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The Rose Festival OREGONLIVE Treasure Hunt

Welcome to the 2017 Portland Rose Festival OREGONLIVE Treasure Hunt. The clues are already written, and the location for the hidden medallion is already determined, but only the clue-writer (who shall remain anonymous) knows where that is. The treasure to be found is a 2.5-inch by 3-inch block of lucite with a special Rose Festival Medallion embedded in it.

Clues will be available starting May 28, 2017

The Treasure Hunt was a very popular program that began in the mid-80′s and continued for nearly 20 years. A Rose Festival medallion was hidden on public property somewhere in the Portland-metro area, and daily clues were offered in The Oregonian to help hunters narrow down the location of the treasure. These clues made reference to local history as well as geography, and often they were so obscure that they generated a lot of “water cooler talk” among casual observers and hunters alike as they tried to decipher the meaning of clues.

Starting May 28, clues will be released daily online at OregonLive.Com. We expect the “buzz” will move from the water cooler to the world wide web — with chatter in the social realm like on Twitter and Facebook. Search engines will get a workout too, as hunters who once hit the books at the library turn to online sources of historical information to uncover the hidden meaning behind the clues.

Start your hunt for the medallion and a chance to win a grand prize, which includes:

  • $1,000 in prize money
  • One night stay, plus a buffet meal for two at Spirit Mountain Casino

Read the Official Rules

As of May 4, 2017:
RULES [PDF]

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