Home to pretty treasures, Nehalem is United States's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Nehalem is Portland. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Portland for its bountiful attractions like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden on your trip to Nehalem. Also, to reach Nehalem, you'll have to take a flight to Portland; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Nehalem, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!
Nehalem is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.