Rainbows Over Port Orford 🌈

These photos were taken by Port Orford Historical Photo’s own Alan Mitchell. The photos were taken in the winter of 1999 obviously captured to traditional film. Alan’s photography…

Heroes of Battle Rock

A recent acquisition of the Port Orford Historical Photos Project.

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 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…

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…

Port Orford Parade

Every 4th of July, the Port Orford Jubilee hosts a parade that passes through the heart of our friendly small town: Fourth of July in Port Orford is…

Battle Rock Wayside Sign

Righting history doesn’t happen overnight. The sign commemorating Battle Rock City Park was eventually changed through the tireless efforts of citizens determined to preserve the memory of the…

Early Settlers

When the first European settlers came to the area in 1851 led by Captain William Tichenor, the Tututni Native Americans lived in a large village along the beach…

Oregon Coast Highway

The Roosevelt Coast Military Highway, named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, was a result of a renewed national sense of isolationism and the perceived need for emergency…