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Tiki Nerdery

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Because "guys in flowered shirts take cocktails seriously, too," WWeek visits NE's newish tiki bar Hale Pele to talk shop with owner Blair Reynolds and tiki enthusiast Craig Hermann. The takeaway: "Tiki fans are the geeks of the cocktail world... Over drinks, Hermann talks about the influence of post-impressionist artist Gaugin; makes a impassioned, evidence-based case for why Trader Vic's Victor Bergeron (rather than Don the Beachcomber) invented the mai tai; and gives a 10-minute explanation on the evolution of the grapefruit." [WW]

Hale Pele

2733 Northeast Broadway, , OR 97232 (503) 662-8454 Visit Website

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