Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Couple Getaways - P - Port Orford

Halfway between Bandon and Gold Beach along the Oregon Coast, you'll want to stop for a night or two at Port Orford. Couples will find spectacular seascapes and mountain hiking trails with panoramic vistas, eight art galleries, and an authentic Victorian mansion. For the outdoorsy couple, there's an assortment of ocean, lake and river fishing, boating and kayaking, and perfect windsailing conditions.

Port Orford is all about an unhurried atmosphere, and there are no stop lights.

Throughout this small town, there are gift shops, a motorcycle museum and your pick of restaurants where you can enjoy creative cuisine, a New York-style Italian trattoria, great diner food, seafood, steaks and what's being toted as the best fish and chips and chowder on the coast.

Other sights to see: Visit Battle Rock Historical Park, the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, which features a restored Coast Guard Station, shipwreck memorabilia, and many artifacts from the years when the Coast Guard Station was providing services to ships off one of America’s most dangerous headlands.

And Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the oldest and most westerly lighthouse in Oregon and, in the same park, the beautifully restored Victorian Hughes House Museum.

There's also the very cool Prehistoric Gardens

Also, while you're there, don’t miss the port of Port Orford. It is the only natural, open water port for 600 miles and only one of six “dolly” ports in the world.

All throughout April I'll be posting about Couple Getaways as part of the A-Z Challenge. I hope you'll stop by for the next destination! No passport necessary ;)

~Ann Cory


Lynn Proctor said...

i adore lighthouses--this one is one of the best-thanks

Savannah Chase said...

The view is just so pretty. I would love to see the lighthouse..I've never really seen one up close.

Jolie du Pre said...

So beautiful! I love lighthouses!

Hildred said...

Ha! I'm born and raised and live in (well, returning next week) in Port Orford! What a damn small world.

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