It's been a long time coming, and we think it was worth the wait. On Friday, September 6, 2013 PDXYelp made a road trip to Eugene, Oregon for pizza and beer with Eugene's intrepid elites at Oakshire Brewing Public House for Yelp Eugene's First Elite Event!
"We're official in Eugene!" You got that right, James. And to celebrate Eugene's dedicated Elite Squad, a plucky group of 16 Elites and guests gathered at one of the Beermuda Triangle's new brewpubs, Oakshire Brewing Public House. Oakshire served up some tasty, frosty brews in a light, open, airy industral-chic space. The friendly staff kept those beers flowing strong throughout the evening as we got to meet and chat it up about all things Yelp in Eugene. And it didn't stop at the beer. Oregon Wood Fired Pizza was on hand (as they are quite often) to fire up tasty pies for the crew. Pepperoni, Margherita, Three Little Pigs and a tasty Oregon pie with pistachio and parm. Claire V sums it up well: "fantastic beer and even better thin crust pizza." Dawn C adds "conversation was easy, swag was plentiful, and I left with a greater understanding of our own Yelp community and what makes it tick."
Huge thanks to our friends at Oakshire including Dan, the fantastic manager; thanks as well to Oregon Wood Fired Pizza for the fantastic pies; big ups to James L and Claire V for the help in organizing this event (or at least getting me better acquatined to the Eugene squad in advance); and thanks to everyone who came out for the event. We can't wait to make the drive down again for more Elite goodness!
Hoping to run back to Track Town soon…