Nightlife: Wander Orford Cliffs

Whether you’re staying at Wander Orford Cliffs for a vacation or workcation, this is the perfect guide to the best bars, parties, and festivals in Port Orford!

Sydney Danson
SydneyTravel Concierge & Writer
Nightlife: Wander Orford Cliffs

By day, Port Orford is an oasis of calm, surrounded by forests, rivers, lakes, and beaches. Although the city is known mostly for its scenic views - those interested in after-dark activities will find themselves right at home.

If you are staying at Wander Orford Cliffs and are keen on creating safe memorable nights during your vacation, keep reading because we’ve got you covered!

Craft Beers at the Arcade Tavern 

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 27.4 miles 

  • Address: 135 Alabama Ave SE, Bandon, OR 97411

  • Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 11:00 AM-12:00 AM

  • Contact Number: +1 541-329-0526

This bar is best known for its fun-filled culture and local craft beer. The spot has an old-fashioned feel with a pool table, darts, jukebox, and sports games on big TVs. 

If that’s not enough to get you down there, they also offer seating with stunning views of the wharf and their happy hour prices are incredibly affordable!

Learn How to Square Dance, Southern Oregon Coast style!

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Square dancing is a type of country dancing that starts with four couples facing one another in a square, with the steps and movements shouted out by a caller. 

The Southern Oregon Coast has 3 square dance clubs,  namely Saints-and-Aints in Coos Bay, Sets-in-Order in  Coquille, and the Beachcombers in Port Orford.  Between the clubs, there is a square dance every Saturday however, the Beachcombers Cove is well known all over the state for having one of the best dance floors and fantastic acoustics.

It also happens to be the closest to Wander Orford Cliffs and just an 8-minute drive. For more about their dates and times, you can visit their website.

The Local Dive on Highway 101: The Salty Dawg 

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 1.3 miles

  • Address: 460 Madrona St, Port Orford, OR 97465

  • Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 2:00 PM-11:00 PM

  • Contact Number: +1 541-290-4571

  • Website:

The Salty Dawg is a dive bar known for its reasonable prices for quality and its super friendly atmosphere. Guests rave about their pizza and their burgers also come highly recommended. 

If you're a fan of good 70s and 80s music, you’ll most definitely enjoy their jukebox. There’s something for everyone here including pool tables and TV’s so you don’t miss any of your favorite games.

Great views abound whether you are seated indoors or outdoors and the best part? It's just a 4-minute drive from your Wander Orford Cliffs seaside vacation rental.

Fine Dine at Redfish Restaurant

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If you're in the mood for French-inspired coastal cuisine in a modern, casual and original atmosphere, then Redfish is your new happy place! With one of the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean on the southern Oregon coast, you're sure to have a good time.

Chef Paul’s menu showcases the talent of local farmers and fishermen and is inclusive of vegans and vegetarians. Seasonal changes are reflected in their menu and when it comes to their delicious food, presentation is everything!

The restaurant is a convenient 3-minute drive from your Wander vacation home and reservations can be made by giving them a call or contacting the Wander concierge chat.

Wine Cellar Samplings at Alloro Wine Bar & Restaurant

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 27.3 miles

  • Address: 375 2nd St SE, Bandon, OR 97411

  • Hours: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM on  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

  • Contact Number: +1 541-347-1850

  • Website:

Here's something for wine lovers: Alloro Wine Bar & Restaurant is considered one of the top wine bars in Oregon. With wine imports from Italy and France as well as some locally sourced brands, visitors have a wide selection to choose from.

This modern coastal bistro has seasonal menus, which consist of predominantly Italian food, made from a combination of locally sourced and imported ingredients. The wine cellar is a 33-minute drive from Wander Orford Cliffs and their operating hours vary depending on the season.

Reservations must be made in advance, so keep that in mind before dropping by.

Experience Classical Music at The Redfish Music Festival

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From the 31st of July to the 7th of August every year, the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve hosts a week-long music festival on the southern Oregon coast. This event is ideal for music lovers, particularly those who enjoy the classics.

The festival features some outdoor events and live concerts, held in various locations within the coastal towns of Port Orford, Bandon, and Langlois. They also host shows throughout the year, separate from the main festival. The line-up of artists and event details can be accessed via their events page.

Gold Beach Bar Hop: Ellensburg Avenue

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Gold Beach, Oregon is a beautiful coastal town and is known as the perfect destination for those looking for an outdoor adventure, but that's not all you’ll find here.

Ellensburg Avenue on Gold Beach is home to some of the best bars, making it a prime location for a good bar hop and is a convenient 35-minute drive from your Wander Orford Cliffs vacation home.

Here are a few great spots to get you started: 

Dinner and First Rounds at Barnacle Bistro

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Barnacle Bistro is a local and regional favorite serving comfort and coastal food. Chef Evan Boley has curated a dining experience that emphasizes quality and prides itself on utilizing fresh produce from local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, bakers, and brewers.

Their specials and dinner menu is constantly evolving to provide their guests with something unique upon every visit. The restaurant is currently not taking reservations, however, walk-ins are welcome from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Tuesdays through to Saturdays. 

Top-ups @Spinner's

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Looking for a plate of the tastiest seafood accompanied by ocean views and fresh drinks? If so, then Spinners is your spot. Spinner's is one of the finest dining experiences in the entire Pacific Northwest and is known for serving only the best seafood, the choicest cuts of meats, and local delicacies in season.

Their daily specials can be found on their website and reservations can be made by calling their number or through the concierge chat.

Another Round at Sea Star Spirit House

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 28.2 miles

  • Address: 29745 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444

  • Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM

  • Contact Number: +1 541-247-9759

  • Website:

Sea Star is known for featuring draught beers from the local Arch Rock Brewing Company.  Their beer is dispensed with nitrogen which preserves the flavor, but you’ll find more than just great beer here.  From lottery to gaming and pool tables, visitors are bound to have a great time.

Have a Great Night!

Whether you are bar hopping, square dancing, or just fine dining our concierge chat is here to assist you with anything you need during your vacation nights. For safety, we recommend taking a friend and letting someone know where you are going. One more thing…no drinking and driving. Aside from that, we wish you a great night out!

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