Portland Hilton and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave Downtown Portland
The story behind the Champagne Ball, Portland’s Most Popular New Year’s Eve Party.
On December 31, 1990, Champagne Ball founder Mathew Weber went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve. He hit a local hot spot where he waited in long lines to get a drink. He couldn’t find his friends or a place to sit.
He still remembers standing in line to use the restroom thinking that New Year’s Eve is special night; that people should dress up, that they should be able to get a drink quickly and most importantly that people ought to have fun!
The next year Weber threw a New Year’s Eve party at the East Bank Saloon, 115 people showed up and the Champagne Ball was born. Twenty-six years later the Champagne Ball has outgrown three venues including the Portland Marriott and The Governor Hotel (The Sentinel) and since 2000 the event has made its home at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.
Throughout the years Weber has done his best to hold true to the core values that have made the party such a success; make it fun, have plenty of bars, hire excellent entertainment and require that people dress for the occasion.
A massive count down, including plenty of party favors also contribute to the success of the event. Weber believes, “Party favors are like friends, and that you can never have enough of them.” This is definitely reflected in the party.
Once again the Champagne Ball will be giving back to the community that support it. This year the Champagne Ball has partnered with the Oregon Active Foundation; a portion of event proceeds will go to this great organization.
- Access to 17 bars, 4 different themed rooms and 3 dance floors.
- Band, Video Dance Party and DJs
- Hot and Cold hors d’oeuvres buffet with desserts
- Complimentary Step and Repeat Photos
- Late Night Pizza
- Party Favors
- Complimentary glass of sparkling wine
- HUGE Champagne Ball Countdown
Last year was our earliest sellout ever, and thanks to everyone’s support we are on track to sell out even earlier this year. Get you tickets ASAP.