New Year’s Eve Events 2011 in Portland!

12/30 – latest restaurant updates added.

Once again, the definitive guide to New Year’s eve in Portland! 45 Restaurants with special events. At the bottom, five that are open New Year’s Day. Happy New Year to everyone!


529 NW Twenty-third at Hoyt, Portland, 97210. 23Hoyt– 529 NW Twenty-third at Hoyt, Portland, 97210. For your pleasure, the Tavern menu is available on the main floor and Dinner is served in the mezzanine. For the holidays, Chef Amber is adding these festive holiday items. Butternut Squash-filled Agnolotti with sage hazelnut pesto and pecorino toscana, Wine-Steamed clams with garlic, andouille sausage, chick peas and grilled ciabatta, Seared Rockfish with roasted fingerling potatoes, broccolini, beet vinaigrette and chervil, Seared Duck Breast with parsnip puree, duck confit hash and warm spiced jus, Bourbon Braised Pork Cheeks with grilled polenta, celeriac puree and hen of the woods mushrooms, Grilled Ribeye Steak with cauliflower mousse, brussels sprouts, duck confit croquette and smoked onion butter.  Above are new menu items, regular menu is available. Reservations: (503)445-7400. Menu here.

Acadia Bistro

Ring in the New Year New Orleans style! We’ll be serving up your favorite Creole/Cajun favorites in a soul-satisfying 5-course dinner. Don’t worry – there will be plenty of menu options. $60 per person. Reserve today! 1303 NE Fremont St. Portland, Oregon 97212

Andina –  If you visit Andina on New Year’s Eve, you may see Mama Doris carrying a suitcase and wearing something yellow. For owners Doris Rodriguez de Platt and her family, this is simply the Peruvian way to guarantee good luck. This tradition- along with eating twelve grapes at midnight- will be celebrated as Andina counts down to 2012. Andina’s annual New Year’s Eve dinner will include a prix fixe menu with house specialties and a selection of wine pairings. Live entertainment by the Tracy Kim Trio and the Toshi OnizukaTrio will continue from 6 p.m. through 1 a.m. For dinner reservations, call Andina at 503-228-9535. 1314 NW Glisan, Portland Or. 97209. (503) 228-9535. Menus and more information.


Celebrate the start of 2012 with an elegant four-course menu with optional wine pairings and enjoy Aviary’s new, expanded bar. Begin 2012 with a memorable meal from Aviary chefs Sarah Pliner, Jasper Shen and Kat Whitehead. Aviary Restaurant is offering a special prix-fixe four-course New Year’s Eve menu that is sure to delight all who attend. Champagne will be flowing and each course will highlight Aviary’s ethnic influences to their seasonal menu with an emphasis on French technique and bold Asian flavors. Offerings like champagne poached Tillamook bay oysters, roast leg of lamb with mustard crust, saffron, fennel and pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Marjolaine are the perfect start to any New Years Eve celebration. Please call 503.287.2400 for reservations. 1733 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211. Menu here.


COME CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE AT BEAST!Join us for our 8 course decadent dinner. This is a perfect way to relax, enjoy, and bring in the 2012 New Year.Reserve your spot now. Seats are quickly filling up!To make a reservation, please visit our website at or call us with any questions. 5425 NE 30th, Portland, OR 97211. Menu and more information here.

Bistro Maison

New Year’s Eve…Holiday Menu and Schedule…The Best Party in Oregon Wine Country…Need I say More. New Year’s Eve at Bistro Maison: Saturday, December 31, 2011. Dinner: Two Seating 5 pm & 8:30 pm 5pm $37 & 8:30pm $62 per person. “8:30 seating has more bells & whistles”. 729 NE Third St. McMinnville, OR 97128. (503) 474-1888. Menu here.+


In celebration of the beginning of a new year, we have again put together a very special kaiseki-style menu of dishes that we hope will provide for an auspicious transition from this year into the next. We are all real excited about this year’s menu (and painstakingly-selected, coursed sake pairing!), and hope very much that you will join us for this special evening! $55 nine-course kaiseki-style dinner, with a $35 optional sake pairing. 215 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR. 97214. Menu.

