Win Tickets ($178): Champagne Ball | Portland’s Most Famous New Year’s Eve Party

We are giving away a pair of tickets ($89 each!) to the 2011-2012 Champagne Ball, “Portland’s Most Famous New Years Eve Party”. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Tuesday, December 6.

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From our sponsors at Champagne Ball:
Portland Champange Ball New Years PartyNew Year's Eve Party 21st Annual Champagne Ball
December 31, 2011 8:00 pm 2:00 am

Portland Hilton and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave Downtown Portland
503-226-1611 | More info/Tickets: www.champagneball.com

VIP Ballroom Seating – $159 per person plus fees
Sky Lounge Reserved Seating – $129 per person plus fees
Reserved Seating – $109 – $119 per person plus fees
General Admission Tickets – $89 per person plus fees

Tickets include: access to all 4 rooms, entertainment, hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts, late night pizza, complimentary champagne, party favors and huge Champagne Ball countdown.

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PORTLAND'S MOST FAMOUS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, THE CHAMPAGNE BALL HAS ADDED 5 GUYS NAMED MOE AND AWOL DANCE COLLECTIVE TO THE ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

The Champagne Ball is excited to have 5 Guys Named Moe performing at this year's event. This 12-person powerhouse party band is packed with talent including vocalist Cheri Wells, who was in the 80's band ¬Å“The Mary Jane Girls¬Â. They will perform classic 70's and 80's dance tunes. Plus AWOL Dance Collective will be putting a special New Year's Eve Champagne Ball aerial performance in the Hilton Portland's newly remodeled Grand Ballroom.

Guests of the Champagne Ball will dance in the 2012 on three separate dance floors in four individually themed rooms. In addition to 5 Guys Names Moe the entertainment includes: DJ Reckless from Jammin 95.5 Earthquake mixes and DJ Sugar, one of the areas most well know DJs.

This year a portion of the event proceeds goes to the Children's Cancer Association. The CCA offers award-winning programs and resources to seriously ill children (from birth to 18), their families and the medical professionals who care for them. Every program and resource they offer is available to seriously ill children and families that live or seek treatment in Oregon and SW Washington.

Entertainment: 5 Guys Named Moe will perform in the newly remodeled Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower. DJ Reckless will be spinning on the second dance floor in the Galleria Room and DJ Sugar will be in the Sky Lounge.

Countdown: Massive Champagne Ball Countdown with huge balloon drops and custom made countdown with visual and sound effects projected on to a huge video screen and party favors.

Food: Appetizer Buffet includes: hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts, late night pizza and complimentary champagne.

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire up to Black Tie. No jeans allowed.

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269 Responses to Win Tickets ($178): Champagne Ball | Portland’s Most Famous New Year’s Eve Party

  1. Rachel H December 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Why do I want to go? I’ve never done something like this for New Year’s Eve and I would love to have a chance to do so! This would be the quintessential Portland New Year’s Eve experience, and it would be fun!

  2. Susanna Luck December 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Ooh! Would love tickets to this!
    Thanks for posting all the cool and useful stuff that you do.

    SL

  3. Soco Hernandez December 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this event because I have no plans for New Year’s Eve and no money either…but I do have a date I can take and have a great time with. So please pick me!!thnx

  4. Tamara December 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    I would love love love to win tickets to this! If I don’t win, I will just be sitting at home….sad….alone. :)

  5. Madeline December 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    i’d love these because… my man & i work hard all year, and we need something special once and a while.

  6. anhela December 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    My chances of finding someone to kiss on NYE will skyrocket if I go to this.

  7. Kristen December 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    I’d love to go because I’ll finally have a sweetie to kiss at midnight this year. :)

  8. Erik December 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    I would love to go as the last few New Year’s Eve’s have left a bit to be desired. And most importantly, this looks like fun while supporting a great cause.

  9. Kelby December 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    This would beat shotgunning a PBR while crying.

  10. Jim December 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Went to Ball a couple years ago with friends. It was a blast!

  11. Sarah December 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I have a new dress that is begging me to take her to this party.

  12. Sherry December 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I promise not to wear jeans if I win tix!

  13. allyson December 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    We ADORE 5 Guys Named Moe! I’m 50 years old and I’ve never been to a fancy NYE Party!

  14. April December 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    I’ve never been to a big New Year’s party before and this looks like a great way to start.

  15. Robin J December 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    I would love to win tickets so I can show my boyfriend why I have enjoyed this Ball in the past. It is one of the most beautiful, fun, social ways to ring in the new year in our beautiful city!

  16. Vanessa Meyer December 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    I have never been to a big, fancy New Years Party. I was planning on going this year, but just found out I’m getting laid off and this isn’t exactly in the budget. Le bummer.

  17. Ashley Samaniego December 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I think we should win because after 8 years in the Navy, I moved here to attend flight school in Hillsboro. My fiance left her family, job and friends to move 1500 miles to live here with me so I wouldn’t be alone. We aren’t able to see our families for the holidays, and I ship out w the military on Jan 3. I think it would be a special way for us to spend NYE as we don’t know anyone here and bc I leave 2 days later!!

  18. Ashley December 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect New Years Party to me which I would love to attend!

  19. Sara December 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I always spent New Years at my parent’s place. I’ve never been to a REAL honest-to-God New Years Ball before! I would wear my fanciest dress and everything! : D

  20. Brie December 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Because I Rock

  21. Antonia cabal December 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    It’s been a tough year for me and my fiancee this year. Winning tickets would help us ring in the New Year on a happy note and give us an excuse to dress up.

  22. Xochil Springer December 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    In my 30 years of age I have become old. I would love a night to remember what it is like to dance, drink and be merry without my two year old.

  23. Kyle December 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    For the children, duh.

  24. Andrea Roselle December 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I would be honored to win these tickets! We would love to spend a night out at the BEST Portland New Year’s Eve celebration ever!!

