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Supporting local businesses is more important than ever before…

94.9 The Bridge
ACE Hardware
Ancient Health and Healing
Angi D Wildt Gallery
Art-in-the-Loft Gallery
At Home on Broadway
Bagels by the Sea
Beach Books
Beach Puppy
Bella Espresso
Bliss Mercantile & Brocante
Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery (on Holladay)
Dough Dough Bakery
End of the Trail Pub
Fairweather House and Gallery
Fire House Grill
Five-Star Henna
Gilbert District Gallery
Hold Fast Gallery and Tattoo Company
Holiday Inn Express
Line X of Clatsop County
Nonni’s Bistro
Pacific Heirloom and Collectibles
Patty’s Wicker Cafe
Peddler’s Row
Pizza a’fetta Restaurant
Rust and Dust
Salon on Broadway
Seaside Antique Mall
Seaside Brewery Co.
Seaside Coffee House
Seaside Coffee Roasters
Seaside Kites
Seaside Massage and Spa
Seaside Spa and Massage
Seaside Yarn and Fiber
Seaside Yoga
Shamous Rocks
Shine Fair Trade
Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop
Star Furniture
Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel
Studio 7
SunRose Gallery
The Chief’s Quarters Boutique
The Heathy Hub
The Whet Spot
Tom’s Fish and Chips
Tonquin Trading
Tora Sushi
Una Ves Mas Mexican Restaurant
Yellow Curry Cozy Thai
Voyages Toys
Westport Winery
Wheel Fun

Ch-ch-changes for the Historic Gilbert District a’coming. It’s all good.

Kirwen Building

Downtown parking changes get nod in first reading



Seaside took a step Monday to eliminate the parking requirement for certain types of residential uses above ground floor commercial uses in the city’s downtown core.

Acting on a recommendation from the Planning Commission, the council considered the measure to make workforce housing more economical for developers and provide more affordable housing for tenants.

“There’s been a push to look at creating opportunities to allow the second story of the downtown core areas to allow for residential uses,” Community Development Director Kevin Cupples said.

Mayor Jay Barber said the ordinance was in response to the council goal to provide more workforce housing, particularly in the core area. “This is a step toward that as well.”

Ordinance 2020-03 creates a new zoning definition for “dwelling, residential-over-commercial,” a dwelling unit of one bedroom or less, located above a commercial establishment.

The current ordinance requires two parking spaces per dwelling unit for all types of apartments, multifamily dwellings and conventional detached dwellings.

This will bring parking requirements similar to surrounding communities, Cupples said. “That would be one parking space for a studio apartment, for a one-bedroom it would be 1.25, and for a two-bedroom, it would be 1.5 parking spaces per unit.”

The ordinance seeks to reduce regulatory hurdles associated with developing workforce rental housing and promote more efficient use of land within the city. The measure is based on discussion and public comment from the Planning Commission, which undertook the ordinance in October.

Council member Tita Montero showed concern whether residents would be exempt from three-hour limits in the downtown parking zone.

Steve Wright called the ordinance a “first step. A lot of this still has to go back to the Planning Commission afterwards,” he said. “They can work out things like parking tags, where to park, and how to keep the streets clear so the street sweepers can go through. I think it’s time to get this done, moving forward.”

The Planning Commission could address parking when applicants come in for development, Cupples said. “If someone went in to propose it, it would be up for review,” he said.

Montero was the sole vote against the change, seeking greater guidance in parking rules. “I’m uncomfortable not knowing what the expectations are of people living in those units.”

“We can’t put everything in an ordinance to address every situation,” Wright said. “I think this is the right step to make.”

Following the first reading, the ordinance will be scheduled for a public hearing and second reading at the March 9 meeting. The new parking rules could go to a third reading and final adoption on March 23.


South Holladay Drive in Seaside happenings and a bit of history.

During City Council Meeting this past Monday, February 10, Public Works Director Dale McDowell shared some information with our Mayor and City Councilors about the history of the Holladay Drive section under construction. We thought it might be interesting for some perspective on the project as we release this week’s update.


