Joined: Jan 04, 2007
From: Portland OR
|Posted: 2010-08-12 10:46 am  Permalink|
Wow! 10th and Stark was a revolving door of names.
Sept 1950- South Seas opens as a 24hr steak house
Dec 1954- Rosini's opens as an Italian restaurant and Reef Lounge. Ben Adams and Tony Rosini are the operators. Ben Adams operated the South Seas and was brother of Eddie Adams, operator of the Zombie Zulu). This venture enlarged the restaurant at a sum of $50k and featured chicken,steak, and seafood as well as Italian food. Phone number CA-7-5093
Jan 1960- Pagan Hut has a delayed opening due to the freighter containing their Polynesian decor was docked in Seattle and had stop in Vancouver BC and Longview WA before delivering in Portland. It opened in March 1960. Everything from floor to ceiling was new and imported from Japan,Philippines,Tahiti,Hawaii,Mexico,and Hong Kong. It had 25 palm trees inside some 14 feet tall and wall to wall carpeting.
The Pagan Bar held 38 people and the dining room was set off from the Hut by a continuous wall of Japanese screens and tropical plants. The restaurant was open from 7am to 2am.
Sept 1960- it's advertised as the "Bali Hai (formerly Pantly's Pagan Hut)"
June 1962-advertised as the Showcase Supper Club phone number CA-7-6564
Feb 1963-opens as Julie's Club phone number CA-6-1161