Do dooodDOOO DO do do do do dooooo It's The FINAL COUNT DOWN

Come on down - you’re a final four nominee in the 2006 BarFly Awards! Portland has voted, and you made the final cut! Now all you have to do is WIN. The final voting takes place live and in person at the BarFly Awards at The Rialto (529 SW 4th) on Sunday, October 15th (9pm-1am), so all you need to do is show up and work the room, kiss some hands and shake some babies. To help you stuff the ballot box, you’ll have your own personal guest list of 20 friends and fans - you just need to email me their names by noon on Sunday, and you’ll be all set (they’ll need to show I.D. at the door, and the door person will have their names on the list).

We’ll be passing out the official nomination packets tomorrow, which will also include paper invitations for your passing out pleasure. If we can’t track you down, and you haven’t received your packet by Sunday, just send us your guest list via email, and you’ll be good to go!

Just about everything’s on the house at the 2006 BarFly Awards - free booze, beer and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of our generous sponsors. Dressing to impress is encouraged, but there is no dress code. Be sure to prepare an acceptance speech!

Please reply back to me to let me know you’ve received this, and whether or not you’ll be able to make it. You can still win if you’re not present, but it’s not as much fun, so I do hope you’ll be able to make it (or, at least send a native american girl to pick up your award for you, in absentia). If you have any questions, shoot. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Want to see who else made the cut? I’ve included the hot list, below. Make sure you check it twice, some of you are nominated in multiple categories!

Good luck! You’re already a winner, to me. And speaking of winners, the 2006 BarFly Awards are brought to you by the fine folks at Tarantula, Polar Ice, Wiser’s, Miller, Bishops, The Rialto, and BarFly!

Your pal,

Jen Lane

The 2006 BarFly Awards Final Fours!

Please note, names are listed in alphabetical order. FYI - at the Awards, there will also be a last-minute write-in space on the ballot for each award, too!

1. Fastest guns in the West? i.e. Portland's fastest bartender - don't forget to add where they work, please, and if there are multiple locations with the same name, please be as specific as possible

Jason Keebler (Sabala's)
Lincoln (Embers)
Mike Templeton (Fez)
Stephanie Smith (Dante's)

3. Hottest item not on the menu (dreamiest waiter or waitress)? Please include the name of their restaurant, too, and if there's multiple locations with the same name, please be as specific as possible!

David Rives Curtwright (Dante's)
Stephanie (Sabala's, Doug Fir)
Sera (Tube, Captain Ankeny’s, Matador)
Ty (Devils Point)

4. Nicest bouncer? Please include where they work, and if there's multiple locations with the same name, please be as specific as possible!

Casey (Fez)
Crack De La Roc Dan (Doug Fir, Fez) Whoodini Said it folks!! "Say what you want but just spell my name right!
Ice Box (Sabala's)
Justin (Dante’s, Thunder Ranch)


melissa said...

Hey! Have fun at this deal...if I didn't have to work the next day I'd be all over that free booze with you. Oh! And I hope you win!

r williams said...

congratulations D, for being recognized as Portlands nicest bouncer. right proud of Buddero. d