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The Alibi Tiki Lounge

4024 N Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227 USA

544 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Thu 11:30a
  • Independent
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  • Wifi
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“an amazing Tiki-inspired retro lounge”

The orignal home of The Alibi was a nice stop for horeses and buggies as they traveled up and down the dirt trail known as the Inter-state in the late 1800's. "Chat-n-Nibble", as it was known to travelers then, served up some of the finest grub a fellow could find at a breakfast and lunch counter. A small beginning! The Max AlibiThe next business to call the spot home was a tiny tavern run by Mr. Peterson. "Max Alibi" was a popular spot to stop, and saw much success under his ownership. Peterson gave the business a name that would last far into the 1990's. Island Inspirations The third owner, Roy Ell, saw a jewel of a restaurant in this little stop. He leased the building in 1947 and renamed the place "The Alibi". Roy spent some time traveling to Hawaii and felt his friends and neighbhors deserved to experience the beauty and style he found on the islands. Polynesian decor was his goald to enhance his restaurant, even though it was hard to find suppliers. The '50's found "The Alibi" expanding to a full restaurant and lounge. The building engulfed a home which sat behind the restaurant and The Alibi was proving itself popular. The famed food and delightful exotic surroundings kept bringing folks back for a piece of paradise right in their own community. Taking Over The Neighbors In the 70's, Roy added a magnificent 3-dimensional mural and had carved rails installed in The Alibi. By the 80's, The Alibi was a grand replica of the South Pacific, even businesses from overseas came to copy the decor.Roy took his next step, purchased the property from Mr. Peterson, and engulfed the Texaco Station next door for parking. Today, Like Yesterday In the 80's, The Alibi was leased once again, with the agreement that the decor would not be altered. In 1991, the current owner, Larry White, took over and has agreed to keep the style and flourish that has been so magnificent for some 40 years. Like A Tropical Paradise As you sit in The Alibi lounge, restaurant, or one of the many nooks and shelters, under shell lamp shades, you can almost feel the cool summer breeze blow across the beach. Sipping tantalized tropical drinks, letting the atmosphere sink in, nibbling on seafood appetizers and entrees, it's easy to relax and enjoy a mini vacation in the midst of your day.

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Kelly S.

An unexpected surprise inside what I thought would be nothing more than a tiki-themed dive bar. Were there lottery machines -- yes. A divey vibe -- of course. PBR and other cheapy brews -- you... Read more

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Liesl S.

I have to say, just meh. It's a dive bar with clearly a huge karaoke following pretending to be a tiki bar. The cocktails are not well balanced, and fairly weak, perhaps because in true Don the... Read more

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Nico B.

I'm finally getting around to writing reviews for some of my favorite old-school places in Portland. There are few businesses in the Rose City that are as iconic as the Alibi Tiki Lounge. In fact,... Read more

The Alibi Tiki Lounge

4024 N Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon
97227 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 11:30 am - 2:30 am

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