Dig man - all over town for the next week it's the Portland Jazz Festival 2009 Bring yer V Day squeeze.
I've recently come back into the scene, since playing as a kid and with an extended family of players with chops, but I credit local radio KMHD for re-broadening my love of music that spans just about every style imaginable.
So from the Schnitz to the riverfront, local clubs, hotels and churches and even our own new home at Pioneer Courthouse Square -- you'll be able to embrace the sounds.
Check the site and calendar - many events are free, others have drink minimums or ticket requirements.
Also check out the blog for the latest recommendations and features this year.
Over at Music Millennium I heard they're having a crazy recession discount deal - if you sing. There are several categories from 5% off for singing your favorite TV theme - all the way to 25% to singing a show tune from West Side Story or Sound of Music - while wearing cowboy boots and a swim suit.