A brief history: This section of road is some of the oldest in Seaside and portions of what is being unearthed dates back to construction of this section in 1914 (following the great fire of 1912, which destroyed businesses east of the Necanicum River).

Included in the find is wooden waterline (pictured), which in most cases held up surprisingly well. Beyond that, there is evidence of a previous road about 6-12 inches beneath the current surface and the reason that some of the old road contained ruts.

Holladay Construction, reprinted with permission

This week in review: Paving work kicked off the week near Avenue C. Conduit road crossings for light poles and building services was performed on Tuesday and Wednesday while concrete curb preparation – along with electrical services to buildings – was performed today (Thursday) and will continue into tomorrow (Friday). City crews also began installing new irrigation lines for planters along the route earlier this morning (Thursday).

This weekend (February 14 – 16): Work for the week is scheduled to end on Friday afternoon and no closures or work will be done over the weekend.

Next week (February 17-23): On Monday (President’s Day) there will be a closure from Avenue B to the Avenue B Bridge. Detour details are attached in map form. Beginning Tuesday and carrying into Wednesday (also noted on attached map), the contractor is scheduled to install a new vault at the Rivertide Suites along 1st Avenue near the existing pump station. This will result in a closure of one lane along 1st Avenue for both days. Avenue C to Avenue B has a closure on Thursday and Friday (Feb 20-21) while catch basin, hydrant and concrete prep work is done. –Jon Rahl, City of Seaside


Q: What is happening on South Holladay Drive in 2020, you ask?

A: The construction work on South Holladay Drive is part of the Southeast Seaside Urban Renewal Plan’s Holladay Streetscape Project, which calls for installation of new sanitary sewer, storm sewer, underground service provider utilities, ADA accessible sidewalks, reconstruction of the roadway, asphalt paving and street lighting.

The project is being paid for with water, sewer and road district funds, Public Works Director Dale McDowell said. The city will conduct a block-by-block closure to replace a sewer force main and upgrading to PVC pipe. Work will conclude at First Avenue.

Annual holiday greeting card collage from the neighborhood.

Linda Fenton Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, created a collage of the Historic Gilbert District for December, 2019. A lovely business greeting card from the December 2019 Art Walk evening.

Top row: Seaside Yarn and Fiber, Fairweather House and Gallery and Beach Books, Center: SunRose Gallery. Bottom row: Corner of Holladay and Broadway, Shine Fair Trade and The Whet Spot.



Seaside First Saturday Art Walks for 2020
Save the dates and time. 5-7:pm in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Mar 7
Apr 4
May 2
Jun 6
Jul 4
Aug 1
Sep 5
Oct 3
Nov 7
Dec 5
The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is all about celebrating the local art scene. The Art Walk, celebrating 16 years in 2020, is a walk about in the historic Gilbert District located between Holladay and Broadway. Dedicated parking is to be found on the corner of Ocean way and Holladay. Free and open to the public.

The Mission of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is to provide an excellent cultural arts experience and to support regional talents in visual art, literature, music, theatre and dance for the benefit of our residents and visitors.


Photo courtesy of
denise fairweather
Chair, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Director, Historic Gilbert District

A grand time was had by all.

Dave Bartholet of the Gilbert District Gallery embraced Joan Smith, Art Walk stylist, and Denise Fairweather, AW Executive Director, during his Nov. 2nd Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The ladies thanked Dave and his wife Penny for more than 15 years of Art Walk memories.

And, too, Seaside artist Blue Bond embraced the ladies as he starts his own remarkable journey at the same location.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Art Walk photographer.

Save the date and time. Nov. 2nd, 5-7:pm. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Dave Bartholet visiting with art patrons during a Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.


The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday  on Nov.  2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Gilbert District Gallery, 613 Broadway

Featuring watercolor artist Dave Bartholet, a Seaside artist, who is in the “show business” doing about thirty juried shows a year throughout the west.  He has illustrated magazine covers and was commissioned by the National Wildlife Refuge to commemorate its 100-years. The Gallery offers  Bartholet’s watercolors, limited edition prints, oil paintings, greeting cards and jewelry.  Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Shine Fair Trade, 609 Broadway St.

