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Alibi Restaurant and Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Polynesian
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4024 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1071
+1 503-287-5335
11:00 - 02:00
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Found this place by total accident, it was right across the street from our motel. Tiki bars are unknown in the UK so this was our first and I was so impressed I bought their T-shirt like the hapless tourist I am. We went a few times and Amy did a top job serving - thank you ma'am. Have a... More 

Thank caractacusus
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The decor is 1940's Hawaiian kitch. The food used to be pretty good, but seems to have suffered with the neighborhood decline. Ordered the royal Reuben, which used to be outstanding, but is today half the size and taste it used to be - nothing outstanding at all anymore. Used to be worth the stop - still might be if... More 

Thank Hawk56
Portland, Oregon
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328 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Or maybe a zombie--rum is king or queen here. The decor is a blast from the past and so much fun. Bartenders are attentive and make a heck of a drink! Coconut shrimp and steamed potstickers were very tasty too. Go, drink, sing if you dare. Big spot for Karaoke.

Thank shewholovestoeat
Portland, Oregon
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190 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Alibi is a classic. The door is a time machine. Enter and you are back in a vintage tiki era. The food is tasty and the drinks are sweet and reasonably priced. Alas, the servers tend to be rude and are not hospitable to the "cultural creatives" in the region, but karaoke is quite popular.

Thank Kimberley42
Greeneville, Tennessee
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383 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

A wonderful blast to the past. Alibi is in its original condition since the 1930s. It's cozy and the food was great also. We settled for Calamari and Egg rolls - the spicy sauce was delicious. The decor is interesting and worth a tour. Our waiter was pleasant and timely

Thank Vicar100
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Tiki atmosphere is great. The Drink menu is extensive and the staff is always ready to make a suggestion.

Thank GlobePlodder
Brasilia, DF
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

It was one of the funniest places I've been in Portland. It's cheap, it's like a time machine (you think you are in the 70's), the waitress was great and they have funny drinks (not great, but...). The bartender prepared a great caipirinha for us, though.

Thank Patricia C
Bc, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Really really cool spot, only went in for a drink but the bartenders where awesome and helpful, there where friendly people sitting at the bar, and the happy hour is CHEAP! Not a family place though in the evenings though I dont think.

Thank maryjaneBC
Portland, Oregon, United States
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148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

i used to go here a lot when i was younger, and always find it hard to actually get to sing a karaoke song, but if you're patient - or early - it's fine. there's a good selection of music and there's a full bar; the atmosphere is like a dark tiki-bar and the staff is friendly enough. the drinks... More 

Thank LaraDavis
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We went on Saturday night and enjoyed delicious cocktails (I had the Suffering B*stard - delicious) and also had a meal. I had the kalua burger - mouth wateringly good and I finished every bite. Great atmosphere in here too.

Thank badgergirl24

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
American, Bar, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4024 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1071
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-287-5335

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?