2016, updated 2020.