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Plenty to do in the City of Roses

The opening day of the Portland Rose Festival is one of the first signs of summer. People come from far and wide to revel in the variety of culturally rich events happening during the months of May and June. Whether you are craving cotton candy and a spin on the CityFair Ferris wheel, want to dance your cares away at a RoZone Concert, or bask in the sun as amazing, all-floral floats drift through downtown in the Grand Floral Parade, there is an event for festival lovers of any age.

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  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Rose Festival Drags

    In 2014, the 39th running of the Bi-Mart and Sunbelt Rentals sponsored Rose Festival Drags makes its annual stop at Woodburn Dragstrip. If you want to have the chance to pull your motor home or camper right up next to the fence by the racetrack, call the office today at 503-982-4461 and ask for ‘Reserved… Read more »

    Woodburn Drag Strip
  • 11am

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Frank Hirahara Photo Collection

    Capturing a Generation: Frank Hirahara Photo Collection The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American museum located in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, is proud to open its 25th Anniversary season with its new exhibit, “Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens: The Photographs of Frank C. Hirahara, 1948-54.” On view until June 15… Read more »

    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
  • 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    River City Ball

    Amateur Ballroom Competition International & American Style Youth-Adult-Team A full afternoon and evening of U.S.A. Dance (amateur) Competition from newcomer to championship level events.

    USADance Portland Oregon Chp. #1006
  • 7pm

  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Last Five Years

    An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love. The title is not only a reference to their relationship, but also a call to the structure of the play itself, with the element of time folding in on itself and echoing the sometimes disorienting quality of love…. Read more »

    Portland Center Stage
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    SAVE $5 with the promo code ROSEFEST A rock-show retelling of the bloody legend of America’s favorite ax-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl. Lizzie Borden, who has become fodder for jump rope rhymes and TV movies of the week, was a Massachusetts woman who was acquitted in 1892 of the ax murders of her father… Read more »

    Portland Center Stage
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