  25. Carolyn Wiesner December 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Happy New Years!

  26. Jess December 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I have a Champagne Ball every year at my place, but I can move it to the Hilton.

  27. Stephanie December 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    I’m poor, and I want to take my bf, I’ve never done anything like this :)

  28. Michele December 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Would love to win this cause my boyfriend hates New Years and I would like to convert him to enjoying this holiday!

  29. Kathleen December 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Would love to come! It would be great to be somewhere where New Years Eve is celebrated in a big big way for once.

  30. Hope December 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    A beautiful Portland NYE with dancing, champagne, and benefits to the CCA. This sounds like a wonderful evening and I’d love to spend the night out with my amazing husband for this great event!

  31. Berenice December 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Year 2 of NYE @ the American Legion or Champagne Ball? Hmmmm…not much of a toughie there. Plus, I must see to believe that there is such an occasion in Portland where nobody will be wearing jeans. My never-worn gold dress will finally belong somewhere. Please, let me bling like it’s 1999.

  32. Josh December 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I would like to win/attend because you know the champagne won’t stop flowing. I mean, it’s in the name! Hot damn!!

  33. Meghan December 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Like everyone else, my husband and I are broke. I would just love an evening out celebrating the hope of a better year. I also have some nice dresses I NEVER have the occasion to wear!

  34. Damon p December 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    I’d like to go to the champagne ball to show my girlfriend a really good time that she deserves on NYE!

  35. Ewa December 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    If I win these tickets it would really make my New Year! I haven never done anything super exciting for NYE and this could be it!!!

  36. Katie December 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    A great reason to put clothes on. Especially fancy ones.

  37. Teresa December 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    This would be a lovely opportunity for my husband and I to have a date night like no other. We are used to me playing Farmville and watching Hulu on the computer, and him watching spanish soap operas in the bedroom. We should be living a soap opera LIFE–together! This night will be the beginning of a life of partying and romance! Pick us!

  38. Emily :) December 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    This New Years my wonderful partner and I will be celebrating 1 year together. I would love to take him to this and make this new years really special for the both of us. This has been my first year in graduate school for social work and I have been working so hard with such little money. I would so love a special treat to celebrate the new years. I would never be able to afford this on my own, please help me out. I havnt had a great new years in so long and would so love for this new years to be memorable (in a good way). Please help a sister out. It would really mean the world to me. Thanks :)

  39. Emily December 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    This sounds like an amazing event! What a great combination: an array of entertainment (AWOL Dance Collective – so cool), unique venue, and food? Yes, please! I have a friend coming from out of town and would love to take her to this unique Portland party.

  40. janel December 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    This an event that has been on my wish list for sometime. Unfortunately, the turn of our economy has made it a pipe dream
    …unless I win tickets.

  41. chelsea December 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Sometimes I’ve got the world by the balls, other times it’s all I can do to keep cock blocking. This year I’m willing to pour a little champagne on the ball and dance it all out with rind stones dangling baby.

  42. Laura Schmutt December 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets because my boyfriend and I are having a tough holiday season because he was laid off due to an injury. We don’t really have any money to spend on fun things to do right now so winning free tickets would be awesome!

  43. Jeremiah Johnson December 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    It is so interesting to read other posts = may we all win! Haoli a makahiki hou!

  44. Greg December 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    After getting married in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve a few years ago, I am trying to duplicate the party each year. What better place in Portland than the Champagne Ball. Party on!!

  45. Lorraine December 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Dress takes away breath,
    Tall elegant glass bubbles,
    Kisses at Midnight.

  46. Laura December 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    So here’s to the golden moon
    And here’s to the silver sea
    And mostly here’s a toast
    To you and me

    Would love to share in some ‘tiny bubbles’ with some of Portland’s finest! Happy New Year :)

  47. Leonard December 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Sounds like a great evening.

  48. Ashley Coleman December 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I would love to go! I’ve never had a new year’s kiss and I think it’s about time!

  49. nicole December 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    I would love to go because my new years resolution last year was to lose weight. I am 160 pounds Lighter than when 2011 started off. It would be a great remembrance on celebrating my change with my partner. Plus, I want to dress like a hoochie on NYE!

  50. Shannan December 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    I would like to win because I am currently 37 weeks pregnant and due on December 22. I have been in school full time this entire pregnancy. The week after next is finals, the week after that I will probably be having my baby. My THIRD boy. I need a break and a fun night out with my husband desperately. I have been craving a cocktail and it would be so nice after all this sacrifice I have made to just have a night of decadence. Thank you.

  51. patrick hyde December 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    This sounds like a ball! (ha…ha)
    I would love to go!!!

  52. Nancy La Mere December 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    It would be dream come true if me and Sv my sweetheart won tickets to attend the ball. I work full time and have 2 wonderful boys I take care of. It would be so nice to be able to dress up and go out and enjoy the portland night life. We have never celebrated new year’s eve on this amazing level.
    We know we would have an unforgettable time with DJ Sugar spinning all night long. So pick me please!!!! Happy New Year’s!!!!

  53. jessica December 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    I would like to win these tickets because I don’t have any plans yet for new year’s and this sounds like a lot of fun. Plus, I would love to have a reason to dress up!!

  54. Klamber December 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    I’m new to Portland and have no plans for New Years Eve. This would give me a chance to invite a new friend and truly enjoy what Portland has to offer!

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  55. Will Grubb December 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Laid off in April, and have not worn a suit since. My sweetie has been taking care of me, and I need to show my appreciation.
    Occupy Gresham!!

  56. Kyle Mitchell December 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    My wife and I were living separate from each other for a year for our jobs and haven’t enjoyed a night out for quite a while. This would be great night to reconnect.

  57. donna marie December 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Ooooo. Pick me. I have no plans for new years. I need to go to this party. I love that this is a dress up event. Hopefully i can find my prince charming too!

