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!


Individual Disaster Recovery Assistance (December Storm Event)

The USSBA ( United States Small Business Association), has as of recent (March 14, 2016) made Disaster Assistance available to small business owners following the storm events of December. Loans of up 2 million will be made available with terms as low as 2.625% at 30 years.

The link for completing an application can be found at:

Additionally, general information can be found at:

You can also contact the USSBA at the following numbers if you require assistance:



Applications are due by May 9th, 2016, so don’t hesitate to contact USSBA as soon as possible.


Wheeler Community Garden 2016

The season is upon us and the Wheeler Community Garden is accepting applications for participation in this year’s harvest. The Participation requirements: Plots are individualized. All gardeners use organic methods & tend common areas of the garden.

Plots will be held for Wheeler citizen priority until May 31st. After this date, local residents from the community at large are invited to participate. Additionally, there are two plots at the front of the garden that are being held until May 31st for participants that require access under the Americans With Disabilities Act (AWDA). After this date they will be released for general participation.

Please pick up an application at Wheeler City Hall and contact City Manager Geoff Wullschlager (503)368-5767 for more details.

*The Wheeler Community Garden is sanctioned by the City of Wheeler


As we enter into the new year, the City would like to thank with the deepest of gratitude, all of the citizens of Wheeler and the surrounding Nehalem Valley area for their commitment, dedication, and volunteerism in the face of the recent storms. It is with this community effort that the City maintained services and resolve when faced with difficult challenges. A very warm wish with appreciation for the New Year to all.

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