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The Bamboo House (formerly the Outrigger) , Prince George, BC, Canada (restaurant)
Pepe le Tiki
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-01-23 12:19 pm   Permalink

Name:The Bamboo House (formerly the Outrigger)
Type:restaurant
Street:1208 6th Ave
City:Prince George, BC
State:
Zip:V2L3M7
country:Canada
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
A customer sent me this photo of the Bamboo House Chinese restaurant in Prince George, BC. It was formerly the Outrigger and as you can see, they've kept much of the decor intact. I've heard lots about this place but I've never seen a picture...wow! Too bad it a day's drive from here.



Just a note, the customer is Donald Luxton from the Heritage Vancouver Society who did the lecture series on the Waldorf a few years back. He said there might be another one in the near future, I'll keep you posted!!
I found an old thread about the lecture:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2406&forum=4&hilite=outrigger%20prince%20george




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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-01-23 3:35 pm   Permalink

That is so cool Pepe, maybe we can convince SDT & TA.MKB to stop by if they drive out for an event.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-01-23 10:28 pm   Permalink

Wow is right! I've only seen lamps like those in postcards, but never hung vertically like that. It's quite an effect, especially in that cavernous A-frame. In my postcards of the Chin Tiki in Detroit, The Hawaiian Cottage in Cherry Hill NJ, and the Kon Tiki restaurants of Cleveland and Dallas, those lamps are hung horizontally and appear singly. Your restaurant looks like an untouched time-capsule from the 1960s. I'd love to see more!

Sabu
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Pepe le Tiki
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From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-01-24 4:09 pm   Permalink

Sabu, he's sending me more photos including an exterior shot. I'll post them as soon as I get them!


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2006-01-24 5:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-01-23 15:35, Tikiwahine wrote:
That is so cool Pepe, maybe we can convince SDT & TA.MKB to stop by if they drive out for an event.



Prince George is quite a bit off the Edmonton-Vancouver route, so it would have to be something really special to make the detour worthwhile. I think I'd rather expend the extra time and money on a side trip to Victoria and/or Seattle.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-01-25 06:49 am   Permalink

I really wanna see how it looks from the outside now. Surviving A-frames that are Polynesian on the inside too are rare nowadays!

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-26 2:16 pm   Permalink

Been doing a bit of research on the way to adding this to Critiki... looks like the Northern Health Authority still calls this place the Outrigger Restaurant (they get a "moderate" risk rating, btw), and their business license appears to have both names of Bamboo House & Outrigger... perhaps the name change is fairly recent?

Found these outstanding photos on the
Milltown to Downtown website:

"The exotic Outrigger Restaurant at Sixth Avenue and Dominion Street was opened in mid-1965."


"Modeling a Hawaiian-inspired dress in March 1966 in front of the new Outrigger Restaurant, now called the Bamboo Hut."


"A special luncheon for Queen Aurora and her princesses at the newly opened Outrigger Restaurant in August, 1965."


"Elaborate decorative painting on the new Outrigger Restaurant, 1965."



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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-01-26 2:19 pm   Permalink

WOW! Those photos are out of this world! I wonder if the pole outside still exists? Did you see the masks inside? NEAT!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2006-01-26 3:44 pm   Permalink

OMG!! And the lettering above the entrance - Droolworthy.

Thanks so much for finding and posting those archival photos, Humuhumu!

Sabu
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Pepe le Tiki
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From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-01-26 8:50 pm   Permalink

Great photos Humuhumu!!! I'm curious about the palm tree...in Prince George??

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2006-01-26 9:53 pm   Permalink

Whoa!! If it still looks like that, I'd say it's worth a detour.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-01-27 06:34 am   Permalink

Good one Humu...the internet explorer!
At the first photo I thought, because of the wide angle used, that it might be pretty small, but when I saw the guy painting the A-frame, it's really decent sized.
So who's gonna go???


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2006-01-27 12:11 pm   Permalink

Here is what the outside looks like in 2004.



[ This Message was edited by: Unga Bunga 2006-01-27 12:18 ]


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-01-27 2:16 pm   Permalink

Aaaw...liked the B&W better. But hey, it's still there, it still has the Tiki mask and post, and the interior looks quite original too! I like how the rock walls seem not to be attached to the A-frame (in the B&W). The palm tree looks like it is held up by wires!
TC is so great: I really wanted to see the outside and BAM!, here it is, vintage AND today!


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-01-27 2:50 pm   Permalink

In the original B/W photo, the decorative painting on the A-Frame, the lettering on the roof, and the palm-tree "growing" through the roof really brought the whole facade together into one of the most appealling poly-pop expressions of architecture I have ever seen.

Without those elements, the building looks so ordinary! I bet the original architect would be saddened at how his vision has been diluted.

On the other hand, Thank God so much is still there! And like you said, bigbro, the interior looks pretty pristine. I bet the bottom-most spindle on the column rotted out from the yearly snows and was either kicked loose or was finally sawn off. I'm happy the mask is still there. The column needs to be re-painted according to the old b/w photo.

Sabu


 
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