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Trader Vic's Portland -- The Wait is Over.
Tangaroa-Ru
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From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2011-07-27 5:31 pm   Permalink

I am looking forward to being in Portland at the end of August and will make the new Trader Vic's my first stop! Hope you'll let this gal from Tiki Magazine snap a few photos while I'm there!

Thanks for sharing your photos and experience, Sven. Glad to hear you had a good time. Portland is one of my favorite cities.


 
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Kenike
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2011-07-27 6:42 pm   Permalink

Wow...this place looks like they're doing it right...

 
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tiki leki
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From: Point Loma
Posted: 2011-07-27 7:50 pm   Permalink

I'd love one of those shirts, very cool!!

 
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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2011-07-27 8:01 pm   Permalink

OMG.
That shirt is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!


 
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Const Tiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2011-07-28 12:08 am   Permalink

Geez, did everybody score an invite on Monday except for me? Now I have to cry myself to sleep...

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-07-28 12:20 am   Permalink

But why? YOU are in Portland, many here are not! We should cry. After all:

Quote:

On 2011-07-20 16:10, TraderVic'sPDX wrote:
Want to be among the very first to try the new Trader Vic's Portland? You can now make reservations on Open Table. The Grand Opening is Aug. 1 but you can get in one of the soft openings as early as July 28.



 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-07-28 09:17 am   Permalink

I am looking forward to seeing many more photos from those lucky Portlanders/Mainlanders/Islanders visiting this Tiki Temple in the future here.



I am especially curious to see the entrance and Tikis on the exterior!


 
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TraderVic'sPDX
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Posted: 2011-07-28 10:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-27 16:37, Dustycajun wrote:
Sven,

Excellent report and pics. This one looks to be a must see. The mug and shirt are bound to be instant classics.

As for those framed drink illustrations, did they actually come from an old Trader Vic's menu or restaurant? Never seen anything like that before.

DC



Those illustrations are from the original Trader Vic's.


 
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Ken Kanaka
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Posted: 2011-07-28 10:53 am   Permalink

The Trader Vic's in Emeryville also has a number of those illustrations in the lounge.

[ This Message was edited by: Ken Kanaka 2011-07-28 10:53 ]


 
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TraderVic'sPDX
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Posted: 2011-07-28 11:35 am   Permalink

As a reminder to all, the Grand Opening is scheduled for Monday. However, we actually are opening to the public tonight (in "soft opening" mode). Doors WERE scheduled to open at 3:00 today but, as of a few hours ago, we now ARE going to open at 5:00 today - Sunday. If you'd like to have dinner, we recommend setting up a reservation through Open Table or the good old-fashioned electronic speaking device.

The Grand Opening is Monday and doors open at 3:00. Those who are there when the doors open will get a little special treatment. The Facebook page is the best place for breaking news on that, but I'll saunter over here as well.


 
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Coco Joe
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2011-07-28 8:22 pm   Permalink

big fan of Portland. Must go soon

 
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Lucky Jackson
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From: Beaverton,OR
Posted: 2011-07-28 10:32 pm   Permalink

Tossed a few back at Vic's tonight with some friends... the place is amazing! Can't wait to go back!

Here's a couple pics of the tikis at the entrance.







 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-07-31 11:57 am   Permalink

Those big guys look cool. They could use some big planters with tall bamboo behind them, or similar tropical greenery.

Here's one more photo of the various Tiki textures inside:



I am looking forward to pics from the grand opening tomorrow!



 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2011-07-31 12:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

[i]On 2011-07-28 22:32, Lucky Jackson wrote:




The Tikis provide a nice street presence, similar to the Trader Vics @ LA Live.


[ This Message was edited by: christiki295 2011-07-31 12:02 ]


 
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Mahalo Joe
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Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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From: Home of TIKI KON (aka PDX)
Posted: 2011-07-31 7:29 pm   Permalink

...SO glad to welcome and be welcomed by the new PORTLAND Trader Vic's! A wonderful cast of Tiki-folks who did many things 'right' in preparing their foray back into the city, congrats!

...not as good as Sven's or others posted, but here's a few snaps taken before the Nelson's Blood overwrought my own:
http://bit.ly/TVinPDXopening

...One thing to note: T.V.'s PDX might wish to follow rather than lead the charge to proclaim August 'Tiki Month' here in PDX...it's JULY! In July we have our long-established TIKI KON weekender (featuring the Original Home Tiki Bar Tour) --> http://bit.ly/TikiKonMasons and http://bit.ly/TikiKonSunday, and also Elroy Artspace gallery's annual TIKI ART SHOW! --> http://bit.ly/ScootikiElroy

Welcome Home to PDX, T.V.'s -- you've been missed!



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