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Patio party at Portland’s Freeland Spirits



Triptych of images showing Yelp CM Lauren P cheers-ing, the front of Freeland Spirits, and Freeland staff member Brooke leading a tour
Photo credits: John H, Kim G, Nina N

October 2021 was all about lifting our spirits! And what better way to do so than to gather for a party on the patio of local women-owned and operated gin distillery Freeland Spirits?

At this event, Yelp Elites were greeted with a glass of Freeland’s ‘Gin & Rose Tonic.’ This cocktail in a can has a bright citrus flavor, with fresh herbs riding a sparkling wave of juniper and roses. Also available were samples of Freeland’s gin line-up – the geneva, the bourbon, the dry gin, and more – as well as their other cocktails in a can and their seasonal bar menu.

Triptych of images showing drink samples, the gin bottles, and a full glass of a red-colored cocktail
Photo credits: Suzanne K, Nathan R

Yelp Elites got a tour of the facility, learning how Freeland distills in the gorgeous copper pot still visible behind the bar, that they use both traditional heat distillation and vacuum distillation, and that their mission extends beyond just making alcohol to being a positive part of the local community. As Yelp Elite Kim G said, “Not only [has Freeland Spirits] mastered distilling incredibly delicious gin and bourbon, they give back by supporting and helping other PNW businesses. That’s how it should be done!”

This event was light on food, but not on flavor. Mini charcuterie cups by Pretty Party Platters and yogurt samples from Ellenos Yogurt (including their seasonal pumpkin flavor!) paired well with Freeland’s cocktails.

Triptych of images showing Pretty Party Platters charcuterie cups, the glasses of gin and rose tonic, and Ellenos Yogurt sticker and table display
Photo credits: Melodie D, Sarah C

A little bit of Yelper bingo helped Elites break the ice and get to know one another after so many months since our last in-person Event.

Watch a recap Reel, and check out the excellent reviews and photos. For more information about the Yelp Portland Elite Squad, visit yelp.com/elite.


Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:

Freeland Spirits + Ellenos Yogurt + Pretty Party Platters

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