Just like all things 2020, New Year's Eve is a little different this year. While there aren't any activities in Mt. Hood Territory requiring high cover charges or the use of lots of glitter and sequins, there are still special treats happening to help folks in the area ring in 2021 with some of the tastes, spirit and smiles that make our destination one of such strong community and character.
Enjoy a Timberline Lodge-style holiday meal with your household that you can order and pick up from Mt. Hood Brewing Co. in Government Camp. Preorder your New Year's Eve take and serve dinner by noon on NYE (Thurs, Dec 31). This dinner for four people comes with "all the things." Get ready for gruyere whipped potatoes, sausage and apple stuffing, green bean casserole, smoked prime rib and more. And don't forget to add a special bottle or two of Mt. Hood Brewing's hearty seasonal microbrews.
Does everyone in your household like to pick their own adventure... meal? No worries! Allium Bistro in West Linn's Historic Willamette is open NYE (Thurs, Dec 31 from 4-9pm) and New Year's Day (Fri, Jan 1 from 4-9:30pm). You may order from their a la carte menu for delivery. Order online or through GrubHub. Plus, their gift cards are still 15% off through NYE, no code needed.
EXPIRED: Cheese. Yes, lots of cheese sounds like a NYE celebration. Honestly, do you really need more when it comes down to it? TMK Creamery in Canby is putting together beautiful cheese platters for you to ring in the new year while eating. Direct message them through their Instagram or Facebook channels @tmkcreamery or give them a call at 503-705-2550 to order your platter to pick up Wed, Dec 30, 4:30-6:30pm.
These restaurants follow all COVID-19 regulations required by the state of Oregon. Expect to wear a mask at all times except when seated and please follow all social distancing signage and directions and any business-specific sanitation requests, such as using hand sanitizer upon entry. Click here to learn more about how to travel during COVID-19 in Mt. Hood Territory.
Arrivederci Wine & Jazz in Milwaukie has upgraded their two outdoor decks to include covered seating, heaters and some tables with firepits. They will be open for outdoor dining on NYE. Seating is very limited to maximize social distancing, and reservations are highly recommended. Both decks will be decorated with holiday lights and spirit. Arrivederci will ring in the new year at 9pm (midnight Eastern Time). You may also order to-go dishes through the local service Food on Demand.
Rivershore Bar & Grill in Oregon City will also be open on NYE from 4-9pm with a special chef's menu. Their outdoor heated and covered patio offers beautiful views of the Willamette River and Willamette Falls in the distance. View their Facebook page for more information.
AMBIANCE + BUBBLES
Wade Creek Vintage Marketplace in Estacada has curated adorable NYE party packs for a fun and festive evening at home. They are open from 10am-5pm on NYE for easy and convenient shopping.
Did you miss the Christmas yule log? Timberline Lodge has created their own yule log video to warm up your heart and spirit while you think about the endless possibilities 2021 may bring. Light a fire by visiting their yule log YouTube video.
For your toast, Portland Cider Co. in Clackamas just unveiled its new Bubbly Brut Cider. As they say, kick the order to the curb and pop the top on the cider! With their highest carbonation level EVER, Bubbly Brut is all the magic of midnight kisses and fireworks rolled into one delicious bevvy. Effervescent in the style of champagne, it's high in fizz and low in sugar, so you won't break any New Year's resolutions. They are open for to-go cider orders with curbside pickup.
Feeling more in the bubbly wine mood? St. Josef's Winery in Canby has an entire line of Sparkling Lilli wines (named for the boss and matriarch of the family). Pick your favorite or all three in their sampler: Sparkling Champagne, Sparkling Riesling and Sparkling Red. They offer curbside pickup, discounted shipping and complimentary local wine deliveries with a purchase of 12 bottles or more.
NIGHT SKIING + FIREWORKS AT TIMBERLINE
If you are planning on going night skiing at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area on NYE from 4-9pm, click here for Timberline's health and regulations updates made regularly, so you're prepared to go responsibly. Fireworks will begin at 9pm and will be visible from the parking lot. Timberline is encouraging participants to enjoy the display from their vehicles. Winter driving conditions are also in full force.
Serving up galette des rois (king cake) in early January has been a French tradition since around the 14th century. St. Honore in Lake Oswego celebrates its French style with the galette. Composed of two circles of puff pastry sandwiching a frangipani filling, each comes with a crown and always has a small prize you can place inside of it for a lucky household member to find. It's available by the slice, as well as for preorder in their online shop, through January.