Win Tickets ($100): Downtown Portland Speakeasy-style New Year’s Eve 2015 / 2016 @ Red Star Tavern | Jazz by The Bylines, Drinks Included

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Speakeasy-style New Year’s Eve 2015 / 2016 @ Red Star Tavern on December 31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 28.


From our sponsors
Red Star Tavern's Noble ExperimentSpeakeasy-style New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2015
8 p.m. | $50 | 21+

Red Star Tavern
adjacent to Hotel Monaco
503 S.W. Alder Street, Portland, OR

Red Star Tavern and the Noble Experiment invite you to a prohibition-style celebration to ring in 2016.

A ticket grants you an evening of cocktails from head bartender, Brandon Lockman (that’s right… drinks included), live jazz-era music from local trio, The Bylines, dancing and general revelry.

Don’t forget dinner! Grab a bite in Red Star Tavern before making your way to the party’s speakeasy entrance, open only for special events.

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257 Responses to Win Tickets ($100): Downtown Portland Speakeasy-style New Year’s Eve 2015 / 2016 @ Red Star Tavern | Jazz by The Bylines, Drinks Included

  1. Rose December 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    I’d like to win because last year our New Year’s Eve was ruined by a vomiting toddler. This would, hopefully, make up for that! :)

    • andres villastrigo December 27, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

      the lady and i rarely get out and want to bring in the new year right! cant wait

    • Karon Patterson December 29, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      I’m reuniting with the love of my life after 33 years ! Pure notebook at its best ! Need I say more ! Blues are his favorite and I would love to have the first dance of our second beginning begin here!

    • henok December 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

      i really like jazz because i play saxo. i want to go to a place where i can find a place the same like this. winning a ticket is llike a blast

  2. Stefanie Brown December 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    We’d love to be there and hear some great jazz! Plus it’s my GF’s birthday!

  3. Guy Smith December 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    I want these tix

  4. Jessica Martinez December 8, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    I want to go because my boyfriend and I will be in Portland for New Year’s Eve! He was born there and I’ve never been! His birthday is December 30th! We can’t wait!

  5. Jennifer Neuman December 8, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    We used to stay home with our fearful dog on New Year’s Eve in case there were fireworks . . . but he is, alas, now gone. So maybe we should go out for a change! Jazz and cocktails sounds like the bee’s knees.

  6. Chris m December 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    I haven’t won all year! Please pick me!

  7. Christina Johnson December 8, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    I would love to win because I’d love to try Red Star Tavern outside of happy hour and would love to hear some food Jazz!

  8. Elizabeth Graham December 8, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    I’ve been looking into New Years options for a couple of weeks now, and coming from NY there is nothing I love more than a speakeasy, alcohol, and live music…well maybe my dog, but I digress. I would LOVE to go!

  9. Misty S December 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

    Yes please!

  10. Summer Luu December 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

    I’d love to attend because I’m bringing my girlfriend from Seattle and she hasn’t really explore Portland that much and I would love to show her the finer things to do in city :) Also, we both love speakeasy and jazz. Cheers!

  11. Holly Hutchison December 9, 2015 at 12:03 am #

    There is no better way to welcome the new year swaying in the arms of your sweetie to amazing Jazz! I want to be transported back in time for the evening! Please pick me for a couple of free tickets!!

  12. Seth U December 9, 2015 at 5:40 am #

    I want to experience the speakeasy entrance! Jazz music and Dancing, who could ask for more!

  13. Stacy December 9, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Portlandia on the Eve would be grandtastic! Speak easy’s are rad, love them. Stoked for jazz as well!

  14. Veronica Gentle December 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    I wanna- sounds like a perfect way to ring in the NY and to celebrate my bf’s birthday- Pick me pick me!

  15. Perry December 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    I love speakeasy’s!

  16. elena December 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    Thinking about moving to P-town and am in town that weekend to check it out…this would be the BEST way to start

  17. kyle December 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    I’m classy as fuck.

    • Angela Barron December 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

      Hey Kyle, you should make that into a t-shirt! Oh, wait…

  18. Lauren December 9, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    I have the perfect dress for a speakeasy NYE party! Ah, help a girl out!

  19. Maggie December 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

    speaking of easy…

  20. Elyse December 9, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    My husband and I are traveling to Portland to escape for the holidays & LOVE the jazz era! We were married in 20’s attire, love our local speakeasy and well-made cocktails, & adore performing Jazz music :)

  21. Arturo Calilung December 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    I’d like to attend the speakeasy event because I travel to all of the hideouts of the gangsters of old. I just visited where AL Capone used to play cards (he had a mirror that he could tilt to see his opponents’ cards) and i love the ambience that Era recreates.

