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Porch Paraders Can Win Prizes

Many Inspired to Return for Rose Festival Porch Parade, May 31 - June 13

Your decorated porch could become your ticket to ride to a fantastic vacation spot, or a trip to see your faraway friends or relatives! Three creative households participating in the 2021 Rose Festival Porch Parade will win a pair of Alaska Airlines tickets, by decorating their homes in the style of Rose Festival’s popular parades. Other prizes include the official 2021 Rose Festival rose bush (Burst of Hope) and family ticket packages for carnival rides during next year’s CityFair, kicking off on May 27, 2022.

Enter your home and decorate your porch, facade or entryway for a chance to win airline tickets and other prizes in America’s Original Porch Parade. June 5 is the LAST DAY to register your porch and have it decorated. Register at and use the hashtag #PickmyPorch on your Instagram posts. (Registrants without Instagram accounts can email their porch photos to Prize winners will be announced Saturday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. on Instagram: @PDXRoseFestival

NEW this year, the Festival has invited businesses to join the Porch Parade and many are already decorating. As a special welcome gift, the Rose Festival will send 50 City Fair passes to each business entry in the 2021 Porch Parade, to be used in 2022.

If you want to be part of the fun, but don’t have time to decorate, use the handy map to find decorated porches and rose gardens in your area and go for your own Rose Festival ramble.

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is grateful for the vital financial support provided by our five Premier Sponsors: Spirit Mountain Casino, Alaska Airlines, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Fred Meyer, and Portland General Electric.

Meet Inspired Returning Residents

The Rose Festival has heard from many resident decorators with great ideas, some have even taken it a step farther. Here are a few Media Friendly Porch Parade participants who are returning and ready to show off their art as they reach for the big prize.

Off We Go!
Several neighbors at or near Northeast 25 AVE are joining in the 'Off We Go' theme featuring places they've missed traveling to, but are planning to go soon. Porch themes represent Paris, Hawaii, Africa and more.
Contact: Rhett and Makaila Acelar
2510 NE Klickitat

Rose Festival Parade at Cully Elderplace
Inviting kids from ages 1 to 150 years old to join the parade
Needed: kids on bikes, Porch Decorators, and Friendly Neighborhood Sasquatch(es)
Friday June 11 - NE Alberta between 55th & 57th AVE
Contact: James Harrison
Life Enrichment Coordinator
Providence Elderplace Cully

"Pooch Parade" - K.B. Dixon posted a story about his take on
Porch Parading with homage to the loving pooch.
Contact KB Dixon
Oregon ArtsWatch

This media friendly family says they are second year participants and are decorating again with a soccer theme. Gabriele paid homage to the Timbers last year and this year Christine Sinclair, Capitan of the Portland Thorns, is the featured player at the Ross house.
Contact: Gabriele Ross
808 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

They are second year and happy to talk about their Porch.
Contact: Samantha Janec
3612 NE Flanders, Portland OR 97232

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