Postcard from Trader Vic's in Seattle, circa 1960s

The Progression of the Seattle Trader Vic’s Facade

Critiki member rvictor shared a number of vintage images from his collection showing the entry to the Seattle Trader Vic’s from the time it opened in 1948 through the 1960s. The Seattle location was the second one, it was Victor Bergeron’s first expansion from his original Oakland location.

It was actually called The Outrigger when it first opened. This vintage photo shows the restaurant’s original entrance:

The Outrigger entrance, circa 1949
The Outrigger entrance, circa 1949

Some time later, in the 1950s, The Outrigger sign changed when the building and restaurant expanded:

Postcard from The Outrigger, circa 1950s
Postcard from The Outrigger in Seattle, circa 1950s

Then, in 1960, The Outrigger became Trader Vic’s:

Postcard from Trader Vic's in Seattle, circa 1960s
Postcard from Trader Vic’s in Seattle, circa 1960s
Postcard from Trader Vic's in Seattle, circa 1960s
Postcard from Trader Vic’s in Seattle, circa 1960s

The restaurant remained Trader Vic’s until it closed in 1992. Thank you for sharing these great images, rvictor!

2 thoughts on “The Progression of the Seattle Trader Vic’s Facade

  1. So you know the next to last picture that’s titled 1960’s postcard isn’t, it’s a photo that I think I found on flickr or pintrest.
    aloha, tikicoma

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