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Portland Elites Get Fly @ Aviary!



You don't have to be Curtis Mayfield to get fly at Portland's nest of high-end gastronomy: Aviary. On Monday, March 5th, 2012, 100 of Portland's elite put a bird on it with Aviary's fantastic food, tasty cocktails, and laid back atmosphere at Yelp's Super Fly Elite Event!

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To start the party off right, "Aviary sent out flocks of plates of bite-sized versions of their best dishes." As Melvin T chirped, "it was a totally awesome way to sample the big flavors they have going on. Everything was superb." That's putting it lightly. Plate after plate of tasty fare was on display, including: chicken liver toast; crispy pig ear over coconut rice; pig snout with egg; watermelon discs with arugula pesto and nuts; slaw dogs; pork banh mi sliders; smoked artichoke; profiteroles; and hamachi carpaccio, among others. These small bites showed off some huge flavors and provided a great representation of Aviary's diverse dinner and happy hour menus. The superstar trio of Jasper, Kat and Sarah turned out some seriously tasty treats. 

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This tasty spread was matched with a star performance by Ross, the bartender extrordinaire, who whipped up a batch of house-infused Kaffir Lime Portland 88 vodka cocktails with lime, simple and a dash of orange bitters. They went down easy and fast. Beer fans sipped on a never-ending selection of Widmer Drifter Pale Ale and Oatmeal Stout from their 924 Series. 

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With drinks in hand and a non-stop arrray of tasty bites on pass, Portland's elite mixed and mingled with new folks and veterans alike. As Anthony K notes: "This event kicked ass! Thank you to the people at aviary for taking such good care of us." Thanks indeed go to Jasper, Sarah, Kat, Ross and the top-notch staff at Aviary for the incredible service; to Tom and Sarah from New Deal Distilling; and of course to the Portland Yelp Elite Squad, without whom none of this would be possible.

For more, check out the photos and reviews from the event. And if you haven't dropped your review yet, what are you waiting for? By the way, are you following us on the Twitters and FB?

Until next time, SYOY!

Don "Big Bird" B.

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