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!

Flag as Incorrect

Is any of the information on this page incorrect?

In this Itinerary

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

A Related Story

Looking for more stories like this? Here’s a suggestion…

  1. Guiding Lights

    Lighthouses are a rare commodity in America, dotting just the periphery of the continent and along the Great Lakes. But…

Share your thoughts Comments

Have something to say? Your Comment

  1. Your comment will be the first one for this story. Some might think of this as a lot of pressure, but as a trail blazer you recognize that someone has to be first. Your fellow travelers appreciate your opinion, so thanks in advance!

css.php
Close

Sign up for the

Travel Oregon

Newsletter

Stay in touch and get the inside scoop for your next Oregon adventure. We'll deliver Oregon stories, itineraries, contests and ideas of where to eat + drink and get outdoors and explore - right to your inbox, every month.

Success! You're all signed up to receive Oregon trip ideas delivered right to your inbox.

Hmm, something went wrong, please try later.

can't wait to hear from us?

Follow us Online