About This Place
Port Orford is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. It is on the southern Oregon Coast, at the northern end of what coastal Oregonians call the Banana Belt, because the weather from Port Orford south is noticeably warmer than the weather north of nearby Cape Blanco. The population was 1,153 at the 2000 census.
The city takes its name from George Vancouver's original name for Cape Blanco, which he named for George, Earl of Orford, "a much-respected friend."
Before the arrival of European settlers, the Port Orford area was inhabited by Tututni peoples. The Tututni languages were a part of the Pacific Coast Athabaskan language family.