Port Orford is a town located in Curry County, Oregon. It is located on the southern Oregon coast, at the northern end of what coastal oregonians call the Banana Belt, due to the fact that the weather from Port Orford south is warmer and noticeably different than the weather north of Cape Blanco. The town takes it name from George Vancouver's original name for Cape Blanco, which he named for George, Earl of Orford, "a much respected friend." It was later changed to the name of the town close by, possibly also referring to the deep harbor beside the town, that was often used during storms. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,153.
Web Sites and Links
Chamber of Commerce of Port Orford and North Curry CountyVisitor, business and relocation information. Includes news, events, calendar, members list, membership information and maps.
City of Port OrfordProvides information on city government, departments and services, the community, and a visitor's guide. Includes photos, meeting minutes, links and area information.
Discover Port OrfordThe official tourism and business information site for the Port Orford Chamber of Commerce. Includes a business directory, lodging, dining, shopping, maps and area activities.
Port of Port OrfordSupports shipping and fishing facilities, boat moorage and dock businesses. Includes dock information, rates and history, forums, events calendar, partner webpages, news and links.
Port Orford Buffington Park3,000 square-foot skatepark bowl with a cradle. Includes photos, a description, history and location.
Port Orford, OregonProvides a visitor's guide, a business directory and relocation information. Includes photos, attractions and a calendar.
The RAD Outdoor ClubPromotes leadership training and hiking trips for youths. Includes a program overview, photos, hike and book information.