Portland. This charming Northwestern city punches well above its weight, boasting beautiful and varied scenery, famously independent and unique neighborhoods and innovation all in a city that’s yet to break 4 million. If you’ve chosen Portland as your holiday season destination, you won’t be disappointed, with so much happening here year round. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve here around Rose City.
One of Portland’s biggest ragers of the holiday season, the Champagne Ball is a proud tradition of the Portland area. The crowds dress to impress and enjoy top entertainers, live music, DJs, and eighteen open bars! Aside from the massive crowds and dance floors, there is also the electric countdown, balloon drops, confetti cannons and party favors for all. Whether as a group or solo visitor, just be sure to dress to impress for this event.
Another longtime Portland institution is the Governor’s Ball, which contrary to what the name might suggest- is open to all! The party goes well into the New Year at the Governor’s Ball, including packed dance floors, live music by billboard charting artists, drinks, buffet, photo booths, raffles, auctions and party favors! Bring the whole party down to the Governor’s Ball for your New Year’s Eve during your stay in Portland, and party from sundown to sunrise!
For those visitors who cannot consume alcohol, the Sobriety Powwow is a great option, one of the largest New Year’s Party accessible to all. The Native American communities of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest come together in one of the largest Powwows of the continent during this event, and is a solid option for groups, families, couples and those travelers who are looking for alcohol-free travel options.
New Year’s Eve River Cruises
Enjoy this New Year’s Eve seeing the Portland area from the water, and enjoy the natural beauty of Oregon this holiday season with a number of river cruises. Whether for date night, a family / group outing or a solo sightseeing trip, this is a great addition to any New Year’s Eve travel itinerary. Photo opportunities for year’s end postcards, dining and music options on various different lines are just some of the reasons to look to the waters for your New Year’s Eve in the Portland area.
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