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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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


This is to notify you that the City of Wheeler, Oregon has proposed the adoption of the periodic update to the Wheeler Comprehensive Plan 

City of Wheeler Staff Report 03-29-17


CITY COUNCIL – April 18th, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wheeler Planning Commission and the Wheeler City Council will hold public hearings on the proposed Comprehensive Plan 2017 Periodic Update at their respective meetings on April 6th, 2017 7:00 p.m. and April 18th, 2017 7:00 p.m. at Wheeler City Hall, 775 Nehalem Blvd. Wheeler, OR 97147.

The purpose of the Planning Commission hearing on April 6th, 2017 7:00 p.m. is to receive and consider comments from the public, both written and oral regarding the Comprehensive Plan 2017 Periodic Update as prescribed for by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals.

The purpose of the City Council hearing on April 18th, 2017 7:00 p.m. is to receive the Planning Commissions recommendations and consider comments for the public, both written and oral regarding the Comprehensive Plan 2017 Periodic Update as prescribed for by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals.

A hardcopy of the current draft of the 2017 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update may be reviewed at Wheeler City Hall., 775 Nehalem Blvd., and copies may be obtained at a reasonable cost. Staff reports will be available for inspection at no cost and may be obtained at reasonable cost seven (7) days prior to the hearings.  All interested parties are invited to express their opinion for or against the proposed Comprehensive Plan 2017 Periodic Update at the hearing or by letter received prior to the hearings addressed to the City Manager, Post Office Box 177, Wheeler, Oregon 97147.  Failure to raise an issue in person or by letter precludes appeal.  In raising an issue, the relevant criteria to which the issue is directed must be specified.  Failure to do so will preclude appeal on the criterion.

The Planning Commission and the City Council reserve the right to modify the proposal, or to continue a hearing to another date and time.  If a public hearing is continued, no further public notice will be provided unless a change of date of hearing is required.

Geoff Wullschlager

City Manager


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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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