Seaside Stories

Northwest Travel Magazine: Gilbert District

March 5, 2015 | by Jon Rahl

Northwest Travel Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Allen Cox, has been a regular visitor to Seaside over the years. From its early beginnings after a fire in 1912 through present-day offerings of antiques, art galleries, restaurants and a full-scale brewery, Cox dives into what makes the Gilbert District tick.

This article features short descriptions on several of the businesses operating in the historic Gilbert District. Read the entire article: “Doing the Gilbert District.”

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