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The Portland Rose Festival takes place every year in early June. The main event of the festival is the Grand Floral Parade, the 2nd largest parade of its kind in the USA. Other Rose Festival events include Fleet Week (where ships from the United States Navy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Royal Canadian Navy, dock along Waterfront Park), a CHAMP Car race (held at Portland International Raceway), dragonboat races, a fireworks display, a waterfront carnival & more!

The Portland Rose Festival takes place every year in early June. The main event of the festival is the Grand Floral Parade, the largest parade of its kind in the USA.

dragon boat races at the rose festival time in portland oregon

Dragon boat races at Rose Festival time in Portland, Oregon on the Willamette River.

Grand Floral Parade  June 8, 2013  10:00 AM  Memorial Coliseum to downtown portland  You can buy reserved seats if you need!

Grand Floral Parade June 2013 AM Memorial Coliseum to downtown portland You can buy reserved seats if you need!

Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon (The City of Roses)

How to Plant and Prune Rose Bushes (With a Photo Gallery of Roses)

Portland, Oregon

Good ol' Max station in front of the Rose Garden.

Keep Portland weird ;) :) :)

Archetype Inc Portland Fun Fact of the Day #30

the infamous keep portland weird sign (in beginning credits of portlandia.) definitely a place I want to see

Powell's Books, Portland, Oregon

Powell's Books, Portland, Oregon - the largest independent bookstore in the world

Portland Skyline from Mount Tabor Park

Mount Tabor Park: View on the Portland Skyline Nice place to relax or do some sport during the day or sunset in the evening

Bread and Ink Cafe  3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Bread and Ink Cafe 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland.waffles and chicken

Download or order a free copy of Travel Portland's award-winning annual guide to the best things to see and do in Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon neighborhoods map - helpful if we need to be looking where to move!

Portland Oregon, huge bookstore. I can't go to Portland without a visit to Powell's!

Powell's is Heaven plain and simple. I could camp out in that store for days if given a chance.