Gilbert District Businesses

Announcing a new neighbor in the District.

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Eve Marx

“Seaside is where it’s all happening,” said Sandy Palmer, artist in chief and proprietor of Five Star Henna, from her new location in Seaside. Palmer, a northern Californian, was a window painter who fell hard for henna after watching a YouTube video. During a vacation to Seaside eight years ago, she determined to move here and open a henna studio.

“We do temporary tattoos, airbrush, stencil; we’ll feather and wrap your hair,” Palmer said. “We do face-painting for little kids, and we’re looking to hire a piercer.”

Sarah, her daughter, also works in the shop and helped design the cool décor. Five Star Henna is an enchanting place to hang out; while you’re waiting your turn under the magical henna tent, check out the cool merch — groovy incense, 3D tapestry, and energy clearing sage sticks.

Henna, for those not in the know, is a natural, organic dye made from the powdered leaves of a tropical shrub. For hundreds of years it’s been used for body decoration; Cleopatra wore it. Eastern Indians elevated henna painting to a venerated art form; henna is incorporated into their lavish wedding festivals as well as religious ceremonies.

The plant the dye is derived from grows naturally in Africa, northern Australia, and southern Asia. Palmer gets her henna directly from a lady in India. Once henna is applied, results, which fade gradually, can last up to four weeks. While young females on vacation make up the lion’s share of Palmer’s business, she also gets people who are considering a tattoo who want to test drive a henna version first for placement.

Palmer says it’s not unusual for a group to come in, say a beach volleyball team, all wanting the same design. Call it a tribal thing. That’s where the party atmosphere kicks in.

“It can get really busy in here on a weekend afternoon,” Palmer said. “This is a fun place to be.”
Patrons select a design from a wide array of suggestions provided by Palmer. I showed her a picture on my phone and she duplicated it. The price of henna application depends on the intricacy and detail of the design. Palmer commented on how there are myriad recreational opportunities in Seaside for those 21 and up. Henna is something everyone can enjoy, age regardless.

For years, I’ve fantasized about getting a tattoo, but so far haven’t been brave — or committed — enough. I asked Palmer draw the classic reiki symbol, cho ku rey, on the back of my hand. It’s lasted two weeks so far. I couldn’t be happier. I’m definitely going back to do it again.

Five Star Henna is located at 600 Broadway in Seaside, right next to the Broadway Bridge, on the north west corner of the Historic Gilbert District neighborhood.


Welcome to the Historic Gilbert District. Line X of Clatsop County.

Line X of Clatsop County

781 Avenue A
Seaside, Oregon

Call (503) 739-7556



LINE-X of Clatsop County offers bed liners and specialty coatings for automotive as well as protective coatings for commercial and residential use. We also offer a selection of accessories for automotive and every day use.

Automotive, Aircraft & Boat



LINE-X of Clatsop County is a brand new LINE-X location dedicated to providing outstanding product and service to the North Oregon coast. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to follow our progress and share your ideas for success.


Line-X has coatings for waterproofing, rust resistance, anti-skid/slip, chemical resistance, UV protection and more.

We look forward to growing awareness around the products we offer and showcasing the wide range of uses (think outside the bed liner)!

In addition to coatings, Line-X has recently launched Truck Gear by Line-X.

Truck Gear produces quality aftermarket automotive accessories and will be one of many brands that can be found in our new showroom.

The business is owned and operated by CeeCee and Travis Wakefield.

Both are committed to fostering relationships within the community, giving back to non-profit organizations and honoring our local military and first responders.

Whether participating in a community event, hosting a field trip or lending time to volunteer, Line-X of Clatsop County looks forward to making a positive contribution to the North Oregon coast.





P.S.S.T. Another new business arriving in the Historic Gilbert District.



At Home on Broadway

722 Broadway St

Seaside, OR 97138


Located in the former McKeown’s Irish Pub.




At Home on Broadway

722 Broadway St

Located in the Wheatley/ Desler building  block of the Historic Gilbert District in downtown Seaside.

Will be featuring “three distinct brands; Tuscany/ South of France, mid-century Modern and vintage.”


In addition, will feature vintage Bakelite accessories, a collection of home textiles and decorative candles.


Owner/ operator Paula Johnson.

Soft opening by spring break 2019.

More news to follow.

Fun fact:

Paula has goods in several other locations in the Northwest, as well, Monticello Antiques in Portland and an antique store near Mount Angel in Oregon.

Welcome to the Historic Gilbert District. Voyages Toys now in Seaside.

Shout out.

New business.

