Siletz Bay Buffet

Lincoln City, Oregon

Project Objectives

Update and transform the Siletz Bay Buffet from an aging and unimpressive food and beverage outlet into a signature showpiece for the resort. The project was to include a complete design and theme, new buffet line, and a comprehensive seating layout.

Restaurant Design - Siletz Bay Buffet half wall and entrance design.

Design & Planning

I-5 created a complete makeover for the casino buffet including distinct separation of spaces, fabricated custom décor elements, and a reinvigorated atmosphere that would create an upscale destination within the casino.

The buffet was designed with a decorative curving half-wall which set the buffet apart from the casino floor. Tapered wood columns inset with specialty metal accent panels divide the architectural stone walls.  Crafted from etched metal, an oval-shaped sign marks the entry into the buffet. A multi-tiered circular element suspended over the hostess counter features a custom mica chandelier inset in the circle’s center. Vibrant LED lighting is concealed above the wood ceiling beams. All new buffet equipment, with black granite countertops, and quality wood-accent furnishings complete the space.

Build & Install

The neutral color scheme and organic material were infused throughout the casino design, adding warmth and complementing the natural setting of the Pacific Northwest.

All the key decor elements, including the curving half-wall, oval sign, circular suspended décor element with mica chandelier, and other décor pieces, were manufactured in-house by I-5 Design, providing high quality and complete design intent throughout the project.

“We enjoyed working with I-5 Design and would recommend them to anyone for design, manufacture and implementation services. We never had to close down or lose business while I-5 was installing our décor. The finished project exceeded our expectations and we are very happy with the results.”

Angela Calkins
Director of Finance
Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Restaurant Design - Siletz Bay Buffet half wall being built in-shop, by I-5 Design.
Restaurant Design - Photo of the casino buffet design completed.

Finished Project

From concept to completion, I-5 executed the entire remodel.

The complete buffet design was implemented without any downtime to the casino.

The decor elements were pre-fabricated and careful planning enabled a quick, seamless implementation. Wanting to open the buffet to customers as soon as possible, I-5 coordinated with the casino’s time schedule to complete the renovation.