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Portland hosts its first-ever Yelpies



Some say that the annual Yelpies awards show is the most special night of the year… it’s certainly one of the most special Elite events! And Portland’s Yelp Elite Squad got to experience this tradition for the first time in 2022.

The dispersing of the 2022 Yelpies awards took place at Kells Brewery. And what a perfect host they were! This family-owned Irish pub on NW 21st makes quintessential dishes like lamb stew and shepherd’s pie using ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s own 50-acre farm. How cool are their old-school wood-paneled booths? And the holiday decorations? Just perfect! 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a special Yelp event without some special elements and goodies.

We had beverage sponsors: OliPop sodas to try and make into mocktails, Bull Run Distillery providing samples, and Eastside Distilling’s mini whiskey bottles to fill up the special Yelpies whiskey glass!

We also had ‘Yelpies 2022’ donuts from Doe Donuts:

A few photo opportunities:

Awesome live music from Singer Jermaine:

And the most important thing that makes any Yelp event truly incredible: the Elite Squad!

We are honored to recognize the top contributing Yelp Elite Squad members. This year’s winners are listed below:

1. Complimenter of the Year: Martina C

2. Friendliest Yelper: Quinn A

3. Keeping Yelp Useful: Robert K

4. Funniest Yelper: Rashi T

5. Trendsetter of the Year: Louise B

6. Rookie of the Year: Jen M

7. Writer of the Year: Anthony A

8. Photographer of the Year: Jason V

9. Trailblazer Award: Mikhail H

10. Reviewer of the Year: Kim G

We also recognized members of the Portland Yelp Elite Squad’s 100+ review club! See those who made the club this year here.

Once again, a huge congratulations and virtual round of applause to all of the 2022 Yelpies nominees, award winners, and attendees. Your enthusiasm for this city and its local businesses is something that inspires us on a daily basis. We can’t wait to see what this new year has in store for you. See you at next year’s Yelpies!

Read all reviews of the event to relive the 2022 Yelpies at Kells Brewery.

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