From indie jams to bhangra DJ nights, spiritual dance parties to midnight fun runs, 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.
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).
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Beloved for its selection of French desserts and Champagne, Pix Patisserie hosts Portland’s sweetest New Year’s celebration, with their annual NYE Midnight Chocolate Buffet. A $10 cover gets you a complimentary glass of bubbly and, more importantly, access to an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet at midnight.
Portland hosts its own Japanese Mochitsuki Festival, Vietnamese Tet Festival and multiple Chinese New Year events.
Like an Advent calendar loaded with sugary treats, the days leading up to Christmas in Portland hold an abundance of sweet memories.
Dance clubs, karaoke and comedy all come out at night in Portland — as do late happy hours, swanky bowling and other unexpected delights.