Starvation Heights is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, U.S. It is located about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the community of Rogue River, and 9 miles (14 km) ENE of Grants Pass.
It was named before 1883 for its poor and infertile soil, a granite-like mix which supported only scrub vegetation. The neighboring rise is slightly lower in elevation, but had rich soil. Failed farmers were said to be "starved out" when they moved on. The soil has since been improved.
Coordinates: 42°29′07″N 123°10′05″W / 42.4853984°N 123.1681094°W