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Portland Moxy’s Cocktail Competition



A triptych of images showing Moxy's front sign, entry mat, and lounge furniture
Photo credits: Malisa T, Sarah C, Jennifer L

October 2021 was all about lifting our spirits! To that end, Moxy Downtown Portland invited the Portland Yelp Elite Squad to taste-test some new and exciting cocktail ideas and vote on their favorite. 

As Elites entered the lobby, they were greeted at the front desk which also serves as a full-service bar with craft cocktails, wines by the glass, and local brews. The friendly staff was led by lead mixologist and bartender extraordinaire Daniel, aka The Dandy Bartender. As Yelp Elite Ploy N said, “The person of this event really was the bartender. Super friendly and generous with their cocktail mixing.”

A triptych of images showing Yelp Elite Yuli L holding cocktail samples, three cocktails lined up, and the bartender Daniel pointing to a cocktail
Photo credits: Yuli L, Ingrid L, John H

The drinks were: (1) the “She Bops,” champagne and chambord combined, (2) the “Blue Bayou,” a whiskey and blueberry concoction, and (3) the “Pucker Up Baby,” a vodka lemonade with a spicy kick.

Elites enjoyed their three samples in Moxy’s lobby, which features modern seating, a fireplace, board games, and more. In case they got hungry, Elites were invited to enjoy happy hour pricing (20% off) on food all evening long. 

A triptych of images showing Moxy's flatbread, croissant, and mac and cheese
Photo credits: Kim G, Yuli L, Jennifer L

Once all socializing was done, food and drinks were enjoyed, and votes were cast, the favorite cocktail ended up being the Blue Bayou! Its housemade blueberry reduction was the perfect mix of sweet and tart for these Elites. But the real winner? All of us, for getting to enjoy this great Elite Experience at Moxy Downtown Portland.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Moxy invited two lucky randomly chosen Elites to come back to enjoy a two-night stay on the house plus a little food/drink credit! All bedrooms at Moxy are equipped with 55-inch flat screen televisions, flip down desks, Chromecast capabilities, Queen or King beds, and the same stylish design seen throughout the hotel. Right on!

Watch a recap Reel, and check out the excellent reviews and photos. For more information about the Yelp Portland Elite Squad, visit yelp.com/elite.


Special Thanks To Our Sponsor:

Moxy Portland Downtown is the newest PDX hotel (for now…),  located in the West End Downtown district, bordered by the Pearl & Culture districts. Guests check in at the “heartbeat of the hotel,”  better known as Bar Moxy, in the spacious lobby. Modern seating, workspaces, and a chill fireplace make this a great space to hang, for visitors and locals alike. Many events have been and will be hosted in the lobby, and a food cart pod is coming soon!

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