The “Port” of Port Orford
The ocean waves crash in ripples along the jetty rocks.
Commercial fishing fleets, sports fishing boats, fishing and diving charters, a fish processing plant, and wholesale fish buyers put the Port in Orford. (enjoyportorford.com)
Seasonal-regulated catches include:
black cod (sablefish)
and sea urchin!
Sea urchins were first harvested in Oregon in Port Orford in 1986. Click here to find out more about West coast urchin fishery.
Because the harbor area is too shallow to safely moor boats, gigantic hoists lift vessels in and out of the water. Port Orford is one of only two dolly docks in the United States. The other one is located in Los Angeles. Only 4 others exist in the world. (enjoyportorford.com)
Check out this video of the dolly dock in action.
For the freshest seafood in Port Orford the best place to eat is Griff’s on the Dock.
Port Orford is our EUREKA.
Port Orford is unexpected. Quirky. Independent. Authentic character…and characters.
Where the forests and the mountains meet the crashing seas, it’s a town as remarkable for what it has as well as what it doesn’t.
You’ll find amazing natural beauty. Fresh, clean air. Unbeaten paths and clear vistas as far as the eye can see. No strip malls. No fast food. No crowds.
2 thoughts on “The Dolly Dock”
Eewwww. I caught a Cana on off the Newport jetty many years ago. I should have released it but did not and it was in our freezer for several years before I threw it out. Thought it was a rock fish so thanks for the picture. Never heard of a dolly dock before!
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