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PDXYelpers Taste The Rainbow @ Lightbar!



The long, dark of Portland's rainy winters can really get some folks down. But PDXYelp Elites learned how to escape that malaise on November 7th, 2013 as we tasted the rainbow at Lightbar! Portland's first mutli-spectrum-meets-craft-cocktail hot-spot welcomed over 70 Yelp Elites in for a night of tasty drinks, savory eats and a lit-up good time at Yelp's Rainbow Romp Elite Event

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You could say Lightbar is kind of a hidden gem, and the description would be literal. Down on 14th and SE Morrison, this new spot is tucked in to a building that shares space with Nostrana, among other great businesses. And while it may be kind of secluded, it sure does shine… with all colors of the spectrum. The space itself has a high vaulted ceilings and LED bars that display a million (yes, a million, we're not exaggerating) different colors of light. There are also a few light therapy boxes for your vitamin D needs, and more are on the way as they're having custom boxes made for the long winter months. But it's not just about the boxes, science proves that hanging out in certain spectrums can create various states of well-being. And of course, imbibing delicious cocktails always creates a state fo well-being. Yelpers were greeted with craft cocktails like the Bee's Knees, Gin Fizz, Moscow Mules and more made with care by talented bartenders. Dogwood Distilling's D.L. Franklin Vodka and Union Gin, local spirits made out in Forest Grove, were on full display as Jason and his talented sidekick shook uo some crafty goodness… drink after drink. The rainbow-clad Elites were treated to a spread of tasty bites from the venue's small plates menu including flatbread, wings, meatballs, fruits, veggies, hummus and various other eats. Lightbar truly shined as it showed off its cocktail skills. 

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Huge thanks go to Jason, Paul and the fantastic staff from Lightbar; Tabitha, Alex and the fine folks at Dogwood Distilling; Ana M; and the PDXYelp Elite Squad, without whom this would not be possible. 

It was rad. But you don't have to take my word for it. Read the reviews. Check the photos. And don't forget to follow us on FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

Until next time, SYOY!

–Don "The Last Yelpicorn" B

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