On Thursday, July 1, Portland’s Elite got a taste of what
it’s like to live, work, and drink green for a night! About 100 of Portland’s
top Yelpers Got Green at an amazing sustainably-designed mixed-use space,
imbibed organic, sustainable cocktails and beer out of compostable cups, and
nibbled on snacks from Bon Appetít,
all while meeting and greeting their fellow members in an awesome and
As the midsummer rain fell on this early July afternoon, the
ranks of PDX Yelp Elite like Anna B and Matthew E descended on the Leftbank
Project, a sustainably rebuilt historic building, for an open house and happy
hour in their Leftbank Café, the Hive shared office space, and the spacious
communal use areas of the building. As Jenny C and Amanda C turned green with envy over the
architectural design of the building, Suzanne F and her guest headed downstairs
to check out Upright Brewing’s brewery space in the basement and sample the
four organic Saison-style ales in their oak-barrel-filled tasting room!
Meanwhile, up in the Leftbank Café, JW D, Andrew C, and
Michelle H sipped on tasty cocktails made with Organic Nation Gin and Vodka.
These sustainably-made (in Ashland!) spirits, mixed with John's Premium Hand-Made tonic syrup
(delicious!) and served up in compostable cups, were a perfect compliment to the green-designed
space and Organic Upright #4 that was on tap as well. With Gin and Vodka Mules,
Tonics and Sodas flowing, there wasn’t a dry mouth in the place. And if the
space itself wasn’t entertainment enough, the Right Brain Initiative opened up
their display Pod adjacent to the Leftbank for a special Yelp showing. Steve M
and his guest enjoyed learning about this amazing local education project.
Remarkable venue? Fantastic Drinks? Tasty bites? Friendly
folks? Yup, this gathering had it all, and that’s thanks in big part to Cate
from Leftbank, Melodie from Organic Nation, Alex from Upright Brewing, Joshua C
(the man with the camera) Stephen S, Tiffany C, and of course the entire
Portland Yelp Elite Squad, without whom none of this would be possible! For
more, check out the photos and reviews!
Until next time, SYOY!