  22. Shasha Andrews December 10, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    Did somebody say: Speakeasy?! More fun than a masquerade Ball! dancing to jazz all night long…..
    *Le Sigh*! What a way to turn a year in style!

  23. Robert December 10, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Sounds like a great event. Spending New Year’s in a speakeasy would be pretty cool.

  24. Kristie December 10, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    Dark and Stormy’s, live jazz and my Flapper girl outfit from past Halloween! What a great New Years Eve it would be!

  25. April C. December 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    I would love something to start the new year off right! Way, WAY better than watching the ball drop on TV!

  26. Erin December 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    I’d like to spend the evening in style.

  27. eliz December 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    Wow… I’ve been trying to find the best New Year’s Party for myself & a local boy visiting from Kauai. This is so it!!! Please kokua!

  28. conrad December 10, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Speakeasy cocktails in one of the best cities in the usa.. yes please!!! Here is to 2016!!!

  29. Greg December 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    I would love to take my dame to this shindig!

  30. Ann December 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    What a wonderful way to begin 2016!

  31. Adrienne December 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Would love to dress up in 1920s era garb and doing in the new year.

  32. JenJen December 10, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    I would love to listen to jazz on the way out of 2015!

  33. lori December 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    Would love to win!

  34. Lynn Elsdon December 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    This is our favorite bar!!! Pleeeeease?

  35. Ron T December 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    WoW… what a way to bring in the new year.
    Brandon’s cocktails sound wonderful and the live jazz from The Bylines,
    sounds like so much fun. I’d just “shimmy” the night away.

  36. sally Kuhns December 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    I am such a Jazz lover. I hope this will be me..

  37. Andy G December 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    This would be such a fantastic date night!

  38. Angela Barron December 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    Why not?

  39. Yume December 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    Considering that we just celebrated Repeal Day, a Prohibition-style party sounds pretty apropos!

  40. Dave G. December 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    Booze, jazz and the Red Star=Happy New Year!

  41. Shelly Wilkerson December 10, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    This sounds like something we’d enjoy! New, for sure!

  42. Melissa December 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm #


  43. Arial December 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    I want a memorable NYE!! And I have no idea what else to do!

  44. Meghan December 10, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    My husband and I are music nerds and love jazz and the Prohibition Era styles- we would love to go! Our dog is even named Jazz!

  45. Allissa December 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    I would love to attend because my fiance and I moved to portland 2 years ago and this will be our first new years here without kidos. We have been taking swing lessons because my boy is terribly shy with dancing. It would be amazing for us to cut loose and enjoy ourselves in roaring 20’s style!

  46. JoVonne Mason December 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    This will be my first New Year’s Eve since moving to Portland & this sounds like the perfect way to ring in 2016!

  47. Ariel December 10, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Tickets please! I’ve been living in Idaho for grad school. I need this, and Portland this NYE

  48. panda December 11, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    red hot jazz baby

  49. Yulya December 11, 2015 at 2:48 am #

    THIS is the jazzy New Year’s Eve celebration I’ve been waiting for! Would simply love to sway my way into the new year in my honey’s well-dressed arms! Please make this flapper girl’s dream come true? Thanks so much!

  50. Chris December 11, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    This would be wonderful!

  51. Dani White December 11, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    I would really enjoy these tickets. My friend and I have been trying to figure out what to do for a while now, and this sounds great! Also I’m a Dec birthday baby!

  52. Kaelin December 11, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    If I win I promise that my boyfriend and I will dress up like we’re in Some Like it Hot and charm like Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon. I make a great gangster’s Moll.

  53. Devon December 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    I’ve been looking for an event to wear my flapper dress!

  54. Elizabeth Folger December 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets because the last time I got tickets to a speakeasy style party, I tore a ligament in my knee two days before the event and couldn’t dance. I would love to dance the night away at this celebration!

  55. Ninavolk December 12, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    Couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the new year!

  56. Ninavolk December 12, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the new year

  57. Travis Chesney December 12, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    There won’t be a better NYE party where my wife and I can spend the entire evening talking in old timey radio voice. Please help our dream come true. Merry Everything and Happy New Year!

  58. Arielle December 12, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Save me from spending NYE in Idaho

  59. melissa fowler December 12, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    I would love to go

  60. jeff linsday December 12, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    This would be awesome

  61. Bret jarvis December 12, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    I would really like to go

  62. Clayton kangiser December 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    A speakeasy New Year’s Eve would allow me to step and do something on the other side of the spectrum. Something of an event that could possibly change my life, I don’t know, I have never been to a speakeasy. But in order to move forward into 2016, I feel I need to take it back with these tickets to a simpler time.

