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Rose Festival Announces the 2015 Official Rose

Pre-Order Now for a Great Holiday Gift The Rose Festival is pleased to announce the 2015 Official Rose: Velvet Majesty. Regaling its open-faced petals with a soft magenta cloak, the 2015 collector’s edition rose gracefully exhibits the majestic sovereignty of the highest order for eacg abd every garden! Velvet Majesty is a floribunda that has… Read more »

Rose Festival KPTV/FOX12 Agree to New Four-Year Deal

KPTV/FOX 12 and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation signed an extension of their current agreement (Monday, November 17), locking up another four years of telecast rights to the Festival’s three iconic parades. This agreement will provide the Festival with a solid long-term marketing footprint, to get its message out to a changing and engaged community…. Read more »

Rose Festival Announces New President at Annual Fall Meeting

The Festival Also Recognizes Outstanding Service and Welcomes New Members Like many before him, Frank Chinn (newly elected President of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation) first experienced the Festival as a high school student while marching in the Grand Floral Parade. Frank was a cymbal player for the Weatherwax (now Aberdeen, Washington) High School Marching… Read more »

Applications Now Available for the 2015 Rose Festival Court

Selected as the Best Community Outreach Program in 2014 by the International Festival & Events Association, the Rose Festival Court Program is now recruiting for the 101st Queen of Rosaria. (The Court is comprised of up to 15 outstanding young women chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools.) The 2015 Court will be selected in March,… Read more »

Portland Rose Festival Helps Meet the Challenge

The Portland Rose Festival announced the results of the fund raising efforts for its first Official Charity — the Knight Cancer Challenge — during the Petals, Pearls & Superheroes Dinner and Auction (Friday, October 10, 2014). A check representing $120,000 in contributions raised during the festival was presented to cancer survivor Monique Eska, accepting on… Read more »

Green is Golden for Rose Festival Clean Team

The Portland Rose Festival brought home 15 awards including five gold, five silver and five bronze medals from the International Festival & Events Association’s 59th Annual Convention & Expo, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance on Monday, September 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Portland Rose Festival is once again recognized as the world leader… Read more »

Encore Rose Festival Events Run into July

Rose Festival Branches Out into Greater Community with More Arts and Events As Tom McCall Waterfront Park once again becomes an open gathering spot for joggers, walkers, bikers and geese, the Portland Rose Festival heads out to celebrate the greater community. The Portland Rose Festival’s encore events continue to fill the calendar with family outings… Read more »

Rose Cup 2014 Triple Regional
Wraps Rose Festival

Go-Karts to stock cars kept the track hot, as the 2014 Rose Cup Races winners found a dry line to the trophy at Portland International Raceway concluding three days of SCCA sports car racing in the oldest amateur road-racing event west of the Mississippi River. Congratulations to Steven Streimer for winning the 2014 Monte Shelton…

Rose Festival’s Rose Cup Gets Extra Gass

The Oldest Amateur Road-Racing Event West of the Mississippi River Starts on Friday, June 13 Fathers Day weekend at the 54th annual Rose Cup at Portland International Raceway gets a boost of GASS with the addition of Great American Stockcar Series. This new event in the Portland Rose Festival’s final big weekend features identically prepared… Read more »

Emma Waibel Crowned
100th Queen of Rose Festival

Emma Waibel (a 17-year-old junior from West Linn High School) became the first Queen selected from the greater metro area, representing Metro East. The 100th Queen of the Rose Festival is the daughter of Robert Waibel and Shannon McBride. Calling herself a ‘Lumber Jill,’ Queen Emma enjoys lumberjack sports, enjoys outdoor activities and indoor rock…