New York City’s New Year’s Eve celebration may be one of the most famous in the world, but that doesn’t mean that other cities don’t know how to ring in the New Year! Portland, Oregon is a vibrant city with tons of great restaurants, bars, and culture. There are numerous parties around the city to help you bid farewell to 2014 and say hello to 2015. If you want to get away from the ordinary for the celebrations this year, then head to Oregon for New Years in Portland. These parties will have you ringing in the New Year in style!
24th Annual Champagne Ball
Head to the Hilton Portland for the city’s most famous New Year’s Eve Party. The Champagne Ball http://www.champagneball.com/about is known for its amazingly fun atmosphere as well as its multiple bars, ensuring that party goers are never in line too long for a drink. The Champagne Ball will also have plenty of dancing, food, and party favors. The event is a great way to live it up in style and the dress code is black tie or cocktail attire.
Inspire Truth New Year’s Eve Celebration and Ceremony
An alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve parties, Inspire Truth is a unique way to welcome the transition into a new year. Revelers will enjoy music, art, beverages, food, an community ritual as they welcome 2015. The event is described as “sexy and edgy” while also honoring “the possibility for growth, change, and reverence.”
BarFly Bus + Ball
Climb aboard the BarFly bus and it will take you to bars all over Portland. The night includes a midnight champagne toast and a party until 4 AM at an exclusive private club.
Portland Spirit New Year’s Eve Cruise
Step aboard the Portland Spirit for a party cruise featuring The Bylines. The band has a Randy Newman sensibility and a soulful pop sound. Passengers will enjoy music, light hors d’oeuvres, and champagne to toast the New Year.
Where to Stay for New Years in Portland
When you’re deciding which of these New Year’s Eve celebrations to participate in, be sure to book your stay at the Select Registry property in the city. Portland’s White House is aesthetically similar to the Washington D.C. landmark but it has a charm all its own. The beautiful mansion is full of grandeur with European chandeliers, a grand staircase, formal dining room, gilt-gold ceilings, and a Grand Ball Room. Guests of Portland’s White House will experience the style of 100 years ago while enjoying modern amenities and comforts.
There are eight beautiful guest suites, all with private baths. Two of the suites have spa tubs and they all feature antique furnishings, bathrobes, featherbeds, and luxury linens. Each morning guests receive a full breakfast served in the beautiful dining room. There’s also an espresso bar on-site, so you can get your caffeine fix in the morning. The staff is also more than happy to recommend restaurants for lunch and dinner. When you stay at Portland’s White House, you can be sure you’ll experience the Select Registry difference!