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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Port O' Three, Bloomfield Hills, MI (restaurant)
Port O' Three, Bloomfield Hills, MI (restaurant)
Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-30 09:55 am   Permalink

Name:Port O' Three
Type:restaurant
Street:Telegraph & Long Lake Road
City:Bloomfield Hills
State:MI
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:645-5050
Status:defunct

Description:
Port O' Three was a Michigan restaurant owned by the Chin family of Chin Tiki fame. I also read here on TC that it was very short-lived.

That's all I know. Hopefully someone else can shed a little more light on its history.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-30 09:56 am   Permalink

I have a matchbook and an ashtray from Port O' Three. You can see that they used Chin Tiki's logo tiki on the back of the matchbook.








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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4431
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-30 1:50 pm   Permalink

I have that matchbook, nice ashtray.

I never noticed on the back of the matchbook that the restaurant was opened by Marvin Chin - the founder of Chin Tiki!

He had another restaurant called Chin's in Livonia, which opened in 1955, and is still open today (see post below)

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4850&forum=2

Why haven't we heard more about this one???

DC


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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4157
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-05-11 5:38 pm   Permalink

Found this today









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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4431
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-11-04 4:33 pm   Permalink

I scored this gigantic never-been-used menu from the Port O' Three restaurant.



Cover graphics same as Tiki Kate's matchbook.



Inside of the menu folded out and pieced together.




Some close ups

The appetizers



Drinks and Polynesian Diners



The Tiki



Cool menu.

DC


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1820
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-11-04 4:43 pm   Permalink

Awesome menu DC. Another Michigan classic that has a bit of mystery to it.

 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 199
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-11-04 5:10 pm   Permalink

According to my information from a "Chin" source this restaurant was meant to cater to the "gentler" sex. It was not in business very long.

 
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