Sign up for email updates from Portland Rose Festival Foundation

Home > Programs > Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Welcome to the

Portland Rose Festival

Treasure Hunt!

Follow this link to our recommended and endorsed Facebook group:

WELCOME to the 2024 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt!

The treasure being searched for in this event will be a small (approximately 2.5-inch by 3-inch) block of Lucite with a special Rose Festival Medallion embedded inside.

2024 Clues begin Sunday, May 26

The 2024 prize is:
$1,000 (donated by the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and our supportive treasure hunting community)

A very popular program...

...that began in 1983, the Rose Festival Treasure Hunt continued until 2005, and then restarted in 2014. A Rose Festival Medallion is hidden on public property within the following five counties: Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark, Washington or Yamhill. Daily clues are offered to help hunters narrow down the location of the Treasure. These clues make reference to local history, as well as geography. Often they are so obscure that they generate lots of 'water cooler talk' among casual observers and hunters alike, as they try to decipher the meaning of clues!

IMPORTANT: CLUES will be released DAILY here online at 7:00 a.m. (at the Rose Festival website, ONLY!).

Clues will continue to be released until the contest end date (or until the medallion is found).

We encourage you to follow our Social Media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for updates. Again -- Clues will ONLY be posted here at the website.
So get your search engines ready to help you out. You can have a lot of fun checking online sources for information to assist you in uncovering the hidden meaning behind each Clue. Your home and public libraries can help you dig for information, or you just might find an educated friend or two who can share ideas!

View the 2024 Rules:

Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram
Back to