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Rose Festival Adds Fresh Leadership
October 24, 2023
Rose Festival CEO Marilyn Clint announced today that Nick Brodnicki has joined the festival staff's management team. Brodnicki, the former Executive Director of the Oregon and SW Washington American Heart Association, will take over as the Festival's new Chief Operations Officer.
Subaru Partners with The Portland Rose Festival Foundation and Meals on Wheels People to Serve Meals to Portland-Area Veterans
June 23, 2023
Organizers at the Portland Rose Festival were excited to announce that Subaru had been named the Title Sponsor of the 2023 Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week. As a part of the partnership, Subaru, Meals on Wheels People and The Portland Rose Festival came together to serve meals to local home-bound veterans...
Former Dragon Boat Rower Kelly Discovers the 2023 Treasure Hunt Medallion
June 11, 2023
The Portland Rose Festival is pleased to announce that Kelly Luzania found the 2023 Treasure Hunt Medallion...
2023 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt | SOLUTIONS FOR 2023
June 11, 2023
Treasure Hunt - May 28 - June 10 | Solutions
Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade Results
June 10, 2023
With diversity on full display at the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, the many faces of Portland and the world shined under sunny skies...
Deja Fitzwater is Crowned Rose Festival Queen
June 9, 2023
Metro West Princess and Tigard High School alumna Déja Fitzwater has been crowned the 109th Rose Festival Queen
2023 Fred Meyer Junior Parade Results
June 8, 2023
The Nation’s Oldest and Largest All-Childrens Parade Made Fun the Center of Focus - here are the Award Results...
2023 Rose Festival’s Final Weekend of Fun in the Sun
June 6, 2023
The Fleet Sets Anchor, a Queen Rises and OBF extends its stay at CityFai - plus so much more!
Rosie Reunion: WWII Rosies to Headline Grand Floral Parade
June 5, 2023
The Portland Rose Festival is set to make history this year... PLUS, how to watch the Grand Floral Parade...
2023 Careoregon Starlight Parade Fans Swell Downtown Streets
June 4, 2023
Rose Festival Brings Back Float and Band Awards in a New Format...
Rose Festival Adds Comfort Stations to the Relief of Parade Fans
June 2, 2023
The Portland Rose Festival will add 40 comfort stations (also known as Porta-Potties) along the two miles of the CareOregon Starlight Parade, and the Grand Floral Parade routes...
Rose Festival Second Weekend is Star-Light, Star-Brighter
May 31, 2023
The OBF Tap Takeover and CareOregon Starlight Parade Highlight the Weekend...
Volunteers are the Foundation of Parades
May 26, 2023
The Portland Rose Festival needs volunteer help to keep its world-renowned parades marching on...
Fred Meyer Junior Parade Names Beloved Plumber Brother-duo as Grand Marshals
May 26, 2023
Hold onto your hats and prepare for a parade of epic proportions...
Portland Rose Festival Releases Beer Selection for Tap Takeover
May 25, 2023
The Portland Rose Festival has announced the beer list for the 2023 Oregon Brewers Festival Tap Takeover, June 2 to 4, at CityFair. With more than 30 craft brews in the lineup...
Rose Festival Focuses on Fun and Sun Opening Weekend
May 24, 2023
With the snip of a ribbon, the 2023 Portland Rose Festival opens Friday, May 26...
CareOregon Starlight Parade Names Poison Waters as Grand Marshal
May 4, 2023
Poison Waters will lead the CareOregon Starlight Parade as 2023 Grand Marshal. Festival makes an adjustment to the 2023 route.
Oregon Brewers Festival Returns to the Waterfront, Joins Rose Festival in Unique Collaboration
April 26, 2023
Two legendary Portland institutions are joining up this summer...


