Bring In The New Year With A Bang With These Portland New Year's Eve Parties

Portland, Oregon is one of the most hopping places for anyone in the Pacific Northwest to kick off the new year, with festivities to suit every fancy. From fireworks to river cruises to formal balls, however you prefer to spend your New Year's Eve in Portland, the city will oblige.

While COVID has caused the cancellation of many traditional Portland New Year's Eve events for 2021-22, the pandemic can't keep this city's celebratory spirit down. Here's a sampling of some of the many fun things to do in Portland for New Year's Eve.

The Polish Ambassador

Location: McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom
Time: 9 pm doors, 10 pm show
Ages: 21+
Tickets: $40 regular seating in advance, $45 balcony in advance, $45 regular seating day of show, $50 balcony day of show

Originally, Crystal Ballroom was to host the Gatsby's House Portland 2022 New Year's Eve Party. Instead, the famed Portland venue will play host to the inimitable Polish Ambassador, who will be delivering audiences and celebrants his unique trademarked brand of beats, dance, and experimental art.

Champagne Ball

Location: Hilton Portland Downtown
Time: 8 pm
Ages: 21+
Tickets: Vary, contact venue

Billing itself as Portland's Most Famous New Years Eve Party, this lavish celebration has been taking place since 1990, serving over 40,000 celebrants with a safe and fun environment in which to enjoy 18 bars and a host of entertainers and dance floors spanning the hotel's Grand Ballroom, Sky Lounge, and Disco Ballroom. Featured elements of this black-tie event include party favors galore, abundant confetti cannons, and enormous balloon drops.

Portland New Year's Eve Party Cruise 2022 - On the Boardwalk

Location: Portland Harbor
Time: 9 pm check-in, 9:30 board, 10 pm - 12:30 pm cruise
Ages: 21+
Tickets: $129 - $249

Giving a Prohibition-era spin to your New Year's celebration, this 3-hour event features three decks of open bars, top 40 DJs, free 20s-themed party favors and appetizers, and 2.5 hours on the water. Count down to 2022 with spectacular views of the city's skyline, bridges, and harbor.

Ski Bowl New Years Eve Extravaganza

Location: Mt. Hood National Park
Ages: All ages
Tickets: Free

This family-friendly annual event has taken place on Mount Hood for more than 30 years. It features live DJs, winter games, a parade by torchlight from the Upper to Lower Bowl, a midnight performance with a champagne toast, and not one but two fireworks displays.

Other New Year's 2022 Events in Portland

If any of these events don't suit your fancy, you can find many other New Year's festivities taking place throughout the city, including at restaurants like Ponderosa Lounge and Grill and hotels like Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach.

You're sure to have fun at any one of these events that you attend. The new year is right around the corner so make sure you have plans to bring it in with a bang! 

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