Port Orford is the oldest town on the Oregon Coast and the most westerly in the 48 states. It’s not a stretch to say it rains sideways here sometimes! Our port is a working commercial fishing port and we have and active and talented art community. Port Orford is a great place for visitors who want to enjoy spectacular natural beauty without the crowds.
The Port of Port Orford is a unique port in the heart of town. The first thing you will see as you come down the hill to the dry, high dock are the large yellow cranes. The second thing you will notice is the lack of a harbor. Port Orford is home to the only “dry dock” on the West Coast, where fishing vessels are launched and retrieved using the crane. The boats are then stored on homemade dollies. Come down and visit, but be careful! This is a working port, so watch out for the fish!