• Plan Your Visit

  • Explore the food and culture of the area, book your hotel room and buy festival merchandise.

    Festival Food Court Options

    Located outside of the Yoshida Event Center

    Off-Campus Food Options


    Official Hotel of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival:
    Courtyard by Marriott Gresham
    2811 NE 181st Ave.
    Portland, OR 97230

    Book your group rate for Jazz Festival Attendees

    Tracee Gurney Johnson
    Regional Group Sales Manager

    Other Recommended Hotels:
    Fairfield by Marriott
    1200 N Anchor Way
    Portland, OR 97217

    Springhill Suites by Marriott
    1421 SE Tech Center Drive
    Vancouver, WA 98683

    McMenamins Edgefield
    2126 SW Halsey St.
    Troutdale, OR 97060

    Festival Information

    "Doors Open" Time

    Doors are open to the public no earlier than 30 minutes prior to a performance. If you are attending a free Sunday afternoon concert in Gresham, be sure to secure a reservation with the venue in advance.


    The Gresham campus of Mt. Hood Community College welcomes guests to travel to us by TriMet, a Silver Sponsor of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. There is ample parking onsite.

    Those attending the professional concerts in the Yoshida Event Center / MHCC Gymnasium should enter the campus through Entrances A or B on NE 17th Street. Unmarked spots in lots Q, R, S, T, U or V are available.

    Those attending shows in the College Theatre or any of the student stages can find parking through Entrances C, D, or E on Kane Rd./257th. Click here to access a campus map.

    Festival attendees may also choose to use local rideshare services Uber and Lyft and can be dropped off at the door.

    Festival Entry Policies

    Your ticket allows one entry to the festival. If you have questions prior to the festival, please email mthoodjazzfestival@mhcc.edu. If you have questions during the festival, please visit our information tables.

    COVID Screening Questionnaire Required

    All Mt. Hood Jazz Festival staff, volunteers and patrons ages 5 and over attending Mt. Hood Jazz Festival events must complete the COVID Screening Questionnaire. The result of a green check from the survey will allow you to attend festival events.


    Face masks are not required at Mt. Hood Jazz Festival events. Patrons should use their own discretion in using a mask.

    Food and Beverage Policies

    There will be a wide range of food and beverages to purchase at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, including beer and wine. A food court with various food cart options will be located at the Yoshida Event Center / MHCC Gymnasium.

    Food, glass and beverages in containers cannot be brought into the festival grounds. No picnic baskets, coolers or barbecues are allowed.

    No alcohol may be brought into or out of the festival grounds. Alcohol and containers will be disposed of prior to entry and not returned. Every person who enters is subject to search by security personnel.

    For Your Security

    Every person is subject to a security search. Security reserves the right to refuse entry to the festival. The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival works with the Public Safety officers of Mt. Hood Community College as well as the Gresham Police Department to ensure the safety of our patrons.

    Don't Bring

    The following are prohibited:

    • Firearms
    • Food, coolers, glass bottles, containers or alcoholic beverages
    • Marijuana products
    • Camera or cameras with detachable lenses of ANY SIZE
    • Flash for photos, tripods, monopods, laser pens or laser lights
    • Audio or video recording devices
    • Pets (support animals are allowed)
    • All cell phone ringers must be turned off during performances.

    Security may confiscate items, or have you remove items from the festival.

    Do Bring

    • COVID Screening Questionnaire result
    • Printed or electronic ticket
    • Personal items and medications
    • Low-backed lawn chair or picnic blanket

    While Inside the Festival

    Please be Courteous to Fellow Fans and Musicians During Performances and:

    • Silence your cell phones
    • Do not use flash photography or record video with your phone or other device.
    • Be mindful of the volume of conversations
    • Do not block the view of other audience members.
    • Actively listen to performances

    No Smoking Policy

    Smoking and vaping are not permitted on college grounds.

    First Aid

    The MHCC Public Safety addresses all medical first aid needs and incidents on campus. They are available by calling 503-491-7310 for non-emergencies and 503-491-7911 to report any crime, medical emergencies, suspicious activity, or traffic collisions on campus.

    People With Disabilities

    MHCC is an AA, EEO, Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Title II, Section 504, ADA, ORS 659A Institution. People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the festival at mthoodjazzfestival@mhcc.edu. Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.

    Liability Limitation

    All persons in attendance at any Mt. Hood Jazz Festival event voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agree that the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, Mt. Hood Community College, Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, the event venue, performing artists, and the aforementioned entities employees, officers, directors, members, contractors and authorized agents are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness or death resulting from such causes.

    All persons in attendance at any Mt. Hood Jazz Festival event acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that the person may contract COVID-19 while at the event.

    This Liability Limitation extends to all attendee’s heirs, personal representatives and/or assigns.


    The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival has a no-refund policy, and all sales are nonrefundable. We will not be accepting donated-back tickets in 2023.