Voyages Toys

10-B N. Holladay

 In the Gilbert Block building.

In the historic Gilbert District Seaside, Or

Enhance your visit to the Oregon Coast by visiting Voyages Toys.

Talk with our expert staff to learn about the best toys for the beach, the most popular puzzles, and the latest award-winning games.

Jeremy, originally from Astoria, OR, has spent the last 16 years working professionally in Project Management. He has worked for companies such as Hollywood Video, Starbucks Coffee Co., and KinderCare Education.

In 2010 he started his own company Cosmic Reads, LLC. A company that sells high grade comic books online at Where he also spent time as an authorized witness for comic book signatures for CBCS comic book grading. He is married to Sally and together they have one son named Charlie.

Sally, originally from Cornelius, OR, spent 15 years working for OHSU. Over the past several years both Sally and Jeremy have been attending comic book conventions all over Oregon, Washington, and Texas.

“We are both excited about this opportunity to own and operate Voyages and are really excited. Not only for this new exciting adventure but, also to be closer to our family.”



Our Mission

To promote face to face interaction through tabletop games, to encourage outdoor play, and to boost awareness of the amazing talent that exists in the comic book industry.




Open in Seaside. 




 Other Locations:

Voyages Toys Cannon Beach

Located in Sandpiper Square in Cannon Beach, this location has been a toy store for over 20 years.

Voyages Toys  in Nye Beach, Newport, OR


Mystery Boxes!

Featured in the window of the Seaside Shop.
March 2019


A Pop Culture Toy, Comic, and Game, Rainbow Road Mystery Box.

Guaranteed to contain:

A variety of pop culture toys, comics, and/or games!
With an overall retail value of AT LEAST $80 and UP TO $200!
If you are into superheroes, sci fi/fantasy movies, tv shows, or other pop culture fandoms… Mystery Boxes!

Everything in the box is NEW and ordered specifically for these boxes.

Salon on Broadway located in the historic Gilbert District of Seaside.

Salon on Broadway

810 Broadway St

Ste. 203

Seaside, OR 97138

Phone: (503) 717-2191


The words, “Brazilian Blow Out” and “Moroccan Oil” may not have a lot of meaning to you, that is unless you’ve been exposed to the higher realms of hair care a person might take for granted at a sophisticated city hair salon. But now you can experience these products, and other luxurious hair treatments at a new salon in Seaside — and at a fraction of city costs.

“Customer satisfaction is guaranteed,” said Kegan French, who along with his partner, Will Witt, just opened Salon on Broadway, located at 810 Broadway in Seaside. “If you don’t like it, we’ll switch it out for you at no cost. We stand by our work and our products 100 percent.”



Kegan French and Will Witt.

French was born in Germany. He grew up in Utah on an Air Force base. He comes from a family doctors and other medical professionals and was expected to follow that path. Instead, while still a college student, he became a stagehand and wardrobe technician in Salt Lake City.

“I worked with Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani, Cirque de Soleil,” French said. “I worked with Faith Hill and Tim McGrath. I worked with Ozzy Osborne. I worked with Korn. My life was all glitz and glamour and gradually I began to realize I wanted to make everyone feel like a star.”

It wasn’t long before he ditched the career path his family envisioned for him to enroll in Paul Mitchell, The School, in Salt Lake City. He seriously began to study hair care, graduating as a cosmetologist in 2011.

Eight years ago, French followed his mother, Mary French-Peterson, to the Oregon Coast. For a time he ran the hair salon at Necanicum Village. He had a salon in Astoria. Then he found out about space available in the newly renovated Westport Winery building and a bell went off.

“I knew right away this was where I wanted to be,” French said.

Salon on Broadway focuses on specialized, premium services.

“Conditioning, hair color, precision hair cuts, broken hair bonding and cuticle services are the foundation of industry leading hair care,” French said. “Our advanced skin care uses state-of-the-art micro current, microdermabrasion, photon therapy, ultrasonic cavitation, radio and high frequency rejuvenation, and chemical peels,” he said. “Our truly exceptional nail care includes detailed manicures, pedicures, and shellac nails. If you don’t know what treatment you need, we’re here to guide you.”

Salon on Broadway is a unique space. While it has a modern, industrial feel, at the same time it feels more like a spa than a hair salon. There is a relaxing private room for the specialized facials. Expect world-class service and cutting edge treatment. And then there’s the energy work. French is a resource for his clients in chakra care, quantum healing and hypnotherapy.


“I take the healing and beautifying arts very seriously,” he said. “Hair color correction is one of my specialties. Come in and visit us at Salon on Broadway. I’m dedicated and committed to the happiness, health, and well being of my clients. Your satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed.”

