The Shakedown

What's the Deal with the Rose Festival?

Sizing up our annual civic celebration, 110 years old this month

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

History

Meet Mayor Harry Lane, Portland's Funmaker (and Organizer of the First Rose Festival)

A proto-Obama? On the centennial of his death, we hit some of Lane's high points.

05/15/2017 By Elise Herron

INTERVIEW

Checking in with Portland's Rose Queen of 1957

Retired middle school teacher Alice Simpson, 76, was 18 years old when she was crowned. Here, she shares her memories.

04/27/2015 By Larisa Owechko

Slideshow

Slide Show: The New Rose Parade

The Rose Festival parade is due for some updates—our special floats should keep the show going strong another 100 years.

04/27/2012

Summer Trends

Growing Pains

Does our blossoming burg still have room for the Rose Festival?

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas