Natural Beauty Enveloped by Coastal Forests

Nehalem is a picturesque riverside town built on the Nehalem River, just a few minutes drive from the ocean. Enveloped by the coastal forests, Nehalem’s natural beauty is quiet and idyllic.

The town’s charming and rustic business district is located right on Highway 101 alongside the river, and recalls the area’s history as a timber boom town with classic frontier-style buildings, raised porches, and hanging baskets of flowers. It’s a short walk to shaded riverside docks wreathed in morning fog. The nearby North Fork of the Nehalem River boasts great fishing for Coho Salmon, and Nehalem Bay is a short trip away with Chinook, sturgeon, and steelhead.

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North Coast

Kayak Tillamook County

Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.

Tillamook, OR

503-866-4808
Email us (marc[at]kayaktillamook[dot]com)

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North Coast

Russ Morrow’s Sportfishing Guide Service

Russ Morrow’s goal is to provide you with the best fishing experience whether you are Trolling the Bay, Ocean or Big Rivers in his Charter Boat or floating down the river in his Driftboat.  Russ is a coast guard licensed...

Nehalem, OR

503-310-9733
Email us (fishwithruss[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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North Coast

Nick Fernandes Guide Service

Enjoy a guided fishing adventure with Nick Fernandes Guide Service.

Nehalem, OR

503-729-1127
Email us (nickfernandes6[at]gmail[dot]com)

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North Coast

Nehalem Bay State Park

Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground sits among shore pines, just a sand dune away from the beach.   A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides...

Nehalem, OR

503-812-0650

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Lucas Fins Guide Service LLC

I specialize in fall Chinook and coho in Nehalem/Tillamook bay/rivers as well as buoy ten (Astoria). For steelhead I prefer to use a raft or drift boat and fish the the North Coast Rivers, which provides a beautiful fishing setting...

11460 Fern Way
Nehalem, OR

(503) 853-9773
Email us (LucasFinsFishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Nehalem Bay Winery

Nehalem Bay Winery is one of the ten oldest wineries in Oregon with three generations of Oregonians producing Oregon Wine on the Coast since 1974. The winery produces traditional white and red wines, as well as unique sweet fruit wines.

34965 Highway 53
Nehalem, OR

(503) 368-9463
Email us (nbwines[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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Neahkahnie Mountain Trail

Rumored to be directly above the location where Oregon’s first European settlers arrived, the Neahkahnie Mountain trail has historical significance and a beautiful ocean view to boot. This 3-mile trail leads hikers across the Neahkahnie Mountain and leads up to...

Nehalem, OR

503-842-3182

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Watkins Guide Service LLC

18360 Peerless Loop
Nehalem, OR

(503) 322-9675
Email us (steelheadJoe57[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Spirits of the West

The Oregon Coast’s newest distillery (and the only one located in Nehalem) produces over 20 different varieties. Spirits of the West creates whiskies (Honey Shine wihiskey is a favorite), brandy, vodka, rum and cordials. Visit their tasting room and enjoy...

35915 N Hwy 101
Nehalem, OR

503-781-4330
Email us (billsbccolors[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

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Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

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Yurts to Glamp in this Season

The kids are back at school and the campgrounds are finally quiet. It’s a great time to book a yurt, which makes for an easy and comfy (not to mention affordable) rest after a day of fresh coastal air. If...
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How to Catch Your Dinner on the Coast

Catching your own fresh seafood on the Oregon Coast is a rite of passage anytime of year, but in the warmer months it’s a bit more accessible — with crabbing, clamming and fishing opportunities for all experience levels at your...
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Newest Eats on the Coast

There’s one thing for certain about playing at the Coast — you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, there’s an abundance of excellent dining options to choose from — whether it be a juicy burger and a pint, fish...
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Fresh-Caught Seafood in Wheeler

It’s all about coming home for Chantelle Hylton and Patrick Rock. In early 2018, the owners of the Salmonberry Saloon in Wheeler quit their work in Portland’s art and music world and relocated to the Coast, where Rock grew up...
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North Fork 53

North Fork 53 Communitea Wellness is an oasis of healing and relaxation on the north Oregon coast. They offer a one of a kind Oregon Farm Spa experience. Located on a working herb and tea farm, guests can book appointments...

77282 Oregon 53
Nehalem, OR

503-967-3880
Email us (info[at]northfork53[dot]com)

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Moon River Farm

Moon River Farm is community-focused and ecologically minded. They believe in growing food in a way that supports all of the living systems that surround and support the farm. This means that they employ practices that allow the farm to...

19350 Barber Rd.
Nehalem, OR

(503) 753-6327
Email us (farmers[at]moonriverfarmers[dot]com)

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The Pizza Garden

A family owned and operated restaurant featuring a large variety of appetizers, pasta, pizza, sandwiches and soups. All made from scratch using fresh quality ingredients which includes organic vegetables, and free range meats whenever possible.

35815 Hwy 101 N
Nehalem, OR

503.368.7675
Email us (pizzagardenllc[at]gmail[dot]com)

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North Coast

Nehalem River Ranch

Nehalem River Ranch is a multi-species, pasture-based farm committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and land stewardship. The ranch is located just east of the three villages of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler, nestled along the Nehalem River in...

22095 Foss Rd
Nehalem, OR

(503) 368-6328
Email us (info[at]nehalemriverranch[dot]com)

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Wanda’s Cafe + Bakery

Welcome to Wanda’s Cafe + Bakery! A family-owned and operated restaurant in Nehalem, Oregon. Next time you’re at the coast stop by for some delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner options. If you’re in a hurry, grab a specialty coffee drink...

12880 H Street
Nehalem, OR

503-368-8100
Email us (wandascafe1[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Buttercup Ice Creams & Chowders

Buttercup Ice Creams & Chowders serves up fresh, delicious and gluten free chowders as well as delicious ice creams and sorbets, many of which are vegan. 

35915 Hwy. 101 N.
Nehalem, OR

503-368-2469
Email us (juliebuttercup22[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
Email us (office[at]meredithlodging[dot]com)

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Nehalem Shores RV

In addition to RV sites, Nehalem Shores RV Park and Moorage also features the comforts of a well appointed beach front type cottage with all the amenities for short or extended stays. Once you try one of the cottages, you...

37395 N Fork Road
Nehalem, OR

503-368-6670
Email us (GaryVest44[at]Gmail[dot]com)

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Beach Break Vacation Rentals

15 years @ the North Oregon Coast and it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. The North Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I hope you choose to come & spend some time...

35690 Hwy. 101 N.
Nehalem, OR

(503) 368-3865
Email us (info[at]beach-break[dot]com)

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Nehalem Bay State Park (RV Park)

Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground sits among shore pines, just a sand dune away from the beach.   A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides...

9500 Sandpiper Lane
Nehalem, OR

800.551.6949

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Bayshore House

Between Manzanita and Nehalem 1 1/2 blocks to bay with partial view Close to beach, golf course, Nehalem River and Mt. Neah-Kah-Nie 3 bedroom, 2 bath, family room Nicely furnished for families with children

34140 Pintail Ave.
Nehalem, OR

503-318-5123
Email us (bayshoredeb[at]comcast[dot]net)

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