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Ice Hockey Champs are 2013 Starlight Parade Grand Marshals

On Tuesday, May 14, at Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Rose Festival joined fans who were celebrating the achievements of the Portland Winterhawks, current winners of the Western Hockey League (WHL) championship (who received the Ed Chynoweth Cup trophy for ice hockey). During this celebration the team and coaches were announced as the 2013 Grand Marshals… Read more »

Oregon’s Grand Man is Announced as Grand Marshal for the Grand Floral Parade

2013 Grand Marshal, Gerry Frank, is an author, a speaker, a veteran, a statesman, a businessman, a volunteer and a fourth-generation Oregonian. “Gerry has built a long career out of his love for the State of Oregon.” said Todd Johnston (President of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation). “There is not an Oregonian alive today who… Read more »

New Book Celebrates Images Of Portland Rose Festival

Rose Festival Launches Book at Powell’s City of Books Saturday This Saturday (May 4) at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, the Rose Festival will officially launch their book, new Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series: Portland Rose Festival. The public is encouraged to come meet and greet author George Miller and Chief Operating Officer… Read more »

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon Will Soon Be Here!

Back for year two, the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 19. A signature Rose Festival event, this run includes a route unlike any other local race, with live, local bands performing all along the course. If you’re ready to participate in the 2013 Half Marathon, NOW is… Read more »

RoZone Concerts Light Up CityFair At Night

The Rose Festival — in partnership with Alpha Broadcasting — has a full schedule of rising stars in pop, rock and country music ready to heat up Portland’s newest outdoor entertainment venue: the RoZone at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No additional tickets are required for the opening night concert on Friday (May 24), featuring Hit… Read more »

Registration Opens for the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk

Registration is now open for ‘Portland’s Party Parade,’ the 2013 Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk! On Saturday morning, June 8 (beginning at 7:30 a.m. at NW 2nd and Flanders), walkers will step off just prior to the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. This is the perfect event for you and your co-workers,… Read more »

Dragons Awaken Saturday at Noon

The public is invited to the official beginning of the Dragon Boat race season at Saturday’s ‘Awakening the Dragons’ annual ceremony. At noon on Saturday, March 30, an ancient Buddhist ceremony will take place at RiverPlace Marina (1510 SW Harbor Way — at the flag circle at the south end of Waterfront Park), where the… Read more »

See the New Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon Route for 2013

Motivated by live music every mile, more than 10,000 runners will join Portland’s biggest moving block party as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon returns for a second year on Sunday, May 19. The race kicks off the annual Portland Rose Festival, which recently presented an economic impact study to the City of Portland… Read more »

Get Your Red-Hot Applications Here at Our Website!

It’s that time of year — when various applications are available here at our website. These include applications for: CityFair Vendors Clown Corps Equestrian applications (for Grand Floral Parade) Rose City Sing-Off Sanctioned Events Starlight Parade Deadlines for submission are indicated for inflatable floating water park each. Get your applications right away and sign up… Read more »

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 »