Inside the Magical World of Tiki Kon

June 6, 2016

Hey kids!  You heard it here last! At Portland’s annual celebration of Polynesian-pop fantasy, anyone with a love of Hawaiian shirts and rum can live the good life, if just for a weekend. Real-life tiki god Martin Cate—owner of San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove—takes us inside the tropical fever dream that is Tiki Kon. http://punchdrink.com/articles/inside-tiki-kon-portland-with-smugglers-cove-martin-cate/

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Mid Century Modern Dinner Party

March 30, 2015

DJ Drew Groove organized a Mid-Century Modern Dinner Party – featuring exotic eats from yesterday’s tomorrow.  And we were there! Click on any image to see a larger version! Joyce poses in her black cocktail dress, pink apron next to many fine dishes And Joyce’s fine “salad” of jello, cream cheese and miracle whip! yes, […]

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Tiki Kon 2014

November 26, 2013

…and so it returns… TikiKon. Mark your calendars, 2014 here we come. http://www.tikikon.com/  

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Free Bamboo!

November 26, 2013

Need bamboo for one of your projects?  Around the corner from my place is FREE BAMBOO! SE 28th Street, Portland Oregon.  Just north of Holgate. There in a pile on the street, waiting for you.

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Big Sale!

November 21, 2013

Holy cow, Batman!  Get your checkbooks out, the Tacoma Goodwill is auctioning off a giant stack of African art which belongs in your collection! http://www.businessexaminer.com/blog/November-2013/Tacoma-Goodwill-auctioning-off-11K-artifact-collection/ Thanks to an anonymous donor, Tacoma Goodwill is now auctioning off a rare African artifact collection valued at upwards of $11,000. The mid-19th to mid-20th century pieces — authentic artifacts, […]

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Lushy and The Ukadelics live at Tacoma’s Java Jive

November 9, 2013

Hey Kids! Big fun in Tacoma tonight! The iconic Java Jive coffee-pot shaped bar will be opening its doors for none other than iconic cocktail culture combo “Lushy” and the amazing 8-piece ukulele band the “Ukadelics” live, in-person on Saturday, November 9th. The Java Jive is an historic, 1927 roadside attraction and cafe that has achieved legendary […]

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Southwest Airlines Throws Down on Tiki

December 6, 2010

If you’ve flown on Southwest recently perhaps you’ve seen this fine Tiki article in the in-flight magazine: …and they’ve done a decent job of a quick overview to modern Tiki culture: AUTHENTICALLY FAKE.  That contradictory phrase is the best way to describe a new breed of tiki bars, where the faux-Polynesian, sorta-Caribbean mash-up cocktails that […]

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