memories of days gone past
Truly a throwback to the old Trader Vics. Great job!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the atmosphere - classic
I loved the atmosphere - classic South Pacific! Food was great and So was the service. The bar is one of the best in the city!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Passion Fruit Martinis and Seafood
While the location is not on the beach, the decor and food reminded us of Mama's Fish House on Maui. We had three different seafood dishes: Ahi Poke, Mahi Mahi and the Curry special with scallops, clams, shrimp and salmon. All were great!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were so impressed with the fabulous service at Trader Vic's!
The hostess let us know upon arrival that they knew it was our anniversary from our note on Open Table.
They had arranged for us to have a large private booth, set away from some larger, boisterous groups.
We loved the happy energy of the restaurant and our server brought us an appetizer almost immediately.
Food and cocktails were delicious and we were tickled with the flutes of complimentary champagne.
Great service from our waiter on all fronts.
A wonderful evening! Can't wait to go back!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Polynesian Theme!
Love coming here for happy hour or their regular menu! And the drinks at HH are so good! Love the ambiance...it's like you're sitting in Hawaii or something. And the evening music in the lounge area is always so nice. If you're looking for island food that's super good and a great price at happy hour...go here!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed this restaurant
We enjoyed this restaurant a lot. Will definitely take friends with us before too long.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
PORTLAND'S TIKI BAR EXPERIENCE
Vic's is a good tiki-bar type restaurant, but nothing to go too far out of your way for. Drinks were mostly mai tai, and well made; also many other tropical concoctions are available. Server was very friendly, and answered all questions very well. This is a place you will go for a special "theme-type" dinner, but not a regular dining experience. The open air tables near the street were noisy, although the restaurant itself had a moderate noise level. In Portland, it is probably as close to the tropical islands as one can get.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic girls night out!
Fantastic girls night out! We chose this restaurant as our Portland Dining month experience this year and were so glad we did.
I haven't been to Trader Vic's for about 40 years, but won't wait that long for next time.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to Trader Vics (we've wanted to go since it opened). The website seems to imply you need reservations so I easily made them online. We didn't realize they were only for dinner and not happy hour but that was okay since our table was near the open windowed walls and it was nice to enjoy the inside and the outside at the same time. The atmosphere is great--feels like you could be on vacation. We had Mai Tais, appetizers and dessert. The house made cracker/peanut butter is yummy. The Maui waui shrimp and Mango and coconut cheesecake are amazing. It was nice to have a quick anniversary "getaway" while our daughter was at a playdate.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server (Justin) was wonderful! He was always there when we needed something, and very helpful with suggestions. The food and drinks were amazing!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trader Vic's is a rarity in that it is luxurious yet kitsch and quirky. But, the Portland location needs better service. The service is not up to the price point, you expect more from a company with larger resources, from its staff. Also, the tables are way too high, or the chairs or way too low---either way, they don't work together. If you sit down at a restaurant and are already uncomfortable just from the seating, that does not make for a good experience. That said, it is still worth going because it is unique and the atmosphere feels a bit like you are on vacation, and the food is also very good. Even though I question the level of service, it is still acceptable compared to the general lack of good service in Portland.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every detail was perfect
Dining at Trader Vic's was a delightful experience. From the fun cocktails to pupus, entree and dessert everything was perfectly prepared and served.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really love the ambiance at this place and the food has blown away our expectations. The salmon was amazing, and we really enjoy all the tropical drinks. Good service every time, just a fun place to be.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trader Vic's is a classic. While the atmosphere is more modern now, the amazing tiki cocktails and fantastic food remain the same. Service was excellent, too.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Restaurant in the Pearl
This is a fun restaurant for a change of scenery venue. I remember Trader Vic's from the 60's and the nostalgic was fun as well as being inviting for the hip crowd. Jesse our waiter was very good!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
National Mai Tai Day!
Our group of five came in on Sunday and learned it was national mai tai day. What a stroke of luck! We started in the bar with happy hour then moved to the dining area for dinner. Everything was wonderful from the service to the food! Excellent experience. Would totally recommend this place, a real treasure!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drinks and Pupus...
