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Rose Festival Unveils the 2012 Official Rose: Royal Rosarian

For 2012, the official rose has been named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Rosarians — the Official Greeters and Ambassadors of Goodwill for the City of Portland and the Portland Rose Festival. This classic velvety deep red floribunda comes in clusters of large flowers with excellent disease resistance and is exclusively available… Read more »

The Rose Festival Helps Maintain Portland’s Front Yard

The Portland Rose Festival — the signature event at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park — works year round to help keep its home park clean and healthy for all to enjoy. Waterfront Park is now undergoing the first of two stages of a facelift: Years of heavy use and the buildup of organic material had… Read more »

Grand Floral Parade Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2012 Grand Floral Parade are on sale now — in time for your holiday shopping! Attendees can enjoy seeing THREE events for the price of one: The Regence Grand Floral Walk, the Queen’s Coronation Presented By Pacific Power and the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade — all in the comfort of… Read more »

Portland Rose Festival Supports Arts For All

The Portland Rose Festival is participating in Arts for All, a program that offers $5 tickets to anyone who receives food stamps (SNAP) and has the Oregon Trail Card. Up to 4 tickets for the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade (Saturday, June 9, 2012) can be purchased through the Arts for All program. These… Read more »

Portland’s Official Festival Named Best In World… Again!

International Festivals & Events Association Gives Rose Festival Highest Honor For the second time in five years Portland’s official festival — the Portland Rose Festival — was awarded the Grand Pinnacle as the top festival in 2011 at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards convention in Dallas, Texas on Monday October 3. (The Portland Rose… Read more »

Bouquet of Events Tops Off the Rose Festival Season

The Portland Rose Festival goes regional for its final summer-time fling with cultural music, food, bike racing and entertainment stretching from Salem, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington. Multi-cultural entertainment and tasty food highlight this weekend with the World Beat Festival in Salem and the Good in the Neighborhood Festival in Northeast Portland, and Vancouver’s Recycled Arts… Read more »

Alaska Airlines Watch & Win Sweepstakes Begins June 11

Want to win a 5-night first-class vacation for two to Hawaii? You can join us inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on the parade route, or tune in on TV this Saturday (June 11) at 10:00 a.m. to the live telecast of the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade on KGW Newschannel 8 — or see… Read more »

Preview of the 2025 Academy Awards

For a look at the winners of the Youth Silent Film Festival, get your tickets to the screening of the award-winning ‘From One Rose’ and see the work of four exciting young filmmakers on the big screen at the historic Hollywood Theatre. The top three films from the May festival are: “Memories” by Julia Reihs… Read more »

CityFair Excitement, eBay Fun, Cool Texting Opportunities and More!

CityFair is CLOSED Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (June 6, 7 & 8), reopening on Thursday (June 9) for a BIG weekend of fun, through Sunday (June 12). Come down to RoZone for free entertainment — or to see Craig Morgan in concert Saturday night (June 11). And don’t miss the Happy Hour specials at CityFair on Thursday… Read more »

CityFair Heats Up Today Through Sunday

Rose Festival CityFair (located at Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland) reopens today (June 2) at 3:00 p.m. with a warm-up to the popular Barbecue & Brew, which begins Friday. Happy hour specials on food and frosty beverages are available today in the Culinary Courtyard from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — and will expand to… Read more »

Red, White and Blue Roses!

It’s time to put the memorial back in Memorial Day. After nearly a decade of the War on Terror, Rose Festival is ready to ‘Remember’ those who have given their lives for this country, and to salute those who are serving today. Monday offers a full schedule of great Memorial Day events, featuring music, cannons… Read more »

CityFair Opens!

At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, festival-lovers will be handed the Key to the City when newly christened CityFair opens its spectacular gate for the first time. Friday evening is free to the public — including a special concert by Portland favorite, Curtis Selgado, and one of the most amazing fireworks shows in the… Read more »

The Audience is Listening!

The Youth Silent Film Festival, named the Best New Event in the World by the International Festivals & Events Association in 2010, rolls out the red carpet next week for aspiring young filmmakers. The three-night festival runs Tuesday through Thursday, May 24 – 26 at the historic Hollywood Theatre in NE Portland. Each night 15… Read more »

Rose Festival’s Free Weekend Offers

Although the official opening of Rose Festival CityFair is more than a week away, great events continue this weekend. The Rose Building Open House is part of the History & Roses Tour presented by Windermere, and guests will have the chance to tour the Rose Festival’s new home at Waterfront Park from 11:00 a.m. to… Read more »

Volunteering Feels Rosy!

The Rose Festival became a success more than a century ago because of the volunteer efforts of people in the local community. Volunteerism is one of the festival’s most significant values, as well as the key factor that keeps it going strong! There are countless opportunities for both groups and individuals to get involved with… Read more »

Rose Festival’s NEW RoZone Brings Big Concerts Back to Portland’s Waterfront Park

CityFair (the Portland Rose Festival’s new waterfront entertainment center) is bringing in a brand new concert series in partnership with Alpha Broadcasting, featuring popular new artists, favorite country music performers and a TV star with some musical Leverage in the Portland scene — all in the NEW RoZone Entertainment Venue. Headlining performers include: Fitz &… Read more »