Nehalem & Manzanita, OR Professional Review and Guide
"Nehalem (nee-hay-luhm) is believed to be a Salish Indian word meaning “place where people live.” While not all that many people live here, it is a gathering place for shoppers and browsers, as well as those interested in fishing and allied sports on Nehalem Bay and Nehalem River. In recent years Nehalem has blossomed into an attractive village, appealing to all who enjoy browsing through fine galleries and antique shops. Named for a small shrub that grows wild along the coast, Manzanita is a quiet little village next to the ocean on the south slope of Neahkahnie (nee-uh-kah-nee) Mountain. The mountain stands 1,795 feet above sea level and is the most imposing headland on the north coast.
Indian legend has it that there’s buried treasure on the mountain —booty from a Spanish galleon that went aground here, long before white men settled the land. Treasure seekers have made many futile hunts over the years, but nary a doubloon has been unearthed. This eTrail includes information on lodging, campgrounds, RV parks, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities near these coastal cities."