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Yelp Rocks The Woods!



On Wednesday, March 10th 150 of Portland’s Elite took a trip over the river and to The Woods for a night of rock band tees, metal outfits, mix-tape madness, and local music at Yelp Rocks The Woods

 Typhoon 2

It may have been a chilly day on the banks of the Willamette, but that didn’t stop Yelpers like Katrina W from getting decked out in flaming hot rock tees and metal gear in preparation for a night of beers and bands! The Ninkasi brews were flowing even faster than water (if that’s possible), and while the Spring Reigns fell out side, the Total Domination inside made a Believer out of everyone. There was even rumor of a Tricerahops attack later on in the night! And of course, with beer comes food, and none other than local Sellwood superstar Jade Teahouse and Patisserie provided a staggering spread of hand-made egg rolls, sesame balls with mung bean and coconut, their signature salad rolls, and a Vietnamese Wedding Cake that’s been a recipe in the making for 40 years. The spread was incredible!

Spring Rolls Jade

Just beer and food, that sounds kinda boring! Ok, no… actually it doesn’t, but that didn’t stop us from going all out and linking up with one of Portland’s hottest up-and-coming local acts Typhoon to play an amazing hour-long set. This multi-piece act that incorporated horns, two drummers, two bass players, various percussion, backup vocals, and lead guitar and vocals, really brought the energy and emotion to the stage. They rocked hard, and in true Woods fashion, knocked ’em dead.

Typhoon

Of course it wouldn’t be a proper theme party unless there were some prizes for best dressed. With mullet wigs and zebra print in full effect, it’s no wonder that Markus H and Co. took home a prize for most rockin’. With honorable mention to Joe M with his Fresh Prince/Prince shirt and mad props to the ultra-awesome Hanson Tee!
Winners Rockin

The costumes weren’t the only thing rocking that night. With Yelp Portland’s first ever mix-tape swap in effect, Yelpers were also leaving with some new tunes to review, like Kari M‘s “Unf*ckwithable” mix, Stanley T‘s “Portland” collection, and anonymous favorites like “Songs of Death” (we were in a converted mortuary, after all) and “Dead, Death, Dying.” Needless to say, the Yelp Elite Squad never goes home empty-handed!

Kim V

A huge amount of thanks are due to our amazing sponsors Ninkasi Brewing, Jade Teahouse and Patisserie, Riot Act Media, and of course, The Woods! Special thanks to the people behind the scenes: Nathan W (from Riot Act), Morgan Miller (from Ninkasi), Heather B, Vivien (from The Woods), April (from Jade), Joshua C, Ligaya T, Luther L, Hilary B and everyone else who chipped in to put this thing together and get it off the ground. A big thanks to Typhoon for rocking our socks off. And of course, as always, the people without whom this would never have been possible
– the Portland Yelp Elite Squad, which reminds me on a daily basis that they
are best damn Yelpers in the world. Don’t believe me? Just check reviews and
the photos!

Until next time,
SYOY!

–Don B.

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