Three Portland Don’t-Miss, Late-Winter Celebrations

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Unlike cities that tend to shutter festivities in the winter months, Portland’s downtown is alive through the grey months, and a little rain isn’t enough to stop our fun! Hotel Eastlund in The Lloyd is the perfect launching point for some of the Rose City’s most compelling celebrations over the next few weeks. Prepare yourself for a feast of culture, sights, sounds, and, coming in March, dining like you’ve never experienced before.

Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden: Through Feb. 9
It’s the Year of the Rat! Special extended hours in the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden run from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and ring in Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals. You’ll take in marvelously choreographed lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, explore the art of calligraphy, participate in family-friendly craft activities and much more! Lan Su will celebrate the Lunar New Year with an extra day of cultural programming on Sunday, Feb. 9 (the holiday technically ends Feb. 8). Tickets: $7-10 at

PDX Jazz Festival: Feb. 19 – March 1
This annual festival in its 17th year includes an array of jazz musicians, composers and producers, all considered risk-takers in the genre. The PDX Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented expressly in Portland. Known as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, PDX Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of informative jazz education and outreach programs extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods. Check the detailed schedule for events happening all over town!

Portland Dining Month: March 1–31
Good things come in threes: The third month of the year in Portland means you’ll find three courses for just $33 at more than 130 participating Portland restaurants! Start these four fabulous weeks of feasting with our very own Altabira City Tavern. Best of all, when you feed yourself through this celebration you also help feed those in need: Portland Dining Month via Travel Portland donates money to the Oregon Food Bank for every reservation made through OpenTable during this promotion. Three-course menus, special diet criteria, charity cocktails and benefit-reservation links for participating restaurants can all be found here.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, a stay at our downtown Portland hotel means you’ll be close to the best destinations, restaurants, and things to do in Portland. The team at Hotel Eastlund looks forward to helping you enjoy your winter stay in our beautiful city.