  63. Erika December 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    This sounds like a perfect way to ring in our first New Years as a married couple! My husband and I had a chance to visit a speakeasy in San Diego, but they weren’t serving dinner, it was late, and we needed a meal! This would be a wonderful way to redeem ourselves after our own poor planning. We’d be jazzed to get to swank it up, get down, and welcome 2016 in style!

  64. Heather December 13, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    This sounds like a perfect way to start the new year! Jazz and speakeasy….amazballs!

  65. Marcela December 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    Because the first year that I moved to Portland, I didn’t know a single soul and played arcade games at Ground Kontrol where some Canadians adopted me for the night and got me drunk (so that was cool). Last year was spent in Seattle (not cool). And this year I’m back, baybeh! It’d be nice to have a great party to go to!

  66. Michelle Gunkler December 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    I was going to buy tickets for this event but because all my friends wait till the the last minute to let me know how many tickets to buy I am out of luck :( SO please pick me to win the tickets!!!!!
    It looks like a ton of fun!!

  67. Jane December 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    I do not get out much, but mayb if I had tickets to something amazing then I would!;)… To already have tickets and to be able to invite a friend or date would be really nice!…. And I love jazz:)… Please pick me!

  68. Jennifer December 13, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

    Tickets for New Years would be AMAZING!!

  69. Nestor Flores December 14, 2015 at 7:20 am #

    I am not going to lie. I procrastenated and dont have a plan for New Year eve yet….that is all.

  70. Amber December 14, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Sounds so fun!

  71. alayna December 14, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    I would LOVE to win! I have spent the last 3 NYE alone because my boyfriend has had to work. He is off this year and this would make our whole year.

  72. Jessica December 14, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    This is my and my husband’s first New Year’s together as a married couple. And, we’ve never been able to celebrate the night in style before. We’d love to be able to go!

  73. Michaele December 14, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    We just moved to Portland and are learning about the history, architecture, food, art and culture. Let the immersion lesson commence!

  74. Whitney December 14, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    We’d love to come celebrate New Years with you because it’s MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  75. Jacqui December 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    Fun! This sounds like a really great time and a fantastic excuse for a sassy, jazzy little black dress. ;-)

  76. Justin December 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    A jazzy speakeasy-themed party @ the Red Tavern? Sounds like a blast! My partner and I are in desperate need for a night out. Our little ones have been driving us up the wall due to the approaching holiday season and our recent move from Washington to the west side. This party sounds like a much needed night out! Winning these tickets would be such an amazing way to start off 2016. What could be better than Lindy Hopping in the new year while consuming faux illicit booze?

  77. Wendy December 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    I would love to win because my husband and I are celebrating our first New Year celebration as a married couple and I finally have the holiday day off from work in 6 six years! Give us a chance to get dressed up and have some fun to start the year!

  78. Elle December 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    I would really like to spend NYE out with my we’re-currently-on-a-break boyfriend and really reconnect. He’s not easy to get out (except for his kids) but I think he’d say yes to this. And I’m a speakeasy gal from way back. My black-and-white spectators are ready to go!

  79. TiredTimeTraveler December 14, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Help! If I’m not in a speakeasy on New Years Eve, I’ll never get back home to my REAL time, 1922! Smart phones? Net Flicks? Inter Net? I’m at a loss in this modern world…get me back to my gramophone and dancing shoes! If I can attend, I’ll tap my heels together three times and FINALLY get back home! And if I can’t…somebody pour me a stiff drink.

  80. Ali December 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Just let me be a swanky lady for one night.

  81. Jessie Tyler December 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    This would be a magical night and I would love to be at Red Star Tavern to ring in the New Year!! :)

  82. Stef December 14, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    This sounds like a blast — prohibition-era jazz, dancing, and drinks sounds like definitive NYE antics and I’d love to be a part of them!

  83. Michelle December 14, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    This would be the perfect date for me and my man-friend!

  84. Cara December 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    This sounds like an incredibly swell possibility for my partner and I. We’re damn fine individuals who enjoy both nicely crafted cocktails and jazz. We would be sure to liven the party with our endearing attempts at dancing, though I assure you we get better with liquor.

  85. John Thomas December 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    sounds good to me!

  86. Lisa December 14, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    This would be an incredible way to start 2016 and a great excuse to get out of the house and celebrate right! :)

  87. Ben December 15, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Who doesnt like sipping some whisky while listening to some smooth jazz???

  88. Katie December 15, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    My boyfriend & I met at a Departure NYE party a couple years ago, ended up sneaking away from the loudness to this tavern for a one-on-one.

