A Vital Nehalem River & Bay

The Port of Nehalem was established in 1909. In Oregon, ports are special districts governed by ORS 777 and have broad powers as development authorities.

The mission of the Port of Nehalem is to build and support an economically and environmentally sustainable Nehalem River; optimally manage the assets of the port; provide residents an efficient, well-run port district; enhance the health, safety, navigability and accessibility of the Nehalem River for residents and visitors; serve as a catalyst for local economic development.

Channel marking, maintenance and dredging are key issues for the Port.

Next Regular Meetings:
October 26
6:30 p.m., NCRD Doyle Room in Nehalem.

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Port of Nehalem Strategic Business Plan – Announcing Community Open House

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30pm at NCRD – Doyle Room


Join the Port of Nehalem Commissioners on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30pm at NCRD – Doyle Room for a presentation of the Port’s Draft Strategic Business Plan Update outlining goals and strategies for the next five years. There will be an opportunity for public comment during the presentation.

The mission of the Port of Nehalem is to build and support an economically and environmentally sustainable Nehalem River, provide residents with an efficient and well-run port district, and enhance the health and navigability of the Nehalem River for the benefit of the port district, residents and visitors.

The 2022 Strategic Business Plan is designed to align the Port’s special district role with their longstanding mission and forward-looking business planning.