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New Years Eve Portland Oregon - 2013 Portland OR New Years Eve Events

New Years Eve Portland Oregon Guide.  Happy New Year!  One of the largest annual parties and cause for celebration across the US is New Years Eve.  New Year's Eve parties and events are thrown across the country to celebrate the ringing in of another year.  And New Years Eve in Portland Oregon is no exception, we have lots of great things to do on New Years if you're on the hunt for the best party or event in town.  Our 2013 Portland OR New Years Eve Events list is compiled below.  Portland is a big city with a lot going on, so if we missed any from our list, you can add it yourself right on our Portland events calendar.   Happy New Years, Portland!  Be safe, and have fun!


Safe traveling in Portland on New Years Eve

Travel safely, Portland!  Don't drive and if a car must be involved, designate a 100% non-drinking driver. Please note that biking while intoxicated is illegal, too. We know how you are, Portland!  Not only is biking drunk illegal, it's dangerous and...dumb. So, with that, here are your mass transit options for travel on New Years Eve in Portland.

TriMet service is free after 8pm on New Years Eve. Buses will run on weekday schedules, and MAX will be running extra late. Check schedules online at

TriMet Schedule New Year's Eve

First off, I should probably mention that if you plan to imbibe, please don't drink and drive.   Tri Met will help with that goal: ride free on NYE  from 8pm  until end of service.  Visit for more information:

All service is free after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, so getting to your celebration—and home again—will be safe and easy. Buses, Portland Streetcar, and WES Commuter Rail will run on regular weekday schedules. MAX will run on regular weekday schedules with extended late-night service.

Portland New Year's Eve 2013 Buses Schedule

Buses will run on regular weekday schedules.

Portland New Year's Eve MAX Schedule

MAX Blue, Green and Yellow trains will run on weekday schedules with late-night service running approximately every 35 minutes until about 3 a.m.

  • The last Blue Line trip to Gresham leaves Pioneer Square South at 3:07 a.m. and the last trip to Hillsboro leaves Pioneer Square North at 3:07 a.m.
  • The last Yellow Line trip to Expo Center leaves Pioneer Courthouse/SW 6th at 3:02 a.m. and the last trip to Downtown Portland leaves Expo Center at 2:16 a.m. A trip to Rose Quarter Transit Center and Ruby Junction/E 197th leaves Expo Center at 3:41 a.m.
  • The last Green Line trip to Clackamas leaves from Pioneer Courthouse/SW 6th at 3:10 a.m. and the last trip to Downtown Portland leaves Clackamas Town Center Transit Center at 1:44 a.m.

MAX Red Line trains will run on weekday schedules with shuttle buses carrying riders between Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport after train service ends as needed and until approximately 3:30 a.m.

  • The last trip of the night to the Portland International Airport leaves Pioneer Square South at 10:30 p.m. and the last trip of the night to Beaverton Transit Center leaves the airport at 11:49 p.m.

Historical Cab Encounters of the Crappy Kind predict you'll wait hours upon hours for a cab but if you really want one, here are some Portland taxi and cab options.


Portland New Years Eve Events - New Years Eve Portland Oregon

BarFly NYE

13th Annual New Year's Eve BarFly Bus Tour
Monday, December 31st, 2012
$30 apiece or $200/ten tickets (save $100!).
Click here for your New Year's Eve 2012 BarFly Bus Tour tickets!

All cover charges, hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, champagne toast, infernal noisemakers and traditional NYE paraphernalia included!

Say goodbye to 2012 and auld lang syne BarFly style aboard the New Year's Eve 2012 BarFly Bus! Trust BarFly to ring in the New Year properly - and amateur-free!

Leave the driving and the planning and bullshit to us, and all you'll need to do is figure out what to wear (no dress code on the Bus!) and who you're gonna kiss at midnight.

Midnight champagne toast, infernal noisemakers, silly hats, and all the traditional NYE trimmings, included.

WARNING: Year after year, all ten New Year's Eve BarFly Buses sell out in record time - get your tickets early!

Click here for your New Year's Eve 2012 BarFly Bus Tour tickets!




Portland New Year's Eve Parties at McMenamins

McMenamins has a bunch of New Years Eve Portland events going on.  Here's just a sampling, visit for the full NYW Events Portland rundown.

2013 New Year's Eve at Hotel Oregon

The Prescription

Crown Point

Billy D

Special New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu

Music begins at 9 p.m.

All ages in Paragon Room; 21 & over elsewhere


2013 New Year's Eve at Kennedy School

Dr. Theopolis

Freak Mountain Ramblers

Music starts at 9 p.m.

21 and over


2013 New Year's Eve at Edgefield



Sonny Hess Trio

Music starts at 8 p.m.

21 and over

Portland Champagne Ball - NYE Portland Party

A very popular Portland New Years Eve event is the Portland Champagne Ball!

You're invited to ring 2013 at Portland's most famous New Year's Eve party, the Champagne Ball. This epic gala is attended by over 1,200 guests and includes: four individually themed rooms, three dance floors, 16 bars, HUGE Champagne Ball countdown and more. Join the fun and see why this is Portland's longest running New Year's Eve party. Benefiting the Children's Cancer Association.  