    He loves jazz, I would absolutely adore to gift him these for our anniversary.

  89. Kate December 15, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    We are travellers from Australia and it has been quite difficult to decide where to have NYE but having it at the Red Star Tavern is exactly what we have been looking for. Please let all of us have the night to remember!

  90. Scott December 15, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    Please choose this guy!

  91. Paige S. December 15, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    Sounds like a smashing good time.

  92. Morgan December 15, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    My boyfriend and I have been looking for a 20’s themed party all year! We were planning on this one and then tickets sold out a couple of days before payday! We’re super bummed!

  93. Jim December 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    What a great place to listen to Jazz and enjoy the night with everyone else. Great location and fantastic drinks.

  94. Trina December 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Free tickets for me please! (I’ve got some moonshine I need to get rid of before they find me!) Please help!

  95. Lisa Walton December 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    We would love to attend this party and really bring in 2016 in a unique way this year, I have never celebrated NYE in all my years in Portland and this event just looks to be the right event for us!!

  96. Irene December 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    I’d love free tickets, my friend whom I am spending NYE with has never heard live Jazz before and it’s something we both think would be fun way to spend the evening doing.

  97. Ryan December 15, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    My wife and I would love an evening out listening to Jazz with a few drinks!!!!

  98. Jessica December 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    My boyfriend and I had our first date three years ago on NYE! This event would be such a great way to celebrate our anniversary! :)

  99. Chaka December 15, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Because each year that my husband and I have been together, I have been extremely ill :( Pneumonia twice, bronchitis, and last year, I wasn’t sick, but we had our newborn son. We need a night out! And we are total jazz cats!

  100. Lauren December 15, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    This would be an awesome New Years

  101. Chris December 15, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    What a treat, PDX pipeline is bringing it home with all these give aways..good luck to all and happy new year!

  102. Natalie December 16, 2015 at 9:05 am #

    Who wouldn’t love tickets to an awesome New Years celebration like this?!

  103. Marcia Fischer December 16, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    This would be perfect way to celebrate NYE with my husband of 30 years–celebrating our love of jazz and our very first date at a speakeasy in NYC!

  104. Kara December 16, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    I would love to win to take my boyfriend somewhere new and exciting for the both of us! We don’t have a chance to get out often and it would be great to spend our first New Year’s together as a couple doing something that neither of us have experienced before.

  105. Tayler December 16, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    Sounds fun, count me in!

  106. John D December 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Who doesn’t love a good speakeasy party? Pick me!

  107. zoe December 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    I want these tickets because I am awesome and so is jazz

  108. Veronica December 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    I NEEED THESE because if i stay home with my 3 year old twins AGAIN on NYE, im going to lose my f@$&ing mind….I need to feel like a kid again!

    -Broke, Exhausted and Out of Wine

  109. Marie Conner December 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    This event is just my style. I would love to dress up in vintage clothes and dance the night away!

  110. Ashley Turner December 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Fun stuff!

  111. Martin December 17, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    My wife and I travel every New Year’s Eve to celebrate the new year in vintage style in a new city every year … and this year we’ve talked two friends into joining us to visit Portland. We’d love to join your speakeasy!

  112. Richard D December 17, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    My wife and i are going to be in Portland for NYE with no where to go and nothing to do, we love the Red Star and visit whenever we are in the area! Plus, who doesn’t like a speakeasy?? We sure would love to attend this fantastic event :)

  113. Linda S December 17, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    What fun a Speakeasy party

  114. Jeff C December 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    The password is pick me. Would love to go. Thanks

  115. Anna December 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Sounds like a fabulous party! I adore the Red Star signature cocktail and happy hour. It would be great to spend more time there.

  116. Aurelia December 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to ring in the new year! Please pick me!

  117. Tanya F December 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    My soulmate and the love of my life Ihave reunited.
    we have never spent a new years eve together.
    I think this would be special God knows we deserve it.
    I can’t think of a better way to bring in the new year except for being with him

  118. Beth December 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    I get dressed up, I mean too dressed up, and NO where to go. This is THE place to go New Year’s Eve! I’m hoping really hard that I win!

  119. Grant December 17, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Speakeasy!? Yup, all about this. Would love to go and bring in the new year in style!

  120. david December 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    having just returned from austin and its seventy-two degree sunshine, i need something to liven my spirits…desperately. cocktails for me and my gal with jazz in a speakeasy environment sounds like just the tonic.

  121. Brittany December 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Pick me! We’d love to be there!

  122. Rick December 17, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Would be a great way to start our first year in Oregon!

  123. Mindi December 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    Its my birthday! !!

  124. Berlise December 17, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    This is exactly the kind of party we were looking for on our first New Year’s Eve in Portland as newlyweds! Would love to win!

