2013 New Year's Eve at Hotel Oregon

The Prescription

Crown Point

Billy D

Special New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu

  • Music begins at 9 p.m. |
  • Lodging packages $295–$340 per couple; Paragon Room & Cellar Bar music is free; Music-only in Mattie's room: $10 per person; Prix-Fixe dinner $50 per couple |
  • All ages in Paragon Room; 21 & over elsewhere

About 2013 New Year's Eve at Hotel Oregon


Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages including the ultimate dance party with The Prescription in Mattie's Room. Head to the the Paragon Room for indie rock by Crown Point, or chill in the Cellar Bar to the backbeat roots of Billy D.

Get all the details on our special 2013 New Year's Eve Celebration page or book online now!


The Prescription · 9 p.m. (Mattie’s Room – free for overnight guests, $10 per person at the door or in advance at the front desk)

Crown Point · 9 p.m. · Free (Paragon Room)

Billy D · 9 p.m. · Free (Cellar Bar)

Special New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu · $50 per person
We're also offering a fantastic dinner menu in the pub... details below.

About Crown Point


In the year since the band's inception, Portland's own Crown Point has toured in 40 states and 3 countries, including nationwide tours with Tyrone Wells and Andrew Belle. The Boise Weekly calls their music "sweet alt/rock with a swirl of pop on top."


About Billy D


This year's Cascade Blues Association "Best New Act" winner, Billy Desmond (Billy D) melds blues, rock, and at times nuances of country to create an "Original Backbeat Roots" style of music that has fueled timeless rock icons like ZZ Top and The Rolling Stones. Billy was born on the south side of Chicago where he grew up surrounded by the Blues, and being a child of the early Rock 'n' Roll era, the two influences blended into a powerful potion. He started playing professionally at teen dances and parties at the age of fourteen. By the age of eighteen, he was sneaking into the blues clubs of Chicago to hear such greats as Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and James Cotton. Over the next ten years, he would work as a guitarist for Junior Wells, Big Time Sarah, and Detroit Junior.

In the mid '70s, he formed his first band, Skid City Blues Band, which featured Billy as singer, guitarist, and songwriter. After fifteen years of touring the midwest, Billy moved to Los Angeles in 1988. He spent that year studying with Blues great Tony Matthews, guitarist for Little Richard and Ray Charles and spent half of the next year playing behind, Don "Sugar Cane" Harris, perhaps the world's greatest blues violinist. Los Angeles is where he truly started focusing on writing his own material.

In the mid '90s, Billy moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began playing his original songs at local clubs and concerts to great acclaim. Within the next year, Billy D and the Hoodoos had formed. In August of 2002, with the help of some of the best musicians in New Mexico, he released his first CD, Tales From Hollywood (Real and Imagined). In 2003, She's The One from his first release was voted the number one song by a regional artist, at KTAO,the world's largest solar powered radio station. KTAO hosted the Annual Solar Fest in New Mexico where Billy D and the HooDoos appeared that year, opening for Los Lonely Boys and Robert Cray.

After his second CD, Rokdablu!, and several more successful years in New Mexico, Billy left the Southwest for the Northwest, arriving in Oregon around Christmas 2009. He released his newest CD "Somethin's Wrong," which was embraced by the Portland music community and received outstanding reviews.

So long as this life keeps lifin'...I'll keep rockin' --Billy D.

"Ain't nothin' wrong with Somethin's Wrong...this fine collection alternates between soulful blues ballads ("Somethin's Wrong," "Blue," and "Love Makes You Cry") and gritty slide guitar rave-ups such as the Thorogoodesque "50," and the stomper, "Crazy Little Dancin' Queen." --P. Vaughn Shaver, The Oregon Music News

"Many of the songs draw upon that gut-bucket punch that makes your body want to groove ("Crazy Little Dancin' Queen," "Charlene"), ballads that can make you tear up, ("Blue," "Love Makes You Cry"), swampy-sounding slide ("50"), or numbers that could easily cross over and find favor between blues and rock genres ("Miss The Love," "Save My Life"). --Greg Johnson, president of the Cascade Blues Association in Blues Notes

"The blues are steeped in tradition and, in many cases, arbitrary song structure. Rarely do blues-types successfully deviate from the formula with original material. But Billy D (Billy Desmond) not only pulls it off, but may have unknowingly created his own genre." --Archer, Production DIrector, KINK.FM


About Special New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu

Stop by on this holiday evening for a special prix fixe dinner menu in the pub that includes an appetizer, choice of grilled filet mignon, pan-seared duck breast or sautéed salmon, followed by dessert, for just $50 per couple.

Afterwards, stay for the live music in the Paragon Room and Cellar Bar.

$50 per couple · Reservations encouraged, but not mandatory · All ages welcome (21 & over for alcohol)

** MENU **
Your choice of:
Sweet Baby Greens Salad
Soup of the Day

served with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetable
Your choice of:
Grilled Filet Mignon with Monkey Puzzle Bernaise Sauce
Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Edgefield Port-Cherry Demi Glace
Sautéed Salmon with Kris Kringle Ale Beurre Blanc

Salted Caramel Terminator Cheesecake 

$50 per couple
Call the hotel to reserve at (503) 472-8427

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