The Portland Jazz Festival is a celebration of jazz music and the Portland has a rich and vibrant jazz history. What is jazz like in Portland, Oregon? The history has been documented vibrantly in Jumptown: Golden Decade of Portland Jazz. You can pick up a copy on-line but while in Portland we highly suggest visiting Powell Books, a world renowned bookstore in the heart of downtown Portland.
Back to the Jazz Festival: Themed "Somethin' Else: Blues Note Records @70", runs February 13-22 at venues scattered throughout the City of Roses. I found another website, Jazz Society of Oregon, where you'll find articles on local clubs, musicians, and events.
The Portland members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild await your arrival. Settle into your room, freshen up and leave the car behind. Portland's great public transportation will take you to the venues of the Jazz Festival and your hosts will have way too many culinary choices for your meals. (Can one have too many culinary choices? I think not!!) I was downtown Portland recently with a colleague and as we drove from her inn, the Blue Plum Inn to a meeting of the Oregon 150, she was pointing out museums, restaurants, book stores, coffee houses! You get the picture, a lot to do in Portland Oregon!
Settle in at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and enjoy 10 days of Jazz. Oh, one more thing. If you need something else to do the Portland International Film Festival runs through February 21. Good luck choosing!