  125. Justin Tyle December 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    My fiance and I have a scheduled wedding at the end of January and would like to do something special with her for NYE. This event would be perfect for us since we’re both huge fans of music and are musicians ourselves. Sadly, our budget is on the low side and cannot afford more than a bottle of champagne for our celebrations.

  126. Nasheena December 18, 2015 at 5:46 am #

    If you pick me I would get to show off my AMAZING outfit and have the time of my life. PLEASE please please PDX Pipeline, pick me:-)

  127. Annie December 18, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    This looks so fun, I’ve never done anything so fancy!

  128. Michelle December 18, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    I would love to be able to take my guy to a classy event on our first New Year’s Eve together.

  129. Carol McKenzie December 18, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    I have a mobility impair fiend who would so enjoy this and give his life a new meaning for the New year.

  130. Mauraborealice December 18, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    A very atmospheric way to ring in the New Year!

  131. Sasha T December 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    I’d love to win and have something memorable to do on NYE.

  132. Andy G December 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect way to bring in the new year!!

  133. Todd E December 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    Whadya say there coppa. Lemme see those tickets eh… ya, the tickets..

  134. Todd E December 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    Whadya say there coppa. Lemme see those tickets eh… ya, the tickets..

    Me and my dame would bring some real tradition to the party see. This sounds like a real gas.

  135. chris cox December 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    oh wow i would olove to go this would be so much fun wow oh wow i would love to go choode=se me oj wow

  136. Angela December 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! What could be better than dancing to jazz on NYE! Thank you!

  137. Kelly December 19, 2015 at 7:44 am #


    & BOOZE!!!

  138. jessica December 19, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    I would love to go to this! I haven’t been to a fun new years eve event in years!

  139. Beth December 19, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    A jazzy New Years sounds spectacular!

  140. Kimberly Grassnickle December 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    This would be awesome..ringing in the new year…

  141. Michelle C December 19, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    This sounds amazing. I can’t think of a classier, more intriguing and sexy way to ring in the New Year.

  142. Nicole C. December 19, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Because we love jazz, that’s why. ‘Nuff said.

  143. Maralyn Martindale December 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    New Years Eve in post-prohibition era Portland! Oh the wonder of ringing in the new year in such a historic style, the Jazz Speakeasy. What a treat, especially for a girl from a southern dry county. Opportunities like this don’t grow on trees.

  144. Karla Kay December 20, 2015 at 1:09 am #

    Just moved to Portland from Las Vegas, so we need an awesome NYE party to compare to those on the Strip that we’re used to!!! Can’t wait to ring on the new year in our new hometown!!

  145. Joanne December 20, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    Would iike to be at a real New Year’s Eve party. This sounds like fun!

  146. Kendall Miller December 20, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Heya! I’d like to go to this because I just moved to Portland today and I don’t have many friends yet and no plans for New Years. This would be a great start to my new life in Portland!

  147. Chris Timberlake December 20, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Please. Because I haven’t been out for New Years Eve since my kids were born… IN 2007. Please before I shrivel up and die. I’m already 40 something. My husband is even older. We’re desperate.

  148. Uma December 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    My partner and I are looking for a fun, classy way to ring in the new year . . . and I want to wear my fancy Gatsby-era fringe dress!

  149. K Swan December 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    We will be spending our first evening as husband and wife on NYE and hope to spend the evening listening to Jazz music!

  150. Sierra December 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    Just moved here and would love to celebrate with an awesome New Years experience!

  151. Nicole Merlet December 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    This sounds amazeballs and all that jazz!

  152. Jodie schlafer December 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! We recently moved to Oregon and what better way to ring in the new year with a party??

  153. Mason December 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    Hi my boyfriend and I are visiting Portland for the winter break and we would love to et down to some jazz and indulge in some fine Portland cuisine this NYE!

  154. Brittanie December 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    This sounds so cool. I would love to go!

  155. Jessica December 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    It’s my birthday! What better way to say goodbye to my 20’s than in a speakeasy!

  156. Kristen December 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm #

    This sounds excellent — I would love an excuse to dress up, on theme!, and have a night out with my husband (who vetoed a Kentucky Derby wedding in 2011…come on man).

  157. Melissa Kaylene December 20, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    I’d love to head up there! I’ve never actually gone out to Portland on NYE and it would be really fun at Red Star Tavern! I’d love to blog about it afterwards. :)

  158. Misty December 21, 2015 at 2:36 am #

    This sounds like a fun way to celebrate my first NYE as a married couple =)

  159. Josh December 21, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    This sounds like the most fun you could have for new years! I’d love to be able to celebrate the end of a year and the start of another by partying like the past. I’d love to win tickets to this!

