slides: 10 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in PDX
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Like any self-respecting city, Portland does not lack for opportunities when it comes to celebrating major holidays, especially when those holidays traditionally involve dancing and drinking. However, many of these events can be rather expensive and sell out before you're even aware they existed in the first place.
So we here at GoLocalPDX have compiled a slideshow to give a sample of 10 ways you could be spending New Year's Eve. Whether have money to spend or you're flat broke or you're of legal age or not, there's something to appeal to every Portlander.
No matter what your plans end up being and which substances you may or may not ingest, stay safe and have fun. We'll see you in 2015!
Related Slideshow: Slideshow: 10 Portland New Year’s Eve Events
Multnomah Whiskey Library
Really, what more do you need to know other than "whiskey?" While the Multnomah Whiskey Library's New Year's event is officially sold out, they will be open for normal service from 4 pm to 7 pm with holiday-inspired food and drink menus. Think of it as pre-gaming for your official New Year's Eve plans.
The Multnomah Whiskey Library, 1124 SW Alder St, 954-1381. 4 pm - 7 pm Wednesday Dec. 31. Click HERE for more information. 21+
Photo Credit: Dina Avila Photography (cropped)
The Secret Society
The always-swanky Secret Society is hosting a New Year's party filled with drinking and dancing to soul, R&B, and a few other musical genres all mixed in. The musical starts of the evening include Brownish Black, The Sentiments, and The Get Ahead.
The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St., 439-3600. Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9:00 pm, Wednesday Dec. 31, $20. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 21+
Photo Credit: The Secret Society (cropped)
If your budget doesn't have room for spending a whole bunch of money just to celebrate New Year's Eve, the party-throwing team Sundae PDX is hosting a free party at the Pub At The End Of The Universe. Come for the nonexistant entrance fee, stay for the music, pinball, andd dartboards.
Pub At The End Of The Universe, 4107 SE 28th Ave., 235-0969. 9 pm - 2 am, Wednesday Dec. 31, FREE. Click HERE for more information. 21+
Photo Credit: iStock (cropped)
The best way to celebrate New Year's Eve is with chocolate. Pix Patisserie presents their New Year's Eve Extravaganza featuring a midnight chocolate buffet filled with dozens of delectable options, all free with any beverage purchase. Bonus points - Pix Patisserie boasts the largest sparkling wine selection in the country from which to select your purchase.
Pix Patisserie, 2225 E. Burnside St., (971) 271-7166. Wednesday Dec. 31, FREE. Click HERE for more information.
Image Credit: Pix Patisserie
The Crystal Ballroom
The funkiest New Year's event in Portland is happening at the Crystal Ballroom's "New Year's Eve in Funklandia" event, featuring the musical offerings of The Motet, Polyrhythmics, and Deejay Weather. Come get your dance on right in the heart of Downtown.
The Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 225-0047. 8 pm, Wednesday Dec. 31, $26-70. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 21+.
Photo Credit: The Crystal Ballroom via Google+
I take it back - the best way to spend New Year's Eve is next to over a dozen food carts. Cartlandia and the Blue Room Bar on 82nd are throwing a New Year's Eve Bash. Come and take advantage of some of Portland's best food carts and the 18 beers the Blue Room Bar has on tap.
Cartlandia, 8415 SE 81nd Ave., 358-7873. 8 pm - 1 am, Wednesday Dec. 31, FREE. Click HERE for more information. 21+
Photo Credit: Cartlandia (cropped)
You know them, you love them, you can't stop dancing to them. The Alberta Rose Theatre presents the dynamic, genre-defying marching band March Fourth, who will be sending out 2014 in the boistrous, grand style it deserves. Also features a full bar!
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm, Wednesday Dec. 31, $37-45. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 21+
Photo Credit: Michael Okimoto (cropped)
Tango at Norse Hall
If you're interested in more formal dancing than the kind crowded dance parties have to offer, Portland Tango's weekly dance event falls this year on New Year's Eve. Attendees have the option to choose between dancing traditional tango in the main ballroom and West Coast Swing immediately upstairs.
Norse Hall, NE 11th Ave., 9:30 pm - 2:30 am, Wednesday Dec. 31, $35. Click HERE for more information.
Photo Credit: iStock (cropped)
Arguably Portland's best-known music duo DJ Anjali and the Kid have been performing together for 14 years, and on Wednesday night, they will be performing at the Bossanova Ballroom for the 4th New Year's Eve show in a row, along with other musical performers, fire spinners, and arealists.
Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St., 206-7630. 8 pm - 2 am, Wednesday Dec. 31, $17-22. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 21+
Photo Credit: DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid
A singer, bassist, and composer, Grammy Award-winning jazz sensation Esperanza Spalding is one of the most accomplished musicians to emerge in the past few years. This year she will be heralding in the New Year with the Oregon Symphony, and will be playing alongside her mentor, Portland jazz musician Thara Memory.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Ave., 248-4335. Wednesday Dec. 31, $25 and up. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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