Rose Festival Announces Marilyn Clint as Chief Executive Officer
September 14, 2022
The Festival Pulls From its Ranks to Continue Forward Momentum Following Pandemic Years
June 24, 2022
Amber Kaney of Oregon City - along with Jason Stride and daughter Vina Hefflinger - discovered the Treasure Hunt Medallion for 2022.
June 14, 2022
Treasure Hunt - May 29 - June 11 | Solutions
June 10, 2022
The High School Senior was Announced in a Ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton Portland.
June 9 2022
The Portland Rose Festival 'Rose City Reunion' wraps up with military majesty, royal regalia and a grand ole time this weekend. Portland’s Official Festival sets the final stage with the return of Fleet Week and big grey hulls docked along the waterfront sea wall. The nation’s largest and oldest Rose Show presented by the Portland Rose Society is on display at the Lloyd Center.
June 7, 2022
Featuring the most school bands together in one Rose Festival event, the nation's oldest and largest all-children's parade - the Fred Meyer Junior Parade is getting ready to step off this Wednesday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m. on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. See Grand Marshal The Unipiper and friends!
May 31, 2022
Volunteers make the non-profit world go round, and after two years, the Rose Festival is back and seeking to rebuild its foundation of volunteer support. The Festival is recruiting groups and individuals to volunteer for float decorating, parade management and to help restart its world class, award-winning, clean and green parade programs.
Amber Kaney Discovers the 2022 Treasure Hunt Medallion
June 6, 2022
Congratulations go out to Amber of Oregon City, who discovered the 2022 Medallion.
June 2, 2022
CareOregon Starlight Parade highlights weekend of gear heads, cowboys and runners wearing tutus.
Francis Doo Brings the Spirit of Aloha to Sunday's Rose Festival Ukulele Jam
May 28, 2022
With a can-Doo attitude, Rose Festival is shifting its program for Sunday, May 29, during the Pacific Island Celebration's Ukulele Jam.
Bank of America presents the Rose City Reunion Concert
May 25, 2022
Don't miss the FREE concert at The Schnitz, featuring the Oregon Symphony.
Rose Festival Returns with a Bang this Week
May 25, 2022
Friday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m., City Commissioner Dan Ryan and 2022 Rose Festival Queen Lili Rosebrook, will cut the ribbon to officially open Rose Festival CityFair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, celebrating the return of special events to Portland's front yard.
Rose Festival's Chief Executive Officer Jeff Curtis to Step Aside
May 13, 2022
After 25 years with the Portland Rose Festival, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Curtis, is stepping aside to pursue new career challenges.
Nascar Xfinity Series Pacific Office Automation 147 Races Into Rose Festival
April 26, 2022
The Pacific Office Automation 147, a NASCAR Xfinity Series race visiting Portland International Raceway (PIR), June 3-4, 2022, is a highlight event of the Portland Rose Festival's Rose City Reunion. The race weekend will generate millions of dollars in economic impact during the middle weekend of the Portland Rose Festival.

Rose Festival Parades Are Back!
April 5, 2022
The Portland Rose Festival is back, with a full season and a new look for the CareOregon Starlight Parade and Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade.


Historical Moment as Daughter of a Queen Becomes Queen
June 18, 2021
Lilianna "Lili" Rosebrook (Valley Catholic Senior) Selected 2021 Rose Festival Queen
Rose Festival Porch Parade Wins Across the City
June 12, 2021
Award Results for Porch Parade and Rose Festival Wine Label contest
2021 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt | SOLUTIONS FOR 2021
June 7, 2021
Treasure Hunt - May 30 - June 12 | Solutions
Anna Soderberg and Daughter Auryn Find the 2021 Hope Reigns Medallion
June 6, 2021
Congratulations Go Out to 2021 Winners
2021 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 4
June 2 (Wednesday)
Clue #4
2021 Portland Rose Festival Officially Begins Memorial Day Weekend
May 27, 2021
Rose Festival 2021 Calendar of Events
Porch Paraders Can Win Prizes
May 26, 2021
Many Inspired to Return for Rose Festival Porch Parade, May 31 - June 13
Porch Paraders Can Win Alaska Airlines Tickets
May 19, 2021
Exciting news: This year residential participants can enter to win Alaska Airlines tickets!
Clark County Treasure Found
May 16, 2021
Treasure Discovered
Clark - May 11 - May 16 | SOLUTIONS FOR 2021
May 17, 2021
Solutions to the Clues
Clark - 2021 Spring Training Treasure Hunt: CLUE 3
May 13 (Thursday)
Clue #3 - Clark
Clark - 2021 Spring Training Treasure Hunt: CLUE 2
May 12 (Wednesday)
Clue #2 - Clark
Washington - May 4 - May 9 | SOLUTIONS FOR 2021
May 10, 2021
Solutions to the Clues
Washington - 2021 Spring Training Treasure Hunt: CLUE 2 CORRECTION!
May 5, 2021
Correction -- Proper Clue for Today
Rose Festival Launches Second Porch Parade
May 4, 2021
America's Original Porch Parade is Back in 2021
Clackamas - April 27 - May 2 | SOLUTIONS FOR 2021
May 3, 2021
Solutions to the Clues
Clackamas Treasure Found by Portlander Born and Bred
May 1, 2021
Andrew Buck was born and raised here in Portland, and is a great lover of the city and the Rose Festival.
Elmer's Continues Rose Meals Tradition for Rose Festival in 2021
April 26, 2021
“Rose Meals” are available April 26 through June 30 at 12 Portland and Vancouver-area Elmer’s Restaurants.
Multnomah - April 25 - 26 | SOLUTIONS FOR 2021
April 24, 2021
Solutions to the Clues
Multnomah Spring Training Treasure Hunt is Found by Eight-Year-Old
April 23, 2021
Eight-Year-Old Simone Luzania finds the canister containing the Hope rose pin...
Rose Festival Introduces Spring Training Treasure Hunt Series
April 19, 2021
Festival Hides Four Treasures in Lead-Up to Traditional Rose Festival Treasure Hunt
Dragon Awakening Ceremony Replaced with Support Event
March 26, 2021
In lieu of the Dragon Boat Eye Dotting Ceremony that usually takes place on the last Saturday of March...
Portland Rose Festival 2021 Court Announcement Schedule
March 25, 2021
It's a virtual universe for announcing most of the 2021 Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union...
When Oregon is Ready, Rose Festival Will Be Ready
March 16, 2021
Hope Reigns as Festival focuses on community engagement in 2021 and the return of big outdoor events in 2022...
Rose Festival Announces 2021 Court Finalists
March 8, 2021
The 2021 Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union is taking shape.
March 4, 2021
The tradition continues as the Rose Festival evolves to meet pandemic challenges.
Hope Reigns as Rose Festival Moves Into New Year
January 5, 2021
New leadership is set, and new theme is announced as Rose Festival looks ahead.


