Port Orford
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Greetings from the South Oregon Coast

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Thanks to Port Orford Website Designer David Mott, we are now automatically archiving one photo of each day (More than 900 days so far) so that prospective visitors & retirees can judge for themselves the reality of Port Orford's year-round mild weather conditions.

Surf Action on Battle Rock Beach
Fair Weather View of the Surf Action on Battle Rock Beach

Port Orford is located (click for Google Satellite Map!) about an hour north of the California border. It is the Oregon Coast's oldest townsite/fishing village with a walkable, unspoiled 'Old Town' area. Within six blocks that are ever so gradually being redeveloped, you will find great restaurants, Art Galleries, the beach, and the town's harbor. Here are two Port Orford-related videos I created to help raise the visibility of our sleepy Community. They are my first efforts and brief with lots of action shots! Here's my first one:

VIA Magazine Secluded Beaches Article
AAA Traveler's Companion Magazine
VIA July/August 2008

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Port Orford ODOT RoadCam
Port Orford ODOT RoadCam Animated Anemometer
Port Orford
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After 43 years in Port Orford, Brenda & I have reached retirement. During the Fall of 2011, the sale of our property closed escrow and we retired our Home by the Sea Bed & Breakfast. (We are now seeking a buyer for our homebythesea.com Domain Name.) During our 23 B&B Seasons we had hosted over 5000 wonderful visitors and referred 100's & 100's of our overflow guests to a friend's ocean view motel a couple of blocks west of us. Rockne Berge is the veteran Manager of the Castaway by the Sea Motel. The 26 units are very well maintained and each has an extraordinary ocean view overlooking Port Orford's harbor and unique crane-launched fishing fleet. People looking for quality, well located Vacation Rentals would do well to consider our venerable neighbors: Battle Rock House; Cat's Meow Vacation Cottage; Castaway Lodge; and, Port Watch.

We sold to the NOAA 2010-11 Award of Excellence "Organization of the Year - Port Orford Ocean Resource Team. Our property is now scheduled to be re-purposed into a fisheries research center, with our former B&B facilities providing lodging for working scientists. P.O.O.R.T's ambitious mission is to pioneer the establishment the Oregon Coast's first sustainable fishery.

The Port of Port Orford Putting into the Ocean Port Orford's harbor is where fishermen use 5 story high cranes to launch their boats into the ocean. The Port Orford area (42 44 45 N, 124 29 46 W) has a lot to offer healthy retired folks who enjoy a rural location with a windy & wet, but temperate climate. Our community has to be about the smallest (population 1000) & friendliest, incorporated commercial fishing village on the Oregon Coast. There is no ocean sports charter fishing available, but with the Sixes, Elk, Rogue & Chetco Rivers close by, bank fishing for Salmon and Steelhead can be excellent. For drift boat fishing, check with Baker's Guide Service. To learn about Oregon's wildlife related resources, visit the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Department's website.

Cape Blanco Slope Soaring The hobby and sport of flying Radio Controlled (R/C) Model Airplanes is becoming more popular year-round at Cape Blanco State Park. To view the Cape Blanco's current wind data, visit iwindsurf.com's Cape Blanco webpage.
Storm Watch Port Orford is in an excellent Storm Watching Location and Theresia Hewitt's Wind & Weather Updates Storm Watching Page featuring her own local photos, accurate weather reporting and an archive of the month's Current Wind & Rain Reports. Check out the Oregon Surf Forecast Tools to see what to expect.
Battle Rock Surfer

Here is the best page to find all current data including our Sunrise-Sunset, Moonrise-Moonset, tides, day length and wind speed at Cape Blanco is Webmaster David Mott's ---Port Orford Moon Phase/Wind/Weather and (searchable) Tides

For your trip pre-planning, read our Oregon Coast Travel Tips section. For general weather pre-planning, see Port Orford's NOAA's 7-Day forecast. For NOAA's daily perspective on weather/wind and surf and storm watching conditions, check out Coastal Waters Forecast. To see a current and enhanced, colorful picture of our current North Pacific weather, download Oregon Climate Service's Enhanced North Pacific satellite image. For a closeup look at the Pacific Northwest, download NOAA's excellent Southern Oregon Coast black and white satellite image.

A couple of years ago, our Community received very good economic development news. Our Port and The Port Orford Ocean Resource Team and a group of other governmental agencies announced the completion of a $10 million Marine Project proposal for Port Orford." It is one of the Oregon Coast's few 'Green & shovel-ready' economic development projects ready for funding. You can read all about it HERE. This tranformative project is ever so gradually being funded. The 2011 purchase of our property by POORT is visible evidence of the progress being made.

Port Orford Aerial September 10, 2009

Alan & Brenda Mitchell

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