Highlighting businesses on the Historic Gilbert District riverfront boardwalk and beyond.

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Located in the Gilbert Block Building on the Necanicum riverfront boardwalk in downtown Seaside.

  1. Patty’s Wicker Cafe
  2. Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop
  3. Healthy Hub and Wellness Spa
  4. Ancient Art of Healing

And, too, what is across the Necanicum River and Broadway Bridge from the Historic Gilbert District in downtown Seaside.

  1. Waterfront swan boats
  2. Bridge Tender Bar
  3. Seaside Convention Center
  4. Public Parking
  5. Quatat Park


Rent kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, or a swan boat at the park within walking distance from the Historic Gilbert District.



The Necanicum River flows right through the center of the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Necanicum” is one of many names in northwest Oregon, beginning with ne, a prefix indicating a place. Necanicum is derived from Ne-hay-ne-hum, a Native American lodge upstream. In Seaside, three water places are named with the prefix of ne. 

Neawanna River, Neacoxie Creek, and Necanicum River.

A future post will highlight the businesses located on the second floors of the Historic Gilbert District, as well as, a bit of history of the area.

In addition, the news will be shared about the future plans for the district.

Thanks for reading.


In the heart of the Historic Gilbert District, Broadway St. west to the Broadway Bridge.

South side of Broadway St. to Broadway Bridge in the Historic Gilbert District

  1. Pizza a’ Fetta
  2. TigerLily Gallery
  3. Kirwen Building
  4. Tommy G.
  5. Seaside Downtown Development Association

Located in the Gilbert Block Building, street level, north side of the heart of the Gilbert Historic District between Broadway St. and Broadway Bridge.

  1. Gilbert Block Building
  2. Fairweather House and Gallery
  3. Pacific Heirloom and Collectibles
  4. SunRose Gallery
  5. Beach Puppy
  6. Salon on Broadway

As requested, businesses north and south off-Broadway on Holladay in the Historic District of downtown Seaside.

  1. Bagels by the Sea, off-Broadway, south on Holladay
  2. T and C Home Furnishings, off-Broadway on Holladay
  3. Tora Sushi, on the south corner of Broadway and Holladay
  4. Wheel Fun Rentals, south on Holladay, catty-corner from Bagels by the  Sea
  5. Neighborhood Market, south on Holladay, across from Ace 

  1.  Beach Books on the corner of Holladay and Broadway
  2.  Dough Dough Bakery, off-Broadway, north on Holladay
  3. The Whet Spot, north on Holladay, off-Broadway
  4.  Yellow Curry Thai, north on Holladay, off-Broadway
  5.  Holiday Inn Express, north on Holladay, off-Broadway
  1. Seaside Coffee House, north on Holladay, off-Broadway, east side
  2. Seaside Soap and Candle, north on Holladay, off-Broadway, east side
  3. Shamhouses’s Rock and Gem, north on Holladay, off-Broadway, east side
  4. The Stand, north on Holladay, off-Broadway, east side
  5. Starry Night Inn, north on Holladay, off-First Avenue, east side

One block west  and east off Highway 101, one block from Broadway.

Marie’s Flowers is located on Highway 101, off Avenue A, just south of the Historic Gilbert District, serving the entire Seaside community.

Line X of Clatsop County is just off Highway 101, south of Holladay and Avenue A, in the Historic Gilbert District.

Sea Sai Hair Salon, west off-Holladay on Avenue A, in the Historic Gilbert District.

Cleanline Surf Shop is located on Highway 101 on the corner of Oceanway, just north of the Historic Gilbert District in downtown Seaside.

Riverside Luxury Suites is located on north Holladay along the Neacanicum River in downtown Seaside at Oceanway.

As requested, businesses at the gateway of the Gilbert Historic District in downtown Seaside (aka the first block on Broadway Street heading west of Highway 101).

North side of Broadway Street heading west off Highway 101.

  1. Sign One
  2. Capricon Pub
  3. Studio138
  4. Seaside Antique Mall
  5. Una Ves Mas

North side of Broadway Street heading west off Highway 101.

  1. Seaside Brewery
  2. Fire House Grill
  3. Nonni’s  Bistro
  4. Tea Artist
  5. End of the Trail Pub House

But wait, there are more on the first street, at the gateway to the Historic Gilbert District, heading west off Highway 101.

  1. Ace Hardware
  2. Queen’s Nails
  3. Tom’s Fish and Chips

Above Studio138 is Seaside Massage and Spa, located in the Salmonberry Square.

Located in the first block, across from Nonni’s, is the offices of Seaside Attorneys.

Loccated in the first block of the Historic Gilbert District is Seaside Vision Center.

Welcome! Studio138 to the Historic Gilbert District.