  58. Kristen December 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    My recently divorced, 30-year-old gorgeous best friend needs a “girls night” on the town! She is visiting me from Ashland for the festivities. Help me show her a fabulous time. Thanks!!!! <3

  59. reena December 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    its been a lean year for so many….myself included. I call it the year of “free” when it comes to entertainment…did i mention how lean its been? no one can argue that Portland has a lot of free entertainment to offer but winning tickets to a party like this would really ring in the new year with a bang! good luck to everyone who’s commented.

  60. Nicole December 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    This sounds like such a great way to ring in 2012! I would love to celebrate and dance the night away!

  61. Jade December 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    It will be my first New Year’s Eve in Portland and I want to do it right.

  62. Francisco Lopez December 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Hell yheaa I would like to win tickets

  63. Thy Thy December 1, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    I would love to take my cousin out for this! :] she’s been working hard and I think this would be perfect event for us to go to! Because she definitely needs a break!

  64. Myranna December 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Looking for memorable and classy way to bring in the New Year with Champange, Music, Dance and all the beauty that will be non-disputable!

  65. Mary December 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    What makes you choose a winner I wonder…is it random? Is it a heartwarming story or reason why? Is it pure luck or destiny? Will it be me? Am I more deserving than anyone else? I think not, maybe even less, but who’s comparing. If gratefulness counts… I am in . If love counts I am blessed. If this comment counts then I am in your hands.

  66. Mimi December 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Wow! Never really have had plans on new years…but if I win tickets, it’ll be a very cool thing! Considering 2011 has been a bit rough: car accident, 2 yo son breaking his arm jumping off the couch & getting laid off all within two weeks (dec 23rd to jan 6th), I’d hope to ring in 2012 as a way better year! So thanks ahead of time ;)

  67. Mesha December 2, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    Being single isn’t easy at my age. Being single on NYE sometimes is even harder. I always desire to bring in the new year in style but can never come up with anything…BUT I think this is it!!! What way to feel better about things by celebrating at a top place in the city I love! I’d bring my best friend for sure and show her how single girls just want to/ can have fun!

  68. Mesha December 2, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    Im single. So is my best mate. It’s depressing at times. Even more so on NYE. BUT this opportunity would show us a good time and remind us – that girls just wanna/ can have fun!!!

  69. Josh December 2, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    i promise i’ll lose 10 lbs. next year! last year i was home alone dateless, this year would be spectacular.

  70. Jennifer December 2, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    I want to start the first day of the new year to be memorable in 2012.

  71. Janiece December 2, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    As a native Portlander, this is one of the few remaining Portland traditions that I’ve never experienced before. Shall we dance? ;-)

  72. steadycat December 2, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    thanks for the chance!

  73. Lara December 2, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Would love to hoof it with the other revelers. Sign me up!

  74. Madge December 2, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    To pretend to be carefree and ring in the new year with sparkle and shine rather than anxiety about paying the next bill would be a truly fine gift indeed.

  75. Tanya December 2, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I’d love the opportinity to dress up and celebrate NYE at the biggest and most awesome party in Portland! :)

  76. goldielocks December 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I need a place to wear my drop-dead gorgeous, backless beaded gown. ‘Nuff said.

  77. MJ December 2, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Wow. This sounds like a crazy fun time… Totally out of my buget but maybe you’ll pick me to win!

  78. Toby December 2, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I am crossing my fingers that this year I won’t be sick on New Years day, which has been MY tradition. I think if I win, it will break my bad luck STREAK…so please help me and pick me!

  79. Lisa December 2, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    This will be my first NEW YEARS in Portland and I would love to party in style…and since I have not found a job (i am volunteering, that counts, right?) this would make it easier for me to have fun on a budget (of $0). Thanks!

  80. John Jay December 2, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Enter me too please, woohoo!

  81. James December 2, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    This is the party, this is where it is at. That’s why.

  82. tom pearson December 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    My girlfriend and I would love to attend a real new years eve party, especially considering this is our first one together! What a special treat it would be to end this wonderful year with a bang, and start the new year off right.

  83. Tessa December 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    What a wonderful way to celebrate my first year in Portland!

  84. J December 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I would love to go!

  85. Jeffe' December 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    It’s about time at least one ball dropped for a happy, happy time!

  86. Cheyenne Allott December 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    New Years eve is my best friends 36th birthday. I would love to take him to this. it would really cheer him up.

  87. Robert December 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I’ve never celebrated New Years in the Pacific Time Zone!!

  88. jefferson I December 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    THis would something new for my girl and I, we would love to join this spectacular event.

  89. Lonia December 2, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Hi, I would love to attend this because I am a Oregonian that has had little to no luck meeting someone I am really interested in or someone that can stimulate my mind. This event sounds classy and fun. I love the NO Jeans theme. I love living here in Portland but don’t get out that often due to my responsibilities. I planned on bringing my new year in at home with some champagne and the tv. I think winning tickets to this event could change the way my new year comes in and goes out.

  90. Michelle December 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Because it would give me a fabulous reason to get all gussied up to ring in that last year on earth ;)

  91. Katie December 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  92. Kelly December 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Because I need a reason to remember why I want to make it through 2012.. if it is even an option! Want to get dressed, dance, laugh, cry maybe… I will be crying if I dont win and stay home in my jammie jammie jam jams.

  93. Adam Justice Esquibel December 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    I live by the exclusive rule: diamonds and fur (faux of course)

  94. Ian December 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Definitely sounds fun. Count me in!

  95. Gabrielle K December 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    I really really want to go because I went before and had a lot of fun!!! It would be awesome to win tickets. :)

  96. Andrea Espinosa December 2, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to win tickets!!!!!!!! 2012 needs to start out right!! Plus i’m a student, and wouldnt be able to afford a ticket. This would be the best thing ever if i could gooooo!!!!

