The 7th annual Portland Jazz Festival, held this year from February 21 through 28, showcases seven days of authentic northwest and international jazz legends under the theme, “Is Jazz Dead (Or Has It Moved to a New Address)? – New Music from Norway.”

Get tickets for your favorite acts and then make a weekend of it, exploring the museums, galleries and restaurants that define the distinctive urban atmosphere of Portland.

Stay at The Heathman Hotel, a unique boutique hotel in the heart of downtown that has received AAA’s 4-Diamond award consecutively for the past 25 years. If you have an affinity for High Tea (or maybe just a love of petite fours) don’t miss the distinguished tea service in the hotel’s lobby.

Walk just a few blocks from the hotel to the Portland Art Museum, where modern artist Cy Twombly’s latest bodies of work will be on display. Eat at one of the newest restaurants in town, Grüner. Opened by famed Northwest chef Christopher Israel (of Zefiro and Saucebox fame), the hip downtown restaurant serves up alpine-inspired cuisine.

Cross the bridge to the trendy Alberta Arts district on Thursday night and wander through the open doors of the galleries, studios, music venues and restaurants, showcasing art from Northwest and throughout the nation. It’s part of the Last Thursday Art Walk in one of Portland’s hippest new ‘hoods, so be sure to have a bite or imbibe at one of the many restaurants and bars that dot this approximately two-mile stretch.

And what’s more, our friends at Travel Portland have some fantastic hotel deals for you!

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