By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros
Image: Courtesy Africa Studio/Shutterstock
It’s time to say good riddance to 2021 and set the tone for 2022. Maybe you’re ready to eat great food (check out what restaurants will have dine-in or takeout on NYE), drink Champagne, and party the night away.
Here are a few options for where you can break it down, party it up, and more on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to check a venue’s age requirements and vaccine policy for entry, and watch for late cancellations due to weather or the pandemic. (One event can even be enjoyed at home.)
$40, 8 p.m., 1300 SE Stark St
Some of Portland’s local heroes are celebrating the new year by playing their classics. (Additional show Thursday, Dec 30)
$22, 9 p.m., 3341 SE Belmont St
Party with music from punk artists Xibling, NYX Division, La Puetra Negra, and DJs Lu, Heathers, and Just Dave.
$30, doors at 8 p.m., 1001 SE Morrison St
Join this New Year’s extravaganza starring Portland-based trans musical artist Freak Daddy, DJs Art of Hot and Carissa Illy, and more. You’re expected to wear your “most EXTRA science-fiction/alien-life-form LEWK!” and hosts Atlas, Cody James, and Mona Chrome will be serving drag numbers throughout the night as well. (If you’re facing financial issues at the moment, contact [email protected] for availability of discounted tickets.)
$30 general admission, shows at 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., 529 SW Fourth Ave
Travel back to the time of flappers, speakeasies and cabaret with Miss Arietta Ward and burlesque-style dancers Resa la Revv, Lily Le Fauve, and Harlow Quinzel.
$27 presale, 9 p.m., 2845 SE Stark St (downstairs)
Yak Attack is a live electronica trio based in Portland, and you can vibe out with their mix of jam, funk, and jazz elements in the Goodfoot’s downstairs pub.
$25, 9 p.m., 2845 SE Stark St (upstairs)
DJs Aquaman, the Soul Mechanic, and Brad Vachal play a mix of ’60s soul, funk, disco, and Motown at Portland’s longest-running DJ dance night.
$30, 8 p.m., 3939 N Mississippi Ave
Join soul legend and longtime Portlander Ural Thomas with band the Pain as they play soul and R&B hits guaranteed to get your body moving.
$15, 9 p.m., 126 NE Alberta St
Mic Crenshaw is ringing in the new year at Alberta Abbey with other musical guests, including rapper and Portland native Shrista, Swiggle Mandela, and DJ Wicked.
$40–50, 9 p.m., 1332 W Burnside St
Celebrate with Polish Ambassador (musician, producer, recording artist, composer, and more) by breaking it down on the dance floor when the clock strikes midnight.
$225, 7 p.m., 614 SW 11th Ave
Celebrate in style at this black-tie ball at the Sentinel (formerly called the Governor Hotel) where guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and all-night entertainment from Oregon Music Hall of Famer Patrick Lamb, Roger Fisher from Heart, and Hit Factory.
$50 and up, 8 p.m., 727 SE Grand Ave
Embrace the roaring ’20s at the Bit House Saloon with dancers, magicians, DJs, and food and drink, all with the requested dress being swinging looks from the 1920s (think Peaky Blinders).
$45, December 30–31
Author, educator, and Haitian chef Elsy Dinvil covers the basics of Haitian cooking on day 1, and then teaches you how to make a pumpkin “freedom soup,” patties, kremas, and a delicious coconut-rum drink.
$50, 8 p.m., 15 NW Fourth Ave
Vibe out to some music from DJ Timothy B and check out the rooftop views from Tope, where admission gets you drinks, appetizers, entrées, and a Champagne toast at midnight.
$20, pick up wristband between 6 and 11 p.m., 501 NW 21st Ave
Start at Silver Dollar Pizza Co to pick up your wristbands and map for the crawl, and then visit all the participating bars along the route to drink up the new year.
$44, 8 and 10:30 pm, 1510 SE Ninth Ave
Laugh in the New Year with the Canadian comedian and, for the 10:30 p.m. show, a Champagne toast at midnight.
$10, 8 p.m., 2314 NE Alberta St
The Cruzroom Annex is celebrating with drag queens, comedy, music, dancing, and tacos, alongside guests Belinda Carroll, founder of Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Honey Hart of Superstar Divas, DJ Aurora, and more.
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