June '10 special edition page 50
Port Orford Wind,
Weather and Tide info
ODOT Road Conditions
Hwy 101 Webcam
Battle Rock Park Webcam
|Photos throughout the site courtesy of Rockne Berg, Susan Brown, Dean Duarte, Milt Finch, Emily Francona, Rick Francona, Russ Gibson, Karen Hansen, Chris Hawthorne, Lois Miller, Alan Mitchell, Brian Morrow, Cheryl Morse, Lance Nix, Gordon Pierce, Donna Smith, Stephen Thompson, John Truesdell and Randy Scholten.. Special thanks also to Alan Mitchell for his Battle Rock Beach Webcam, David Mott for his Wind, Weather & Tide Info, and Jim Robinson for his pro bono City logo. With gratitude.
Port Orford is unexpected. Quirky. Independent. Authentic character…and characters.
Where the forests and the mountains meet the crashing seas, it’s a town as remarkable for what it has as well as what it doesn’t.
You’ll find amazing natural beauty. Fresh, clean air. Unbeaten paths and clear vistas as far as the eye can see. No strip malls. No fast food. No crowds.
Lots to see and do and perfectly located to explore Oregon’s spectacular south coast.
Enjoy yourself. Naturally.
See a beautiful love letter about Port Orford by cinematographer, David Fortney.
Front page Travel Section, The Oregonian, April 28: "Port Orford: Artists enclave on the dramatic southern Oregon coast."
Featured in Sunset Magazine... again!!! (see left)
Check out the Oregon Public Broadcast's radio show about Port Orford
Port Orford Visitor Center
Stop by our Visitor Center in Battle Rock Park to learn more about our cool little town. Friendly volunteers will answer all your questions and help you figure out what you'd like
to see and do here.
Mosaic by Cheryl Morse at the Overlook above the Port at Port Orford Bay
Rock Park Bioswale Garden
Our Bioswale Garden was conceived, designed, and constructed
in order to beautify Battlerock Park
while demonstrating how best to deal with stormwater runoff, which is often polluted. It was built and planted last
fall by local volunteers with the help
of Liza Ehle and her By the Sea
Gardens landscaping crew.
Check out the Bioswale blog!
Read "A bucket-list scramble along the coast. The Elk River has it all..."
"Going Coastal" and "Cyclecentennial"
|The 24th version of the Week Ride, with a “Going Coastal” theme, features six first-time host towns and nearly all first-time routes, and will include ride segments along the Oregon coast. Other than two routes that ended at the coast, Cycle Oregon has not included a coastal segment since 1994, and has only included rides along the coast three times in its history.
The Week Ride will start and end in Sutherlin. Along the way riders will experience a wide variety of Oregon’s terrain, from rolling pastures to the Coast Range, rocky ocean headlands and wine country. Besides Sutherlin, the route includes overnight stays in Cottage Grove, Reedsport, Bandon, Powers and Riddle.
Cycle Oregon was founded in 1987 to boost bicycle tourism and provide financial support for Oregon’s small rural communities. Each year the Cycle Oregon Fund supplies grants to support bicycling in Oregon as well as the communities through which it rides. The fund, with more than $1 million in assets, typically donates more than $100,000 annually to projects around the state.
Cycle Oregon will be visiting Port Orford on September 14, 2011 from 7am to 4pm. There could be over 1,000 cyclists enjoying the sights of Port Orford and eating lunch at Battle Rock.
|New York Times, July 12, 09
(click to link to the whole story.)
|"And then, around a bend in the road, buildings and trees fell away and we were standing at the continent’s edge, before a vast azure bowl of mountain, sea and sky.
"Imagine the shabby picturesque waterfront of an outer Maine island fused onto the topographic drama of Big Sur: that’s Port Orford. There’s a salty, dreamy, small-town vibe to the place; every street ends in blue sea framed by huge dark green humps of land; and, as we discovered when the sun came blazing up over the Coast Range the next morning, dazzling white light saturates the whole composition. Somehow the town’s stark beauty was all the more exhilarating because we had arrived under our own steam."
|This is a pro bono community site, a companion site to the City of Port Orford, designed to include everything visitors – and residents – can do and see around our cool little town.
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