Boke Bowl

To celebrate a truly incredible, Pop Up to Sit Down success of a year, Boke Bowl will serve their addicting bowls of ramen in a 12 hour noodle marathon this New Years Eve from 10am-10pm. Boke Bowl’s new home is located at 1028 SE Water Avenue in Portland’s Central East Side Industrial District. (503) 719-5698

Brasserie Montmartre

We love a NYE on a Saturday! Special dishes along with favorites promise to entice you. Sip bubbly Veuve Cliquot or Tattinger, or toast with a festive Kolsch, as you sway to the lively tunes of Tablao from 6 to 8pm and the fabulous Mary Flower from 10 to the end! 626 SW Park Ave  Portland, OR 97205. (503) 236-3036. More information.


Come ring in the New Year at Castagna with a special 7-course dinner. This New Year’s Eve, Chef Justin Woodward will present some of his favorite dishes using our region’s finest ingredients. Menus will be available for both omnivores and vegetarians, each with optional wine pairings. It’ll be a meal to remember! The menu will be $85 with optional wine pairings available for $55. 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland 97214. (503)231-7373. More info.

Clyde Common

If you’re looking for something low-key and a little swanky, Clyde Common might be your scene. Rumor has it that NYE menu specials will feature foie gras and caviar, and of course, bartender Jeffery Morgenthaler will concoct a spirited prosecco punch. We also advise that you order one of his trend-setting carbonated cocktails, served chilled in individual bottles so that you can open them with a celebratory “pop!” We never promised that your night wouldn’t end up a little bigger and better than you planned. 1014 Southwest Stark St., Portland, OR 97205. Reservations recommended­­ for parties of 6 or more, please call 503.228.3333 or visit

Cocotte Bar & Bistro

Ring in the new year in style at one of Portland’s up-and-coming hot spots. 2 seatings available for a celebratory prix-fixe menu featuring five courses with an amuse bouche, and optional wine pairings. Whether you’re heading to a party later on, or need somewhere to toast at midnight, one of our two seatings will work for you. 2 seatings – 6pm & 8:45pm. $60/person includes five courses & a champagne toast. $30 for carefully selected wine pairings with each dish. 2930 Northeast Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97211. (503) 227-2669

Coppia –

Special New Year’s Eve Menu. Complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival. ANTIPASTI insalata di radicchio – olive oil / crème fraïche / anchovy / garlic / crouton, or zuppa – wild mushroom soup / chicken stock / marsala / cream / thyme. PRIMI tajarìn – fresh, hand-cut pasta / sage butter / parmesan, or fettucine – fresh, hand-cut pasta / smoked trout / ricotta / brussels sprout. SECONDI duck – braised in white wine / fennel / carrot / creamy polenta, or piemontese beef – bavette cut / salsa piemontese / fingerling potato / green bean / cipolline. DOLCI panna cotta – dark chocolate / amarena cherry, or torta – hazelnut cake / hazelnut liqueur / praline. $50 / $70 with wine pairings Reservations for a table are highly recommended. As always, we will also take reservations for a bar seat. Please note that we will serve only this special four-course New Year’s Eve menu at our tables. Both a special bar menu and the four-course menu will be available at our cocktail tables and at the bar. 417 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR. 97209. (503) 295-9536


The Country Cat

Help us ring in 2012 with New Year’s Eve Brunch and Dinner, both featuring the regular menu as well as new specials including Butter Poached Lobster on a Blackeyed Pea & Hominy Succatash, Crab & Parsley Salad Cocktail with Whole Wheat Crackers & Deviled Eggs and an Homage to the Candy Bar! And, for that celebratory New Year’s Eve Dinner with family and friends, we are taking reservations for all sized parties. 7937 Southeast Stark Street Portland, OR 97215-2341 (503) 408-1414. More information.


