New Year’s Eve is not one of my favorite holidays. For one thing, I’m usually asleep by the time 12:00 rolls around, and thus I am rudely awaken by the neighbors’ fireworks and other noisy antics. For another thing, I don’t like to be on the roads that evening because 90% of the cars out there are driven by either cops or drunks.
However, there dozens of great parties and events on New Year’s Eve, and it is my duty to let you in on what I know – which is that, just like last year, PDX Pipeline is on the case, with 30+ Portland New Years Eve Events & Parties 2009/2010. And visit Portland Food and Drink for more food oriented New Year’s Eve events.
If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve fireworks, Mount Hood is the place to be.
Transit is free after 8pm on New Year’s Eve. TriMetiquette has the bus, MAX, and streetcar lowdown.
Mary Sue says
I’m planning to escape the shenanigans at my house and go to a 10pm movie, then carefully make my way home.
Julia Marrocco says
My husband and I will be celebrating our New Year’s Eve by greeting guests at the Portland Rescue Mission, and seeing how many we can help. We love hanging out with our homeless friends and the great staff and volunteers. Portland Rescue Mission has been helping the homeless population here in Portland for 60 years now!
Mary Sue – Sounds like a good plan. Heather and I are planning so toast the new year from the comfort of our own apartment. If we can stay up that late! 😉
Julia – Ah, another alternative to staying home or going out to party. Good on you!
Thanks for the link love! Maybe a little late, but I freakin. love. poutine. The Costco up in Calgary, Alberta serves some DELICIOUS poutine and I wish our Portland Costco would serve it.