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New Year’s Eve 2019: 10 ways to ring in 2020 around Portland
As the 2010s come to a close Portlanders will be out and about celebrating the arrival of the new decade in a variety of ways. If you’re still fishing for New Year’s Eve plans, take a look at our list. Remember to call ahead to verify if locations that require reservations are still taking them.
As in previous years, TriMet will offer free rides on all trains, buses and Portland Streetcars after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. After midnight, service will run on Sunday schedules and only MAX runs extra late, extended to about 3 a.m. Check route schedules for lines here: trimet.org
The Oregon Symphony and guests from Oregon Ballet Theatre get a jump on New Year’s Eve activities by performing on Monday night. Visit the glittering palaces of Austria in a celebration of the golden age of Viennese music with operatic melodies and Strauss waltzes and performances by dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre.
7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, Arlene Schnitzer Concert hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway; Tickets start at $35; www.portland5.com
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It’s the 34th year for the annual Sobriety Powwow held on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of Native Americans and guests close out the year with drum circles, songs, dancing and traditional foods. Youth games and activities are also featured.
1 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Dec. 31, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; free; oregoncc.org/events
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Orenco Station Plaza hosts a New Year’s Eve skate party with recorded disco and funk music. Dress up or wear a skating-friendly costume. All ages.
Two 90-minute sessions, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, on the ice at 943 N.E. Orenco Station Loop, Hillsboro; $10-$13; Hillsboro-oregon.gov
New Year’s Eve at Mt. Hood Meadows
Perhaps you like to finish off the year in a more active way. How about some downhill skiing and fireworks? Mt. Hood Meadows offers a late-night party with night lifts, fireworks, music, dinner, dancing and fun in the snow. Skiing until 12:05 a.m.!
6 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Dec. 31, Mt. Hood Meadows; Cost varies; must be purchased online in advance; www.skihood.com
Curious Comedy’s New Year’s Eve
Didn’t find a lot to laugh about this year? Let Curious Comedy remedy that. The four-hour show is filled with improv, sketch, circus arts, standup and LOL’s. Tickets include the show, appetizers and desserts all night long with a Champagne toast at midnight. The show sells out every year, so get your tickets now.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Curious Comedy Theater 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; $75 advance, $90 at door (if available); showclix.com
Picnic House New Year’s Eve Celebration
If the holidays make you want to run off and join the circus, now’s your chance. The Picnic House & Barlow offer the fifth annual New Year’s Eve celebration. This carnival-themed party includes fortunetellers, games, live music, live circus performances, carnival costume contest, and a complimentary glass of Champagne to toast the new year.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Picnic House, 723 S.W. Salmon St.; tickets (21+ only) $75; picnichousepdx.com
A Latin and Bollywood Roaring 20s-themed night. Come dressed in your Prohibition best.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 S.E. 39th Ave., Tickets $29-$45; HawthorneTheatre.com
If a casino New Year’s party sounds like just the ticket, head to ilani for live music, stage performers, restaurant lounge acts, dueling pianos and nonstop gaming.
Live music begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the casino, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, Wash.; admission to the casino is free; ilaniresort.com