A perfect party & venue to ring in the New Year! We had an amazing time and we are already looking forward to making this a yearly event!Cherish B. - CB28
This was a first rate party. Food was plentiful and good, music was awesome, it was a pretty special night.Lisa M.
This was our second Champagne Ball and we repeated because it's great! The food, the staff, the environment are excellent!Luis A.
My husband and I have been going for four year and enjoy ever minute of this classy celebration. The venue, decoration, music, food and people make this a must go too event!Rene'e M., CB27
Amazing time & worth the money! Good food/music and entertainment. Love That single people wear the beads- smart!!!Carrie H.
The food is always good and there's lots to choose from for dancing (though, once you find DJ OSO Fresh, you'll never leave).Tink E. - CB28
I absolutely loved the Champagne Ball! There were super Good Vibes! It was amazing to see everyone dressed up anywhere from Super formal fancy too sexy…And everyone could feel comfortable. All different ages and styles of people.Jen O.
This was an AMAZING party- plenty of food, dessert, water, coffee, staff, security detail, dance floors, llamas (lol!), nice people, photo props, decorations, etc.!!! We went in a group of six, and it was the BOMB!!Kat N., CB27
Not only is this a great party, filled with dancing, food, drink, and fun, but it's also a safe one. I personally saw the host and the staff make sure that people were safe and free from harassment, which allowed me to relax and enjoy the party that much more.James W., CB26
The Champagne Ball Singles Mixer is back and even bigger for the 29th annual Champagne Ball! Last year’s response was so huge, we moved it to a bigger room and Discover Love Matches will have an even bigger team there to help find your midnight kiss (or maybe just a future date). Fun singles like yourself are invited to attend a pre-party from 6:30pm to 8pm that includes ice-breaker games & prizes to make mingling easier. You’ll also receive your Champagne Ball Singles Beads to help you catch the attention of others at the Ball that are open to meeting someone new.
Stay tuned for more info!
The Hilton Portland Downtown – The site of the Champagne Ball – Experience Hilton’s best at the newly redesigned Hilton Portland Downtown, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Enjoy the fresh new look across the lobby, the guest rooms, and all meeting spaces. Take a short walk to downtown’s business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, authentic restaurants, exciting entertainment venues and the MAX Light rail, just one block from the hotel.
The Hilton Portland NYE Early Bird Rate: $199 (Price increases $20 on Dec. 5th)
The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel – Located just across the street from the Portland Hilton – Capturing Portland’s trailblazing spirit, a bold new hotel emerges. The Duniway is a unique Portland hotel experience with unexpected details and elevated touches curated for contemporary, eclectic tastes. Nostalgia meets modern, casual meets curated and playfulness meets sophistication in every room, complemented by the innovative cuisine of ‘Top Chef Masters’ winner Chris Cosentino’s Jackrabbit.
The Duniway NYE Early Bird Rate: $219 (Price increases $20 on Dec. 5th)
The Champagne Ball Includes The Following:
Guests will enjoy a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts and midnight pizza. We like to say the hors d’oeuvres buffet is enough to fill you up, but not enough slow you down. This will be served from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. The pizza is served just after midnight.
We’ll have 18 bars spread throughout the event to serve you.
Cocktails – $TBD
House and Northwest Wines – $TBD
Beers – $TBD
Specialty Cocktails – $TBA
The Champagne Ball at the Hilton Portland Downtown is a special party for a special night, therefore we ask that you come dressed for the occasion.
Ladies – Cocktail Attire to Full Gown
Gentlemen – Cocktail Attire to Black Tie – Slacks and a collared shirt are a good start, but we recommend going above and beyond because every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.
Cocktail Attire does not include jeans.
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Discover Love Singles Pre-Func Mixer
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Cocktail Music
9:15 – 10:15 pm: Hit Machine (live band)
10:15 – 10:45 pm: DJ Paradox
10:45 – 11:50 pm: Hit Machine
11:50 pm – 12:10 am: DJ Paradox and Video Countdown
12:10 am – 1:10 am: Hit Machine
Disco Ballroom on Ballroom Level
8:00 – 10:00 pm: Appetizer Buffet
8:00 – 9:15: Cocktail Music
9:15 – 12:00 am – 80’s & 90’s Dance Classics
12:00 – 2:00 am – Music from every era
12:15 am: Late Night Pizza
Sky Lounge 23rd Floor
8:00 – 10:00 pm: Appetizer Buffet Served
8:00 – 9:00 pm: Cocktail Music
8:00 – 10:00 pm: Appetizer Buffet
9:00 – 12:00 am: Top 40, Dance, Hip Hop & More from 2000’s
12:00 – 2:00 am: Music from Every Era
12:15 am: Late Night Pizza
The Hilton Portland and The Duniway both have valet parking available for overnight guests.
If you are not staying overnight there are parking garages located just one block to the south, east and north of the Hilton Portland.
The Champagne Ball includes 18 Bars, 3 Dance Floors, 4 Party Rooms + The Chill Lounge, Hot & Cold Hors d’Oeuvres/Dessert/Midnight Pizza Buffet, Complimentary Champagne Toast, The Singles Mixer pre-party, and A Plethora of Party Favors!
The Champagne Ball proudly supports Raphael House Portland. The mission of Raphael House is to engage our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence.. Since opening their doors in 1977, they’ve offered uninterrupted access to emergency domestic violence shelter in a confidential location. Their programs continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of survivors and our community in creative and innovative ways. In 2006, their Prevention Education Program was established to address the underlying causes of intimate partner violence and create a healthier and safer community for everyone..
On December 31, 1990, Champagne Ball founder Mathew Weber went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve. He hit a local hot spot where he waited in long lines to get a drink. He couldn’t find his friends or a place to sit.
He still remembers his sense of disappointment that night and his thought that New Year’s Eve should be a special night. People should dress up, spend time with their friends and not stand in lines all night. And, most important, people ought to have fun!
The next year Weber threw a New Year’s Eve party at the East Bank Saloon, 115 people showed up and the Champagne Ball was born. Twenty-eight years later the Champagne Ball has outgrown three venues including the Portland Marriott and The Governor Hotel (The Sentinel) and since 2000 the event has made its home at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
The Champagne Ball staff and volunteers, together with the team at the Hilton will work very hard to ensure your New Year’s Eve is special. We look forward to seeing everyone dressed to impress and dancing the night away at the 28th Annual Champagne Ball Portland.