Portland Elites showed just how swanky they can get at The Observatory in SE PDX at yet another amazing Elite event! Yelpers like Danielle K, Catherine F and Andrew C got all decked out in their freshest gear and made the trek out to the Montavilla's newest and swankiest lounge for a night of amazing cocktails, delicious food, and incredible local brews, and brand new Elites like Kody L got a taste of their very first Elite Event. Boy, those Yelpers sure do clean up well!
The night started off with some delicious cocktails: The Tom Kah (yes, it tasted like a martini version of the soup – deliciously spicy) and Pear Rosemary Martinis, courtesy of Bendistillery and The Observatory. Those of the hoppy persuasion sipped on tasty Overcast Espresso Stout and Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing in Eugene. And for those that like to keep it simple, rye whiskey straight up from Stranahan's.
The Observatory served up some amazing passed appetizers for Yelpers to snack on including almond and mushroom paté on toast, veggie burger sliders, chicken-fried chicken bites, smoked whitefish spread with pickled veggies, Caesar salad bites, cups of soup, melon ginger salad and skewers of steak, shrimp, grilled pineapple and delicious brussels sprouts. It was an amazing spread!
The swanked-up and decked-out PDX Elites like bopped out to the hot jazz tunes courtesy of the Pete Krebs Trio while sipping on their tasty 'tini's. A few lucky elites and their guests walked away with some hot raffle prizes including some Crater Lake Vodka, Cascade Mountain Gin, and Stranahan's Rye Whiskey and a few other awesome mystery prizes! Also on the raffle block were some great shirts and pint glasses from Oakshire Brewing. And as the biggest prize of the night, Stanley T took home two tickets to the upcoming Yelp sponsored Anthony Bourdain show in Portland! Thanks STG!
All and all, it was one heck of a swingin' event! You stay classy, Portland!