The Tiki Putt – Gresham, Oregon

Where Tiki Gods go to die.

The Tiki Putt – Portland Bucket List

I am not sure what to say about this place. Maybe I went to the wrong glow-in-the-dark

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Let me get some Scandia Love.

putt-putt, but this was less than stellar. Here is the thing… I was raised in Las Vegas as a child of the 1980s, we had Scandia. Scandia was freaking awesome. No, it did not have neon and blacklights and tiki torches, but it did have a killer putt-putt range including a castle and water hazards. It also had a batting cage, water bumper boats, two different race car tracks for bumper cars, and a great arcade. As it got older, it did get a bit dated, but C’mon! It was a Vegas landmark.

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Confused shark seems confused. Where did my ball go?

Enter the Tiki-putt. It had cinderblocks painted neon colors, murals on the walls, and a course where you have absolutely no clue where to go or what to do next. It was lame sauce. Which may or may not be because I am utterly spoiled on the putt-putt front from Scandia.

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Look I have a cleverly placed tongue that makes it near impossible to get a shot through.

When we went to the Tiki Putt it was really crowded, and the crows looked like people having a great time. Kids jubilantly swung their putters and winging balls god knows where. Little ones where constantly marveling at the white lint that was now visible on their black t-shirts under the black lights. My husband and I got into the spirit of things. We winged, and we wanged balls all over a glow in the dark luau. We practically broke a hole with one of mark’s shots. His shot popped out the side of a rock formation and nearly tripped me. They have this cool spinning tunnel that affects some people with vertigo, I, of course, am one of these lucky individuals. That gave me a chance to run back in forth through the tunnel like a six-year-old. That was fun!  At this point, we could give a literal rat’s testes about keeping score or even staying track, but neither did anyone else there. So when in Gresham do as the Greshamites do, have some unhinged fun!

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This would be awesome for children if I only understand it. It looks like an Avant Gard Declasse for those artists that want to become one with their art. 
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The saddest after party in the VIP lounge of your favorite dance club. Wait, that’s a swimming pool room or something, 

The Tiki Putt Can be found at:

Contact:

By Phone: 503-201-9007

In Person: 1694 NW Fairview Dr. Gresham Or 97030

Email: thetikiputt@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “The Tiki Putt – Gresham, Oregon”

  1. Bet the kids love it!

    On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM, beforewegoblog wrote:

    > Beth Tabler posted: “The Tiki Putt – Portland Bucket List I am not sure > what to say about this place. Maybe I went to the wrong glow-in-the-dark > putt-putt, but this was less than stellar. Here is the thing… I was > raised in Las Vegas as a child of the 1980s, we had Scandi” >

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  2. Bet the kids love it

    On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM, beforewegoblog wrote:

    > Beth Tabler posted: “The Tiki Putt – Portland Bucket List I am not sure > what to say about this place. Maybe I went to the wrong glow-in-the-dark > putt-putt, but this was less than stellar. Here is the thing… I was > raised in Las Vegas as a child of the 1980s, we had Scandi” >

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