Hale Pele, the Grant Park neighborhood’s Tiki-inspired bar and restaurant at 2733 N.E. Broadway, is offering a new weekend brunch menu, with flavors that bring a little bit of tropical Hawaii to Northeast Portland.
Chef Dekin Hom, a native of Hawaii and former owner and chef of Lolikoi Cafe, has designed the menu to feature “grown-up” interpretations of Hawaiian comfort food.
“From growing up in Hawaii, Dekin really understands the ingredients and how to put them together to make a great dish,” said Blair Reynolds, Hale Pele owner. “His home-style food is authentic, and he gives each dish a playful element that really brings out the flavors.”
The classic tastes of Hawaii are highlighted in a menu that recalls Hawaiian comfort food. From Spam to plantains and house-made Hawaiian bread, the island-inspired plates offer plenty of tropical flair.
The new brunch also features original cocktails with tropical and Asian flavors that complement the food, including a Luau Mimosa and a Kimchi Bloody Mary.
Hale Pele serves island-inspired small plates featuring house-made ingredients and a full menu of tropical drinks made with fresh juices, premium spirits and hand-crafted syrups.
Reynolds is also the founder of B.G. Reynolds, a line of handcrafted tropical syrups and mixers available for home and professional bartenders.
Hale Pele is open Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and for weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.halepele.com or call 503-662-8454.