This New Year’s Eve, guests will enjoy a 4-course Modern Asian tasting menu from 5pm to 11pm for just $50 per person featuring Chef Gregory Gourdet’s unique takes on traditional New Year’s dishes from Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam. Husband-and-wife DJ duo “Dressed to Kill It” starts spinning at 10pm and will countdown to midnight with their unique musical mix of classic house, indie dance and electro beats. From 11pm to 2am, guests can enjoy endless libations, the satisfying Late Night Menu, and infectious musical sounds. Guests can enhance their meal with offerings from a special a la carte sushi menu featuring Madai Sashimi, Albacore Tuna Tataki, Big Eye Tuna Nigiri, Kampachi Nigiri, Kani Avocado Roll, and Smoked Salmon Roll for $9-$15 each. Chef Gourdet recommends accompanying the sushi with a sake pairing of Siekyo Takehara from the Junmai region served for the table at $9 per person. And, no New Year’s Eve would be complete without libations from Departure’s bar showcasing distinctive cocktails infused with the spices and flavors found throughout Southeast Asia yet made with spirits and ingredients found in the Northwest, global wine offerings, and one of the city’s largest sake lists.  525 SW Morrison Street, Nines Hotel – 15th floor. (503)802-5370 More information.

East India Company

East India Co. Grill & Bar, downtown Portland’s premiere Indian food eatery is hosting a New Years Eve buffet dinner on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Using time honored Indian grilling methods combined with authentic yet approachable flavors, East India is the ideal way to wrap up 2011. The cuisine at East India remains true to classic Indian recipes and is paired with signature in-house cocktails. Described as innovative and eclectic, East India serves items marinated in yogurt and spices then baked in a tandoor like Chicken Tikka Masala, or items simmered in secret blends of exotic spices such as Chana Pindi. Batches of naan come out of the oven and are brought to the tables still steaming and fresh. With a romantic and cozy interior, this New Years Eve dinner is perfect for a date night or an exotic family meal. With a price of $27 per person and children under three eating free the restaurant is sure to fill up fast. Three seatings are available, please call 503.227.8815 or visit to make a reservation. 821 Southwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205

Equinox  –

Happy Holidays from Equinox! This year we are excited to offer our Les Resolusiones New Year’s Eve menu. Space is limited, so call now to make your reservation 503 460-3333, or reply to this message. We will also be open New Year’s Day for brunch featuring a two for one mimosa special in case you didn’t get your share of toasts in on New Year’s Eve! 830 N Shaver, Portland OR 97227 (503) 720-7044. Menu here.

Gilt Club

$75 Per Person. NYE DJ!DJ IZM will spin low fi, electronica, funk and soul from 9 to 1 again this year. 5 courses- several choices in 4 306 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97209. (503)222-4458. Open Table.


On New Year’s Eve, in addition to our full menu, we will be offering festive specials with a nod to the classics. Menu options that celebrate the good taste of New Years past include Beef Wellington with green beans and classic Béarnaise Sauce for $39; Dover Sole with Dungeness Crab and Oregon bay shrimp for $32; and Baked Alaska for two priced at $10. Diners can pair their meal with wine or ring in 2012 in vintage style and order one of our famous Driftwood Room champagne cocktails. 729 SW 15th Avenue (SW Yamhill St. and SW 15th Ave. intersection) in the Hotel deLuxe. Reservations can be made by calling (503) 222-2171 or online at


New Year’s Eve in the Alps – at Grüner & KASK. Please join us at Grüner for an intimate, cozy celebration featuring a $65.00 four course prix fixe menu with $35.00 optional “Spirited Flight” pairing to accompany your selections.

To celebrate the new year, we will feature a four-course prix fixe menu composed of special, sumptuous dishes. Chef Chris Israel has created choices such as Tarte Flambée with Maine Lobster; Blood Oranges, Pickled Beets and Quince with Ginger & Crispy Shallots; Rack of Lamb en Chamois; Assiette du Charcuterie with Foie Gras Torchon, Duck Mortadella, and Venison Pâté,Please note that reservations for new year’s eve are only available through our website. 527 SW 12th Ave Portland, Oregon 503 241 7163. Lots more information.

H50 – 

Wine and dine leisurely yet fashionably at Hotel Fifty’s H5O bistro & bar this New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2012 in the warmth of your own home or ours (depending on what dining time you choose) surrounded by family and/or friends!

