Top things to do in Port Orford

Park in Port Orford

Cape Blanco State Park

Nine miles north of Port Orford, this rugged promontory is the second-most-westerly point of the continental US and host to a fine state park with hiking trails spreading out over the headland. Sighted in 1603 by Sp…
Park in Port Orford

Humbug Mountain State Park

Six miles south of Port Orford, mountains edge down to the ocean, and the heavily wooded Humbug Mountain rises 1750ft from the surf. When European settlers first came to the area in 1851, the Tututni Native American…
Park in Port Orford

Port Orford Heads State Park

A short drive along Coast Guard Rd leads to this state park, which has the best location in town. A couple of 20-minute loop trails offer fine panoramic views and a closer look at coastal flora. Deer and bunnies liv…
Seafood in Port Orford


At first glance this slick, sea-view restaurant would seem better located in Portland's Pearl District – it's even attached to a highbrow art gallery, owned by glass artist Chris Hawthorne and family. Redfish boasts…
Lighthouse in Port Orford

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

This lighthouse, built in 1870, is the oldest and highest operational lighthouse in Oregon. There's an informative visitor center, plus tours that let you go up to the lighthouse's top floor – and if you're into pla…
American in Port Orford

Crazy Norwegian

A casual family spot famous for its excellent fish-and-chips and seafood combos. Soup, salad and sandwich fans won't be disappointed, either, and there are homemade cakes and pies aplenty. Just be prepared to wait a…
Seafood in Port Orford


For seafood-at-the-dock atmosphere there's Griffs, a very cute greasy-spoon shack at the port with good fish-and-chips (several kinds) and crab melts.
Landmark in Port Orford

Hughes House

This huge, elaborate, nicely restored Victorian home was built in 1898 by Patrick Hughes, an Irish dairy rancher and gold miner who settled the area.
Park in Port Orford

Prehistoric Gardens

Twelve miles south of Port Orford, your kids will scream at the sight of a Tyrannosaurus rex in front of this dinosaur park. Life-size replicas of the extinct beasties are set in a lush, first-growth temperate rainf…
Museum in Port Orford

Lifeboat Station Museum

This 1934 building was home to members of the area's US Coast Guard 'surfmen,' who were in charge of search and rescue along this stretch of coastline – a tough job made brutal by the weather and terrain.