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The Sandy Bottom

Portland, Oregon, United States

The Sandy Bottom Lounge is the home tiki bar of Justin DuPre and Greg Clapp who have produced the Tiki Kon in Oregon since 2013.

This basement bar is in northeast Portland, near both Munktiki and another home bar, The Lowbrow Lanai. It was created in 2007, when the couple moved into a house that already had a bar featuring wood salvaged from a Coast Guard ship called the Vance that had been decommissioned in the early 1970s. The room is a blend of nautical and tiki, with much of the decor coming from thrift shops. There is a "hut" area with Chromecraft seating, a kegerator that looks like it might have come from a ship's galley, and a mix of whiskey barrel and bamboo furniture.

The Sandy Bottom’s centerpiece is a fantastical chandelier (reminiscent of the Enchanted Tiki Room) crafted from an upended papasan chair, a grass skirt, and a pendant swag lamp nested with fake tropical birds and flowers—all glowing with a colored LED light system Justin DuPre “Frankensteined” together himself.


Portland, Oregon, United States