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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2013 in Portland

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2013 in Portland

People all want different things from New Year's Eve parties, so whether you're planning a romantic dinner out or you want to drink until your liver feels like the Mayans' predictions came true, here is a guide that can help you find every kind of party in Portland.

Acadia
5–10 PM; $65
A five-course menu with dishes like a 35-day dry-aged NY strip will be served, and the last seating gets a free Champaign toast at midnight (1303 NE Fremont St.; 503-249-5001)

Ambonnay

4 PM–close; PAYG
Portland’s first dedicated sparkling wine bar will be pouring six special magnums throughout the evening, all of which are rarely available by the glass (107 SE Washington Street; 503-575-486).

Andina
5:30–7 PM: $65–$155; 8:30–9:30 PM: $75–$165
The Peruvian restaurant is offering several tiers of pairings to go with a three-course dinner, along with live music all evening. Call for reservations (1314 NW Glisan St.; 503-228-9535).

Ash Street Saloon
9 PM show (doors open 6:30 PM); $6
It’s “Heather’s final show,” and there will be six punk rock/party hip hop bands on stage all night (225 SW Ash St.; 503-226-0430)

Aviary
5 PM–close; $65 with $30 optional wine pairing
The Alberta Arts restaurant is serving a special four-course menu that includes decadent treats like caviar, Champagne, lamb tartar and more (1733 NE Alberta St.; 503-287-2400).
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Bossanova Ballroom
9 PM; $15 in advance, $20 at door
DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are returning to the elegant ballroom to spin Bhangra and Bollywood tracks. Tickets available here (722 East Burnside St; 503-206-7630).

Champagne Ball
8 PM; $89–$169
The 22nd annual Champagne Ball is the most classic NYE party you’ll find in town. Party hats, balloons, confetti, Champagne and plenty of noise making party favors to use during the big countdown. Best of all, you can justify your hangover with the fact that proceeds benefit the Children’s Cancer Association. Go ahead, drink for the kids. Tickets available here (921 Southwest 6th Ave.; 503-226-1611)

Departure
4 PM–close; $50
If your idea of a night out for NYE means fireworks, cocktails and the best party hits of the past year, reserve your spot at Departure. This rooftop bar’s great downtown view is the perfect vantage point from which to see fireworks, and to celebrate 2013 the bar is going “Gangnam Style” with K-Pop on the decks and a four-course family style menu of traditional Korean New Year’s dishes (525 SW Morrison St.; 503-802-5370).

EastBurn
9 PM; $10
A dance party will take over the upstairs with DJs and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Also look for passed hors d’oeuvres and enjoy multiple cash bars. Get advance tickets here to guarantee admission (1800 E. Burnside St.; 503-236-2876)

Ground Kontrol

5 PM–close; $15
Level up to 2013 with free play night — your cover includes access to over 100 classic and new video games at no additional cost. Plus, there’s a Champagne toast at midnight, DJs and surprise giveaways all night long. End your year with a high score in style (511 NW Couch St.; 503-796-9364).

Holocene
7:30 PM: $25; 9 PM: $18
You have two chances to break out your fancy clothes and dance away 2012 at Holocene. The early party includes complimentary cava, sparkling cocktail specials and festive snacks. The music gets going at the later party, featuring more than 10 different bands and DJs. Get advance tickets here (1001 SE Morrison St.; 503-239-7639).

Olympic Provisions

5 PM–midnight; $65
Both the SE and NW outposts will offer a five-course menu that includes a glass of champagne. Optional wine pairings are also available, and reservations are recommended (1632 NW Thurman St.; 503-894-8136 and 107 SE Washington St.; 503-954-3663).

Paley’s Place
5 PM–close; PAYG
A special á la carte menu of specials like spit-roasted bacon, shaved foie gras and veal osso buco is available at this NW bistro (1205 NW 21st Ave.; 503-243-2403).

Three Degrees
All evening; PAYG
This RiverPlace Hotel bar and grill is the perfect spot for a traditional NYE filled with sparkling wine and fireworks. The only way you will have a better view of the fireworks over the river is on a boat (1510 SW Harbor Way; 503-295-6166).

Urban Farmer
All evening; $10 cover or $80 dinner
A special four-course prix fixe will be offered in addition to the á la carte menu, but it’s just $10 to get in for the party in the Atrium, which kicks of with a DJ at 9 PM (525 SW Morrison St., 8th Fl.; 503-222-4900).

Photo via Flickr user barjack

Event Date: 12/31
Event Time: Various Times
Location: Various Bars
Price: Varies
Type: Parties

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