  97. Andrea Espinosa December 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to win tickets!!!!!!!! 2012 needs to start out right!! Plus i’m a student, and wouldnt be able to afford a ticket. This would be the best thing ever if i could gooooo!!!! Aerialists??? Yes please

  98. Francisco Lopez December 3, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    Hey lets go baby show me the money, I want some tickets. to the champage party, get drunk I want to have fun, life it’s to short, common, ,. jejejejej

  99. monica burnett December 3, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    My mother is going to be in town so she can watch the kids, and I have not done something for new years in YEARS! I want to live it up! I had a great year and I want to celebrate!

  100. Danielle B. December 3, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    I would love to win tickets to the Champagne Ball because I am only recently of drinking age and have never previously had a chance to experience an event such as this! This will be the first year in 7 years that I have not spent new years eve with my significant other, and I would like to take my mind off of this by having a blast at this fablous ball!

  101. Linda December 3, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    On December 31, 1951 two beautiful people became parents for the first time. It would be fun to celebrate the gift of life they gave me 60 years ago on that day.

  102. Darcy B December 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I would love to go–it will be my one year wedding anniversary and I would love to do something fabulous!!!

  103. Cassandra December 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    you guys rock for having tickets! i’d like to go because i want to rock, too!! my best girlfriend and i had fun nye plans out of town, but all our other girlfriends now have boyfriends and they bailed! oops!! we don’t mind except we now need a new venue to be fabulous, and this sounds like just the place! thanks so much!!

  104. chuck abruzzo December 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I would like to win because I have no plans for NYE yet and it sounds fun.

  105. Wynand Van Emmerik December 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    I would like to go because 2012 kicks off my 20th year since my wife of 14 years and I have been a couple;)

  106. Nora Van Emmerik December 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I would like to go because 2012 kicks off my 20th year since my husband of 14 years and I have been a couple;)

  107. Heather December 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    I have lived in the Portland/Vancouver area for the past 10 years and of those, I’ve been 21 for 3 of them. Since I turned 21 I have been stuck at home on New Years having a lame party at my parent’s house. In May I graduate from college and I’d really like to make this New Years great by winning these tickets and celebrating the night away! I’m majoring in Fisheries Biology and I never get a chance to dress up, so this party would finally give me a reason to wear a dress and get ‘gussied up’! Please choose me!!

  108. Tami N December 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    Last year I reconnected with my 9th grade boyfriend. …32 years later. We’ve spent the entire year getting to know each other again via Facebook, Emails and Phone calls. In October, I moved with my two boys to Oregon from California so we could live near the most amazing positive beautiful human being I’ve ever known. We’ve both had our share of up and downs in life and nothing would be more awesome than to start the New Year/Future together than being at the best New Year’s Party ever!

  109. Laura December 4, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    If elected to go to this years 2011/2012 Champagne Ball, my sister and I will be witty, charming, and a general delight. We will tell humourous anecdotes, laugh at others jokes, and wear very nice party hats.

    We would love to meet you, and hope to see you there!

  110. Michelle December 4, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    I would LOVE to go! I have never been to an official New Years Eve party and it sounds amazing!!

  111. Enginerd December 4, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I want to go because I finally ended years of medication permitting me from enjoying life and I quit smoking this year. I’ve been cursed with bad experiences on NYE for the past 6 years so it’s time I change that. I want to start the new year off right by attending the best NYE party Portland has to offer, celebrating a rebirth of my life.

  112. Erica O December 4, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    We would love to go to this!!

  113. Erin December 4, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I would love to win so I could get dressed up and dance!

  114. kim December 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I have never been to a black tie event and I think it would be a great evening. I can not afford to go.

  115. Tanya Posey December 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    We are a couple of burlesque dancers from Seattle that want to pop down to Portland to rock the biggest party there. We love your town and want to visit on your big night. Sparkles and feathers will abound.

  116. Bill and Sharon Kaufmann December 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    We’ve lived in Tacoma for over 25 years and have always enjoyed celebrating New Years in Portland as our holiday get away. This year Bill is unemployed and Sharon is in very poor health with traumatic kidney failure. Our only income is social security disability which isn’t much. It will probably be Sharon’s last New Years, and we would love to spend it together in the city where we have made so many wonderful memories during our marriage. Thank you, and god bless. Bill and Sharon K.

  117. Rachel AJB December 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    New Years eve is my husband’s birthday. We ALWAYS have a party for him but, alas, we just moved to Portland and don’t know enough people to have a party this year. I would love to surprise him with a big party- even if it is with strangers! Maybe we could meet some people!

  118. Stephanie December 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    I never do anything for NYE and want to shake things up this year!

  119. Iris Jackson December 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Me and some girlfriends were looking for something to do and decided the Seattle is boring and that taking the train down and making an amazing weekend in Portland was the thing to do. Your shindig looks like the best party this year. Were all looing forward to getting all dolled but and having a blast.

  120. Ruby December 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    I have nothing to do for new years eve and I look to damn gooooood to be sitting home alone.

  121. Elizabeth M. December 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Quick…I need a witty remark. My resolution for December 6, 2011 is to win tickets to Portland’s coolest New Year’s Eve party! My resolutions at the Champagne Ball include: (1) Meet the Love of my Life, (2) Realign my expectations (3) Meet a stranger (4) Laugh (5) Laugh a lot (6) Dance (7) Drink, a reasonable amount (8) Ring in my first PDX New Years and (9) Call a cab.

  122. drea December 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    I would like to give this as a present to my sister who is a mother of 2 and a student. She deserves a night to dress up and celebrate her new year in style. She is awesome and I love her and I would love to see the look on her face when I hand her two tickets to paradise..(for a night).

  123. Andrea Espinosa December 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    This event would be the best time of my life! Ive never been to a fancy new years party and i would greatly appreciate it!!!

