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Portland Kon Tiki and other defunct Portland tiki bars
hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2017-01-16 7:26 pm   Permalink

Good 1

 
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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2017-02-07 10:51 pm   Permalink

My wife works across the street. Her response when I told her there used to be a great tiki bar there? "Figures."

Now I'm irked because now I've another set of items I feel the need to collect...


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2017-02-24 4:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-08-27 14:18, tikicoma wrote:
And my guess is that this is the 12 foot tiki they were talking about... just guessing but it possibly cedar carved to look like palm.






I picked up this news photo of the restaurant manager standing next to the Tiki in the Vintage Roadside photo, sure looks to be 12 feet tall. You'll note that he is holding a Steve Crane Salt shaker/pepper.



The back of the photos states that the Tiki was a gift from the sheriff of Honolulu, so it is a Hawaiian Palm at that.



DC


 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2017-02-24 8:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks Dusty... and oops. I forgot to update on this thread that (like I did on the Bumatay thread) McVay said it was too deeply carved to have been his. But if you look at it it matches Bumatay's style and apparently he was carving in Hawaii before he came to the mainland. And if that's palm it probably was pretty quickly beat up by the wet northwest weather.

Dusty is the date on that news photo 1959?

[ This Message was edited by: tikicoma 2017-02-24 20:58 ]

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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
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From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2017-02-28 1:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-02-24 16:20, Dustycajun wrote:
I picked up this news photo of the restaurant manager standing next to the Tiki in the Vintage Roadside photo, sure looks to be 12 feet tall. You'll note that he is holding a Steve Crane Salt shaker/pepper.


That's a spectacular photo DC!

-Randy


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-03-02 11:35 am   Permalink

Thanks Randy! So if that picture marked the beginning of Portland Kon Tiki, this next one marked the end. I got another newspaper photo that was taken after the Sheraton changed hands and became the Red Lion in 1981 at the height of Tiki devolution. The Kon Tiki was on the way out and they were GIVING the Tikis away to guests!





DC


 
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DixonAlibi
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From: NYC from PDX
Posted: 25 days ago; 7:17 pm   Permalink

Howdy!

I was wondering if you’ve been able to find any other photos or anything from any of these old Portland Tiki Bars!


 
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