"So you are thinking of moving here ?" Port Orford by bythesea

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On Living here - Three Fatal Questions

The 3 fatal questions about living in Port Orford that people who are NOT suited for this lifestyle bring up during their breakfast with us at our B&B are:

1. What do you people DO around here?

2. WHERE do you shop?

3. WHERE are the doctors?

Naturally these are non-questions to those who live here because we have already individually come to terms with those issues and have developed strategies to deal with the issues raised... #1.

Port Orford is run by community-minded volunteers, of which there are never even 1/2 the numbers needed, so anyone new who wants to help is immediately made to feel welcome and propably made chairman of a committte to deal with whatever *problem* he/she feels is a *problem*.

#2. Port Orford now has broadband Wireless Internet. If it fits on the UPS truck you are only a 1-800 phone call away from just about anything. For major shopping, people become members of buying clubs like COSTCO and make a day or overnight trip every 3-6 months or so to Eugene or Medford to load up.

#3. We are in a health district and have a clinic in town. For serious problems and specialists, one goes to Coos Bay/North Bend. There is VA clinic and modern small hospital just 30 minutes north in Bandon.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small town atmosphere - lots of arts/crafts activities and miles & miles of wide-open beautiful public beaches.
  • Cons:Located in an area that is subject to a lot of wind and rain.
  • In a nutshell:With its mild climate and low crime rate, the Port Orford area is a great homebase for folks who are in good health and have outside income.
  • Last visit to Port Orford: May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 17, 2004
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