  124. Michelle December 5, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    I would LOVE a grown-up New Year’s Eve. My daughter is with her dad for New Year’s this year so that means my boyfriend and I get a fancy night out! This mama needs a break and some dancing =)

  125. Maggie December 5, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Knowing that a portion of the proceeds of your Champagne Ball is going towards the Children’s Cancer Association, I would love to be part of this worthwhile event. Thank you for bringing in the New Year with this cause in mind.

  126. David Slivs December 5, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    We’ve had 2 kids in the last two years and have a babysitter for NYE with no plans yet! We met on a NYE 5yrs ago and have not been able to celebrate properly since. We just moved to PDX a year ago and this looks like a good time.

  127. Kylie December 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    I just moved to Portland and I can’t wait to start exploring everything this city has to offer! I would love to dance the night away with new friends!

  128. Jenn December 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I am feeling lucky!! I would love to rage in Portland on New Year’s. This will be our first year in town since moving here… We usually do the family thing out east.

    Pick me and I will tweet out about the event and how cool PDX Pipeline is all night long!

    Jenn :)

  129. Krystyna December 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    It’s our first New Years in Portland – what better way to spend it? My husband and I would love to attend. And having the proceeds go to CCA is just icing on the cake!

  130. bob roman December 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    this will be my first new years in portland and my first new year away from close friends in family ever. i’d love to be able to take my lady out for a wonderful night and this looks like a great night!

  131. kristi hope December 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Oh this sounds like a fun time…. I would love to party on night long looking glamorous and dancing the night away. I love to have fun:)

  132. mary hill December 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I am new to Portland and looking to go to the best party around, I head this was it. I cant afford to go to this but I would love to attend and bring my boyfriend. We’ve had a vary hard year and this would give us hope and excitement for the new year.

  133. Deanna Johnson December 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Would love to win & bring my Mom! She needs an excuse to take the day off and spend it with her only daughter!

  134. Becky Hampton December 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Instead of working this New Years Eve, it would be nice to have a fabulous event to take the day off for! Would love to win.

  135. Jessica C December 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    I am heading to Portland this NYE for the first time with my boyfriend whose family lives there. I would LOVE for my first time meeting them, and first NYE with them to be very special. What better way to bring in the New Year than to party at the fabulous Hilton, and for such a wonderful cause!!! I would love to win!

    Best Wishes, and a Happy New Year to everyone!

  136. James Romano December 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    I have a rockin’ gf and we want a place where we can put on our formal threads and celebrate life and each other with other like-minded people. Period. sounds like a gun, safe night for a great cause . . . and we can crawl to our room!

  137. Jadd T December 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    New Years Eve is my birthday! This would be sweet as candy with brandy (and champagne)

  138. Lindsay A December 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    this sounds like such a great time and I admire the generosity of donating proceeds to Children’s Cancer Association. I’d love to go… :)

  139. Lauren December 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    This sounds like a great way to spend NYE! I love to get dressed up and dance the night away. This is probably my last New Year’s Eve in Portland and I would love to do it right!

  140. Sara December 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    This is my first year out on the town with my best friend and this would be an amazing night for us to experience. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate the New Year and new possibilities at the Hilton? It would be a once in a lifetime experience.

  141. Jase T. December 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    My friends are going to be in town, and this way i can afford it!!!!

  142. Teresa S. December 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    I can’t wait! it looks like such a fun time! :)

  143. carrie dabau December 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    This event sounds amazing in everyway. I can see myself dancing, laughing with my husband all night long. Could this be a dream? Yes it is, cause the last time we did anything except me watching the ball drop and listening to him snore was 2000! Please Please choose us for tickets!

  144. Tessa James December 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    It would be SO awesome to win two tickets to this. I don’t have any plans for new years… :)

  145. T. Warren December 6, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    Hubby and I have never been to a nice NYE party and would like this to be our 1st esp having children and so on! Thanks

  146. ly December 6, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Best party in town! Love the food and music!!!

  147. Molly Rahe December 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    A Great Live Band in the best city in the world, celebrating the new year in grand style at the Hilton…whats not to love!

  148. Eric T. December 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    I don’t have any plans yet. I would love to win tickets.

  149. Stephanie December 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    This will be my first New Year’s in Portland. This sounds like the place to be and a great party! I would love to go!

  150. Silvia December 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I would really really love to win tickets to this party because I have no way to afford it i never been to something like this. Just let me start the new year with something different. Happy holidays

  151. Emily December 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    This might be my last New Year’s in Portland and I’d love to finally go to the Champagne Ball.

  152. Kathryn December 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    I would love to attend your NYE Party because I have never rang in the New Year in Maine, and will be there to deliver a wedding cake and am looking to spend the holiday in Portland!

  153. Ariana December 7, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Champagne Ball sounds like an amazing way to bring in the New Year~ Cheers!

  154. shoua lee December 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    I have never gone anywhere big on new years eve. So I would really love to come to this place.

  155. Sara Leighton December 7, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    I have been beaten down for the past two years. I would really appreciate a way to start a new year.

  156. Sara December 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Please send me to the ball!

  157. Brad December 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    My girlfriend and I have never been to a ball. Help me make her new years one to remember.

  158. Ariel December 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I am not from portland, I live in Grants Pass, Or. I have never been to a ball and I am planning on moving in with my sister in the new year. Show me why I should stay in portland.

  159. Nora Van Emmerik December 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    I just really want to go:)

  160. Wynand Van Emmerik December 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    I just really want to take my wife!

  161. Adam December 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    I want to go because I will have the funnest time out there

  162. Robin J December 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I would love to win tickets so I can show my boyfriend the best NYE party I’ve ever experienced in Portland!!!

  163. Cindy December 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Oh how I would love to have an adult evening out with my husband and the children tucked away at Grandma’s. Please pick us we haven’t been out on a date in over a year! What a way to start 2012.

  164. JB EDNER December 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    My girl friend would finally stop calling me mr.cheap or mr.tightwad(im not),she would actually think i shelled out the money,how cool is that!And it sounds like a blast.

