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The Alibi, Portland, OR (restaurant)
heylownine
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Joined: Oct 05, 2008
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From: Agoura Hills, CA
Posted: 2012-10-21 1:00 pm   Permalink

Val and I visited The Alibi on our Portland trip a couple of weeks ago. Armed with the knowledge from this thread, we got what we were expecting. The decor really is great; I made it a point to sit where I could marvel at the entrance hut. Service was very quick and enthusiastic. Even if you're only going to stop for a drink or two, The Alibi is worth a stop when you're in the area. I'm Karaoke-adverse, so we visited pretty early during happy hour. Of course the downside of visiting early is not seeing the fantastic sign lit up.

I took a few photos, but unfortunately I didn't sanity check the interior shots before leaving and they're not the best quality.































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Lukeulele
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
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From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2012-10-21 2:23 pm   Permalink

I'll throw a few of my pictures up here as well. Great place and well worth checking out. Waitress said they may have their own mugs soon...







 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-10-23 9:38 pm   Permalink

Fun place,
great cheap fried foods,
so so tiki drinks,
get strait rum, or beer.


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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-02-20 09:21 am   Permalink

Munktiki just posted on Facebook that Larry White, the owner of the Alibi, passed away.
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Coffee Pirate
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Joined: Aug 13, 2012
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From: The Green Hell of Salem, OR
Posted: 2013-02-20 8:37 pm   Permalink

Yeah, it is an end of an era in Portland Tiki. Tonite was the unveiling of the limited edition Tiki mug @ The Alibi. My health and my pocketbook didn't allow attendance. Next several drinks will be toasts to Larry. He's gonna be missed.

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-03-22 8:15 pm   Permalink

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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 416
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2013-03-22 9:06 pm   Permalink

Yep, but you don't go there for quality drinks you go there for the vintage mid-century tiki atmosphere.

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-23 06:54 am   Permalink

The Alibi is the Bahooka of Portland. As the case of the Bahooka proves, these places can be there one day and the next they're gone. Value them for what they are while they are still there.

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-03-23 6:24 pm   Permalink

Don't get me wrong,
The place looked awesome.
It would just be nice to have a good drink as well,
I don't think that's to much to ask for.
After a few sips the bartender asked "so how's the SWEET drink?"

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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-03-24 10:07 am   Permalink

Yep! Sven is right. From the pics this place looks very cool. Although I have never been here, sometimes we just have to take the good with the bad. Great decor, bad drinks. Like it was discussed in that other thread about that temporary Tiki bar back east.

 
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