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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 »

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 »