2020 Treasure Hunt Clues Explained
July 31, 2020
Read the explanations of each CLUE for the 2020 Treasure Hunt.
Anya Anand of Lincoln High School is 2020 Rose Festival Queen
July 30, 2020
Princesses Decide by Secret Ballot Who Wears the Crown.
Neal Dietz Strikes the Jackpot for the Second Time Finding the Rose Festival Treasure Hunt Medallion
July 28, 2020
Generous Festival Supporter Donates Back His Winning Check to the Rose Festival.
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #10
July 28, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #10
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #9
July 27, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #9
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #8
July 26, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #8
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #7
July 25, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #7
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #6
July 24, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #6
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #5
July 23, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #5
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #4
July 22, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #4
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #3
July 21, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #3
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #2
July 20, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #2
2020 Treasure Hunt: CLUE #1
July 19, 2020
And now it’s time for everyone to view… Clue #1
2020 Rose Festival Tradition Continues to Evolve – Queen Announcement Upcoming!
July 1, 2020
More exciting 2020 Rose Festival events.
Rose Festival Announces 2020 Treasure Hunt Start Date
July 1, 2020
More exciting 2020 Rose Festival events.
A Follow-Up Message from Jeff Curtis, CEO
June 26, 2020
You can make a tax-deductable donation to protect and preserve the Rose Festival for future generations…
Rose Festival Announces Staffing Changes
June 26, 2020
On Wednesday, the Portland Rose Festival announced staff furloughs and salary reductions to help mitigate the financial challenges…
Rose Festival Inspires Petite Curriculum For Area Schools
June 4, 2020
The Public is Invited to be there for the 2020 Grand Petite Parade on Saturday, June 6…
Rose Festival Celebrates Second Weekend of Parading in Place
May 29, 2020
Rose Festival again is forming a procession of dignitaries this Saturday to tour selected homes…
Rose Festival Inspired to Evolve Tradition with Virtual Presentations
May 21, 2020
Portland’s Official Festival, the Rose Festival, is looking different in 2020, but one thing is certain: it has not gone away.
Rose Festival Invites Public to Start Parading in Place
April 28, 2020
Portland Rose Festival traditions are evolving to celebrate our community’s spirit and resilience…
Rose Festival and Ramsay Signs Offer Portland a Sign of Hope
April 23, 2020
The City of Roses is getting a new symbol of Hope at Waterfront Park…
A Message from Jeff Curtis, Rose Festival CEO
April 13, 2020
Yesterday when I took my new puppy, Stella, for a walk, I couldn’t help thinking about how quickly the world has changed for all of us…
2020 Rose Festival Postponed
March 19, 2020
The health of our community and our friends…
Princess Power to Bloom for Rose Festival
January 17, 2020
Presenting the Official Rose of the 2020 Festival: Princess Power…

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