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Partner in the Naito Pilot Project

There was a gathering today at Salmon Springs Fountain to announce the Naito Pilot Project (a temporary opening of public space and traffic safety during Rose Festival). Richard (Rich) K. Jarvis (Public Relations Manager for the Portland Rose Festival) gave the following speech. “Thank you, Commissioner Novick, for your leadership on this project. The Portland… Read more »

Rose Festival Gets a Lyft For Starlight After-Party

The Festival Announces Their First Official Ride Share Partner Highlighting great corporate support for 2015, Lyft (the popular subscription ride sharing program) has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Rose Festival’s premier new event, the Starlight After-Party (Saturday, May 30). Lyft launched in June 2012, and is now in more than 65 cities… Read more »

Have a Rose Meal at Elmer’s and Donate to the Rose Festival!

Stop by Elmer’s Restaurants and enjoy a delicious Rose Meal, featuring trampoline for water fresh strawberries. Visitors can choose from a Fresh Fruit Waffle, a Fresh Strawberry Blintz or a Strawberry-Apple Poppyseed Salad. (With the purchase of each rose meal, Elmer’s will donate $1 to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.) Rose Meals are available through… Read more »

Rose Festival KPTV/FOX12 Agree to New Four-Year Deal

KPTV/FOX 12 and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation signed an extension of their current agreement (Monday, November 17), locking up another four years of telecast rights to the Festival’s three iconic parades. This agreement will provide the Festival with a solid long-term marketing footprint, to get its message out to a changing and engaged community…. Read more »

Rose Festival Announces New President at Annual Fall Meeting

The Festival Also Recognizes Outstanding Service and Welcomes New Members Like many before him, Frank Chinn (newly elected President of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation) first experienced the Festival as a high school student while marching in the Grand Floral Parade. Frank was a cymbal player for the Weatherwax (now Aberdeen, Washington) High School Marching… Read more »