With the first elite event under our belts, Portland’s Elite Squad can now join the throngs of veteran yelpers who have brought “real people, real reviews” to real life!
Last Tuesday, Siam Society was a gracious host as 50 elites and their +1s mixed and mingled for the first time under one roof. With the signature Yelpojitos flowing and bottomless sweet potato fries, lettuce wraps, and spring rolls, we were bound to have a yelptastic evening!
Seattle’s very own Michelle B was instantly impressed by the new kids on the block, and her only question echoed that of many others: “When’s the next one???” As the night progressed, yelpers were pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoyed one another’s company! Rebecca H summed this up nicely: “I read reviews and think, ‘that person seems really smart, interesting, and fun’ now I’ve met some reviewers and not surprisingly, they are smart, interesting and fun! The reviews on Yelp are an honest reflection of the people writing them!”
Kimberly V gives “big ups to Siam Society for feeding and inebriating us,” and Krista T has named Siam’s as “the new jump off.” Even those who came late like Michelle H gave kudos to Siam Society for “keeping us well stocked all night.”
What began as a giant Yelp semi-blind date turned into a sure thing as yelpers quickly planned the after party at Cassidy’s. Overall, the night was a great success and left us all jonesing for more of that delightful elite action. A huge THANK YOU to Siam Society, especially bartender Don, and the owners Paul and Adrienne; to Michelle B for making the 180 mile trek and amazing work at the door, and of course, all of the elite members for being as useful, funny, and cool off-line as they are on.
Save the date for the next UYE: November 7th at Mint/820!
Until then, we’ll SYOY!