  160. Shawney Goings December 21, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    I would love to attend this New Year’s event!!!

  161. Heather D. December 21, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    This sounds so fun to celebrate the New Year with friends!!!!

  162. Lisa L. December 21, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    Pick me, I would love to attend this event with my beautiful girlfriends : )

  163. Melissa Lile December 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    I want to win these tickets so I can prove to myself I am not too old to stay up until midnight!

  164. Sema Barnes December 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    Can you believe this vegas girl wants to party in Portland Oregon. Heading to PDX NYE to party with Oregonians…would love to get tickets to this event.

  165. Alyssa December 21, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    After 5 years of boring or total let down NYE’s, I need this! PDX Pipeline to save the day!

  166. Mathew December 21, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    I spent last NYE crying into a glass of wine while watching Frozen. I am pretty sure tickets to this would make up for it.

  167. Hilary December 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    Because 1) Jazz & speakeasies 2) it’s our first Portland NYE! Pleaseeeee please please we couldn’t afford to do Christmas this year & a NYE event like this would be good juju for 2016!

  168. Vanessa December 21, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

    I’d like to win because it will be my first time in Portland, Oregon. Traveling from California and it would be a fun way to spend New Year’s Eve

  169. Nate December 22, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    This is my first NYE in Portland and I don’t have anyplace else to wear this fedora yet.

  170. Sarah December 22, 2015 at 9:30 am #

    My husband and I have had a rough year and need a night out away from our 4 year old son to help rekindle our relationship. We have spent the last 8 New Year’s Eve celebrations (every New Years since we’ve been together) with his whole family. We need to start this new year off right, and I have always wanted to spend New Year’s Eve in downtown since I turned 21. I am now 28 and think it’s time! I’m currently a full time student so we are currently living off a single family income, winning these tickets would be a dream come true. Sorry for the sappy post but it’s all sad but true!

  171. Julie December 22, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Going to this Speakeasy-style NYE would make my whole year!

  172. corey December 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    i would love to attend this..pick me please :)

  173. Melinda Claire December 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    I was looking for a jazz party for New Years! Would love to get dressed to the nines and go!

  174. Denise December 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    Dueling pianos? What better way to celebrate the end of 2015? One of my worst years ever

  175. Norma Jean December 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

    My partner and I moved in together a year ago and have been lovers for four. We struggled to be together everyday before we collaborated. While I tended bar, he struggled to make ends meet playing poker. He was a winning player for quite some time but the game can test every nerve in the mind AND body. He found a friend/mentor while playing the game and this amazing person offered him a great job in his company. This was two weeks ago, the hours are a little rough from 7AM to 3:30AM but we are making it work… Luckily I only work 3 days a week. My birthday is on the 30th and my love has a couple weeks off for the holidays (slow season). I would love to surprise him with tickets to the Red Star NYE party, we had breakfast there once after an all night session of poker. He would be absolutely floored. Thank you for the consideration.

  176. Rina December 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Speaking of easy, if I get these tickets dot dot dot….

  177. Racquel Aurora Chappell December 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    Sounds like so much fun! I’d love to get all dolled up for this night.

  178. Nick December 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Cocktails and jazz to celebrate our first ever Portland NYE?! This sounds so cool, would love to go!

  179. Lindsey December 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    I’d like to win because I finally have a holiday off! I’ve the spent last New Years Eve, the last two Thanksgivings, last Christmas, and will spend this coming Christmas answering a crisis line and accompanying police on calls with individuals in crisis. I love my job, but a holiday of revelry is long overdue.

  180. Quisa December 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    Jazz would be a great way to bring in the new year!!

  181. Lisa December 23, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    This seems just my style, would love to go and bring some friends.

  182. Kevin sullivan December 23, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    I want these tickets because I WILL swing dance

  183. Emily Michel December 23, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    I would love these tickets! A great way to spend nye in Portland with my fiance, Maria!! Finally we would be going to a different type of NYE party in Portland!

  184. Diana December 23, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    I can’t think of a sexier way to spend NYE ;D

  185. Jasmine Richardson December 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    I would love to join this celebration. My friends and I have just gotten into speakeasy style bars and this would be the perfect wat to celebrate the end of 2015! Plus, who needs a wild party when you can get into the swing of jazz with some amazing cocktails!

    Please please please!

  186. Liz December 23, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    What a classy way to enjoy great jazz, in an old school setting! I’d love to win & party, jazzed up, dressed up … 2016 primer.

  187. Bianca December 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    I would love to win because it’s my first new years in Portland and away from my Texas family.

