Portland is on a mission to prove itself as a major artistic influence within the US and beyond its borders. Portland has been establishing itself as a destination for all kinds of music. This week, the Rose City will be hosting one of the country’s best jazz festivals in various ballrooms, cafes, and concert halls throughout the downtown area. It’s the 13th year that Portland has hosted the event and the popularity has been growing rapidly. The festival has attracted influential headliners such as Esperanza Spalding, Ravi Coltrane and this year’s Lucky Peterson and Bebel Gilberto.
There is much more to Portland than meets the eye and it’s the same story with the Portland Jazz Festival. The potent and talented Portland music scene will come together with artists from around the world to host a celebration rivaling any jazz city, including New Orleans. Don’t worry about packing beads, but you will want to pack a few pair of dancing shoes. The Portland Jazz Festival only happens once a year and it is not to be missed.