Celebrating with the Kiddos
The hostess met us at the door, wearing a mumu and a flower in her hair. She hardly looked like a bouncer, but she asked all 4 of us for IDs. Then she led us to a table and handed us menus.
Thunder Storms and Volcanic Eruptions
Our Cozy Booth
We felt pretty lucky to have gotten the last booth. The cute little storefront tiki bar wasn't very large. After our eyes adjusted enough to read the menu, we placed our exotic orders.
Lots of Fruit and Rum
The Happy Hour special for $6.00 was hard to beat. I just had to get the Blue Hawaii, with a floral accent. Don got the Lapu Lapu, in memory of our favorite tiki bar from 35 years ago... The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, CA.
Cheers to the Newlyweds
Jamie and Heidi were ready to celebrate, since they had just completed their TX to OR drive and had spent the day unpacking. What a perfect place to start enjoying their new hometown, Portland!
Nibbles and Drinks
Luckily we found something besides drinks on the menu, which meant some of us were able to sample a second tiki cocktail. The drinks were marked for strength, which was helpful, for this lightweight.
The staff was more than willing to do a little pose behind the bar for me. Or maybe they were scared to say no, to the lady who was old enough to be everyone's mom. Anyway, the staff was friendly and we left happy. Can't wait to return!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.