  165. Barbara December 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I would love to be apart of the Champagne Ball experience! I have wanted to go for years, and it is always too expensive. I know a portion of the sales goes toward the Children’s Cancer Association, which is amazing! However, if I win tickets I would like to donate the money I would have spent on them directly to the Children’s Cancer Association. It is important to me to have the money go directly to them. So pick me and together we can have fun and help kids, all for a good cause!!!!

  166. maya December 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I will stir up every dance floor…make everyone smile and up their dance moves to HIGH groove or ULTRA smooth. I just want to be dancing all night! 4 dance floors? Can’t beat that!

  167. Karmell J December 9, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    I have been dying to go to a costume ball for years. This would be very close to that! Also, I typically don’t go out on New Years but since I am becoming a winemaker I thought this would be fun and appropriate! =)

  168. Kay December 9, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    My husband and I haven’t been out for new years eve for about ten years. This would be such a treat for us both now that the kids are out of the house.

  169. Kay December 9, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    My husband and I haven’t been out for new years eve for about ten years. This would be such a treat for us both now that the kids are out of the house. I would love to surprise him with a fully paid for night out. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  170. audrey December 9, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    because if you saw the backless dress i want to wear, you would want me there too.

  171. Denika December 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    I’ve never been able to celebrate a new years eve in portland. But this year will be the first and by FAR the best. I already have my dress! lets get down!

  172. Melody December 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    What a great way to ring in the Holiday!

  173. Yuri December 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    I’m basically the most famous person in Portland so it only makes sense that I go to Portland’s most famous New Year’s Eve party!

  174. Clara December 10, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    I would like to win because this is my first time celebrating the New Year as a legal adult!! 21 years old finally :) I know my friend and I would really enjoy these tickets.

  175. Julie Wheaton December 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Not only will this be my first New Years Eve in Portland, it will be the start of My first year of living in Portland! I have heard that this is THE Most Amazing celebration that Portland has to offer to ring in the new year!! I can’t wait to be there!

  176. Daniel December 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    I want the tickets. Give me the tickets. I’ll be your private dancer. dancing for tickets. do Want you want me do.

  177. Kelly December 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I want to win tickets because New Years Eve will be my boyfriend and my second year anniversary and we are already staying at the Hilton!

  178. Jesse December 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Send me to the best party in town!

  179. heather December 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I want to be at the most amazing new years party in ptown!

  180. sagirly December 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Who WOULDN’T want to go? ;)

  181. bob var December 13, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    cuz i be goin as a pimp and ho with my lady!

  182. Shannon December 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Two great people found each other on Match.com, beginning a beautiful relationship! What more perfect way to start our new year together than to attend Portland’s most famous New Year’s Eve party!! Making everlasting memories of our first celebration!

  183. Indipendance December 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    I would love to go! I would even take the 1 cent bus in my fancy dress to get there!

  184. Toby December 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    You should pick me cause I haven’t won anything from PDX pipeline YET! Please pick me, I really want to go.

  185. BillC December 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Would love to make the New Years eve ball with my date, never have been!

  186. Dave December 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I’ve been completely disctracted of late and have yet to make any NYE plans. I think this might be the perfect idea.

  187. Matt December 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I would love to take my wife out to a fancy New Year’s Eve party. She loves getting dressed up and hitting the town so this would give her a very happy end to 2011.

  188. Jacob December 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    My girlfriend deserves this and more, but I’m too poor. Make a schmuck’s dream come true.

  189. Mia December 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Would love to win this night out for New Years Eve:)

  190. Jo'Z December 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    The odds are long for any specific one of us, but the odds are great that SOMEONE will win, so here’s my entry…..

  191. jules December 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    oh what a ball it will be… plus me!!!

  192. Michael December 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    I would LOVE to go, maybe it will help get a date!

  193. MT December 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    If I win, so many kittens can be saved!

  194. Brian December 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    I haven’t seen my girlfriend in four months and she’s coming back from school for the holidays. I would love to take her.

  195. James December 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Never been would love to celebrate in a big way this year.

  196. Jess December 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Help! Need something amazing to do! I’ll even wash dishes! ;-)

  197. Courtney December 16, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Just once I would love to have a fancy New Years Eve filled with dancing and champagne. This looks phenomenal, and I’d love to attend.

  198. JB December 16, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    It would be really fun to celebrate this way. I am 46 years old and have never been to a proper New Years Eve party.

  199. Tricia Saunders December 16, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Oh, what a FUN way to ring in the New Year! I would LOVE this!!

  200. Mindi December 16, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I would absolutely LOVE to go to this! I’ve had quite a year, and I’m looking forward to saying goodbye with style!

  201. bianca johnson December 16, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I want tix please!! I have no date and would love to take a friend in the same boat as me to have a good time and forget we even need one!!! meeeeee!! =D

  202. Sven December 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect place to bring my gf. Neither of us, in previous relationships, had someone who’d be up for such a fun time!

  203. Elizabeth December 19, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    I’ve never been to a New Years Party, mainly because I can’t afford it! I would love to have the opportunity to attend this one, so winning these tickets would be absolutely amazing!
    -Liz

  204. Stephanie Klein December 19, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I want to go so I can start the year off right. Like most people, 2012 sucked. So I want to go to this kick a$$ party, bring my best friend who may have a had a crappier 2011 than me, drink, eat, dance, and countdown to the awesome 2012 and hopefully find some guy to kiss.

  205. Steve Colburn December 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I’m playin’ the sympathy card for all its worth. Last Wednesday, my wife fractured her hip whlile we were on the way to visit family in San diego. After surgery there that evening she is recovering nicely. However, if we don’t win this, we’ll have to stay home on New Years! That would be a real shame as we are such good partiers.

