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 256 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 8.2
Mood 9.7
Music 9.7
Service 9.5
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.7
Vibe 9.5

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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
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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 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
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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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wahinimama
wahinimama has visited Hale Pele.
July 11, 2021, 7:49 PM
We had a blast here, this was our first tiki bar after first discovering tiki through Trader Sams at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. We had a blast and were absolutely thrilled to discover that the tiki vibe we fell for exists outside of the magic of Disney... this was the confirmation we needed that tiki as a genre is something we can pursue in our travels and capture in our home - without the pixie dust! lol...
Phischy
Phischy has visited Hale Pele.
July 14, 2019, 2:23 PM
Arrived 15 mins after opening and it was full. Was served drinks on the sidewalk. One day I'd like to drink inside, looks fantastic!
Magicscientist
Magicscientist has visited Hale Pele.
June 6, 2019, 1:25 PM
Overall we had a nice time, enjoyed the decor (though the small space limits the coolness), and had an awesome and helpful bartender. The one area I felt let down with was the drinks. They have a HUGE list of drinks, and I think this is to their detriment. While we did have a couple really nice examples (Signal Fire and Missionaryís Downfall), they also had a couple really mediocre and unbalanced cocktails. The tiki bars Iíve been to so far set the bar very high...if itís on the menu, then itís gonna be perfect. I think if they narrowed their menu to just the best of the best, they would increase their overall quality.

Oh, and get the guava toast!!!
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