Who is Alfredo Climaco? Alfredo Climaco Bio/Wiki
Alfredo Climaco, the owner of Tropicale, the new Latin American cocktail bar, died of coronavirus-related complications.
Just last year, Climaco had just opened Tropicale, his first brick-and-mortar bar.
Dropped by The Ocean building on NE Glisan & paying respects to Alfredo Climaco, owner of Tropicale.
He died from COVID-19 this week. So much love from Portlanders on display🤍 pic.twitter.com/j29R0dh1Hc
— Morgan Romero TV (@MorganRomeroTV) January 30, 2021
He was 32 years old
Career (New Cocktail Bar)
In Puebla, Mexico, Climaco was raised, where he developed a passion for bartending and service. He remembered memories of drinking piña coladas from hollowed-out pineapples as a teenager in an August talk, which became one of his signature drinks as a bar owner and bartender.
At 17, he began to work at a nightclub where he learned the fundamentals of bartending. In 2010, he moved to the United States, hoping to own his own company one day. At Portland Community College, he put himself through business classes and eventually began making non-alcoholic piña coladas, served in pineapples, at outdoor events like the Jazz Festival in Cathedral Park.
5 years ago I told myself “One day I will have a cocktail bar and share the most incredible drinks with this city.” …
In the summer of 2020, the popularity of his pop-ups gave him the impetus to open Tropicale with restaurateur Matt Lynch. He founded Mexican, first a table set up at the Portland Mercado in 2015, then a roving Caribbean piña colada stands popular at festivals and street fairs across Portland, according to The Oregonian/Oregon Live.
He died on Tuesday from complications related to COVID-19.
An altar set up for Alfredo Climaco, the Tropicale bar owner who died of COVID-19 complications this week. He was 32. pic.twitter.com/ivod0NaTg8
— Michael Russell (@tdmrussell) January 29, 2021
Climaco recently opened Tropicale in July, according to a GoFundMe set up by his family, and the vibrant outdoor bar