A festive yet very affordable four-course prix fixe menu is sure to please. Per person pricing is $55 excluding gratuity. For reservations, call 503-484-1415. Or make your reservations online at Cheers! 50 Southwest Morrison, Portland, Oregon 97204

The Heathman

The Heathman Restaurant and Bar will welcome Johnny Martin for a New Year’s Eve musical performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:00pm followed by dancing and music with Johnny Martin at 9 p.m. Revelers will enjoy a sparkling wine toast and favors at midnight. Tickets are $135 per person and include dinner, wine, music, party favors and sparkling wine toast. For tickets please visit Heathman Hotel packages are also available by calling 800-551-0011 and ask for the New Year’s Eve event. The regular seasonal dinner menu with specials will be served in the main dining room beginning at 4 p.m. through midnight on New Year’s Eve. For more information, please call the Heathman Restaurant at 503-790-7752. Lots more information.

The Hop & Vine

Join us on the last night of the year! Chef Sam has created an exciting prix fixe three-course dinner with an optional champagne pairing available from 6 to 10pm. Cheers to 2012!

Din-Din 35 – Amuse: Oyster Mushroom “Tartare”. First Course: Smoked Diver Scallop, Bacon Gastrique, Celeriac Puree. Main Course (choice of)Grilled Duck Breast, Confit Brussels Sprouts, Hazelnut Jus or Smoked Salmon, Chive & Brown Butter Smashed Fingerlings, Frisee. Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake, Grilled Pear Ice Cream

Bubbly Flight 15: NV Palo Negro Blanc de Blanc (100% Chardonnay, Argentina)2009 Punta Crena Spumante Brut (100% Mataossu, Liguria, Italy)NV Patrick Bottex “La Cueille” Methode Ancestrale (Gamay & Poulsard, Bugey-Cerdon, France). 1914 N Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97217. (503) 756-1747

Lincoln Restaurant –

The menu includes one item from each course along with the option to order from our custom bar menu. $50. Lincoln Restaurant 3808 N Williams Ave #127, Oregon Portland. (503) 288-6200. Menu here.

Mama Mia Trattoria –

For the first time even, Mama Mia Trattoria will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party. We have seatings for 4,6,8, and 10 pm. We will be open until 1 am. Party favors and a DJ will be on site. 439 SW 2nd Ave, Downtown Portland, Oregon 97204. (503) 295-6464


We’ll be offering another special dinner menu to celebrate the evening, complete with wine pairings. 1139 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209 (503) 517-7778

Mucca Osteria

Join us on the 31st for a special Italian New Year’s Eve dinner! We will be offering a set menu including typical, authentic Italian dishes that are enjoyed on this special evening. 1022 SW Morrison St. Portland, Oregon 97205 (503) 227-5521

Natural Selection 

Special 5 course menu on New Year’s Eve. Reservations must be made through the restaurant via phone or email, not open table. Reservations will be taken for 5pm-10:30pm. 3033 NE Alberta, Portland, Oregon 97211 (503) 288-5883

Ned Ludd –

Since we have over a week before our “Very Bubbly New Yearʼs Eve” we decided to add another seating to meet the demand. You can now reserve seats at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 PM . If you have party plans for the midnight hour join us earlier for dinner and set the tone for the evenings festivities. Or join us for the last seating and help us countdown to 2011!! (We promise hats, horns, hugs and high fives (and bubbles!) well into the morning!!). Seats are $75, which includes sparkling wine pairings with each course! Menu here. 3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland OR, 97212. (503) 288-6900

Noisette –

Welcome in the New Year with a very special set tasting menu, champagne, and festive table decorations. As always, wine pairing will be offered. Seating fills very quickly; if you would like to attend, call soon for your reservation. 1937 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR 97210 (503) 719-4599


If “New Year’s Eve in Italy” is more your style, Cathy Whims and Nostrana’s fantastic team are offering a special four-course menu that promises to ring in 2012 with a most memorable start. Begin the night with an amuse bouche so amusing it is a secret, and enjoy some of Nostrana’s most loved antipasti misti dishes. For your pasta, choose between taglionio with fonduta or oxtail and celery root ravioli -both of which are accompanied by truffles if available-and for your entrée choose between more carnivorous options like beef braciole, oven-roasted trout with wild mushrooms, or roasted capon rotolo stuffed with apricots, pancetta, and hazelnuts. The finish is sweet with zablione & krumiri cookies or a gianduja sundae while you toast “felice anno nuovo!” to your special someone. 1401 SE Morrison Portland, OR 97214. Reservations required, the set menu will cost $75 per person with the option to add wine pairings for an additional fee. Regular menu will not be available on New Year’s Eve. Please call 503.234.242 or visit