Studio138 presenters of Seaside Jazz and Blues, 2024 and beyond

a benefit for the Kyle Rieger Memorial Scholarship

Studio138 offers art, sculpture, photography, and more

Studio138 will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony in the first week of March

Studio138 joins Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk event in March

Studio138 has ties with Oregon Art Beat

Studio138 will be located at the gateway of the Historic Gilbert District, in the heart of the Dresler Building

Studio138 will have the Salmon Berry mezzanine suitable for future art events


And, that’s all for now.  Just a teaser for Studio138.

More info arriving soon.

Let’s go ShopSmall in the Historic Gilbert District in 2022.


You might not realize it, but every time
you pick up a cup of coffee from your
favorite neighborhood cafe or buy a gift
from a local neighborhood store, you’re
shopping small and making a difference.


Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger
Shop Small Movement supports small businesses every day and everywhere.

Because shopping at a family-owned spot or buying  handmade
products  from your favorite small business help to promote more
vibrant hometown communities.

American Express proudly backs Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Movement.


That’s why — in
2010 — we
created Small Business Saturday® on the
Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage
people to Shop Small and bring more
holiday shopping to small businesses.


Business: 94.9 The Bridge
Website: 949thebridge.com

Business: ACE Hardware
Website: acehsp.com (corporate)

Business: Ancient Health & Healing
Website: katestewart.org

Business: Allure Spa


Business: Bagels by the Sea
Website: seasidebagels.com

Business: Beach Books
Website: beachbooks37.indielite.org

Business: Beach Puppy
Website: facebook.com/Beach-Puppy-Dog-Boutique-156661977765103

Business: Beach Soap and Candle

Info: https://www.seasidesignal.com/news/beach-soap-and-candle-opens-second-store/article_8344e62c-f475-11eb-83ea-17ce7ad9afd2.html

Business: Bella Espresso
Website: bella-espresso.com

Business: Bubble Tea-Ice Cream-Tea Artist

Website: teaartist.us

Business: Capricorn Pub in Seaside

https://www.instagram.com › capricornpubin

Business: Dough Dough Bakery
Website: doughdoughbakery.com

Business: End of the Trail Pub
Website: end-of-the-trail-public-house.business.site

Business: Fairweather House & Gallery
Website: fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Business: Fire House Grill
Website: firehousegrill.org

Business: Five-Star Henna
Website: fivestarhenna.com

Business: Hold Fast Tattoo Company
Website: holdfasttattoocompany.com

Business: Holiday Inn Express
Website: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/seaside/ssdor/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-EX-_-US-_-SSDOR

Business: Line X of Clatsop County
Website: linex.com/us/line-x-of-clatsopcounty-F1260

Business: Nonni’s Bistro
Website: nonnisitalianbistro.com

Business: Pacific Heirloom & Collectibles
Website: instagram.com/pacific_heirloom

Business: Pizza a’fetta Seaside
Website: pizza-a-fetta.com

Business: Queen House Nails

Contact: FB/ Queen House Nails

Business: Salon on Broadway
Website: salononbroadway.com

Business: Seaside Antique Mall
Website: seaside-antique-mall.business.site

Business: Seaside Brewing Company
Website: seasidebrewery.com

Business: Seaside Coffee House
Website: facebook.com/seasidecoffeehouse

Business: Seaside Yarn & Fiber
Website: seasideyarnandfiber.com

Business: Shamouses Rocks
Website: facebook.com/ShamousRocks

Business: Spay & Neuter Thrift Shop
Website: facebook.com/SpayandNeuterThriftShop

Business: Starry Night Inn & Art Hotel
Website: thestarrynightinn.com

Business: SunRose Gallery
Website: facebook.com/SunRoseGallery

Business: Healthy Hub Massage & Wellness
Website: healthyhubwellness.com

Business: Tommy G


Business: The Whet Spot
Website: whetspot.com

Business: TigerLily Gallery

Website: tiger-lily-boutique-gallery.business.site

Business: Tom’s Fish & Chips
Website: facebook.com/tomsseaside

Business: Tora Sushi
Website: torasushi.com

Business: Una Ves Mas Mexican Restaurant
Website: facebook.com/unavesmas97138

Business: Wheel Fun
Website: wheelfunrentals.com/or/seaside/holladay-dr

Business: Yellow Curry Cozy Thai
Website: yellowcurryseaside.com

Map of the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Freshly painted fire hydrants in blue and yellow. Why, you ask?

Although some may be puzzled or others may not have noticed, there’s a reason why the Fire Department paints the fire hydrants with different colored tops (hats). One of the first challenges firefighters face when arriving at a fire scene is finding a suitable water source that meets the gallons per minute (GPM) required to extinguish the fire. Fire hydrants are color-coded to indicate how much water a particular hydrant will provide. This allows for quick decision-making when firefighters are deciding which hydrant to access. To make it easier for firefighters to know what a specific hydrant will supply, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends that fire departments and water districts follow a set standard of color coding.

