Holiday Guide

10 Restaurants Throwing New Year’s Eve Dinners in Portland

Prix fixe menus, caviar with a Peruvian twist, and walk-in wine bashes—there’s plenty going on in town on the last day of the year.

By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Matthew Trueherz December 22, 2022

Nostrana is one of our picks for Portland restaurants throwing New Year's Eve dinners.

What's your idea of a perfect New Year's Eve? While for some it might involve clubbing or fireworks, we're guessing it might also involve good food and some bubbles. It's not too late to make New Year's dinner reservations—here are 10 solid options.


Pearl District 
The long-standing Peruvian tapas spot in Northwest Portland is celebrating with a flight of bubbles (Champagne, Oregon sparkling wine, and cava) and a Peruvian take on a caviar course. Causa, a traditional layered, chilled potato and seafood dish, will be served with salt cod and Ossetra caviar. Expect balloons, noise makers, and suitcase-themed decorations, symbolizing the Peruvian tradition of running around the block with a suitcase that’s meant to bring good luck for traveling in the coming year. 1314 NW Glisan St 


Pearl District 
The swanky Pearl District wine-forward restaurant is offering a special prix fixe menu for New Year's ($125 per person), served both Friday and Saturday. Details of the menu are sparse, but there’s promise of complimentary welcome cocktails, and we did see a flash of some Dom Perignon on the restaurants Insta. 417 NW 10th Ave 

Bullard Tavern 

Bullard has a special à la carte menu for New Year’s Eve: options include duck and truffle terrine with smoked orange, a caviar add-on to the restaurant’s seafood tower, and blood orange Baked Alaska with nondairy pistachio cream. Reservations are available on Tock813 SW Alder St 

Fools and Horses  

Pearl District 
Paniolo-inspired bites (that's Hawaiian cowboy) and a moody upscale room give Fools and Horses a dressed-up edge over its sibling hot spot Pink Rabbit next door. They’re counting down to midnight with the help of live music from local jazz-rock outfit El Camino Organ Group. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are available. 226 NW 12th Ave 

Heavenly Creatures  

Sullivan’s Gulch  
If you’re not one for reservations, try your luck at this months-old cozy wine bar on NE Broadway, from veterans of St. Jack and Coopers Hall. They’ve advertised opening “all the champagne,” which will undoubtedly be bottles of the good stuff to wash down bites from their snacky menu. 2218 NE Broadway 

Meliora Pasta 

The spot that originally opened earlier in 2022 as a food cart is now in pop-up mode, serving a five-course pasta-centric dinner on New Year’s Eve from 5 to 8 p.m. for $74 per person at the former Hissyfit (previously Yonder) space. Meat and vegetarian options are available. Book tables online4636 NE 42nd Ave 


Ring in the new year with a three-course Italian feast. Guests have multiple options for each course, including buckwheat crêpes with crescenza cheese, quince, and leek; Tuscan seafood stew; and Baked Vesuvius, a take on Baked Alaska with torrone gelato. 1401 SE Morrison St, Suite 101 


The seven-course tasting menu features caviar twice—once with oysters and once with jamon croquettes—plus pork shank Hoppin’ John with truffles, shrimp tamales, corn bread, and crab, wagyu massaman curry, and sticky toffee pudding. Dinner runs $210 per person; reservations are available on OpenTable. 2032 SE Clinton St 


Sullivan’s Gulch 
This new Italian-inflected restaurant and bar is serving up a four-course dinner with seatings at 5 and 7:30 p.m. for $75 per person. Options include root beer pork chops, rockfish crudo, and blood orange crème brûlée. Make reservations on OpenTable2226 NE Broadway 


This quietly classy cocktail bar tucked down an alley off of SE Division has put together a special list of festive cocktails and an à la carte menu for the last night of the year. Some walk-ins at the bar are available, but reservations are recommended if you’re after a table. 3634 SE Division St