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

Overall

by 218 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 9.7
Drink Selection 9.9
Food Quality 8.7
Food Selection 8.1
Mood 9.8
Music 9.7
Service 9.6
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.7
Vibe 9.5

Upcoming Visits

  • LitClique
    visiting on
    Sunday, September 1, 2019
    for the first time
    I'll be in Portland (first visit!) the entire week, and I plan to visit Hale Pele several times. Please contact me if you'd like to meetup!

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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: Reynolťs Galley
history
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 baróthis 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
history
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.

Comments

rumlocker
rumlocker has visited Hale Pele.
March 5, 2019, 10:54 AM
I absolutely love the low bar and sunken well behind the bar. i don't know why that fits so well with the tiki theme, but it does for me.

I don't have much more to add, have been a half dozen times or so and have never been disappointed. I also love the rum selection to enjoy pours of my favorite spirits as well as the menu of tiki drinks.
TikiScout
TikiScout has visited Hale Pele.
December 15, 2018, 9:13 AM
Hale Pele was my 11th tiki bar this year and I would put it up in the top 2-3 of all that Iíve visited. The atmosphere and quality of the decor is wonderful, plenty to feast your eyes on all night. The large display of rums behind the bar is equally enjoyable. The night I was there they were doing a benefit for the victims of the Camp Fire in California. Kudos to Hale Pele for helping out, they raised nearly $8,000!

But back to the review. The drinks really hit the nail on the head, I started off with the tradition Mai Tai and Iíve got to say they nailed it, Iíd say it was the best Iíve had. Just strong enough without being over powering, good flavors throughout. I followed up with the Zombie Punch and it was damn good too. Throwing caution to the wind I ordered their Cannibal Trio mug and signature drink that for the life of me I canít remember the name of, it was good as well. The online menu is only a sample of what they have available, so donít worry their drink menu will keep you busy for a while.

The Hale Pele Cannibal Trio mug is pretty freaking amazing on its own, its a very solid heavy three sided mug with three great designs around it and it holds a whole lot of beverage!

The food menu is equally as good; Coconut Shrimp and the Lumpia were both very tasty and the right potion size for a small plate item. The Poke looked good as well. Like the drinks the menu at the bar is much larger then what you find online.

A big shout out to the crew that was working. Part of what makes a Tiki Bar good is the interaction with the bar tenders and staff. Each of them was very good about talking with the customers, and not just the regulars. The put on a good show all night, but their attention to the customers is what makes it amazing.
GrognardGourmand
GrognardGourmand has visited Hale Pele.
November 26, 2018, 4:43 PM
My wife and I visited Hale Pele last September, and we have to say it served the best Tiki drinks we have ever had. The decor is out of this world. We went on a Sunday evening, which is mostly locals night there - it was busy but not over crowded. The food was very good, but again, the drinks were world class. If we ever make it back to Portland, we will definitely visit again!
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Upcoming Visits
LitClique
visiting on
Sunday, September 1, 2019
for the first time
I'll be in Portland (first visit!) the entire week, and I plan to visit Hale Pele several times. Please contact me if you'd like to meetup!
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