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The Station Gave PDXYelp Elites A Real Shocker!



What do you get when you combine 100 of Portland's best and brightest, stellar local imbibables, tasty snacks and a historic power station that's been converted to a great gastropub? Yelp's AC/DC Elite Event @ The Station! Yes, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 will be a date to remember!

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"Within moments of walking through the door, the lovely staff at the Station had a drink" in first-timer Ian H's hand. Specifically, a New Deal Distilling No. 33 Gin n' tonic that Ian swears "knocked my ass in the dirt." Or maybe the re-done floors of this building on the National Historic Register. Either way, that's a perfect way to light up the night. In fact the current of libations were flowing from all directions. "Wine tasting from David Hill Winery (that pinot was more like a pin-yes, amright?); a solid show from one of Oregon's oldest breweries, Widmer Brothers Brewing; and some New Deal craft cocktails" were, as Janessa P notes, all on offer. Melvin T adds that "the servers were lightning quick to take my drink orders and then find me to deliver them." But it wasn't just about the drinks. "The kitchen killed it tonight. We were served deviled eggs, oyster shooters, kung pao chicken wings, grilled calamari, mac and cheese, hoisin green beans, and a salad." All stand-out delicious! 

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It wouldn't be a proper Elite Event without a theme, and as Delilah K shamelessly admits "hidden deep in my closet is all you need for an epic rock band themed Yelp event. But we weren't limited just to back-in-black, some intrepid elites like Merilou T, Jonathan S and more took the Tesla vs. Edison challenge to the next level. We'll let history decide the winner of that battle, but Melvin T, Merilou T, and Niki S walked away with top honors for bessed dressed. Shout out to Tamara C for bringing black back! 

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Tiffany M sums it up well: "Such a great event! So glad I got to meet some new fellow Yelpers, have some delicious food, and drink amazing drinks." This is all in good part to the hard work from Josh, Brooke and the staff from The Station; Tom from new Deal; Kevin from Widmer Brothers Brewing; Michele and her partner in crime from David Hill; Hilary B (my photographer for the night, and wife for life); and of course the PDXYelp Elite Squad, without whom none of this would be possible. Props! 

Don't just take my word for it. Read the reviews (and leave one of your own), peep the photos, and don't forget that PDXYelp is on FB and the Twitters

Check the calendar for a slew of upcoming Elite events, and until next time, SYOY!

Don "Nikola Was Right" B.

PDXYelp Community Director!

Don and Josh

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