  206. Scott Pierce December 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Odds of winning keep increasing.

  207. Mariah December 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Must do something amazing for New Years, and this will be it. I Must Win!! Otherwise another year of not dressing up and drinking beer around pool tables in our friends basement :*(

  208. Aaron December 21, 2011 at 3:47 am #

    Oma will be in town to be with the baby!

  209. Lara December 21, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    I’ll take my chances and enter!

  210. Kai December 21, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    What up, 2011 economy? Not doing well, you say? Well, you know what would cheer ME up? Free tickets to this awesome new years event. :) Pretty please?

  211. Teagan Walden December 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Ah, the magic of this evening would truly be wild if I could attend this prestigious event. I would represent the PDX pipeline with style, finesse and of course classy celebration. My date and I would be honored to attend this glorious event!

  212. K. Illana Goodwin December 22, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    If I win I promise to dance all night long with random strangers, be delightful and charming to all I meet, drink champagne until I see double, and fall into the arms of the Hilton’s sweet accommodations.

  213. Manny December 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    If I win, I promise to be “nice” for the coming year. Wish everyone I meet that night a Happy New Year (and actually mean it) and ask them what their hopes, goals and dreams are for the new year and help them achieve them!

  214. Dave G December 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I would like to win simply because we have never been to this wonderful event. Our routine has been very uneventful for many years and it would be nice to bring in the new year a little differently for a change.

  215. bianca johnson December 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    pick meeeeeeeeee please! =)

  216. Shari December 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Just in case you have extra tix to give away, I’d love to go. I live in Seattle and would love to experience NYE PDX style!! :) Thanks!!

  217. Elizabeth December 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    MEEE!!!! Please please

  218. Yuri December 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I want to go so so so so so badly!!! This would be the best party!

  219. nicole December 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    I lost 160 pounds and I want to look all snazzy and feel all sparkly on NYE. Plus I am 2 months pregnant and would like to wear my new dress before I am too fat to put it on. And I am engaged, so we are kind of broke with all the transition!

  220. Tino December 23, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    I have never done anything like this for new years eve!! please pick me!!

  221. John December 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    I would like to win these tickets because I haven’t planned anything for this new years eve celebration.

  222. Wynand Van Emmerik December 23, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Please……………………………………………………………………………..I would like to go because 2012 kicks off my 20th year since my wife of 14 years and I have been a couple;)

  223. Wynand Van Emmerik December 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Please……………………………………………………………………………..I would like to go because 2012 kicks our 20th year since my wife and I have been a couple;)

  224. Jason Pfeifer December 24, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    I want to go because I will be in town visiting, planning to move to Portland in the summer 2012. What a better way to get a taste for the city than Champagne Ball! Plus, as Steve Jobs said “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

  225. Huck December 24, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    What a dream come true!

  226. Teneka December 24, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    2011 has been such a year of failure & heartbreak. I’m keeping optimistic that 2012 will be my savior from the epic fail. What better way to welcome it than such an amazing event for free?

  227. Tanika Campbell December 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I’d love to win tix because my hubby and I only have plans to dog sit on New Years. Please help us do something more exciting!!

  228. Tammy December 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    I have missed every Time Square NYE party since 1907…..Isn’t it about time this Cinderella got to finally go to a ball?

  229. Sarah December 26, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I would love to do something besides going to our local sports bar. It would be great to have somewhere to go where I can wear a dress and heels!

  230. Michael Clothier December 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Check out Pipeline for music and events I really really want to go to the 21st annual champagne ball. I have never been but it looks like so much fun.Praying for some free tickets because I am a single Dad and really do not have the funds for 100$ tickets.I would rather spend the money on my two girls.So please pick me for a free ticket.Thank you,Michael

  231. lindsey December 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    I would finally get to put my ball gown, monocle, and carriage to good use…

  232. Kathey S December 27, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    It would be wonderful to win these tickets. I have lived in Portland all my life, and have always heard how awesome this party is. New Years is filled with new hopes and Dreams. My cousin I just met for the first time two years ago just passed away, and My Mother passed away Dec 21,Sometimes when your heart is filled with sadness, you want to escape, even if it just for a few hours with people whom are enjoying life,and who are happy even for a moment.

  233. Brian December 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    My wife has been super bored today and it would be great to give her something to look forward to!

  234. Becky December 28, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    Winning tickets would be a dream come true. I just turned 21 this year and I’ve been fantasizing about a very fancy New Years Party to ring-in my adulthood. I work 40+ hrs a week @ both a day job & a late-night job. If that wasn’t enough, I’m also a full time student at PSU (also takes classes at PCC on the side). I work SO hard all year long to support myself and I just want to celebrate my independence. Hard living makes you feel old really fast, I just want these tickets to have fun and be a normal 21 yr old. Without the tickets I’d just take another shift at work for New Years’ because being a student is like bleeding money.

  235. Jason December 28, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    I have friends going and would love to join them in rocking in the new year!

  236. Renee December 28, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I would love the opportunity to check this party out, I am from Philly and would love to experience a party like this somewhere different for a change.

  237. 2012 December 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Would be special for my wife. We are in need of night that will bring us closer together.

  238. Marissa December 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    This would be SO MUCH FUN! I would love to go!

  239. Christopher December 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Hey there! I’ve never been, but would love to and sure could find a date last second.

    Christopher

  240. ashley December 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I would love to do something like this for New Years, it’s my first new years I can celebrate being over 21, last year I was serving in the United States Navy and wasnt able to do anything. I can’t afford tickets but would love to go!!!

  241. Melissa August 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    My husband and I are happy to support a great cause and will be buying tickets! Although we would love to invite some friends to come along that would otherwise be unable to come. I do think it is a tough decision to find a worthy candidate for these tickets as many of these stories are powerful. Good luck.

