Portland: Tiki Kon 2007

Portland Tiki Kon 2007
Portland Tiki Kon 2007

Dates for Portland’s annual Tiki Crawl, a.k.a. the Tiki Kon, have been announced: it’s happening July 27-29, 2007. Tiki Kon: Venture into Darkness will include stops at Portland tiki mainstay The Alibi and of course Portland’s newest tiki hotspot, Thatch. HQ for the whole shebang is once again the Jupiter Hotel, and there will be a tour of area home tiki bars.

I was at the first Portland Tiki Crawl five years ago, and I haven’t missed one since — I’ll be there again this year, and I’m particularly excited to get to see Thatch in person. The Tiki Kon website only has a teaser image for now, but stay tuned to the site for details.

9 thoughts on “Portland: Tiki Kon 2007

  1. They stole my name! Sort of… 😉 I wanted Hukilau 2006 to be called Con Tiki as I suggested that the event be run more like a Sci Fi Con and have lots of lectures and things to do all day. Great minds…


  2. Swanky that was just our concept, too! Also of course a play on the whole Kon Tiki thing, but some of us planners (ok, me and Craig) were Star Trek/Sci-fi con veterans and wanted to capture that same spirit. We just need to find tiki’s Shatner…


  3. Maui Melody and I will be looking forward to the Portland: Tiki Kon this summer. I have long been a fan of Tiki, and in the coming years hope to be one of the private homes on the Tiki Tour. One nice thing about Tiki bars is that I get a chance to wear some of my extensive collection of hawaiian shirts. We went to Thatch a couple weeks ago and had a great time. Our Japanese student was really thrilled as they have nothing like this in Japan. The drinks were first rate and the atmosphere delightful, but the poo-poo platter was a bit small. We stopped in at Pour, the owner’s other restaurant to give him a critique. He seemed pleased that we sought him out. It has a small sign out front and even if you know where it is, you can easily miss it if you are driving. We look forward to meeting Portland’s other Tiki fans! Adventurefred and Maui Melody.


  4. I haven’t seen the tiki in Japan in person, but my understanding is that what’s there is pretty awesome, especially the Trader Vic’s in Tokyo. Hopefully we’ll get to meet you this summer in Portland!

    Tim, the best sources for info on the NW Tiki Crawl are the Tiki Kon website and Tiki Central, both linked in the above post.


  5. Hello…We were Hula shirt vendors at last year’s Tiki Crawl. We would like info on this year’s show for vendors. Interested in Saturday July 28 if we would be invited back. What is the cost and details? Thank you…Dave and Cathy Browne


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