Best time to go to Portland

New Year's Eve 2024-2025

The city offers numerous ways to welcome the New Year

Dates: December 31

New Year's Eve
Fireworks display

Portland offers some of the best new years eve celebrations, from the famous firework displays out at Mount Hood to indie jams, river cruises, hotel parties, lively nightclub events, midnight fun runs, and the iconic Champagne Ball. You can something for everyone in The City of Roses, except for fireworks displays in downtown, as there haven't been any pyrotechnics in Portland for many years.


Speaking of the annual Mt Hood New Year's Eve Party, there will certainly be fireworks if you are ready to make your way to Mt Hood National Forest. This event is free of charge (if you don't plan skiing on new years day) and includes live music, winter games, a torchlight parade down to the Lower Bowl, and two different fireworks shows.

Food & drinks

In the city, Pix Patisserie presents Portland’s sweetest New Year’s festivities, including an annual NYE Midnight Chocolate Buffet. You pay $10 and access to an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet at midnight. You can also count on a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Taking place since 1990, the Champagne Ball has helped around 40,000 people celebrate the New Year in style. This "dress to impress" event is held at the Hilton Portland and offers 18 bars so you can dance all night away.


Another popular New Year's Eve option is to cruise down the picturesque Willamette River that offers a perfect setting for a celebration. So welcome on board the Portland Spirit, where the evening comprises of live entertainment, a fine dining buffet, and of course, the flux of champagne. Remember to book your accommodation and/or tickets in advance and have the time of your life!

Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva