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Portland Yelper’s Rang In The New Decade at 2010: A Yelp Odyssey!



On Friday, January 8th over 270 of P-Town's Elite came out to the
fabulous Someday Lounge in Old Town to get the funk out of their trunk and ring
in the new year with 2010: A Yelp Odyssey! This was the biggest-ever Yelp Elite
event in Portland history, and surely one for the ages!

Crowd SM Brandon Sm

Matthew E and Rob A got decked out in space-age gear and
mingled it up in a swank club setting while Hollyanna M sipped on cocktails made with double-gold-winning Dry Fly Vodka and Dry Fly Gin, Bob S quaffed tasty Total Domination
IPA from none other than Yelper favorite Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, and David Z
refreshed his parched palate with delicious Honest Tea!

Startrek GroupSM DryflyTastingSM


 
With DJ’s Won (Seattle) and Monsour T (Portland) rocking the
wheels of steel, Ana M and Ron T couldn’t help but shake that thang on the
dance floor. Meanwhile Joe M snacked on the delicious vegetarian and vegan
spread put on by Someday Lounge including “meat”ball subs, “sausage” sandwiches,
house-made hummus and a delicious-looking salad! And of course, Yelpers
couldn’t stop chomping on free samples PopChips!

Fun Group Sm Stickers on Em SM

Drinking, dancing and eating, was that it? Heck no! You know
Yelpers never leave the scene without some fabulous raffle prizes. Amongst the
loot taken home by Portland’s Elite were an Angry Bear USA Flag cap (congrats
Michelle H), sample swag from Dry Fly Vodka and Gin, PopChips prize packs, and
the granddaddy of them all, a magical Yelp-themed triptych of wizardry and
wonder
! We hope Kristin D hangs that masterpiece with pride. It has a dragon, a
unicorn, a squirrel, a bunny, and of course, a sorcerer. The only thing this
masterpiece does not have is it's own butt-rock soundtrack. Once the party came to a head at 10pm, the DJ’s and dancing
continued into the night, and Yelpers stuck around and rocked the dance floor
like no other!

Wizard Med

A huge amount of thanks are due to our amazing sponsors Dry
Fly
Vodka and Gin, Ninkasi Brewing, Honest Tea, PopChips, and of course, the
Someday Lounge! Thanks a bazillion to everyone who chipped in to take photos so
we could recall just what happened amidst the haze of fun and dancing! Jacob G, as always, took some amazing shots! Big ups
to Hilary B and Katy H for being amazing support in setting up and throwing the
event. And of course, the people without whom this would never have been possible
– the Portland Yelp Elite Squad, which reminds me on a daily basis that they
are best damn Yelpers in the world. Don't believe me? Just check reviews and
the photos!

With an intro bash like this, we’re not sure how anything could
go wrong in the next decade! Here’s to an amazing year, and until next time,
SYOY!

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