Can You Feel the Excitement? It's Almost Here!

Come See The Largest Children's Parade in the Nation!

Fred Meyer Junior Parade

Fred Meyer Junior Parade
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
1:00 p.m.
Hollywood District

The Fred Meyer Junior Parade involves more than 10,000 youngsters, who are cheered on by crowds of spectators as they wind their way through the streets of Portland's Hollywood District.

New this year, the 2008 Junior Parade features three special sections:

Kids on the Go-Go Play Outdoors presented by Oregon State Fair
Features unicyclers, gymnasts, cheerleaders and football players who strut their stuff down the parade route showcasing the exciting ways they stay active and have fun.

Kids n' Kritters presented by Banfield, The Pet Hospital
Features pets of all shapes and sizes that will abound when their owners dress them up and show them off as they march and ride down Sandy Boulevard.

Kids Around the World presented by Knowledge Learning Corporation
Features children from all corners of the local area displaying pride for their world-wide heritage while dressing, dancing and singing in the traditional ways of their ancestors. The international section is always a crowd favorite, providing a snapshot of Portland's incredible diversity.

Did you know that Exclusively Misook is not only sponsoring a float this year, but also provided an elegant outfit for the 2008 Court?

You can read more HERE

You Can Witness the Crowning Moment of Rose Festival!

The Queen's Coronation presented by Pacific Power

Queen's Coronation presented by Pacific Power Saturday, June 7, 2008
8:30 a.m.
at the Memorial Coliseum

What better way to Romance the Rose than by announcing the 2008 Rose Festival Queen, just minutes before kicking-off of the Regence Grand Floral Walk?

The Queen's Coronation is the culmination of weeks of hectic activity on the part of the 14 young women who make up the Rose Festival Court. Entering the Memorial Coliseum to begin their Grand Floral Parade appearance on the Court Float (presented by IKEA, Portland), they'll receive their first waves and well wishes from Pacific Power's women executives, who have mentored the Princesses this year.

Ticket-holders at the Coliseum will receive two exciting shows for the price of one! First viewing the crowning of the new 2008 Rose Festival Queen, and then watching the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade from the best seats on the route.

Tickets start at $15 -- you can buy now at RoseFestival.Org/buytickets/, the Rose Quarter Box Office, by phone at 1.877.789.ROSE (7673), or at participating Safeway Ticketswest outlets.

Oak Knoll Named the Official Wine of the 2008 Portland Rose Festival Foundation

The Oak Knoll Winery is one of the oldest wineries in Oregon. The second generation is proud to continue the tradition of partnership and support of the Portland Rose Festival as the founders have done for several years.

This years Vintage 2006 Willamette Valley, Oregon Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are available at:

Both have Collector's Edition labels, designed by Christopher Kramer.

Meet Christopher Kramer, who has been creating multi-layered dream-like drawings, paintings, collages and artist books for over ten years. His work has been shown in numerous regional galleries in Detroit, Michigan and Portland, Oregon. He's currently a third year BFA student in Book Arts at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Thank You to our Sponsors: WaMu, Capri Sun, BI-MART, Dex, PGE, SOLV, Parker Johnstone, Hallmark

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