Olympic Provisions –

Both locations (NW and SE Portland) will be serving six-course menus for $65.00. Call for more information – Northwest: 1632 NW Thurman St., Portland 97209 (503) 894-8136. Southeast: 107 SE Washington St., Portland OR. 97214 (503) 954-3663

The Original Dinerant

For those looking for a swinging all-night party that starts with dinner and ends with hangover brunch, The Original is the spot. Its 1970′s disco-themed party is a great place to park all night, or even to stop in for a quick bite en route to another party. Special New Year’s Eve dishes include duck a l’orange with savory rice pudding, lobster pop’overs with cerliac and chanterelles, prime rib roast with madeira sauce and oysters on the half shell. For those also staying for the party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Original will provide a dessert bar, two cocktails and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight for $40 per person ($10 donated to Ecotrust’s Food and Farms program). 300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. Reservations recommended, please call 503.526.2666 or visit

Paley’s Place

On New Year’s Eve at 5 pm, Paley’s Place is offering American Sturgeon Caviar and Local Steelhead Caviar. Both caviars are exceptional and will help diners get into the New Year’s Eve spirit. In addition, Paley’s Place will have their full nightly menu available for New Year’s Eve. “Our New Year’s Eve menu will include our signature, traditional caviar, as well as some of Oregon’s local surprise pleasures like truffles and wild mushrooms. We love to have an extravagant New Year’s Eve dinner,“ said executive chef and owner, Vitaly Paley. Pastry Chef Kristen Murray will also prepare traditional and seasonal desserts for both dinners. Please call 503-243-2403 for reservations or visit for more information. 1204 Northwest 21st Ave, Portland 97209.

The Painted Lady

For a romantic wine country New Year’s Eve celebration that pulls out all the stops, we recommend The Painted Lady’s seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner. Located in the heart of Newberg and set in a beautiful Victorian home, The Painted Lady is the first Oregon restaurant to receive the AAA Four Diamond Status. The special seasonal menu will feature an amuse, Dungeness crab, slow roasted steelhead, surf and turf, intermezzo and an assortment of chocolate and fruit to finish. Wine pairings are available, and vegetarian menus are available upon request. Your job? Bring your loved one to eat, drink and be merry. Reservations required and the set menu is $80/person. 201 S. College Street Newberg, OR 97132. Please call 503.538.3850 or visit

Papa Haydn

Ring the new year in at one of Portland’s classic restaurants. Offering a special menu at both our locations that can be finished off perfectly with any of our famous desserts. Bringing in the new year with delicious food and mouth watering desserts for over thirty years! Please call for a reservation. Happy holidays. 701 NW 23rd Ave Portland, Oregon 97210. (503) 228-7317

Pazzo Ristorante

Our $60 Prix Fixe menu for New Year’s Eve includes: Kumomoto oysters w/ grapefruit, Burrata w/ fett’unta, Cotechino w/ Umbrian lentils, Panettone w/ rum custard. Open until 11 p.m. 627 SW Washington, Portland, Oregon 97205. (503) 228-1515.

The Rendezvous Grill and Tap Room

Check out our website to see our New Year’s Eve Menu. 3 course prix fixe dinner for $42.50. Great wine list, great ambiance and above all , great food. Looking forward to seeing up on the Mountain! The Vous Staff. Hwy 26 Milepost 40 67149 E. Hwy 26, Oregon Welches

Rum Club  –

We will be open and rocking on NYE! Open at 4pm, with last call not until 2:15am. Champagne Punch at midnight. Closed January 1-2. 720 SE Sandy Blvd.Portland, Oregon 97214. (503) 467-2469


Come celebrate with your favorite neighborhood restaurant family. e’ll be serving our regular dinner menu, and also some delicious specials like oysters on the half shell, lobster risotto and boeuf bourguigon. 2112 NW Kearney St. Portland, Oregon 97210. More information.

The Side Yard

Featuring a late start, several family style offerings and the charming hoop house environment. Please reply to with reservation requests and we will get right back to you. Sunday, January 1st at 12:30

Family style service (you get to have EVERYTHING) $35 per person: Prime Rib Hash – smoked & spiced prime rib bits. braised collards. parsnips. mustard. fried egg. jus.

