Fishing: Commercial & Sports
Just look at how great the local fishing can be (!)
The Port of Port Orford is primarily a commercial fishing port but also offers excellent sports fishing and scuba diving ocean access. Nellies Cove is a very quiet area, away from the Northern and Western exposure of the Pacific. This is a good spot for beginner diving, as well as an easy location to check-out equipment before heading to more advanced sites. It is also a favorite spot for Cold Water Scuba Diving. The Port Orford Jetty offers Shore Divers easy access to natural vertical rock formations swarming with sea life. The chimney-type rocks can be described as giant underwater pinnacles that host various critters such as sea sponges, scallops and nudibranchs. When diving the inside of the jetty, watch for boat traffic and be sure to bring along a goodie bag in order to collect yummy crabs crawling along the sandy bottom.
Sustainable, high quality, delicious fish every time, that is the guarantee you get when you buy from Port Orford Sustainable Seafood. Port Orford Sustainable Seafood is for conscious consumers concerned with both personal health and the health of ocean ecosystems. Choosing Port Orford Sustainable Seafood is an investment into the future of Port Orford fisheries and the community dependent on them.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.
Here is the best page to find all current weather data including our Sunrise-Sunset, Moonrise-Moonset, tides, day length and wind speed at Cape Blanco: Webmaster David Mott's --- Port Orford Moon Phase/Wind/Weather and (searchable) Tides
I've recently created and then uploaded two Port Orford-related videos to YouTube to help raise the visibility of our sleepy Community. They are my first efforts and brief with lots of action shots! I hope you'll like them: (3min 11sec) Port of Port Orford Oregon - Recreational and Commercial Fishing for over a Century and made on the beach below us, (1min 25sec) Port Orford Oregon Battle Rock Beach Surfers
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