A New Community Center? You Bet!

  By Tobe Porter, New Community Center Group

I know you’ve heard it before, but we really are going to turn the Community Building and the American Legion Hall into a good-looking, multi-functional Community Center—one we can all be proud to call our own.

A group of interested and energetic folks have come together to make this particular community dream a reality. First, we had to determine if it was more cost-effective to raze the Community Building or use the bones and renovate. With a grant from the Ford Family Foundation, a study concluded it would be much more expensive to start from scratch.

The City of Port Orford just received a $1.5 million federal grant! Those funds will cover the work on the community building and overall site improvements. Construction is expected to start in 2025.

Now we need to raise $400,000 to renovate the American Legion Hall, making the  Port Orford Community Center the pride of the Port Orford. We can do it!

We can do this one step at a time….together. Just think how many grand and wonderful events we can have in a Community Center with a quiet heater, a green room and new stage, and single-seat bathrooms.