City of Roses!

Summer is just around the corner and the Portland Rose Festival is Portland’s way to celebrate! Beginning in late May and extending through mid-June, the Portland Rose Festival is a collection of roughly 60 events with the Grand Floral Parade being its cherished highlight.

The best of the best award-winning roses are on display each year at the Spring Rose Show. With more than 4000 blooms emanating their sweet fragrance, entrants are rose growers from the Pacific Northwest. Known as the City of Roses, Portland’s weather is ideal for rose growing.

The colorful Dragon Boat Race is another big attraction with as many as 96 teams from all over the world competing on the Willamette River. Many teams practice year-round in Taiwan-style dragon boats. It’s colorful and loads of fun to watch.

Go to https://www.travelportland.com/ for event details or stop by Powell’s Books or one of Barnes and Nobles two Portland locations for a copy of our book Portland, OR: A Photographic Portrait to help you plan your visit.

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