Enveloped in a sea of Egyptian décor, Buster Rogers looks right at home with his banjo. A longtime member of the Woodland String Band, a division of the Philadelphia Mummers, Rogers and his fellow bandmates are part of a long traditio
Joelle Goodwin won the Mrs. Oregon Pageant at the Broadway Rose Theatre in Tigard last February. Goodwin, a mother of one and the first African American to win the Mrs. Oregon crown, is a major in the US Army, teaches ROTC at
Emma Pellett, a junior and anthropology major at Portland State University, won the Miss Earth Oregon Pageant this winter. “This pageant promotes sustainability, and I love to recycle,” said Pellett. Ms. Pellett will be the face of Oregon for the next
Emma Wattez (right), a sophomore at Prairie High School in Battle Ground, Washington, loves battle reenactments. Nontraditional, perhaps—but Wattez’s involvement with the Northwest Civil War Council has inspired others to join. “I first got inte
Flutist Dev Sinha is a member of Tigard High School’s marching band. The band, with its bright horn-bleats and smashing drums, has consistently placed first or second in the Northwest Marching Band Competition over the last ten years.
Si Baron (left), looking resplendent in her sequined “Baton Twirler” minidress, is devoid of negative energy. “I love it here!” she cried. A Reynolds High School music teacher, Baron has been participating in post-high-school twirling for sixteen year
The City of Battle Ground took home the President’s Award this year (and last year) at the Grand Floral Parade. The Gingerbread Man obviously stole the judges’ hearts—though he quickly scooted past … hungry eyes can spell troub
The Vietnamese Community of Oregon came together this year to produce one of the more elaborate floats (left), and Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton came away with the Sweepstakes Award for its genuflecting Beast float—a real live Beauty kep
The colors, characters, and carnival atmosphere of the Portland Rose Festival Parade. Reporter Sam Holder and photographer Heather Zinger followed the marchers on their annual odyssey through the downtown streets.
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