From chocolate buffets to spiritual dance parties to champagne balls, Portland offers all sorts of ways to herald the start of the New Year. Read on for our editors’ picks of the top events to ring in the New Year.
Portland New Year’s Eve
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Going strong since 1990, the Champagne Ball has helped nearly 40,000 people ring in the New Year in style. Held at the Hilton Portland, this “dress to impress” party features 18 bars so you can spend your night on the dance floor (instead of in line).
The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) has hosted an annual Sobriety Powwow for more than 30 years. The Powwow is one of the largest sobriety new year celebrations in the country.
New Year’s Eve Cruise
Soak in the city lights while cruising on the river in style on Portland Spirit Cruise’s New Year’s Eve Cruise. Two interior and one exterior deck allow you to twirl your partner around the dance floor. Or take a break from dancing and snack on hors d’oeuvres or sip bubbly while watching the city pass by.
DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid
First introduced to Portland audiences at their New Year’s Eve debut in 2000, DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have ignited dance floors with cutting-edge music. New Year’s Eve with DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid is your chance to join the yearly party at the Wonder Ballroom.
Portland's Asian communities celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional dances, lantern ceremonies and stunning performances.
Like an Advent calendar loaded with sugary treats, the days leading up to Christmas in Portland hold an abundance of sweet memories.
Trade muddy trails for winter walks along the smooth, paved walkways of Portland's parks, then treat yourself to a warm mug of coffee or tea.
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