As the clock ticks toward the final moments of 2023, Portland is gearing up to embrace the arrival of 2024 with high spirits and open arms. It’s that time of the year when we bid farewell to the old and make room for the new, celebrating the journey we’ve walked and anticipating the paths ahead.
In this blog, you'll find the hottest spots and events where you can kick off the New Year with a bang. No matter your preferred way to celebrate—be it amidst the vibrant cheers of a bustling party or under the starlit sky with a spectacular fireworks display—this post has you covered. Let’s raise a toast to the possibilities that lie ahead and embrace the new beginnings – it’s going to be a blast!
Portland New Year’s Eve On the Boardwalk Cruise 2024
1010 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
Pier Pressure™ Portland New Year’s Eve On the Boardwalk Cruise 2024 allows you to bid adieu to 2023 in style. Presented by Portland Nightlife, this event promises an unforgettable night aboard the luxurious Portland Spirit Yacht. With three decks of fun, a live Top 40 DJ, and premium drinks, it’s an experience to remember.
Starting at 9 p.m. at Salmon Street Springs Dock, the cruise offers complimentary appetizers like Bruschetta, Chicken Satay, and Jumbo Prawns. The Gatsby-inspired soirée will be in full swing with Roaring 20s-themed party favors and tunes spanning Open Format, EDM, and Top 40. Revel in the stunning views of Portland Harbor, Skyline, and Bridges as you countdown to 2024.
The cruise set sail at 10 p.m. and wraps up by 12:30 a.m. Dress to impress, flapper, Roaring 20s, zoot suits, or upscale cocktail attire are encouraged. Ticket prices range from $149 to $269.
1119 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
The Champagne Ball is the most popular New Year’s Eve party in the city. For decades, this event has attracted almost 40,000 revelers from Portland and across the country to welcome the New Year in a safe and fun environment.
This year’s event at the Portland Art Museum features 16,000 square feet of party space. The best entertainers in the Northwest will keep the party going. On top of that, there’s a massive video countdown, confetti cannons, balloon drops, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast.
Note that you should dress to impress on this special night. The event encourages guests to wear their finest attires, adding an extra layer of elegance to an already enchanting evening. Ticket prices range from $119 to $1032.
New Year’s Eve Skate Party
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
Oaks Park’s New Year’s Eve Skate Party is the ultimate NYE event for the whole family. The special skating event starts from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and it promises a night of groove, laughter, and unforgettable memories.
It features a live DJ, skate specials, party favors, and a countdown to midnight. Ticket prices are $23 for skating only, $28 for skating + champagne toast, $7 for spectator (no skating), and $12 for spectator + champagne toast.
Non-alcoholic toast options are available and skating admission includes standard skate rental. Before purchasing tickets, review the NYE Skate Policies first. Also, take advantage of the last day of the park’s Skate Shop Holiday Sale where you can get 15% off all items $15 and up.
Portland 2024 New Year’s Eve Party – Gatsby’s House
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
The most upscale NYE in Portland at the Grand Ballroom inside the Iconic Hilton Portland Downtown is just 9 miles south of Vancouver. The Gatsby House 2024 New Year’s Eve Celebration is another event presented by Portland Nightlife.
This premier countdown experience features multiple fully staffed bars, a live DJ playing the best club mix, prepaid premium bars, a casino night speakeasy, and festive party favors for all. VIPs can also enjoy added perks like complimentary hors d’oeuvres, ultra-premium prepaid drinks, exclusive access to the VIP area, and more. Each ticket purchase is a prepayment for your choice of beverage.
Dress in your best twenties attire and ring in 2024 in the grand decadence of the 1920s. For a more elevated experience, you can avail the incredible hotel room package. Ticket prices range from $105 to $595.
723 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97227
Vision NYE is a three-day bash presented by Rose Entertainment and King & Queen at The North Warehouse. From December 29th to December 31st, the party kicks off at 9:00 p.m. and keeps the vibes alive until 2:30 a.m. each night.
Friday kicks off with a bang, featuring headliner PEEKABOO, alongside Chee, Fly, Tsuruda, and Player Dave. For Saturday, the event brings LP Giobbi, Mija, Dot, and J. Phlip. On the other hand, you can welcome the New Year on Sunday with Beats Antique, Vincent Antone, Tripp St., and Balkan Bump.
This 21+ event also boasts art installations, indoor/outdoor bars, three stages, a live art gallery, and so much more. Ticket prices range from $48 to $135.
New Year’s Concert with The Oregon Symphony
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Ring in the New Year with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Portland New Year’s Concert on December 30th and 31st, both starting at 7:30 p.m. This concert is all about enjoying timeless melodies, bidding farewell to the old year, and welcoming the dawn of a new one.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, celebrated for its emotional depth and beauty, culminates in the iconic “Ode to Joy” chorus, a fitting anthem for the aspirations that accompany the New Year. It’s truly a unique and simple yet impactful and heartfelt way to usher in 2024. Tickets start at $25.
36th Annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
801 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Finding a New Year’s Eve party without any alcohol can be a challenge, to say the least. The 36th Annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow of the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. is one of the largest sober New Year powwows in the nation.
This year, the event is taking place at the Wingspan Event & Conference Center, just a bit beyond the city but it’s definitely worth the drive. This powwow promises an unforgettable afternoon and night of drums, dance, and honoring traditions. The schedule is packed with excitement, from fun games to a special sobriety countdown at 9:30 p.m., leading to a joyous moment of welcoming 2024 at midnight.
For those concerned about the commute, NARA NW will provide a shuttle from the Hillsboro Max Station to Wingspan on the hour, starting at noon. This celebration of life and resilience is free and open to the public.