The waterfront town with a million dollar view!

Wheeler, the gem of the Oregon Coast

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2013 – Wheeler’s Centennial Year

The lovely little village of Wheeler lies at the edge of the Pacific on Nehalem Bay along Oregon’s spectacular north coast.  Wheeler was born in the early 1900’s when a railroad link was completed connecting Portland to the timber-rich area surrounding the bay.  The train delivered lumber as well as seafood to eager markets to the east.

The lumber mills and fish packing plants of Wheeler’s early decades are gone now….leaving a village of charming, historic buildings strung together on the edge of that beautiful bay as if they were displayed on a holiday mantle.

Virgil Staben and family - Wheeler Pioneer for June 2013

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Eunice Massie, and Mayor Stevie Burden cutting the ribbon for the new Centennial Historical Display

Wheeler enjoys a wonderful “mini” climate and is often bathed in sunshine while surrounding coastal areas enjoy fog and mist.  Natives call Wheeler “Pukalani” (hole in the sky) as the surrounding hills seem to protect Wheeler from the prevailing northwest wind and fog. Our sunsets can be some of the best in the world!

Wheeler has been called “the little town with the million-dollar view!”.  It is a coastal refuge where people come to relax, refresh, and enjoy the scenic splendor of Oregon’s north coast.  Wheeler is small enough to be peaceful and unhurried — yet big enough to offer the services and advantages of a tight-knit community.  We are very proud of our sweet little town.

Welcome to Wheeler — for a visit …. or a lifetime!

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Highway 53 will be closed for paving improvements near County Line Rd. on 4/20/17 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be follow up work in late May as well. When details of this closure become available, this information will be updated.


The City of Wheeler is currently working with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Tillamook County, the other incoprorated Cites of the County, and several Port Districts in updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies the natural hazrards that exsist within the Citys jurisdiction, and offers a mitigation strategies for these hazards.  A draft of the Risk Assessment has been completed and can be found at the link below. Upcoming Open House meetings are being scheduled for May and will be updated here as the dates and times become available.

It has come to the attention of the City that there have been several reported incidences of threatening off leash dog interactions within the City. If you see anything, or are a victim to an incident please contact City Hall with any identifying information, and or location/residence of any dog you witness as at large within the City.


Spring is almost upon us and the Wheeler Community Garden is soliciting interest for this year’s activities.  This is a great opportunity to work with your neighbors and to bring the bounty of the harvest to your table throughout the spring and summer. Space is very limited, and applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis. After May 1st applications will be taken from non-Wheeler residents if there are any plots left.

Garden Club 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Wheeler City Hall at (503) 368-5767. The Wheeler Community Garden is sanctioned by the City of Wheeler



The Wheeler Planning Commission is currently soliciting interest from Wheeler residents for appointment to the City’s primary citizen involvement and land use oversight board. The Planning Commission is actively involved in reviewing land use applications that require public consideration, long term community development and planning, and matters that relate to administration of the floodplain. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and become involved in local government. All Wheeler residents who reside within Wheeler and the Urban Growth Boundary are eligible for application to serve, as are non-residents who own property or a business that operates within the City or its Urban Growth Area. Please contact City Manager Geoff Wullschlager at (503)368-5767 if you are interested in learning more.

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