Legendary tiki bar Trader Vic's is closed in Portland after a fire March 2 burned through most of the bar's ceiling.
And according to one of Vic's managers today, it may never re-open.
Former front-of-house manager Justin DuPre posted the news publicly March 15 via Facebook:
The Tiki World has collided with our current political climate :)
Wayne Coombs was a living legend and a super nice guy. He single-handedly created the "Florida Style" Tiki with the large toothy grin that was somewhat of a self-portrait. Wayne lives on in our memories and in his gallery which has remained open.
I have met Wayne and I cannot believe it's been so long since his passing, he really was a great guy and artist.
Check it out!
I'll be driving by this new joint soon!
I forgot about this old Tiki Bar Design I did.
Looks like a pretty descent Tiki Facade, but I can't see much else.
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