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Five Students Move on to Final Round in Historic Metro Princess Selection

Sixty-two enthusiastic metro area high school students came together today at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego competing for the position of the fifteenth Rose Festival Princess. As the seven volunteer judges watched, each took the stage and gave a short speech. The 24 girls that made the first cut were asked… Read more »

Rose Festival to Officially Kick-Start Summer

The Portland Rose Festival announced a major update in programming today at a joint press conference in front of the festival’s future home, the McCall’s Restaurant building in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Beginning this season, the Rose Festival will open one week earlier on Memorial Day weekend, providing three weekends of downtown festivities in and… Read more »

All The World is a Rose Festival Stage as the Festival Seeks Culturally Diverse Performers

Celebrating culture, diversity and ethnicity, amateur performance artists are being sought for open volunteer slots on the Portland Rose Festival’s Waterfront Village World Rhythms Stage and in the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade. Opportunities to perform all types of unique or eclectic routines are available for both children’s and adult groups daily between 11:00 a.m. and… Read more »

Rose Festival Wine Label Contest Reveals a Mosaic of Opportunities

The Oak Knoll Winery and the Oregon College of Art and Craft will partner with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation to select the 2009 Rose Festival signature wine label from submissions by OCAC students, Monday February 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Students will submit works based on this year’s Festival theme: “Bridging Communities.” Up to… Read more »

Lights! Cameras! Honk!! The Rose Festival Clown School is Back!

The Rose Festival’s award-winning Character Clown Corps has opened enrollment for the 2009 season. Non-professionals with a little silly in their swagger are being sought. Participants will train and perform with a European-style clown professional, receive a makeup kit and costume as well as develop their very own clown character. Graduates will get to participate… Read more »