  188. Vanessa Paz December 23, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    We are San Diego natives who have lived in Oregon for the past 3 years. This will be our first year in Portland celebrating NYE, and we would love love to ring in the New Year Rose City style! We usually stay in most weekends; but at age 28, I feel my boyfriend and I should spice it up a bit, and dressing up for a night on the town couldn’t sound anymore perfect. We are in love with OREGON, and would love to meet and celebrate with other Portlanders!

  189. Rose December 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    I’ve waiting for a reason to wear my new hat! Pick me!

  190. Aaron December 24, 2015 at 1:20 am #

    Bee ba dop boo bop pick me for this contest sha bop be boom.

  191. Bill December 24, 2015 at 1:22 am #

    Dance dance dance

  192. Jeff A December 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    I need to win because because

  193. YAZ December 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm #


  194. Neil December 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Would love to go, so I can finally wear my fedora.

  195. Andrea December 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    I’d LOVE to win two tickets so I could convince me and my group of girls to come here for new years eve instead of something trashy. ALSO you guys have the best cocktails!!!

  196. Mark Milner December 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Jazz, fantastic venue and great people for a New year’s party.

  197. Randall December 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    I’d LOVE to win tickets to this event because I’m a HUGE jazz fan, as well as going all out on costumes. This would be so awesome to attend! (I was just about to buy tickets, but it’s sold out!)

  198. Ben December 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Dressing up to the nine and sipping on cocktails while enjoying New Year’s Eve sounds amazing.

  199. Abbie Cary December 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    I’m looking for hot jazz and bootleg gin for New Years!

  200. Paige December 25, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    Would love to dance and have a romantic night out. We’ve both had a rough couple years, and now that we are together I’d like to start the new year off with this incredible opportunity.

  201. JoVonne Mason December 26, 2015 at 2:52 am #

    This will be my first New Year’s Eve in Portland & this sounds like a great tradition to start, jazz & drinks!

  202. Josh C December 26, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    My girlfriend and I would love to win tickets to this event! Neither one of us have had that “magical” new years experience, and as a life-long lover of jazz, this would be the perfect gift! Who would want to go to a club and be part of the sweaty undulating mass of strangers with loud, aggressive dub-step blaring in your ears? Not us. However, we’re always in the mood to meet fun Portlanders, keep it classy, and have a great time doing it.

    After Christmas, both of our bank account are pretty wiped out (recent college graduates…) so this may be the only way we get to have a “next-level” celebration.

    And if it sweetens the deal, we have around unique 4,000 facebook friends between us that we’d love to share your website with! :)


  203. Kaitlin December 26, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    This would be soo much fun!! I love jazz music, would love to danc the night away in speak easy style. Would be soo much fun to dress up to the speak easy era!!!!

  204. Emily December 26, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Sounds like fun, would love to get out and do something different for New Years!

  205. Tyler December 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    My friends already have tickets to go and I missed my chance to get tickets. I’m hoping that I can join them this year since they said it was a blast last year :)

  206. Elle Hayes December 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    This 73 year old who seldom goes out but who loves jazz would totally appreciate winning these tickets-I even have a cute date! And a flapper style dress. I’d rock this scene…

  207. Heather December 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    I so would love these tickets.

  208. Luke z December 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    It will be me and my girlfriends first nye in a relationship. a speakeasy nye kiss would be a perfect way to ring in the new year

  209. Georgia December 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    New Year’s Eve is always so anticlimactic! I would love to get a chance to make it a night to remember for my boyfriend and me!

  210. Jessie December 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    What a great way to start 2016!

  211. Jackie December 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    i would love to win! we are coming all the way from so cal!

  212. Barbara December 26, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    I was just telling my boyfriend that we needed to find a speakeasy and jazz music to ring in the new year. This sounds awesome!

  213. Kristen December 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Looking for a not-too-crazy NYE and I’m thinking this might just fit the bill.

  214. Nicole Edwards December 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    This would be a wonderful way to celebrate the new year. I love Jazz music and red star. As a new nurse it has been hard to find time to unwind but I know this would be a special evening. Thanks for putting it all together.

  215. Alison December 26, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    I will do the funky chicken dance for tickets. No cameras allowed though.

  216. Rocio December 27, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Sounds like a blast!

  217. Katie December 27, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    When I met my husband we went to a speakeasy style NYE party in Denver. I had gone out the year before with a friend who was a total wallflower, and it was terrible. I told him I wanted to do something fun, and he surprised me with a three story Black Tie event to ring in 2013.