NFPA 291 states fire hydrants using public water supply systems should be painted chrome yellow, while their tops and caps should be color coded to indicate the available GPM. Below 500 GPM should be painted red, 500-999 GPM should be orange, 1000-1499 GPM should be green, and 1500 GPM or more should be blue.

 So, the next time you’re walking our streets in The Historic District of downtown Seaside or driving our roads, you will know why our fire hydrants are wearing yellow and blue hats.

Just in time for summer, Queen’s has arrived in the district.

722 Broadway St., located in The Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

 (503) 705-2774

This was a fantastic experience. The staff was friendly, and their work was terrific. I had a picture of what I wanted, and they followed it perfectly. Highly recommend coming here!!! One of the best places I have ever gone to! SB

We had a wonderful experience at this salon! The salon is so clean and has a great atmosphere; it’s clear that the owners care about their business and customer experience. If I lived closer, I’d be a monthly regular, but we will definitely visit every time we vacation in Seaside. AN

Beautiful salon with super nice and friendly staff. I went with my sisters and my niece; they did a fantastic job! KB

My sister and I went in this morning and had gel pedicures done we did the luxury package and it was just delightful! The people in there are very very sweet and engaging. We were greeted the moment we walked in and felt very welcome! This was an awesome experience and we will definitely be back!”  CK

P.S.S.T. Heard in the neighborhood recently. TommyG will soon have 2022 spring fashions arriving.

Tommy G is a contemporary casual women’s clothing boutique in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.



Tommyg, in downtown Seaside, carries an assortment of classic, upscale clothing and accessories that embody casual comfort and sophistication.
Photo by Katherine Lacaze for Seaside SIgnal



Tommy G has impeccable fashion sense, and a trained and seasoned ability to listen to his customers and produce what they need.”



 609 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138

Read more about Tommy G@

A stylish boutique draws inspiration from Hollywood glamour …

https://www.seasidesignal.com › news › a-stylish-boutique…

For 2022 the Gilbert Block Building now has rooftop lights.


Hotelier buys historic Gilbert Block Building | News – Seaside …

https://www.seasidesignal.com › news › hotelier-buys-hist…

 Hotelier Masudur Khan has purchased the Gilbert Block Building and plans to renovate its top floor into a hotel.


The historic Gilbert Block Building in Seaside pays homage to its past while offering an updated home to a variety of trendy businesses…and, soon a second floor posh hotel and possiblity a chic roof top dining spot.

Seaside’s carefully restored commercial area east of the Necanicum River houses one of the city’s oldest building and is home to an array of interesting coastal shops, galleries and eateries.
The Gilbert Block building (1914) at the intersection of Broadway and Holladay are set to have a new beginning of a new lease on life for the area.  Strolling along this artful section of downtown Seaside, you will discover boutiques filled with fine art, jewelry and fashion, shops offering great collections of home décor and accessories, and eateries serving up a variety of tastes from sushi to sweets and sauvignons.
A visit to Seaside’s downtown shopping district isn’t complete without a stroll into this historic section of present-day Seaside, where you’re sure to catch a sense of the Seaside from days of old.

While many visit Seaside to stroll the Prom, ride the carousel and load up on saltwater taffy, walk east on Broadway over the Necanicum River and you’re in a very different world — the oldest part of Seaside, to be exact. Seaside’s mayor from 1912 to 1916, Alexandre Gilbert, rebuilt the four-block Gilbert District at the intersection of Broadway and Holladay Drive after the city’s big fire of 1912. Today the Gilbert District is thriving with vibrant restaurantsart galleriesboutiques and antique stores. More than 30 local businesses call this historic district home. Here’s how to spend a few hours poking around. 

Stroll across the arched Broadway Bridge and you’ll see the Gilbert Block Building, est. 1914.  SunRose Gallery is full of colorful mosaic tables and whimsical local art. Next door, Pacific Heirloom is the place to pick up vintage glass floats, and the upscale Fairweather House & Gallery is a must-visit for anyone who’s serious about Northwest artists.

Continue toward Holladay and you’ll see Beach Books on the corner. Pick up that hardcover you’ve been dying to read and then walk through the adjacent French doors straight into Dough Dough Bakery for a chocolate tahini roll and a warm mug of Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters drip.

Still thirsty? Walk north on Holladay and pick up a gorgeous cowl-neck scarf or other beautiful handmade gift at Seaside Yarn and Fiber, before making another stop at The Whet Spot, which offers a rotating selection of local brews and ciders on tap. Warm up with standout pumpkin curry or a spicy bowl of tom kha at YellowCurry Cozy Thai, a locals’ favorite, with traditional and regional dishes from all over Thailand.  

Update: The exterior facade of the Gilbert Block Building has been accented with rooftop lighting in January 2022, thanks to its newest owner, Masud Khan!

P.S.S.T. Perhaps, too, a rooftop viewing deck…is in the plans…