Updates for 2011: Things to Do In Portland on New Year’s Day
Unfortunately many bars and restaurants are closed on New Year’s Day, to recover and clean up from the previous night’s party. Most of the bars that are open have TVs and thus will be showing football all day. So yeah, there’s the Rose Bowl; I figure everyone who wants to watch it already has it planned out, whether at home, at a friend’s, or at a bar.
So what about those of us not particularly fond of American football?
Please leave a comment if you know of a local place that’s open for business on New Year’s Day – I’ll add them to the list below:
Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside) is open 10am to 9pm. And unlike on Xmas day, all the other locations are open too.
The Oregon Zoo is open 9am to 4pm.
Most movie theaters and bowling alleys are open.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance invites you to a New Year’s Day Bike Ride. A 50 year tradition, this year’s ride is all about the Best and Worst of 2009. The ride starts at Waterfront Park under the Morrison Bridge at noon. Please RSVP! (via Around the Sun)
CAFES, BARS and RESTAURANTS
Seven Virtues Coffeehouse (5936 NE Glisan) is open 9pm to 5pm on New Year’s Day.
Red and Black Cafe (400 SE 12th) will be open 10am to 11pm.
Kenny and Zuke’s, both locations, will be open, as I learned on the following thread on PortlandFood.org: Open New Year’s Day Lunch.
Prost! (4237 N Mississippi) opens at noon, serving up Bloodies and bier (according to the Facebook page). They’re showing the football game too, though they only have one TV above the bar, so it might not be too imposing.
And many of the places that were open on Christmas day are also open on New Year’s Day (give them a call first though to make sure!).
TriMet’s buses and MAX will be running on Sunday schedules, the streetcar on a Saturday schedule.
Alias Jane says
The Lloyd Center Mall is open from 10am to 6pm.
Oaks Park Skating Rink & Safari Sam’s (Sherwood) are both open for something active for the kids to do.
Radio Room is open from 9 am to 2 am New Years Day, and serving up bunch (and the bloody mary bar for your hangover) from 9-3p.
Southeast Grind (on SE Powell and 13th) is open 24 hours all year round.