    This past year, we did nothing. We stayed home, and went to bed before midnight. And it has been just the craziest year of our lives. We moved to Portland, and then my mom got sick. I made a last minute trip to PA to see her at a family gathering, and the state of her health caused us to decide to push our wedding up to October. The whole thing was planned and pulled off in about a month. Then within two weeks of our wedding, I was rear ended and my car was totalled, and then my mom passed.

    So I told my husband, this year, we have to celebrate New Years. It’s clearly bad luck not to. While there were a lot of great things that happened this year, it was too crazy. So we have to bring it in right!

  218. Kate Mitchell December 27, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    I would love to go because there is no better way than jazz to reflect on and cure heartbreak. It has been over 3 years since I have celebrated New Years out on the town, the ex refused to go out on nights like this. He may have given me freedom, but he took everything else — including the cat. Help this sad single gal liven up this New Years! Help me Take The A Train!

  219. Trini December 27, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    A chill spot with my love of one year, that blessed my life almost to the day.

  220. Roseana December 27, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Speakeasy-style, Jazz music and craft cocktails??!!!? Sounds like a great way to ring in 2016 with my love in PDX!! Cheers!

  221. Emily Novitsky December 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    I want to win these tickets because it’s my first time being 21 on New Years and I’m a poor OSU student who can’t afford tickets to something as awesome as this!

  222. Aaron December 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    I love speakeasy’s and would love to go!

  223. Patricia December 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Last year I got stuck in the front cab of a ford pick up truck while my friend tried to get busy with the driver, who she just met and was in between him and I. I want 2015 to end better. This is where you come in.

  224. Ben Perry December 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Is like to win because this is my last NYE in the United States, having to move to Germany soon! My wife and I with our two friends would love to ring it in there!

  225. Julie December 27, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    It would be so great to be considered so I could surprise my best friend with an amazing way to end the new year!

  226. Lee Taylor December 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    Wife and I will be visiting Portland for the first time. No plans for NYE as of yet. This would be a great way to celebrate.

  227. Lisa December 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    I haven’t been to a NYE party in a few years…would love to go and bring some friends!

  228. Britt December 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    This will be epic!!!

  229. Kristina December 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm #

    I would love to win. Started following you on instagram and have fallen in love from afar. Would love to experience the night with you all. Besides I got divorced this year and starting the the New Year with new friends sounds perfect!!!

  230. Linn Davis December 28, 2015 at 12:55 am #

    Because all the dress clothes I own are either tweed or pinstriped. And because Red Star is great.

  231. Robert Tisdale December 28, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    Looking for a party on NYE, this sounds like the one. Pick me!

  232. Travis Chesney December 28, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    Now this sounds like a real trolley jumper! I hope I get the chance to spend all of NYE talking in an old timey 1920’s accent.

  233. Lupine DeSnyder December 28, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    You had me at speakeasy.

  234. Elizabeth December 28, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    Sounds like a lovely event.

  235. Moriah December 28, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    If you haven’t selected a winner yet, please pick me! Boy, do I enjoy prohibition- style drinks.

    Thank you and cheers!

  236. Meagan December 28, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    This sounds fantastic!

  237. Randy December 28, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    Sounds like a blast! Would love to go.

  238. Tracy December 28, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    Awesome NYE option! I would love to go!

  239. Heather December 28, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    A NYE in style! I’m in.

  240. carlos December 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    for my girl – of course!

  241. Katie December 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    This is the only way I can get my boyfriend out of the house!!!

  242. Amanda and Will Clifton December 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    All we want is to be sexy for you.

    – The Cliftons

  243. Doug December 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    If you pick me, I will stop the rain, boom.

  244. Teresa Chrisinger December 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Heard this was amazing.

  245. Bridget December 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    This sounds super fun! I love speak easy style! Please pick me!

  246. Abe Chon December 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    Visiting from Los Angeles! Will bring friends if I win!

  247. Catherine Strein December 29, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    My partner surprised me with a trip to Portland, ME for New Years Eve weekend. Now I’m hoping to surprise back with tickets! Hope everyone has a Happy New Year! :D

  248. Trina December 29, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    Shhh Don’t tell, I was a flapper in a past life. Drinks and dancing and merrymaking? Count me in ;)

  249. Jefferson December 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    Would like to take a night away with a New Year..never been to a speak easy theme. Count me in?

  250. rick December 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    This would be a great start to our first year in Portland!

  251. Anita December 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    My husband lost his job and we’re really tight with the cash flow right now. Would really love to do something awesome for him right now.

  252. Ashley T December 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    This sounds like a fun way to ring in the New Year, complete with Jazz music!

  253. Paris Keller December 30, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    I’ve never had a New Years kiss before, and I think this is where it’s at! :)

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