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Port Orford Farmer's Market
May 31 - Oct. 1, 2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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June 3 - Oct. 7, 2017 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm







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Arts & Activities

Visit Yesterday, Today
Agness-Illahe Museum
Agness-Illahe Museum
34470 Agness-Illahe Rd, Agness, OR - (541) 247-2014Website | Map

Featuring petroglyphs, Native American artifacts, civilian conservation corps, miners & settlers displays.


Battle Rock
Battle Rock
520 Jefferson St, Port Orford, OR - (541) 332-4106Website | Map

The historical site of the 1851 battle between settlers and the Qua-to-mah tribe. There is information about this battle at the adjacent Visitor Center.


Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
42.8376 N, 124.5640 W 541.332.2973, Five miles north of Port Orford on Hwy 101, OR - (541) 332-2973Website | Map

Cape Blanco is the most southern of Oregon's lighthouses, and is the westernmost point in the mainland United States. Lighthouse Tours: April-Oct. 31, Wednesday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Last tour ticket sold at 3:15 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays).


Chetco Valley Museum
Chetco Valley Museum
15461 Museum Rd, Harbor, OR - (541) 469-6651Website | Map

The Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum is housed in the historic Blake House, built in 1857, and is listed as the oldest dwelling in the Chetco Valley. The Blake House was once a stagecoach stop and trading post built on a hill overlooking the Chetco Valley and Pacific Ocean. The property on which it stands was originally a land grant to early pioneer Robert Johnson.


Curry Historical Society
Curry Historical Society
29419 Ellensburg Ave (Hwy 101), Gold Beach, OR - (541) 247-9396Website | Map

This is the place to learn the fascinating history of Oregon's south coast, as history comes alive through historic places, museums and amazing structures such as the Cape Blanco light house. Sift through our pages and discover the cities and communities that grew from the dreams of our pioneers.


Hughes Ranch
Hughes Ranch
91816 Cape Blanco Rd, Port Orford, OR - (541) 332-0248Website | Map

This 1898 farmhouse built for pioneers, was constructed in 1898 and later listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Free tours are provided April through October. Nearby is the old Pioneer Cemetery.


Japanese Bomb Site at Wheeler Ridge
Japanese Bomb Site at Wheeler Ridge
Lat: 42.0887211 Long: -124.0928612, Mt. Emily Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, ORWebsite | Map

In 1942, a Japanese submarine surfaced near Cape Blanco and launched a seaplane that dropped a bomb on Mount Emily and succeeded in starting multiple forest fires. This became the first bombing of the continental United States by an enemy aircraft. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hike the trail and embrace the history.


Jerry's Rogue Museum
Jerry's Rogue Museum
29980 Harbor Way, Gold Beach, OR - (800) 451-3645Website | Map

While taking a tour with Jerry’s Rogue Jets, or simply visiting the area, don’t forget to check out the museum, revisiting days gone by around the historic Rogue River. One of the most interesting parts of the museum is the history of the Mail Boats and how mail was delivered before there were roads up until very recently (mail was delivered to communities via the river).


Port Orford Lifeboat Station
Port Orford Lifeboat Station
92331 Coast Guard Hill Rd, Port Orford, OR - (541) 332-0521Website | Map

From 1934 into the 1960s U.S. Coast Guard surfmen lived here, ever alert for ships in distress. When a call came they risked their lives to save others. See the 36-foot self-righting motor lifeboat number 36498 on the grounds. Visit the museum in the former barracks/office building. Four other historic buildings also remain at this 101.29-acre site. This is the only Forge River-type station left on the West Coast.


Prehistoric Gardens
Prehistoric Gardens
36848 Hwy 101, Port Orford, OR - (541) 332-4463Website | Map

Constructed in 1955, Ernie Nelson created 23 life size dinosaurs in this rain forest park. Combining nature, science and adventure, this is a must see attraction on the Oregon Coast.


Rogue River Ranch
Rogue River Ranch
E of Agness near confluence of Mule Creek and Rogue River, Agness, ORWebsite | Map

Once a major Native American habitation site, the area has enjoyed a rich human history of over 9,000 years. After Europeans arrived, the site evolved into a small gold-mining community, with up to 100 residents trying to scratch a living from the gold-bearing gravel bars of the mighty Rogue River.

Art Galleries
Art Alley Grille
515 Chetco Ave (Hwy 101), Brookings, OR - (541) 469-1085Website | Map


Brian Scott Gallery and Signatures Gallery
515 Chetco Ave (Hwy 101), Brookings, OR - (541) 469-1085Website | Map


City of Murals
Hwy 101, Port Orford, ORWebsite | Map


Cook Gallery
705 Oregon St (Hwy 101), Port Orford, OR - (541) 332-0045Website | Map


Gray Whales Gallery & Gifts
29830 Ellensburg Ave (Hwy 101), Gold Beach, OR - (541) 247-7514Website | Map


Hawthorne Gallery
Hawthorne Gallery
517 Jefferson St, Port Orford, OR - (541) 366-2266Website | Map

The Hawthorne Gallery represents the artwork of the multi-talented Hawthorne family as well as the work of selected outstanding artists across the country. Overlooking the grand Pacific Ocean, you're sure to appreciate the view no matter the direction you look.


Johnson Gallery
Johnson Gallery
530 Eighth St, Port Orford, OR - (541) 332-0599Website | Map

Featuring one of a kind stone sculptors, and carries a variety of other fine art, as well as hand crafted work by many talented local artists.


Manley Art Gallery
433 Oak St, Brookings, OR - (541) 469-1807Website | Map


Point B Studio
246 Sixth St, Port Orford, OR - (541) 366-2036Website | Map


The Goldrush Center
29692 Ellensburg Ave (Hwy 101), Gold Beach, ORMap


Triangle Square Art
343 Sixth St, Port Orford, OR - (541) 290-9980Website | Map

Theater & Music
Chetco Playhouse
1240 Chetco Ave (Hwy 101), Brookings, OR - (541) 469-1857Website | Map


Ellensburg Theater Company
94196 Moore St, Gold Beach, OR - (541) 247-4382Website | Map


Event Center on the Beach
29392 Ellensburg Ave (Hwy 101), Gold Beach, OR - (541) 247-4541Website | Map