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Rogue CityFair Pub Debuts for 2012 Rose Festival

The Rogue CityFair Pub is debuting this year, bringing the rustic charm and casual atmosphere of the Rogue Brewery into the heart of Rose Festival CityFair. For all of the ‘Rogue Nation’ followers, the Pub will be Rogue-a-fied with Rogue’s signature decor. Open for family-friendly dining until 7:00 p.m., patrons can also relax at happy… Read more »

Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon Performers Announced

Portland is set to ROCK as the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon hits the streets on Sunday, May 20 — with more than 20 bands adding rhythm to the beat of 14,000 runners racing through Portland. This inaugural race will treat participants to parts of Portland no previous race has explored, including the… Read more »

Rose Festival Cityfair Features Exciting New RoZone Concert Performers in 2012

The Portland Rose Festival has released the 2012 performance schedule for the RoZone OneMain Financial Stage, with national artists and local favorites that features a diverse selection of artists ranging from rock to country and much more. Alpha Broadcasting — in partnership with the Rose Festival — highlights the three weekend RoZone Concert Series with… Read more »

Junior Parade Grand Marshals Give Back to the Community

Young Siblings Will and Allie Rosenfeld (facing their traditional bar and bat mitzvahs) recognized that they had an opportunity to do something more with their coming of age ritual. The two appealed to family and friends to donate to the Providence Cancer Research Center in lieu of giving them personal gifts. Collectively they raised $65,000… Read more »

The Happy Huffmans Anticipate Blue Skies for the Starlight Parade as Grand Marshals

YouTube stars Bruce and Esther Huffman didn’t mind that Jimmy Fallon (who?) turned down the Rose Festival’s invitation to be the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Starlight Parade, because they’re happy to step in and replace him! Little wonder, with their nickname ‘The Happy Huffmans.’ Hailing from McMinnville, Oregon, Bruce and Esther’s viral video “Webcam… Read more »

Enter the PGE Coloring Contest for the Chance to Ride a Float!

Since Portland General Electric (PGE) generates and delivers electricity, it’s only natural they’re committed to educating kids about using electricity safely! That’s why PGE is holding a coloring contest, asking third grade students (who live within PGE’s service territory) to draw a picture of what electrical safety means to them, for a chance to ride… Read more »

Packy the Elephant Selected as Grand Marshal for the Grand Floral Parade

Packy the elephant knows a thing or two about greeting visitors after fifty years as Portland’s most popular pachyderm. At his 50th birthday party at the Oregon Zoo, it was revealed that Packy will be the 2012 Grand Marshal of the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade (which takes place on Saturday, June 9). He… Read more »

Annual Rose Building Open House is Remembering 1912

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is opening its doors and welcoming the public to tour this national historic building at the Annual Rose Building Open House on Saturday, April 7 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) at 1020 SW Naito Parkway. The Royal Rosarians will start the event with a traditional rose planting ceremony, followed by self-guided… Read more »

The Insane Fallon Campaign Still Needs YOUR Help!

Don’t forget! The Starlight Parade Committee wants popular comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon to come to Portland and serve as Grand Marshal. YOU can help by sharing the link to this NEW video with your friends and neighbors. And if you’re at Facebook and Twitter, please Like and follow Jimmy. Don’t forget to put… Read more »

Rose Festival CityFair Sets Headline Acts for OneMain Financial Stage

Portland Rose Festival is teaming up with Alpha Broadcasting for another exciting lineup of popular new artists headlining the RoZone Concert Series in the Festival’s premier outdoor entertainment venue at Rose Festival CityFair on the OneMain Financial Stage. “KINK at the Waterfront” leads off Sunday May 27, with a couple hot new bands recently featured… Read more »

Turn Up the Radio!

Rose Festival has gotten glee-ful about vocal music! The crowd-pleasing adult choir, the Conchords Chorale, is back this year to help celebrate the centennial of that Portland icon, the Royal Rosarians, with a special concert called ‘The Royal Rosarian Radio Show.’ During two concerts at the historic Hollywood Theatre, the Conchords will recount the memorable… Read more »

Insane Fallon Campaign Needs YOUR Help!

The Starlight Parade Committee is determined to convince popular comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon to come to Portland and serve as its Grand Marshal. Please help this not-quite-lost cause by sharing the link to this video with your friends and neighbors. And if you’re at Facebook and Twitter, please Like and follow Jimmy —… Read more »

Princess Announcements Begin This Week!

On Saturday, February 25, fifty-four students returned to Providence Portland Medical Center for a second round of judging to determine the final 15 princess positions for the 2012 Rose Festival Court. With the two metro positions (east and west) already determined, it’s now up to Portland schools to cast the final vote for their candidates…. Read more »

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon Route is Revealed!

The Portland Rose Festival was pleased to announce the exciting new route of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon on Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m. at Fit Right Northwest Running & Walking (in Northwest Portland) — with a 5K ‘fun run’ to get in the spirit of this exciting new event! 2012 London… Read more »

Festival Announces Exciting New Partnership with FOX 12

The Portland Rose Festival has announced that FOX 12 is becoming “Your Official Rose Festival Station.” The Festival’s major parades will be broadcast live on FOX 12 and PDX TV. The new agreement to carry the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade and the Portland General Electric/SOLVE¬†Starlight Parade also brings added value to parade fans… Read more »

Princess Submission Deadline!

The last chance to be a candidate for Princess has arrived! The DEADLINE for submitting applications for the 2012 Rose Festival Court is January 6, 2012. All hand-delivered applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 6 (before the office closes). All mailed applications must be postmarked prior to MIDNIGHT on January 6. LEARN… Read more »