Hale Pele

Portland, OR
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2733 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR
Opened in 2012
Tue-Thu 5pm-midnight
Fri-Sun 4pm-midnight
closed Mondays
1 (503) 427-8454

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Hale Pele

9.5

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Decor 9.9
Drink Quality 9.8
Drink Selection 9.8
Food Quality 8.7
Food Selection 8.1
Mood 9.7
Music 9.4
Service 9.8
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.7
Vibe 9.6

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Humuhumu’s description

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
Reynolés Galley
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. 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, and at Portland's B.G. Reynolds Tasting Room
B.G. Reynolds Tasting Room
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Hale Pele opened in late August 2012, in a space that had previously held a tiki bar named Thatch
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Thatch
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. 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
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and also lived for many years at the Jasmine Tree
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The Jasmine Tree
Portland, OR
Bar & Restaurant
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. 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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JimNeumayer
JimNeumayer has visited Hale Pele.
June 7, 2016, 6:23 AM
If you are a tikiphile this is a must visit, as it serves as the benchmark for tiki establishments. I had a 151 Swizzle and
my wife had the Pain Killer, both were exceptional. The decor, lighting and tikis are wonderful. Drinks are served in
authentic mugs and the service is very attentive.
GoGoFlamingo
GoGoFlamingo has visited Hale Pele.
May 23, 2016, 7:36 AM
I fear that because this was my first true Tiki bar experience that all Tiki bars afterwards will be judged on the Hale Pale standard.

It was a slow night when I was there (only one or two small groups) but the atmosphere itself made up for the lack of fellow Tiki patrons.

The bartender seemed a bit bored to be there but it was super slow when I was there so can't blame her much. Didn't mean she wasn't attentive with the drinks because they were awesome.

Despite the real lack of energy (crowd and bartender) I'd return to Hale Pale in a heartbeat for the atmosphere and drinks alone.

tikiwithray
tikiwithray is a semi-regular at Hale Pele.
April 30, 2016, 10:35 PM
Perfection...
Hale Pele is a perfect Tiki bar. They have every aspect of being a Tiki bar totally dialed in. I can't think of anything that could be improved or made better at Hale Pele. When you walk into Hale Pele you totally forget that you are in rainy Portland. It totally feels like your in a Tiki hut somewhere in the South Pacific. The music is always exotica or surf and the drinks are so good!

When I think of how a Tiki should be, Hale Pele is what I think of.

Here is my full review of Hale Pele:
http://www.tikiwithray.com/tiki-bar-review-3-hale-pele-portland/
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