Artisan show featuring artists, potters, quilters, craft brewers and crafters displaying their talents and wares in a shared community room, most often used for yoga classes. Also featuring handmade items all over the world that supports over a 100 non-profits and men and women’s artisan cooperatives.   Snacks, drink and LIVE music.

Peddler’s Row, 604 Broadway

Featuring vintage oils, designer goods and work created by artisans gathered from all over the country.  With gleaming hardwood floors, the intimate space offers a Northwest vibe with the feel of granny’s attic without the dust and cobwebs.  Peddler’s Row is a new-old business curated by Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the Gilbert Block Building.

SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.

Featuring an encore of our Fall Open House  with resident artists Robin Montero, Jan Barber, Patty Thurlby and Cathy Tippin. The artists will be present. Enjoy an evening of creative conversation, tasty treats and live music by guitarist David Crabtree and accompanied on sax and flute by Ray Coffey.

Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables , 608 Broadway St.

Featuring a limited edition work by Rod Frederick, who attended Willamette University with a major in art. Frederick built a house in the middle of the Oregon wilderness, hiked, and camped in mountains and forests throughout the northwest U.S.  In addition to his peaceful views of natural habitats, he is known for his art in different sizes and shapes—each chosen to best suit his perfectly balanced images of the wilderness.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.


Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest artisans with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.  “This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who are making craft cool and luxurious.,”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane crafter Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Harris, pottery maker Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller. Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson. Maker talks at 5:30pm. Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.  LIVE music by Shirley 88.


Art-in-the-Loft at Beach Books, 616 Broadway St.

Hosting “This is the Season,” a group show of artists who have shown in the gallery over the past year. Artwork will include a variety of artistic styles in “small” affordable formats. We will be offering shoppers an opportunity to buy original art works for those special people on their lists. Original paintings, prints and cards will be available, and yes, books, lots and lots of books.

Seaside Yarn and Fiber, 10A N. Holladay Drive

Featuring the art of yarn as much-needed creative outlet to the coastal community. “Knitting an excellent way to relax,” says owner/manager, Allie Kloster, “it’s also a perfectly portable option for crafting on the go.”

The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive

Featuring the art of pouring with twenty rotating taps for craft beers and ciders, a Growler filling station and offering wines by the glass.  Offering a relaxed, friendly and “adults only” atmosphere, where patrons can catch up with old friends while enjoying craft beers, ciders and wines.  Cutting edge art covers the walls including a collection of hand-made fused glass tiles. 

Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery, 417 S. Holladay Drive

With work fully rooted in the West, Blue Bond is a sought after Seaside artist whose specialty is portraits and wildlife. With over fifty years of experience, the artist teaches one-to-one studio classes in oil to novices and experienced painters alike.  Blue also shows are at the Gilbert District Gallery.

Angi D Wildt Gallery, 737 Broadway St., #2

Featuring kiln-fired glass by Nancy Bosse, who learned skills taking classes in stained glass, hand beveling, vitrigraph, Verre Eglomise, combing, laminating, sandblasting, sand carving, photo resist, enameling, casting, fossil vitra and Raku.


Starry Night Art Hotel and Inn, 811 First Ave. 

Featuring art by Libby Grise who creates provocative shadow boxes, each with a hand written story on the back. Grise explores complex ideas like the challenges of motherhood and childhood, religion, life, love and more. The Starry Night Inn is an art hotel by the sea and offers artist residencies and retreats.


Find additional original art during the day at: Westport Winery, 810 Broadway St., Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive; Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St. and at Dough Dough Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive.





Save the Date. Seaside 2019 Fall Downtown Wine Walk. Nov.9.

Downtown Fall Wine Walk
November 9 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm$15 – $20

Uncork and Unwind as the Seaside Downtown Development Association presents the annual Seaside Downtown Fall Wine Walk. Enjoy tastings from over 20 Oregon and Washington Wineries and get acquainted with our wonderful downtown businesses as they provide complimentary appetizers for you to enjoy with your Wine.

For a small price, you can receive a commemorative event wine glass, an ID bracelet and a Wine Walk Passport booklet with a detailed list of all tastings as well as exclusive coupons that only Wine Walk participants can take advantage of!!


