Hale Pele

Portland, OR
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2733 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR
Opened in 2012
Sun-Thu 4pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 4pm-1am
21+ only
1 (503) 427-8454
Volcano Bowl,
Krakatoa,
Coconaut drinks

Critiki ratings

Hale Pele

9.5

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by 139 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 9.7
Drink Selection 9.9
Food Quality 8.8
Food Selection 8.1
Mood 9.8
Music 9.6
Service 9.7
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.7
Vibe 9.4

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Humuhumu’s description

Hale Pele is a tiki bar in Northeast Portland, opened by Blair Reynolds, who also has a home bar represented here in Critiki: Reynolés Galley
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Reynolés Galley
Portland, OR
Home Tiki Bar
10
. 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.
Hale Pele opened in late August 2012, in a space that had previously held a tiki bar named Thatch
history
Thatch
Portland, OR
Bar
8.2
. 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
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Kon-Tiki
Portland, OR
Bar & Restaurant
8
and also lived for many years at the Jasmine Tree
history
The Jasmine Tree
Portland, OR
Bar & Restaurant
7
. 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.

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Jasper Meer
Jasper Meer has visited Hale Pele.
November 15, 2017, 3:40 PM
Hale Pele is busy, so expect a wait. Staff does a pretty good job of getting a drink in your hand as you wait, so let's say the wait isn't as bad as it could be. Once inside, we found Hale Pele to be all it was cracked up to be. The drinks were first rate and served up with classic theatricality (be sure to order something on fire; they'll crank up the sound effects and a fog machine!) We found the food in Portland over-rated in general, but Hale Pele's kitchen really has their act together, too. It probably goes without saying that the decor truly transports patrons somewhere else in the South Pacific, if at least for a little while.
September 23, 2017, 11:26 AM
A lovely upper-scale faux pop tiki bar. Strong drinks. Service is a little hit or miss.
slingmasta
slingmasta is a semi-regular at Hale Pele.
September 11, 2017, 3:45 AM
Impressively decorated. Dark, tropical vibes inside complete with a smoke machine induced "thunderstorm" that rolls around every once in a while. Amazing cocktails, and they let you order and drink while waiting outside (as you will likely experience a wait, especially on a weekend night).
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