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Portland Elites Ring In The New Year… Kinda



Better late than never, right? Though winter weather meant the Elites had to postpone their New Year celebration, the squad was finally able to meet at downtown Portland hotspot Zarz on First for a night of food, drink, and excitement for what the next year has in store.

On the menu for the evening? Both good times and bountiful selections from the host’s impressive happy hour menu! Whether the Yelpers preferred the Svedka Moscow Mule, the Lunazul Spiced Grapefruit Margarita or the Evan Williams Maple Old Fashioned, they all agreed that the cocktails were well above traditional happy hour offerings. That went double for the food, as the kitchen served an impressive spread of happy hour bites! It was impossible to decide a crowd favorite, as the fried calamari, chicken wings and steak sandwiches satisfied the carnivores while vegetarians dug the hummus plates and deviled eggs. And when the Yelpers learned that happy hour now starts at 2:30 and last until 6:00, people were already making plans to return!

Halfway through the party, Yelpers took a moment to learn more about Zarz on First’s past (it used to be an art gallery!) and also its future (can you say “patio parties?”), and then the champagne started flowing! Not caring at all that they were a few weeks late, the Yelp Elites raised their glasses to toast each other, the friends they’ve made through Yelp, and the promise of another full year of celebrating the best local businesses in Portland and beyond.

Want to learn how you can become a member of the Yelp Elite? Click here! And if you want to learn more about the event, check out the guests reviews here, and don’t forget to scope out the party pics!

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