Wine tastings will start promptly at 3:00pm.

Wineries will charge a nominal fee for tastings; prices can be found in the Passport booklet.

PreSale tickets will be available October, 2019!

Tickets can also be purchased on the date of the event.

Glasses & wristbands can be picked up at any of our 5 I.D.

Check Stations:

​Carousel Mall (2 locations) 300 Broadway 1:00 – 6:00pm

​Holiday Inn Express & Suites 34 N Holladay 2:00 – 5:00pm

​Times Theatre & Public House 133 Broadway 2:00 – 5:00pm

​Maggie’s on the Prom 581 S Promenade 2:00 – 6:00 (Credit Only)

Must be 21 or over to participate.
Wineries will charge nominal tasting fees.

November 9
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$15 – $20
Seaside Downtown Development Association
Downtown Seaside
Seaside, OR 97138

Clatsop County Arts Summit: The Business of Art. Nov. 12, 2019. 1:00pm-5:30pm.

The Business of Art: Artists Teaching Artists

November 12, 2019


Seaside Civic and Convention Center

1:00 – 2:00

Film and Introduction by Sarah Nebeker
Keynote speaker: Arts & Economic Prosperity Survey by Don Frank
Presentations by Joe Schultz and Keri Rosebraugh
Performance by Astor Street Opry  Company

Workshops:  2:15 – 3:45

Business Essentials presented by Emily Engdahl
Contracts and Asking for Money presented by Don Nisbett
Copyright Issues for Artists, Musicians, and Writers presented by Cary Novotny
Creative Capital presented by CEDR
Exploring Income Streams presented by Jean Mann
Marketing presented by Denele Sweet

4:00 – 4:30

Performance by Jean Mann
Presentation by Darren Orange

4:30 – 5:00

Round tables


Movie at the Times Theatre




Read more:

Arts Council of Clatsop County | Clatsop County Oregon › accc
The mission of the Arts Council of Clatsop County is to support, promote and advocate for the arts and culture, to encourage artist education, opportunities and …

End of the Trail Pub softly opens in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.


Soft opening July 22 with a grand opening planned after the summer, 2019.


Sean McKeown, a member of a longtime restaurant family in Seaside, received a full on-premise sales license at the End of the Trail Public House at 735 Broadway located in the historic Beacon Hotel Building.

McKeown was the owner/operator of the Irish Pub which used to be across from this location from 2012-17 as back bar to McKeown’s Restaurant.

The idea behind the place is to have a pool table, darts, shuffleboard, cornhole,” McKeown said. “Really a place for people to have something to do other than sit at a bar and drink.”



Serving pub-style food. The restaurant’s name is derived from “End of the Trail” statue at the turnaround, erected in 1940 to salute the two-year, 4,000-mile expedition of Lewis and Clark.

While the restaurant won’t theme “too much” with the explorers, some history will be displayed along the walls.

Downtown Seaside Spring Wine Walk. Saturday May 18th, 2019

Downtown Seaside Spring Wine Walk

Hosted by Seaside Downtown Development Association

Presale Ticket

You receive a commemorative stemless wine glass, wristband and Wine Walk Passport. Must be 21+ to participate Less

Presales end on May 17 at 11:30 PM




The best Wines are the ones you drink with friends…

Come Wine With Us at the Seaside Spring Wine Walk where 22 Wineries will showcase their best wines in beautiful Downtown Seaside at participating businesses.

And, too #14 through #22 are located in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside!!!



Complimentary appetizers featured at each location.

Wine tastings are from 3:00-7:00 p.m. sharp!

A commemorative wine glass and ID bracelet are required for wine tasting.

Must be 21 or over to participate.

Wineries will charge nominal tasting fees.

Prices will be available for view in the Wine Walk Passport booklet.


Get your glass and wristband early by going to one of our Check-in stations starting at 1:00pm

Pick up your glass, wristband and passport booklet at any of the following locations:


Carousel Mall (2 locations) 1:00 – 6:30pm

Maggie’s on the Prom 2:00 – 5:00pm

Holiday Inn & Express 2:00 – 5:00pm

All locations will be equipped to take both cash or credit.