  242. Kristy October 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    What a year this has been so far! Between the death of my father and my husband losing then finding a new job this has been one heck of a ride. I would love to celebrate the ending of this year since things have been so positive lately! I am excited to celebrate the next year (expecially if the end of the world doesn’t happen on Dec 21!). We have been in Portland now for 2 yrs and love it. Good luck deciding :)

  243. KL October 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Did someone say BUBBLES?!?!?! Dancing, good music, good food/drinks. Where do I sign up?! Would love to celebrate with some good, fun and giving people on such a wonderful night!

  244. ps October 13, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    After 45 years I have found my true love.She means the world to me and she deserves a night that she will never forget.We met 4 months ago and the two of us have been going through some life changing events.I recently lost 45 Lbs. and got separated from my ex.Shes lost 15 Lbs, and is going through a separation,This one night could be the night,that could be a new beginning for the two of us.This is my last shot at LOVE,true love,passionate,exciting,romantic,.Please help me out,I want to show here there’s more to come after a divorce.I want to show her the time of her life all I need is a little help,,After all everybody needs somebody to love,

  245. Shana October 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I would love to surprise my girlfriend by taking her to this!!! Her birthday is two days after Christmas and although I try to do something special for her,(Christmas, Birthday and New Years) I’m usually broke, brain dead and just trying survive the chaos and insanity!

  246. Codi October 26, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    My husband and I have always wanted to go to this and just can’t justify spending the money, which is why I’m begging for tickets!!! I would love to start my new year at the ball! oh please pleae please!

  247. Shannon November 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    This is my husbands and mine Wedding ANniversary…what a blessed way to share such a blessed journey we began 18 years ago…I hope we win. :)

  248. Ryn November 8, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    This sounds like the most amazing New Year’s Eve event! Any excuse to get classy is always appreciated. I’d love to go, but I couldn’t afford such a luxury on my own. Please pick me!

  249. Jan November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets because… I love having a good time and there is a very special someone that I would want to take ;)

  250. Becky Peterson November 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Eight months ago my (now) boyfriend used pdx pipeline to plan a great first date. Help me plan a great New Years!!

  251. Jake Eastman November 22, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Looks like this is going to be the best party in Portland 2012!

  252. Stephanie Wehe November 24, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    This sounds like exactly the fun and romantic New Years Eve we have been looking for!! We live in Southern Oregon, are recently engaged and work so much we haven’t had any time to celebrate yet. We are dying to come up to Portland for New Years and this event looks like an incredible way to spend it!!

  253. Holly R November 25, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    After some major life changes, it’s time to get out and have some fun, me-style! I’ve never done a big New Year’s Eve party and this would be a fantastic first outing :-D

  254. Chi Nelson November 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Pick me! I want to go very badly!!!

  255. Kelli November 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I would love to go with my husband somewhere for New Year’s Eve. My husband is active duty Army and this is our first New Year’s Eve in Portland. We would never be able to afford tickets like these. It would be awesome to spend New Year’s Eve together at an awesome and elegant event like this since our friends and family are over 2,000 miles away. Thank you in advance for consideration in picking us!!

  256. Courtney December 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    I would love to go to the ball because this will be the first New Year’s Eve my boyfriend and I will be able to spend together in the six years of our relationship. I would love for it to be special.

  257. Cara December 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I have to go to this ball!!!! I am Canadian and I will be in Portland for NYE and this would just make my trip soooooo special! It sounds amazing!!!!

  258. Isaiah December 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    My girlfriend really wants to go to this ball and I would love to surprise her with tickets! She would flip out! Please make this happen for us, it would mean so much!

  259. Bianka December 9, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    My friend and I have never gone out on new years eve. We have always spent it with family who fall asleep before the ball drops. We need a special new years, if just once!

  260. Valerie December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    This will be our first year in Portland for New Years and we really want to do it up right and brag to our friends back home! Yep, gotta brag, we have earned our bragging rights moving away from what was known & comfortable to this wonderful City that we find ourselves on a new advenuture pretty much every day! Now to end the year and start the new year in style.

  261. Heather December 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I’ve never been to a ball before! I’d love to go!

  262. Jim December 24, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I would love to take my Girlfriend to this event this year.

  263. mike December 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Help us take a well needed break from building a boat to sail around the world! Our summer vacation was laying up fiberglass, sanding, painting and launching our boat for it’s first float. I owe my girlfirend a night to be a Princess for all the sacrifices and hardwork. Its just us working on this boat, no trust fund, we are taking a big gamble giving up everything for a different way of finding smiles! She has been by my side rain or shine, fatigued, exhausted, lacerations, and all else that involves this adventure. Two tickets would light out fire with a New Years resolution to finish this boat!

  264. Shannon December 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    On new years Eve..my husband and I will be married 18 years…we have 4 kids, my husband works fulltime AND attends school fulltime in the evenings..working so hard towards his degree to provide a better future for us all..This would be an amazing anniversary surprise for him if I were to win these tickets..thank you in advance for considering us…Shannon

  265. Dan December 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    I would love tickest because you guys are awesome!

  266. Lindsey Edwards November 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Ill be 23 come december and I was raised as Jehovah’s Witness and was never allowed the opportunity to celebrate New Years! I recently detached from the religion, and would love nothing more than to share such a special moment and experience with the love of my life.

  267. Hannah November 14, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    I would like to go to this event because NYE is my husband and I’s anniversary as well. I am active duty military and was on duty for our first anniversary and our wedding ended up being a small get together because I had orders to a new unit a week after our wedding so we had very short notice. I would really love to be able to dress up and have a romantic night with my husband for our second anniversary and make up for the fact that we havent really been able to have that “magical romantic evening” I wished we could have. We are now stationed two hours away from Portland in a very small town and love any chance to go to the city. It would be an amazing experience.

  268. Kim S. November 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    I would like to win tickets because I haven’t been on a date in 13 years and my life has been pretty sad over the last 9 years. Help me change this fate and be happy for once in my life. :-)

  269. Ashley November 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Because my boyfriend and I would dress to the nines, and have an awesome time bringing in 2014!

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