Loved to be back in the familiar setting - my first time to the new location and revival of the old classic. I greatly appreciated the dark booths, decor, waitstaff classic attire, and super fun tropical drink menu. The apps were fantastic as well. I would definitely return for these things. I wasn't so enamored with the entrees. I ordered the roasted chicken from the 'ol oven, and it was wonderful, tender and delicious, but the other dishes ordered by my family were not so great - a little boring, chow mein was too sweet, a bit off for the price point. SO, in the end, I'll be back with a group of friends/family and enjoy the cocktails served with flair in fun glasses & the pupu platter, but will probably go somewhere else for dinner.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great table next to an open window. Enjoyed both the weather and dining experience. Food and drinks were very good.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and fun!
Delicious food and a fun interesting atmosphere. Convenient reservation too
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal - open-air window
Great meal - open-air window seats required reservations and were a bit loud but worth it. Service just shy of excellent. Ambience great and staff attentive. Drinks and food fabulous!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was either too busy or not skilled as she lost our drink order. Food came before cocktails. When food arrived they mixed up who had which orders. Need some work on the wait staff but the food was incredible and the place is really appealing.
Will go back of course
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Trader Vic's but not our last. The presentation and quality of the food was the best. Our waiter was prompt and friendly and checked on us often. We had a table on the rail of the outer deck in warm weather which was great for people watching. We spent more time than usual relaxing and enjoying the moment in a great location.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought a couple friends out for dinner downtown and wanted to take them somewhere new! The food and drinks were amazing! Happy Hour in the bar and outside tables and dinner inside. We sat next to an open window on a warm evening and it was so relaxing and enjoyable! Food was outstanding and the drinks are so unique to Trader Vic's! Fantastic desserts as well! This is a must try place for Portland! Great drinks, Wonderful Food and Fantastic Dining Atmosphere! We will be back!
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was slow getting started.
Service was slow getting started. we waited for quite sometime after being seated before any wait person approached the table. The manager came by and noticed we had no water or drinks and asked if they had been ordered. When told no, he evidently started the ball rolling and service from then on was good. Food was very good.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our window seat! It was an 80 degree evening and the people watching was superb. Our meal was just as superb. The imaginative drinks and lava cake for dessert are not to be missed!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
we enjoyed the atmposphere as well as the great food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great. Very happy with our experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thought I was back on the Island
Love the location, decor, friendly staff - but most of all the fresh, beautiful and flavorful menu items. Every bite was delicious and it was so fun to "people watch" in the Pearl. Will be back for certain!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our adult daughter to Trader Vics for her birhtday and were very impressed. Our expectation was overpriced, mediocre food and cocktails. The cocktails were great and the food was delicious! Strongly recommend the Maui Shrimp! Overall it is a fun place, very good food and I would recommend giving it a try.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Drinks! Server was not
Great Drinks! Server was not around much, food took a long, long time to get to us. Food was good, not great, but it is a great place for a fun evening. We would go back, not often but it was enjoyable.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful staff and great bar menu
I'm a big fan of rum cocktails and this restaurant didn't disappoint. The staff was extra accommodating to our every need. Sadly I found the food only so-so. The appetizers were ok. The entrees were excellent but the portions are average. Still a great bar scene and an even greater staff.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Timers at Vic's
Wanted to try something new on the occasion of our 33rd Anniversary. Vic's? Why not!
Was a nice August day so the patrons were seated outside and in. The restaruant was well set and decorated as if you were at a polynesian location.
Was able to order a Scorpion for 2. And then dined on appetizers rather than from the dinner menu. All went well and didn't have any problems.
