1904 Port Orford Tribune

Four pages of irreplaceable Port Orford history. The pages were so delicate that it had to be scanned with a vertical scanner which was manually moved across the…


Port Orford’s Season Of Crab And Crisis

An excellent article and video by Arya Surowidjojo outlining the challenges and ingenuity of our local fishermen featuring artifacts from the Port Orford Historical Photos project. We were…


Fort Point Aerial Footage

Aerial footage of Fort Point, Port Orford, Oregon footage produced by Oregon State Productions


Old Blue House on Fifth Street – c1970

This building used to be located east of the Oregon State University’s Field Station. For quite a few year it was rented by Ellis & Joyce Mott from…

Karen Nehalem shipwreck in progress documented by Alan Mitchell

Port of Port Orford Shipwrecks

Note the FV Amak tied up against the dock.

Aerial view of Battle Rock and the Port of Port Orford

Alan Mitchell Aerial Photography

Aerial views of Port Orford captured by photographer Alan Mitchell on March 22, 1980.

Sea Otters from Alaska — Translocation Project. July 18, 1970

The Great PNW Sea Otter Translocation

We have a new series of updates to our archive featuring photos by Alan Mitchell whose archive is the primary source for the Port Orford Historical Photos Collection….


Rick Cook Interview

Rick Cook is a self taught woodworker in Port Orford, Oregon. He is also a talented musician and played the guitar for the music in this video along…

The snags from the 1868 fire are visible in this photo taken in 1902.

The Great Fire of 1868

In his 19th-century “Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Or”, Orvil Dodge noted: “in 1868 the face of the country was changed by a great forest fire…

Beach - Port Orford In Distance - Cross Dimmitt

Cross & Dimmit

Arthur B. Cross partnered with Edward L. Dimmitt to sell real photo post cards of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and Portland. Cross opened his Electric Studio…