I'm writing this from the near past, when the sun is beating its wizard rays down on many a pasty Portlander. I'm sitting here wishing Hale Pele's Polynesian Plaza event was happening this weekend, but hopefully Ol' Sunny is still making with the freak freak for this event. The gathering sounds like a tiki-filled good time, with music by DJ Drew Groove and the Men from S.U.R.F., a pig roast and coconut chopping, and a marketplace filled with tropical goodies. AND COCKTAILS ON A ROOFTOP! I'll turn the reins over to tiki-bar Hale Pele for the press release details:

Hale Pele will be expanding into the upstairs parking lot for our first POLYNESIAN PLAZA! Join us for a cavalcade of vendors of tropical wares! For the big time collectors out there, we'll even have some of the decor from the former Thatch Tiki Bar available for sale! Come get your own piece of Portland's tiki bar history!
- B.G.Reynolds' hand-crafted Syrups
- Former Thatch decor and tikis
- The Spliced Mainbrace nautical bar decor
- Sputnik Housewares
- Sandy Bottom
- Jane 'Maluhia' Shaw photography
- Frog Island Tikis

Polynesian Plaza, the parking lot up the ramp behind 2717 NE Broadway
Sat, May 11, 2-9 pm, free, all ages