Would go there again.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here four times. The service from the bar seems to be real slow. I do enjoy the place, but I have learned to order another drink as soon as one is brought to the table. But be careful they go down real easy and can hit you pretty fast. The food has always been very good and the staff has always been very friendly.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trader Vic's has a great Hawaii theme and offers good food. The music is also Hawaiian and very relaxing.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trader Vic's is fun
Trader Vic's is a good go to when you just can't quite make it to Maui this year. The Mai Tais are good so is the food..The menu could use a little more variety and the salads are not quite as fresh as most restaurants in Portland, but Trader Vic's is a great place to go when you want to be festive.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for an anniversary dinner.
We had such a great time at Trader Vic's! The food is AMAZING. The calamari is one dish you cannot pass up. Jeff our waiter was outstanding! Funny, helpful and one of the best servers iv had. I would definitely recommend this gem in Portland.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun
Loved the atmosphere, reminded me of being on vacation! Food is more expensive than is necessary, but not bad if you are paying for ambience.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
So happy that Trader Vic's is back in Portland. I can't say enough about the restaurant. You need to try it to see for yourself.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was only one complaint I had. There was one piece of beef that was so tough I had to cut it into tiny pieces with a knife to swallow it. The Calamari was the best ever. The happy hour menu was used by our group and loved. Try the deep fried green beans. 4 or our party of five had the Beef & Reef. The other had the Beef Cho Cho. One tough piece of beef was the only downer.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality over quantity
Trader Vics serves great quality plates from their Polynesian inspired menu. For the price you pay though, the portions are small and that is my only complaint. The ambiance and decorations in the restaurant are very well done and interesting. Service is top-notch.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food/Fun for Kids
This was an enjoyable night out for a birthday celebration. There were lots of non-alcoholic drink options for kids. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was a fun and different. The kids menu was a refreshing departure from the usual. My only criticism is that the service seemed slow, especially since the restaurant didn't appear to be busy when we arrived.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mai Tai Night
My husband and I spent a lovely evening at Trader Vic's. We began with 1944 Mai Tais, crisp bread, and peanut butter. Everything was yummy. We continued with rack of lamb for me and beef & reef for him. I enjoyed mine but saved 1/2 for leftovers. My husband cleaned his plate. We shared a second Mai Tai but asked that a bit of pineapple juice be added. Passed on desert and then forgot my leftovers. Called after arriving home and was promised by Sage, the manager, that the next time we're in, he'll make it right. Now that's service. We will return.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Glad we found you!
Trader Vic's are disappearing all over the place. All of the locations I have been to in the past are now gone so I was thrilled to find out there was one within blocks of the place I was staying in Portland for a few days on vacation. Ok maybe this location had a little something to do with me choosing my hotel.
Drinks are always a highlight here. Go for the traditional tropicals and be amazed by the flavors. The food was wonderful, I had the salmon. We had a group of four of us and we all totally enjoyed our dinner and drinks here. Just wish my trip was long enough so I could have come back for more.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been there 2x before and now the menu was very reduced in selection. Same issue on the wine list.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for dinner. It was nice and the food was good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there to celebrate a birthday and it was a perfect evening. The service was outstanding, the drinks very tasty and the food was fresh-tasting and delicious. We are looking forward to the return trip. This was our first visit to any TV and it was a very good choice for a family celebration.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving turkey dinner
Thanksgiving turkey dinner was very good but not as outstanding as last year
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than expected
Food was better than we remember at the old Trader Vic's.
Crab Rangoon had plenty of crab, wonton soup was a very nice broth with lots of stuffed wantons
Pork tenderloin and beef and reef were well prepared. The pork was cooked as ordered (medium)
Drinks were ok, perhaps too much ice...
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trader Vic's for the holiday!
My sister and I went for Thanksgiving. It was my first time there. The food was awesome. I had the Beef & Reef. The beef was excellent as was the seafood. My sister had the lamb chops and they were great as well. We had the Cosmo tid bit appetizer and shared the Trader Vic's salad. Ended with the salted carmel crunch cake and that hit the spot. We left very satisfied and really enjoyed our non traditional Thanksgiving. They do offer the traditional TG eats, but we wanted something different this year.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food good service
We went to Trader Vic's for a birthday dinner, our food was delicious, our service was excellent and we would definitely recommend it to others.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM