New Projects at the Sou’wester

We love all the Oodles of Projects Happening at the Sou’wester!

May 26th 2015

Here’s a New Project Happening at the Sou’wester: We have a wonderful new handpainted mural almost finished in the Main Lodge at the Sou’wester.


Thank you April for sharing your talents!

British Art Publication to be released soon.


The Quarterly, Issues 3, Tribes to be released soon.

Tribes are something we’re all a part of whether we choose to recognise them or not. From your family to your friends, to those you work alongside or interact with directly or indirectly on a daily basis. Issue Three of The Quarterly is a celebration of the ties and connections which bind people together.

Issue three of The Quarterly tells the stories of those groups of people, brought together by love or circumstances, showing the contrasts in the lives of others that surround us all on a daily basis.

Thanks for Jill Mason & Phil Chester of HART for coming out.

160 Pages

No adverts. No filler.
Creativity without the Exploitation.



Thanks to HART for coming out.

Nick Jaina to kick off Sou’wester ARTIST RESIDENCY 2013

We’re please to announce that Nick Jaina will perform Saturday, August 28th to kick off the Sou’wester Artist Residency Program.

The Sou’wester is located at 3728 J Place, on the Seaview Beach Approach Road, in Seaview, Wa.


Nick can claim the title of most frequent performer at the Sou’wester. He has also participated in the 20 song game during one of his own Artist Residnecy, described in his usual lucid poetic style here.

welcome the fall’s light!.

call 360 642 2542 for more information.


Artist In Residence: A New Song from Scott Arthur Magee

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Check out this new song recorded at the Sou’Wester by our most recent Artist-In-Residence Scott Arthur Magee:

The Sou’Wester offers amazing discounts on week long residencies for creatives of all mediums, contact the Sou’Wester Lodge for details.

The Sou’Wester Lodge
3728 J Place
Seaview WA, 98644

Just Added! Nervous And The Kid Brings Folk Stylings to The Sou’Wester

nervousandthekidPortland’s folk darlings Nervous and The Kid will be performing at The Sou’Wester Lodge on August 3 at 8 p.m.  Enjoy great vocal harmonies and soothing music as the 5 piece group offers an unforgettable evening of music.  The group is returning to the coast after recoding their last album in a rented beach house.

As with all Sou’Wester music performances, Nervous and the Kid is free and open tot he public. Come on and all, pick up the groups new record and hear “To Fetch A Glass of Water” live for the first time on the Washington Coast. Donations and the buying of CDs and other merchandise is strongly encouraged.

• For more information on Nervous and The Kid:

The Renown Alialujah Choir to Perform at The Sou’Wester During Spartan Rally

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The Renown Alialujah Choir to Perform at The Sou’Wester During Spartan Rally

The Alialujah Choir will be performing at the Sou’wester Lodge on July 27th during the first ever all Spartan Rally. They will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening.

The Alialujah Choir consists of a rotating collection of collaborators including the Portland Cello Project, but it’s core is the trio of Adam Shearer and Alia Farah of Wienland, and Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western) founder of the famed Type Foundry Recording Studio in Portland. The group was founded after coming together to create a song for OPB’s Live Wire! Radio Show’s  “Dearly Departed” benefit album, the band has gone on to record its debut album released by Jealous Butcher Records and garner international awards for the video and song , ‘A House, A Home’, directed by Mark Smith.

The group has appeared on VH1, MTV Canada, & Indie Wire. Its unique sound has been praised far and wide. NPR said, “You’ll notice the sparse nature of the arrangements, which purposely throw the trio’s harmonies into the spotlight.”  Willamette Week wrote, “Alialujah Choir has got the full package: With these talents it’s no surprise the songs are melodically engaging (nor that they are brilliantly produced in Selzer’s capable hands), but the excellent lyricism is a bit surprising”.  Willamette Week also called them, “the best possible kind of supergroup”, and added “This is one of the prettiest albums to come out of Portland”.

The Alialujah Choir is well known for its sparse instrumentalism and harmonized vocals. They have remained committed  “to escaping the commercial pressures of their other bands and return to their love for roots folk music” thus staying true to the art and craft of music making, and have maintained a recording process whereby “no one else could play on the album, or even be present in the studio while the tape was rolling”. This has lead to an equally sparse live show schedule. The Sou’Wester Lodge is lucky to host a band of such high caliber and such rare performances, as they have performed only ten times in three years.  Their music is a bit of a throwback to the sound made famous by the 4AD label in the 1980s and 90s, but with a distinctly Northwest twist.

This first annual “Spartan Only Rally” is first time ever that Spartan trailer owners have held a rally of exclusively the trailers produced by the Spartan Aircraft Company from 1946 until 1960. Also at the rally, will be guest lecturer Shirley Wallace who as a child traveled in an early Spartan Trailer, and even helped her father remodel the trailer, including adding a second floor to the structure.

Organizers of the Spartan Rally are even trying to bring the first Spartan to ever roll off the assembly line “The Silver Queen” to this event, the owners of that trailer are holding a fundraiser to cover the transport expense, and welcome donations of all sizes at:

The Spartan Rally is open to the public during the day on July 26 noon to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to come see these amazing vintage trailers up close. Lectures are always free & open to all at The Sou’Wester Lodge in Seaview, Washington. Performers do accept donations and will have CDs and other merchandise available for sale.

• For more information on The Alialujah Choir:

• See The Alialujah Choir’s award winning music video:

• More information on the Spartan Only Rally (July 26-27):

• For times and activities, or to reserve a room or a trailer at The Sou’Wester:

The Sou’Wester Lodge
3728 J Place
Seaview WA, 98644

Airstream Rally Coming To The Sou’Wester Lodge On July 11-12-13

The Historic Sou’Wester Lodge is hosting a variety of vintage travel trailer rallies all Summer and Fall, with an Airstream Trailer Rally kicking things off on July 11 – 13.

Airstream is the leader of restored trailers, and this rally will be full of amazing restorations and mint trailers from around the USA. Restoring and showing off Vintage Travel Trailers has become almost as popular as hot rod shows over the last decade, and the changing face of “RVing” has become increasingly younger, as the lure of the open road and being able to bring one’s own accommodations has risen in popularity.

The Vintage Airstream Rally is already fully booked Airstream Rally, on July 11 through 13th. While all of the spaces are filled, the public is welcome to come and enjoy these lovingly maintained and restored gems.

Live music will be provided Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m. by high energy rhythm & blues band, The Resolectrics. (Hear them here: