How to Ring in the New Year in Portland

The end of another year brings with it high expectations to find the perfect festive celebration. While there are seemingly endless options for how to spend the countdown, there are some Portland New Year’s events that should top your list. Read on for our guide to the best ways to ring in New Year’s Eve in Portland.  

Breakside Ball 2020

Breakside Brewery | December 31, 2019 | 8PM – 2AM

One of our favorite local breweries will once again host its end-of-the-year Breakside Ball. Come celebrate the start of a new year at Breakside Brewery and enjoy live bands and DJs, a silent disco, heated tents, food carts, and much more! The brewery will be transforming its brewpub and surrounding block into a one-of-a-kind Portland celebration.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Nel Centro | December 31, 2019

Located just next door, Nel Centro will host a special New Year’s Eve dinner, featuring a selection of Chef Luis Escorcia’s most memorable dishes. Spend the holiday with friends and family dining on some of the best Italian food in Portland. You can book your New Year’s Eve reservation on OpenTable.

The Polish Ambassador in the Crystal Ballroom

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | December 31, 2019 | Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 9:00PM

Oakland DJ known by his stage name, The Polish Ambassador, returns to the Crystal Ballroom to headline a special New Year’s Eve bash, “2020: A Space Oddity.” Grab VIP tickets and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and a VIP viewing area during the show.

New Year’s Eve at Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows | December 31, 2019 | 6PM – Midnight

Those looking for a different kind of New Year’s Eve celebration will delight in the festivities taking place at Mt. Hood Meadows. Travel just outside of Portland and enjoy a unique party featuring a DJ, a fireworks display, night skiing, dinner and drinks, kids’ events, and more. Transportation is available from Portland.

A New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Pix Pâtisserie | December 31, 2019 | 10PM Start

Indulge your sweet tooth at the Pix Pâtisserie New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Offering a selection of the shop’s sweetest treats and a free midnight chocolate buffet, this New Year’s celebration is sure to be one for the books. Looking for something a little more lowkey? The shop also hosts a holiday tea service during the day at 2PM and 3:30PM for just $38 per person. View their upcoming events to start planning your holiday.

Big Band Burlesque Bash With Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra

Jack London Revue | December 31, 2019 | Doors: 7:00PM / Event: 9:00PM – 2:00AM

Journey back to the roaring ‘20s for a Prohibition-era New Year’s celebration. Jazz ensemble the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra will join forces with the Jack London Burly-Q Burlesque Revue for their Big Band Burlesque Bash. Revel in the speakeasy-style decor and enjoy special perks including a champagne toast, door prizes, and party favors.