Bar & Restaurant
Have something to add?
Update Critiki's Info
Opened in 2012
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Trio of cannibal tikis, and owner Blair Reynolds, behind the bar at Hale Pele in Portland
January 2013, photo by Lucky Jackson
Have a photo or a collectible from Hale Pele?
Add it to Critiki!
Hale Pele is a tiki bar in Northeast Portland, owned by Blair Reynolds, who also has a home bar represented here in Critiki: Reynolés Galley. Blair Reynolds has another claim to fame in the world of tiki mixology: his line of flavored syrups sold under the name B.G. Reynolds. The line of syrups is available for purchase at the bar.
Hale Pele opened in late August 2012, in a space that had previously held a tiki bar named Thatch. At the entrance, you cross a bridge past a small water feature, and are greeted by a large, sunken bar—this allows seated bar patrons to be at eye level with their bartender. Behind the bar are a trio of large cannibal tiki carvings, these originated at Portland's Kon-Tiki and also lived for many years at the Jasmine Tree. At the very back of Hale Pele is the elevated Chieftain's Hut, a semi-private large booth, which can be reserved in advance.
The drink menu focuses on both classic tiki drinks and new creations. The bar has a small kitchen, so food is available in addition to the drink menu.
Street parking is available in the neighborhood.