Salon on Broadway is located at 810 Broadway, Suite 203. The salon is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – article by Eve Marx/ Seaside Signal


Salon on Broadway is located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside in the Wheatley/ Desler Block.



Seaside Kites

The layout of Seaside Kites located inside Westport Winery Seaside.

Family fun.

Open daily 11-6.


The Roberts family, owners of Westport Winery in Seaside, operates Seaside Kites at 810 Broadway located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Winery co-owner Kim Roberts, who partners with her husband Blain, daughter Carrie and son Dana, said she hopes kids can enjoy the shop while parents spend time in the nearby tasting room.

The kite shop’s tag line is “the sky’s the limit,” reflective of their purchase of the building in January. Since then the family has made significant investments in the property, including deferred maintenance, painting and repairing.


The store was aided by Doll Camp, who has owned Cachalot Kites in Westport, Washington for more than 40 years. She focused merchandise on affordable, colorful, and easy-to-fly kites for all ages.


Seaside Kites is located in the Wheatley/ Desler Building Block of the Gilbert District.

Seaside Kites

810 Broadway

Welcome Angi D Wildt Gallery.



Angi D Wildt Gallery

737 Broadway #2

Seaside, Oregon


Gallery entrance is off Avenue A behind Broadway. Whether decorating, collecting or appreciating, you will find a beautiful selection of hand blown glass, unique bronze sculptures, photography, original oils, giclees on canvas, fused glass & mosaic glass sculptures. The grand opening will be in conjunction with the End of the Trail Pub that is opening in this same building around March 2019.

Paintings by Quata Cody and Harry Bennett, Glass Mosaics by Suzanne Vaughan Art, Fused Glass by Nancy Bosse, Hand Blown Glass by Louis Andrew Schaffer, seashells from the Ocean.

c. Angi D Wildt Gallery.


Painting by Quata Cody, hand blown glass by Louis Andrew Schaffer. A note about the amphora vase below, it is perfectly round, but the light is playing a little trick making it look flat on the left. The upper glass is a murrini heart.  c. Angi D Wildt Gallery



Angi D Wildt Gallery is located in the Menzel Building Block in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.



Dedicated parking for Angi D Wildt Gallery is to be found on the south side (aka as the sunny side) of the Menzel Building, just off Highway 101 at Broadway.

“Everyone knows where to find Seaside Brewing, yes? Just walk down a little further from the back side before or after a delicious beer.”  Angi D Wildt


Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, is a free event and is open to the public. The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic district of downtown Seaside.

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

Saves the dates and times.  First Saturday Art Walk 5-7:pm

  • Mar 2
  • Apr 6
  • May 4
  • Jul 6
  • Aug 3
  • Sep 7
  • Oct 5
  • Nov 2
  • Dec 7

For more info, please visit Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Looking forward. What’s going on in the Menzel Building located in the Historic Gilbert District?

Please share your news about the new store for a blog for the historic Gilbert District…



“We are building a new Pizza a’fetta Restaurant mixing both Pizza a’fetta and Bella Espresso on the first floor.

The second floor will be a banquet seating 65 guests and hosting live Jazz and Comedy.

The third floor will host eight boutique hotel rooms called The Chief’s Quarters Boutique hotel.”–JAMES FAURENTINO


The  stores (three new) will be located between Firehouse Grill  and Tonquin Trading in the first block west off from Highway 101. Stay tuned for more news as it arrives.


December window displays in the Gilbert neighborhood are, truly, a holiday greeting card.

2018 photo postcard by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall commissioned by Fairweather House and Gallery for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.


Top row:

Fairweather House and Gallery located at 612 Broadway St. Seaside Yarn and Fiber located at 10A N. Holladay Dr., and SunRose Gallery located at 606 Broadway Street.


Bottom Row:

Westport Winery located at 810 Broadway St., The Whet Spot located at 12 N. Holladay Dr.,  Beach Books located at 616 Broadway St., Shine Fair Trade located at 609 Broadway St. (gnome) and City of Seaside intersection at Broadway Street and Holladay Drive.




Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, is a free event and is open to the public. The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic district of downtown Seaside.
Map courtesy of KP Graphic Arts.
The Historic Gilbert District in downtown Seaside, on the corner of Broadway Street and Holladay Drive.
2019 Seaside First Saturday Art Walks.
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

Please note: There will no Art Walks in January or February.


For more photos, go to www/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Shop the neighborhood. Stroll the neighborhood. Enjoy the holiday season.