Farm Benedict: house-made crumpets. shrooms. arugula. radish. poached egg. hollandaise. Pumpkin Crepes roasted pumpkin & their seeds. pear confit. house-made mascarpone. molasses syrup. Duck. Greens. Roots: house-made duck prosciutto. bitter greens. beets. aged goat cheese. cider vinaigrette. House-made Side Yard Bacon. *Includes House Potatoes. Ristretto Roasters Coffee & Good Company*

St Jack

Ring in the New Year at St Jack! We will be serving a six-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine and cocktail pairings. Dinner is $55 per person, and the wine and cocktail pairing is $35. To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at (503) 360-1281. Please note that reservations for New Year’s Eve can only be made by phone or in person, NOT online through Open Table. We look forward to ringing in 2012 with you! 2039 SE Clinton St Portland, OR 97202 More information.

Sunshine Tavern –

Reservations are quickly filling up for New Year’s Eve dinner. The menu includes one item from each course along with the option to order from our custom bar menu. Saturday, December 31st. Cost: $50 (beverages and gratuity not included) Please call 503.288.6200 for a reservation. 3111 SE Division Street, Portland OR 97202 Menu here. Phone: 503-688-1750

Suzette Crêperie

We will be showing silent films staring Buster Keaton. There will be a 3-course dinner with two seatings (at 6:00 and 8:00), and the Happy hour menu from 9:30- 10:30! You can see the menu and more information here. 2921 NE Alberta St. Portland 97211. (503) 473-8657

Tabla Mediterranean Bistro

4-course, $40. Make the last night of ’11 the best meal you’ve had all year! Come join us as Chef Anthony Cafiero and the whole Tabla crew create a 4 course dining experience including your Tabla favorites as well as some of Chef’s modernist tastes. Almost forgot to mention the two new desserts Anthony and Mark made just for New Years.

We are opening at 5pm for those wanting to dine with us before heading to an all night rave. Call now for reservations at 503-238-3777.

Teardrop Lounge

Happy Holidays! Our chef, Chris Degenhardt, and bartender extraordinaire, Ricky Gomez, have been hard at work crafting a sumptuous feast for New Year’s Eve, pairing cocktails & dishes carefully created for the night. We’ll walk through each pairing, describing the process & inspirations. Have a peek at the menu to see what’s in store. 5:30-8:30pm, with one seating at the bar only. Dinner & drinks are $100 per person. Email to hold your place. 1015 nw everett street portland, or 97209.  (503) 445-8109

Thirst Bistro 

Join us for New Year’s Eve!! Choose from Regular Menu or Prix Fixe Menu. Four-Course Menu with optional wine pairings $40 per person – add wine pairings $25. Reservations 10 pm or after get a sparkling wine toast at midnight. 0315 SW Montgomery Street Portland, Oregon 97201. (503) 295-2747. Menu here.


New Years Eve 2011 – Open till Midnight! New Years Eve Menu $30 per person. Paired with flight of Avion Tequila.On New Year’s Eve we will also be offering a limited appetizer & dinner menu. Happy Hour will be available from 5-630pm and from 9pm-midnight. Discounts will not be accepted on NYE. Trebol will be closed on New Years Day. Trebol will stay open till Midnight to countdown the New Year. Please come and join us for a champagne toast at midnight! 4835 N. Albina St., Portland Oregon. (503) 517-9347

Urban Farmer 

Urban Farmer will toast the New Year with a special 4-course menu for $70 per person on December 31st from 5pm to midnight along with the full a la carte dinner menu and a holiday-themed lounge menu. Urban Farmer at Nines Hotel. 525 SW Morrison Street, Oregon Portland. (503) 222-4900


This year, WAFU is excited to host two New Year’s Eve events. We hope you will join us for a spectacular celebration on December 31 to ring in 2012. We will begin the night with a multi-course menu* with optional sake pairings. We will be taking dinner reservations for various times between 5:00 and 7:30pm. The cost for the dinner is $50 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The sake pairing is $20 per person. Dinner will be prepaid and gratuity is not included. After dinner, stick around for the the WAFU New Year’s 2012 Party from 9PM – 1AM. No Cover! From the WAFU kitchen, Sous Chef DJ Lady J! $4 drinks: Champagne Punch – rum, apple brandy, demerara, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, apple, and champagne, Kissui shots, Bubbles. $2 DRINKS: Kirin Ichiban, Draft Hakutsuru Junmai. In addition to drink specials, we will also be serving some of our favorite WAFU snacks. Cocktail attire is encouraged. We look forward to ringing in the new year with you! 3113 SE Division St Portland, OR 97202. (503) 236-0205. Menu and more info.