Dance the Night Away on Three Separate Dance Floors

  • The Radical Revolution – Awesome 80′s dance hits in the Grand Ballroom
  • DJ Bald Wonder – Current hits before band and during breaks in the Grand Ballroom
  • DJ Sovern-T – Music videos from every era in the Galleria Room
  • DJ Thrive – More music videos and slow jams in the Sky Lounge

Short Bar Lines

  • 16 bars with short lines to keep you in the party spirit

Dress Code – No Jeans

We love the casual atmosphere of the northwest, but New Year’s Eve only comes once a year guests are REQUIRED to dress for the occasion. If guests arrive in jeans they will not be allowed in. No refunds will be issued.

  • Ladies – Just make it sassy;  cocktail attire up to formal gowns
  • Gentlemen – The ladies will step it up, you should too; cocktail attire up to black tie

New This Year

  • Video on all three dance floors
  • 2 Photo Booths in the Grand Ballroom
  • Additional VIP options
  • More romantic atmosphere in the Sky Lounge

Pink Martini - Portland New Year's Eve

Pink Martini is playing the 'Schnitz for New Year's Eve.  From

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Portland this year with Pink Martini- joined by the Portland Youth Philharmonic and more! $3 from each ticket directly supports Portland Youth Philharmonic's scholarship programs.

Tickets and More Info

Portland New Year's Eve - 80s Video Dance Attack at Wonder Ballroom

I love this one!  Dance to the 80's at Wonder Ballroom.  Dress up and dance to the hits of MTV's greatest era in front of giant video projection screens as we say good bye to 2012 and hello to 2013!   80s Video Dance Attack Info.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Anjali and the Kid New Year's Eve - Bollywood at Bossanova Ballroom

Popular year-round, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have a special New Year's Eve party for you at Bossanova Ballroom.  From

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are returning to the spacious and elegant Bossanova Ballroom for their second New Year’s Eve party in a row. Last year’s was the biggest party the duo has ever thrown, and this year they are looking to make things even bigger.

This party marks the twelfth anniversary of Anjali and The Kid playing in Portland clubs as a duo since their New Year’s Eve debut in 2000.

Expect some banging Bhangra and Bollywood tracks along with Giddha Bounce, Tamil and Telugu percussion riots, the best in Urban Desi, and maybe even some forays into other international club bangers, depending on the mood of the DJs and the crowd.

Portland New Year's Eve Fir Ball 2013 at Doug Fir Lounge Portland

Doug Fir Lounge is throwing an awesome NYE event with Weinland's Supergroup, DJ Safi, and the Minus Five.   More info at

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
$22 advance, $25 day of show

The Headbanger's New Year's Eve Ball Portland at The Hawthorne Theatre

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Headbanger's New Year's Eve Ball -
Hellion (A Tribute to Judas Priest)
Holy Diver (A Tribute to Dio)
Highway Star (A Tribute to Deep Purple)

Monday, December 31, 2012
Hawthorne Theatre 503-233-7100
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland, OR
8:30pm (doors open at 8pm). 21 & Over.
$8.00 advance tix from Cascade Tickets.
$10.00 at the door.

Holocene New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the new year with us! We have our favorite bands and DJs getting you moving from 9 til late. Jeffrey Jerusalem - recently transplanted from Portland to LA - is back to perform a mega-jam with Brainstorm and members of Sex Life. Hosannas will be blending Four Tet and Caribou covers with their own stellar new set of dream-pop numbers. See you on the floor!

9pm | $18.00 day of show

$18 day of show for the party, $25 advance at Stranger Tickets for the VIP cocktail hour + the party (with guaranteed ins and outs)

New Years on the Portland Spirit

New Year's Eve Cruise on Portland Spirit

Monday, December 31

10:00pm- 1:00am

$100 adults and seniors (18 and over cruise)

Live music performed by Portland's own Rendezvous
Includes light hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, boarding photo, 1 private table and service gratuity.

New Years Eve at Couture - Portland NYE Party

Couture has remained the most chic and popular club in Portland for three years running. As we host our third annual New Years Eve event we welcome regulars and newcomers alike to the party of the year!

New Years Eve is about style, entertainment, and champagne. Arrive dressed to impress, dance 2012 away, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Indulge in the glamour and lifestyle that Couture has to offer!

Sounds by resident DJ Skout. Paired with clean technical skills, and an extensive knowledge of music, his positive attitude resonates through his sets, creating a fun atmosphere every time he’s behind the tables.




New Years Eve Portland Oregon

Be sure to check our Portland Music Venues page because most venues are probably also throwing New Year's Eve Parties in Portland!

Looking for special New Years Eve restaurant events?  Look no further! has a great list here.  Looking for some romantic places to spend the evening? Look no further, the list is here!

We hope you enjoy your Portland New Years Eve Parties and Events!  If you have photos or videos of that you'd like to share, please contact us or post them on the Portland photo gallery and Portland videos page.  

If we missed your Portland Oregon New Year's Eve Party, you can add it yourself to the Portland events calendar.  It's free to post your events on the public calendar. Just click +Add and fill in the details!

Looking for more things to do in Portland?  Visit our Portland Attractions page.

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