Come aboard our Friday night kickoff party at the Quay Bar, the West Coast's best nautical-themed bar and restaurant. Built in 1955 with real masts, sails and rigging rising high overhead, you'll be transported to the deck of a mighty sailing ship.
The next morning, come ashore on Adventure Island for a day of activities, including vending and seminars, a fancy dinner at Trader Vic's, and a gala party under the starlight on the River Deck, adjacent to the signature Tiki Kon Lounge.
On Sunday morning, expeditions set out for an all-day tiki tour of Portland's most amazing home bars. It's all the fun you've come to expect, and more, in a dynamite new location!
Tickets and hotel rooms go on sale Monday, April 15, at 12:00 noon PST.
This year Tiki Kon is located at the Red Lion at the Quay, right across the bridge in Vancouver, Washington. The hotel was chosen for its convenient location, size, and charm, but most of all for the legendary Quay Bar. The hotel provides easy access to downtown Portland, the Vancouver Amtrak station, and the Portland International Airport.
As part of the weekend's activities, we're also setting out on excursions to Trader Vic's, Hale Pele, The Alibi, and several home tiki bars. Round trip admission from the hotel is included in ticket prices for these events.
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History of Tiki Kon
Tiki Kon started in 2003 as the Norwest Tiki Crawl, a gathering of friends, mixologists and aficionados on a home tiki bar tour. Over the years it's grown to become an annual tradition that draws guests, artists and performers from up and down the West Coast, from San Diego, to Vancouver, B.C. The climax of the event is still the bar tour—the longest-running home bar tour in the country!
Last year, Tiki Kon was hosted by the Red Lion Jantzen Beach hotel, right on the Columbia River. With the exception of the home bar tour, the entire event took place on hotel grounds, and it was able to double in size and scope in the new setting. In spite of a few minor growing pains, Tiki Kon at the Red Lion was a huge success, and Jantzen Beach was to be the event's permanent home. Until the planning committee discovered the Quay Bar at the Red Lion in Vancouver, right across the river.
In January, 2013, production of the event was taken over by Sandy Bottom Productions LLC and Greg Clapp, a friend of the event who was a key organizer in the previous year, and whose own bar has been featured on the home bar tour. He is supported by an amazing team of volunteer organizers, who include the best of the talent from previous years' events.
We've managed to save copies of most of our past event websites.