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Celebrate Rose Festival’s 2013 Official Rose

Start celebrating “Portland’s Party” with the Rose Festival and “Pop the Cork” this holiday season. It’s time to plant a rose in your holiday stocking with the newest edition of the Portland Rose Festival 2013 signature rose “Pop the Cork.” Available exclusively at Dennis’ 7 Dees, for each rose purchased $2 will be donated to… Read more »

Rose Festival Brightens Portland’s Economy

After more than a century of helping make Portland a better place to live and visit, the Portland Rose Festival Foundation walks the talk to City Hall Wednesday morning (December 5) to present a comprehensive, independent economic impact study showing the Festival generates $75.5 million for the local economy annually. For a small non-profit with… Read more »

Alaska Airlines And Rose Festival Sign a New Three Year Deal

Alaska Airlines has signed a new three-year sponsorship agreement with the Portland Rose Festival as its “Official Airline” and exclusive presenting sponsor of the Grand Floral Parade Telecast. The sponsorship highlights the airline’s commitment to the greater Portland community and their expanded air service from Portland International Airport. Alaska’s sponsorship includes involvement in the Spirit… Read more »

Grand Floral Parade Tickets Available for the Holiday Season

Give the gift of a Stop-and-smell-the-Roses moment, with one of America’s most popular parades during Portland’s Party – the Portland Rose Festival — at the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade! Rain-proof tickets will be on sale November 23 (Friday at 10:00 a.m.), to view the 101st Grand Floral Parade at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Saturday June 8,… Read more »

Rose Festival and Regence Walk in Support of the Dougy Center

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon joined with the Portland Rose Festival today to present a donation of $10,478 to the Dougy Center from the proceeds of the 2012 Regence Grand Floral Walk. Nearly 2000 walkers took the 4.2 mile challenge in the early morning of Saturday, June 9, to help Regence and the Rose Festival… Read more »

Rose Festival Announces New President and the 2013 Theme

Todd Johnston was officially voted in as Portland Rose Festival Foundation President at the Annual Fall Board meeting Thursday October 25, 2012 — along with a new slate of foundation officers. One of Todd’s first official duties was to announce the theme for the 2013 Rose Festival season: Portland’s Party. “For Portland’s Official Festival, the day… Read more »

Applications Available for the 2013 Portland Rose Festival Court

Applications are now available for the 2013 Portland Rose Festival Court presented by Pacific Power, with a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group going to 15 selected winners from the greater metropolitan tri-county area. From Molalla to Hillsboro, potential Princesses can pick up an application on-line at this website. The application deadline for the… Read more »

International Awards Flow in for Portland Rose Festival

Portland Carries Banner for World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Festival The Portland Rose Festival panned more gold from the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA) annual convention held in Denver on September 21. The Festival picked up 14 total awards, as well as recognition for the world’s best volunteer — Webmaster and parade entry wrangler Charlie… Read more »

Employment Opportunity – Waterfront Activities Coordinator

The Rose Festival is currently aggressively recruiting for a full time year-round Events Coordinator to work on several major events. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 28, 2012 (5:00 p.m.). Learn More

Rose Festival Webmaster Wins Gold

Charlie M. Clint, a 30+ year volunteer for the Portland Rose Festival, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the trade association for events worldwide. She will be honored during the IFEA Hall of Fame Luncheon (on Friday, September 21, 2012) in Denver, Colorado. “The Rose Festival… Read more »

Here’s YOUR Chance to Golf with the Portland Rose Festival!

The siren sounds at 7:30 a.m. (on Friday, August 3) to signal the shotgun start of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation’s annual Golf Tournament, at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. Funds raised at this fun and friendly competition benefit both the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and the David Campbell Memorial Association (which… Read more »

Rose Petal Meets the Metal for the Annual Rose Cup Races

A big weekend of auto racing awaits all motor fans! This year the annual Rose Cup Races (held Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17 at the Portland International Raceway) will include a demonstration of Drifting. Judged according to speed, angle and line taken through a corner, professional drifting competitions are growing in popularity worldwide…. Read more »

Alaska Airlines Watch & Win Sweepstakes Begins June 9

Want to win a 4-night family vacation for four on Alaska Airlines to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina in Hawaii? You can join us inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on the parade route, or tune in on TV this Saturday (June 9) at 10:00 a.m. to the live telecast of the… Read more »

Sign Up NOW and Start Your Wellness Journey at the Regence Grand Floral Walk

This Saturday’s Regence Grand Floral Walk is an anniversary celebration for Regence employee Elizabeth Harrop and husband Steve. It marks a one-year wellness journey for the couple with a combined 120 pound loss, starting after they both completed last year’s Walk and were inspired to begin regular walking plus a change of eating habits. “Kudos… Read more »

New Rose Festival Mobile Apps for 2012!

Ready just in time for the 2012 Rose Festival, the CityFair App can help visitors to better navigate and enjoy the ins and outs of this premiere Waterfront Park event! Locate concert and other entertainment information, find the food you long to eat and discover parts of CityFair you might otherwise miss — all by… Read more »

Rose Festival Court Serves Up Rose Meal Deals

Rose Festival Princesses will strap on the aprons and serve a little down home Rose Meal hospitality on Thursday, May 24, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parkrose Elmer’s (located at 10001 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland). You can meet the Clown Prince, plus all 15 members of the 2012 Court! Princesses will serve patrons… Read more »

Results of the Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

It was an Oregon sweep Sunday as two in-state residents took home the titles at the first-ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon. Ryan Bak (of Bend) and American marathon star Kara Goucher (of Portland), each prevailed. Craig Blanchette (double-amputee participant in the wheelchair division and Olympian) was the first finisher of the race. Beneath… Read more »