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Trader Vic's (Benson Hotel), Portland, OR (restaurant)
tiki1963
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 216
From: los angeles
Posted: 2014-10-13 11:41 am   Permalink

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On 2014-09-18 15:39, Dustycajun wrote:
Found a few more images from Trader Vic's at the Benson Hotel on-line. Some cool-e-o stuff.

Color photos that came from the shoot done for the postcard.

With people..


Without people


Another view of the exterior.



A red awning has been added to the entrance, and look at that Tiki on the sidewalk towards the corner.



Cool shot of the bar, check out those Tiki bowls on the right of the bar.



A strange looking simian Tiki on the entrance sign.



Signature Trader Vic's Tiki.




DC



dusty...

WOW! i need to find that shot of the signature tiki!

i own it and have been looking for a vintage shot her. i know she stared at the Beverly Hills location and then eventually moved to the Scottsdale, AZ Vics. I bought her from a friend of the manager when the original location in Scottsdale closed. she sat in his local dive bar until it closed in the early 2000s. it would be cool to know if she did go up to Portland at some point in-between.

i don't have a good shot of her handy but here's what she looks like today...



do we know that shot is actually from Portland? any tips of that Thomas Robinson archive?

thanks!


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4806
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-10-13 3:44 pm   Permalink

Tiki 1963,

Wow, you own that Tiki - that is so cool! I am positive that photo was taken in Portland - the credits list 1959 the opening year of the Trader Vic's.

Here is a link to a photo archive service where you can purchase the photo.

http://archive.historicphotoarchive.net/


DC


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tiki1963
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 216
From: los angeles
Posted: 2014-10-13 8:16 pm   Permalink

aw, that's great....it will be nice to have framed next to her!

thanks a bunch!


 
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tiki1963
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 216
From: los angeles
Posted: 2014-10-13 8:40 pm   Permalink

holy tiki! you can order 30" x 40" prints from them.

a nice poster will look great next to her.

incidentally, she's a Barney West to boot!

thanks again...


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 377
Posted: 2016-03-19 07:19 am   Permalink




This tiki is on Craigslist Portland as being a display tiki from the Trader Vic's at the Benson Hotel. Currently listed at $1500. I'm too far away to verify, but if someone picks it up & it's legit, post it here!


 
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Adam Aku Aku
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Joined: Jul 31, 2015
Posts: 46
From: Portland
Posted: 2016-03-20 8:58 pm   Permalink

I had an up close look. Doesn't look very aged and has a big split on the head. Looks like it was front top heavy and fell forward with the headdress hitting the ground first causing the crack. It's been there for sell for a while. Could be real but the varnish looks new. I emailed the sellar as well but they didn't give me much information

[ This Message was edited by: Adam Aku Aku 2016-03-20 20:59 ]


 
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