Estacada, Oregon: Safari Club - Animals Attack! (Closed)Dozens of stuffed animals, reportedly all shot by the original owner. Known by locals as "The Dead Zoo." Closed in 2013, looking for Portland location to move to.
Legendary Safari Club Restaurant
- Legendary Safari Club Restaurant
- April 2013: Closed (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Safari Club - Animals Attack! (Closed)
The Safari Club is getting a new owner who is renovating it and bringing it back to its rightful glory! New menu and new animals are coming![Cindy S, 08/30/2011]
There's a grand re-opening at the end of September.
The Safari Club is still alive and well! Now owned by an Asian family, all the game trophies are still in-house, with only some available for viewing depending on whether or not the whole bar is open (usually the weekends are when the dance floor, band area, and bar are all access).[pop-up shoppe, 04/21/2010]
My uncle Fritz Jordan, a local contractor, was good friends with the original owner of the Safari Club. Fritz and his good friend would go on hunting expeditions to various locations bringing back animal trophies. Due to their extensive hunts, the Safari Club became a "showplace-warehouse" to display the growing collection of animals. My uncle Fritz died approximately 20 years ago. The Safari Club still stands to this day with an amazing collection of exotic animals for all to enjoy.[Sherrill Lincoln, 11/28/2008]
I'd heard the same rumors about the taxidermied trophy animals being shipped off to Washington (Tacoma, not Seattle was the story I heard from a bartender in 2005) but we were just there and the front windows and main bar area and stage area were still the same.
The back room -- that's also full of taxidermied animals -- was almost always closed to the public (I've only seen it once) and it was closed this time as well. Perhaps those were the animals being transferred.[sfrances, 05/15/2007]
The animals are all (or mostly) still there. It is just that the new owner is selling this incredibly amazing collection of wild animals off very slowly. For a bar, it is one of the strangest out there, and its history is one of the strangest. Once upon a time, the 1990's surf band Satan's Pilgrims filmed a rock video there.[GM Holder, 04/08/2007]