September 8, 2012

2 Days in Portland: Mai Tai x Trader Vic's x Tiki Bar

2 Days in Portland: Cocktails at Trader Vic's Tiki bar in the Pearl District on August 27, 2012.

Trader Vic's | Portland, OR

Our groom Chris wanted to try the home of the original mai tai so we visited Trader Vic's for some tropical libations.

Trader Vic's | Portland, OR

The Tiki bar was massive with an interesting Polynesian inspired decor in the lounge, dining area, hall, and bar.

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We drank the 1984 mai tai (middle), mango tai (right), and mai tai board sampler with three mini mai tais of different flavours. All were fairly good and refreshing.

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There were a few communal, sharing drinks. Chris asked, "What is the most hilarious drink to share?" Our server quickly exclaimed it was definitely the rum keg.

Trader Vic's | Portland, OR

So we all sipped on a small keg filled with rum and fruit juices from extra long straws. Very hilarious and refreshing indeed. Chris also tried the beef cho-cho (below) with seared steak in soy sake sauce using his own flaming hibachi.

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We stayed at Trader Vic's for hours, enjoying the massive lounge and Tiki environment. It's gimmicky yet fun place for a drink (or several).

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1 reactions:

Rick Chung said...

Great post. But you should know the Mai Tai was invented by Trader Vic in 1944 (not 1984). There's a grand tradition behind it all.

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