||My Portland Tiki Crawl, March 30-31, 2013
Joined: Aug 01, 2003
|Posted: 2013-05-19 7:43 pm  Permalink|
For my recent 50th bday (April 2) we took a train trip through the Northwest, to Portland and then Seattle, from the Bay Area, which is a haven for tiki fans. It was my first time to either city. We plan to relocate next year to Seattle, though it has a limited tiki scene, as far as we knew - HULA HULA in the Queen Anne neighborhood http://www.hulahula.org/huluhulusite/index.html, where picture taking/sharing was frowned upon due to fears of "competition" (?), and RUMBA on Capitol Hill, which isn't a tiki bar per se, but has a weekly tiki theme night and great tiki-type cocktails http://rumbaonpike.com/.
Portland, though was a major tiki hub. Below are pix from three places well worth checking out for traveling tikiphiles:
HALE PELE (formerly Thatch) - new and hip but classically styled, great decor and drinks.
THE ALIBI - old school cool, excellent atmosphere, clueless crowds, so-so drinks
The absolute best one I've been to outside of Emeryville, in terms of cocktails, decor, food, music, atmosphere, everything.
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
From: Van Isle BC CA
|Posted: 2013-05-27 4:07 pm  Permalink|
Looks like you had a great time!
Joined: Apr 09, 2002
|Posted: 2013-06-15 08:54 am  Permalink|
Great pics, looks like a blast! My sis-in-law lives in Eugene and I keep telling her she has to make the trek up to Portland's Trader Vic's. I'll have to send her a link to this post!
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2013-06-16 3:09 pm  Permalink|
Made that same Portland run recently