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New Years Eve 2016: Portland Events for Everyone!

December 29th, 2015

The holiday season is moving along swiftly, and one of the craziest most celebrated holidays is almost here…New Year’s Eve! If you don’t yet have plans, don’t worry, there are events in Portland for everyone, including something fun for the kiddos. Here are just a few of our favorites.


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1. Night in with loved ones
Have a night in with friends and family, order your favorite take out food, and watch the ball drop in New York City. You won’t even have to worry about the crowds or the cold temperatures. And of course don’t forget to purchase those glorious decorations from a party store (2016 sunglasses a must). Grab a pot and wooden spoon and make some noise when the clock strikes midnight!

2. Pink Martini at The Schnitz
Spend the evening at one of the most beautiful venues in the city while listening to some live music that will make you want to get up and dance. We are so proud that Pink Martini, a local band that began in 1997, has become such an international success. Come celebrate at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and be inspired for the New Year.

3. Free chocolate buffet at Pix Patisserie
If you’re as big a chocolate lover as the folks that have been on our Chocolate Decadence walking tour, this just might be the New Year’s event for you! And considering you still have time to indulge before your New Year’s resolutions kick in, why not do it at Pix Patisserie! They plan to have a diverse chocolate buffet to taste, nibble, and sip away. The buffet is free with the purchase of one beverage after 11:00 PM.

4. InspireTruth in the Portland Art Museum
For the truly artsy and spiritually inclined, be sure to check out this event where you are bound to find inspiration for the New Year. With performing and visual arts around every corner, a joyful, transformation experience is almost guaranteed.

5. Noon Year’s Eve party for wee ones
Even kiddos want to party it up, with juice boxes and crackers of course! Take them to the library to celebrate New Year’s Eve at noon and enjoy dancing, balloons, activities, and snacks: a fun time for the whole family. And since the kids will have had their own party, you can feel good about getting a babysitter for the night to go party yourself!

As always, Portland’s public transit system, TriMet, will be offering FREE rides after 8PM to help get people home safe and sound! Thank you Trimet!

And after all the celebrating is done, if one of your New Year’s resolutions happens to include staying active, why not take a walking tour?! We offer fun and informative tours of Portland every day of the year. Join us! Visit portlandwalkingtours.com to purchase advanced tickets.

Article by Adriana Bordea


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