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City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

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Rose Festival

Festival-Sanctioned Activities Continue

Rose Festival Sanctioned Events Calendar:

Tickets are still available for Portland Center Stage productions of The Last Five Years (through June 22) and LIZZIE (through June 29). Fans can save $5 off ticket with the promo code ROSEFEST. PCS donates $10 for every ticket sold with the ROSEFEST promo code.     mayor and Mrs. Hales at Grand Floral

Mock's Crest Productions continue itsw popular weekend dinner and theater shows of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe," (Thursdays through Sundays, through June 29), at the Mago Hunt Theatre, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland. For information call 503.943.7287.

Chamber Music Northwest's 44th Summer Festival, a new Rose Festival Sanctioned Event, opens June 23 through July 27 with 30 classical performances spanning a wide variety of musical disciplines in a variety of venues from Reed College to Portland State University. Some performances are sold out, so check the website for available dates and tickets.

Oregon Society of Artists present the Rose Festival Art Show (through July 11), featuring juried art depicting Rose Festival themes and Portland scenes daily Monday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., at 2185 Park Place, Portland.       

Weekend Festival fun wraps up June 27-29 with a special package of events highlighting Portland neighbors and families, a beachside community, and the art in recycling.

Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival steps up with a family fun festival of food and music, including a neighborhood parade (Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m.) along Northwest Martin Luther King Blvd, ending at Lillis-Albina Park at N. Flint and Russell. June 27-29. Free admission.     

Heading to the beach? Stop in at Rockaway Beach for the Annual Pirate Festival at Ocean's Edge Wayside, 102 First St. Pirate shows, food and entertainment for landlubbers and seafarers alike. June 27-29. Free admission.       

Celebrate art in all its beauty with the Ninth Annual Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park, Eighth & Columbia in Vancouver, Wash. The Recycled Arts Festival is designed to teach people about waste reduction and environmental issues in a fun way. Live music, roaming entertainers, story tellers, food and lots of fun plus amazing art work.  Reduce, reuse, recycle. Presented by Clark County Environmental Services. June 28-29, Free Admission.       



Grand Floral, Indeed!

Dancing with Nancy HalesMarching Band from BeavertonPolice on horsesex-cheerleadersHigh-fiving kids on the route


Sister Cities, Fleet Week Added to Celebrations


THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 – Rose Festival activities continued this week at City Hall.

Reception lineThe City of Portland and the Portland Sister City organizations celebrated another year of successful partnership. Delegations from several of Portland’s nine Sister Cities were in hand Thursday, including Mayor Fumio Ueda from Sapporo, Japan.Jazz Band

The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy Jazz Quartet performed in front of City Hall. The quartet arrived in honor of Fleet Week aboard the HMCS Oriole, a sail-training ketch currently berthed along the Water Front near the Maritime Museum.

Rose Court Visits City Hall

Rose Court with Mayor and First Lady

Portland K-9 Unit Honored at Junior Parade


TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 – One day after a memorial service for Mick, a Portland Police Bureau police dog killed in the line of duty, the Portland Rose Festival announced that it will honor the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit as Grand Marshal of the Fred Meyer Junior Parade.

Officer Jeff Dorn and Mick"The tireless and fearless loyalty these very special dogs bring to their service is awe inspiring,” says Jeff Curtis, chief executive officer of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. “I would be proud to have one as a member of my family, so I am very proud that we get to honor them in the Fred Meyer Junior Parade.”

Portland Police Officer Jeff Dorn, a 16-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the K-9 Unit, was shot in the legs on April 16, while pursuing a burglar in Southwest Portland. Dorn was hospitalized but has since been released. His canine partner, Mick, suffered fatal injuries in the shooting.

A memorial fund for the K-9 Unit has been established. Non-tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit:
Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit
4735 E. Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97215 

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Iconic Band Named Grand Marshal for Grand Floral Parade


THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 – The fan-favorite One More Time Around Again Marching Band will be the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. The announcement came Wednesday at a City Council meeting.

Band playing before City HallThe band, consisting of former high school and college playrs, is best known for its rendition of iconic Oregon hit “Louie Louie.”

More details of this year’s Rose Festival are available at

Clown dancing before City Hall