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Retirement Living in Port Orford - Oregon

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Area Description

A small town of about 1500 residence, plus a surrounding area with about 30% additional population. Port Orford is the oldest townsite on the Oregon coast, and has one of only a few dolly docks in the world (where boats get lifted out of the ocean onto a dock). The town has several bars, two stores, 1 doctor's office, ambulance and fire department. We are also conveniently located within 30 miles of several golf courses.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Primary attractions to the area are during the spring/summer months when out door activity is at its best. Attractions include ocean, lake, river, and land activites including but not limited to surfing, rafting, fishing, jet skiing, hiking, and biking. Art galleries are huge here, so there will be no limit of art to explore (including crafts). (We also have several bars!)

Some activities that are frequently enjoyed here are: bird watching, whale watching, kayaking, crabbing, surfing, and scuba diving.

Cultural Activities

We have many art galleries and a very nice library.

Public transportation

The only transportation nearby would be a Bus. A taxi would come from a nearby town (about 50 miles away) and therefore would be expensive.

Medical Facilities


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  41.0  47.5  54.0  11.6 "  0.0 "
 Feb  41.0  47.5  54.0  8.9 "  0.2 "
 Mar  42.0  48.5  55.0  9.3 "  0.0 "
 Apr  43.0  50.0  57.0  6.1 "  0.0 "
 May  47.0  53.5  60.0  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Jun  50.0  56.5  63.0  2.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  53.0  59.5  66.0  0.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  53.0  60.5  68.0  0.8 "  0.0 "
 Sep  51.0  58.5  66.0  1.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.0  54.5  62.0  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Nov  43.0  49.5  56.0  10.6 "  0.0 "
 Dec  40.0  46.5  53.0  12.6 "  0.0 "

We receive quite a bit of rain during the rainy season, and fairly dry during the dry seasons. Over all though the climate maintains a decent amount of moderation throughout the year, temperature wise.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Port Orford, OR

Port Orford, Oregon cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Many housing options available including apartments, rv parks, and houses.

Senior Assistance in Port Orford, OR

Port Orford, Oregon offers the following assistance for seniors:

We have a very fine senior activity center.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are many organizations always accepting volunteers including but not limited to the senior center, chamber of commerce, ambulance and fire department.

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