Yakuza Lounge

5-course Omakase Dinner and Champagne toast- $55. Additional wine/sake pairing- $25. Seatings at 5:30 and 8:00pm. Dancing, partying and New Year’s Eve late-night bar menu starting at 10pm, prices from $3-$8. 5411 NE 30th Portland, Oregon 97211. (503) 450-0893.


New Year’s Day –

Brasserie Montmartre

That’s right, we said New Year’s Day. What better way to start 2012 than with a little pork belly benedict & blood mary? Come on in. Whether you start the new year in your new running gear, or last night’s outfit, enjoy a little 2012 on us, with 20% off at brunch. And if you haven’t checked out the Holiday Tour with PDX Pedi-Cab, this new year is the last evening, and one that shoudn’t be missed. Reserve your holiday festivities now at Brasserie Montmartre. (503) 236-3036. More information.

Cocotte Bar & Bistro

What better way to start the new year than with a delicious champagne brunch? Sleep in… take your time… then make your way into Cocotte for a lush brunch to help you greet the new year and say goodbye to the headache 2011 might have left you with Our brunch cocktails and eggy dishes are the perfect way to start the new year. Plenty of options for children, to…

Our brunch hours will be extended from 11am until 3pm, so don’t worry about the time too much– But this is the last opportunity to dine with Coco before our two week vacation. We will re-open with new hours on Tuesday, January 16th. $15/person, $15 to keep the champagne flowing, $10 for children under 12.  2930 Northeast Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97211. (503) 227-2669

The Country Cat 

New Year’s Day Brunch 9am-2pm and Dinner 5pm to close. 7937 Southeast Stark Street Portland, OR 97215-2341 (503) 408-1414. More information.

Sunshine Tavern 

Ring in the New Year with Sunday Brunch.  We will be open on the first day of 2012 featuring the full brunch menu from 10am-3pm. Think of the classic chicken and waffles, the innovative breakfast pizza and the ever popular fried oyster benedict. Oh, and there is always the full bar with David’s bloody mary’s to keep in mind as well. 3111 SE Division Street, Portland OR 97202 Phone: 503-688-1750

Equinox  –

Happy Holidays from Equinox! This year we are excited to offer our Les Resolusiones New Year’s Eve menu. Space is limited, so call now to make your reservation 503 460-3333, or reply to this message. We will also be open New Year’s Day for brunch featuring a two for one mimosa special in case you didn’t get your share of toasts in on New Year’s Eve! 830 N Shaver, Portland OR 97227 (503) 720-7044. Menu here.

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  1. Christine says

    FYI – just called Ned Ludd, and their seatings are actually at 6, 8, and 10, and said they posted a menu on their facebook page

  2. Jade says

    New Year’s Brunch

    Featuring a late start, several family style offerings and the charming hoop house environment.
    Please reply to with reservation requests and we will get right back to you.

    Sunday, January 1st at 12:30
    Family style service (you get to have EVERYTHING)
    $35 per person

    Prime Rib Hash
    smoked & spiced prime rib bits. braised collards. parsnips. mustard. fried egg. jus

    Farm Benedict
    house-made crumpets. shrooms. arugula. radish. poached egg. hollandaise

    Pumpkin Crepes
    roasted pumpkin & their seeds. pear confit. house-made mascarpone. molasses syrup

    Duck. Greens. Roots.
    house-made duck prosciutto. bitter greens. beets. aged goat cheese. cider vinaigrette

    House-made Side Yard Bacon

    *Includes House Potatoes. Ristretto Roasters Coffee & Good Company*

  3. Pamela Grant says

    OK…I’m out of touch…and I am sure The Ringside and Trader Vic’s will do something for the occasion…..

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