Best Bars/Restaurants in Portland
7 Vodka Cocktails to try now (featuring our Rangoon Gimlet)

10 Tiki Bars You Need to Try Right Now
6 Bars Ushering In Tiki’s Exciting 3rd Wave

Portland Monthly – 50 things every Portlander must do this winter.

Portland Bartender’s talk trends, best new bars, Cocktail week, what’s next.

Oregonian: Portland’s 10 best cocktail bars

Cocktail Wonk: Portland 2014 Cocktail bar report

Red Envelope: The best west coast cocktail bars

Yahoo Travel : Live the Luau Life: Top Tiki Bars in the U.S.

Bartender Diaries: Tiki Temptress Mindy Kucan

Oregonian: Portland Bars share their best summer drinks

Portland Mercury: PDX Approved, Your favorite Bar overall

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Hale Pele (note, Happy Hour is updated to be even better now!)

Bartender Q&A: Mindy Kucan of Hale Pele

Tiki bar history for beginners, featuring an interview from our own B.G.Reynolds.

Serious Eats’ Portland Drinking Guide

Local bartenders, distillers show a different side of rum
Thrillist’s Best Tiki Bars in America

NW Renovation Dec/Jan: Tiki bars part two, focus on Portland.

Hale Pele‘s Blair Reynolds Talks the Tiki Way of Life

Imbibe Magazine, Hale Pele‘s Mai Tai recipe

Eggnog, aged for a year in basement, is a holiday treat at Hale Pele

Five memorable drinks from 2013 (Zombie Punch!)

Single Best Meal of 2013 (Thanks Karen!)

Blair Reynolds named Eater’s Portland Bartender of the Year

Thrillist’ Top 47 Places to eat & drink in Portland

Blair Reynolds Talks Tiki aesthetics

Where Portland bartenders go to drink

The Oregonian’s Diner 2013 announces Hale Pele‘s Zombie as their number 1 drink to try this year!

Portland Monthly Magazine covers our Sunday Brunch and finds it… delicious!

The Portland Tribune names our Mai Tai one of the best cocktails of 2013!

MIX Magazine has Blair talking about the magic of the Daiquiri, and shares a few favorite variations:

Drink Portland waxes poetic on our classic tropical drinks, as well as the Daiquiri and the Rum of the Day:

Gallivant (article link)
“What do you get when you blend a serious dedication to crafting cocktails with a Tiki theme? Something along the lines of Hale Pele.”

Willamette Week, April 2013, 1st Runner Up Bar of the Year 2013
“Many of the drinks are layered with a dozen ingredients, preciously sourced and carefully measured, including exotic aged rums from around the world and carefully chosen fresh fruits. Each has a story behind it”

Serious Eats, March 2013 (article link)
“the almost maniacally tiki Hale Pele is owned by Blair Reynolds, a local tiki enthusiast and maker of small batch tropical drink syrups. From blowfish lanterns and flaming volcano bowls to hourly “tropical rainstorms”, this is the real deal.”

Eater, November 2012 (article link)
Named one of the best rum-centric bars in America.

Oregonian, October 2012 article link
” As the door to Hale Pele closes behind you, the fantasy of a bygone era is brought to life. Cross a lagoon into a bamboo-swathed world illuminated from above by pufferfish, with South Seas foliage and tiki figures menacingly standing sentry. Take a seat — all you need for the illusion to be complete is a Leilani Volcano set in front of you.”

Willamette Week, October 2012 article link
“Some of the most dedicated mixologists may also be wearing garish hibiscus shirts and garnishing their masterpieces with tiny paper umbrellas.”

Portland Tribune, October 2012 (article link)
“Hale Pele is a study in kitsch, a cluttered den of colored lights and South Seas nostalgia.”

Thrillist, September 2012 (video link)
– “A tiki masterpiece for drinking like you’re on vacation all year”

Eater, August 2012 (photo link)
– “a space packed with tiki details”

Sunset Magazine, June 2012 (online)
– “Keep an eye out for the fall 2012 opening of Hale Pele, a new bar from serious tiki geek Blair Reynolds.”