It may have been cool and gray outside on Saturday, October 13, 2012, but that didn't stop 100+ of Portland's Yelp Elite and guests from enjoying Trader Vic's warm and welcoming service at Yelp's Hawaii 5-0 Elite Event!
Yelp Elites dressed in their finest aloha/police attire for this tropical mash-up bash, and on the other side of the counter, as Mark S lauds, "the staff at Trader Vic's gave 1st Class service all around." This was evident in the display of food including spicy Korean beef tacos; Kashmiri lamb sliders; crispy prawns; Thai spring rolls; and Trader Vic's salad. With plate after plate of food rolling out from the kitchen, the staff did a great job of keeping those tables full! But it didn't stop at the food. As Shelly M swoons, "from the time we walked and were greeted with a tray of Mai Tai's I felt transported to the islands. The drinks were delish! The Chi Chi was a super yummy blend of vodka, coconut and pineapple juice!" Shelly has it right. Trader Vic's served up 3 rounds of sample cocktails including the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai, the Honi Honi (a bourbon island-style drink) and a classic Chi Chi. The bartenders did a heck of a job slinging those drinks.
Heather D calls it proper: "Mahalo nui loa! Ono food and drinks! Full table of pupus! So good! I could drink a million Chi Chis and never tire of them. So Ono… so ono." Mahalo to the folks that made this event no ka oi: Sage, Dean and the whole staff at Trader Vic's for not only setting up this event but keeping up with the crowd; Tom Maxwell Photography for the awesome photos; Mantern Kevin K for bringing it as always; and of course PDXYelpers.
Until next time,