The Portland Rose Festival

There is only a handful of things more Portland as F**k (#PAF) than the Portland Rose Festival, which officially kicks off the summer season in the City of Roses.

With its family-friendly parades, Fleet Week, Dragon Boat Races, and the hard-to-ignore Fun Center– I mean, Cityfair–on Tom McCall Waterfront Park, it’s no wonder that the Portland Rose Festival has been part of Portland culture for over 100 years.

Tonight’s Starlight Parade at 8:30 pm marks the beginning of this annual two-week celebration.  Yours truly may actually watch it this year. 🙂

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Suggested Live Performances for this Weekend

Looking for live music to see this weekend? Friends of the show Bike Thief and IanJames both have upcoming live performances in town that you all should check out!

Catch BIKE THIEF at Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water Avenue) at 11:00 pm; THE TAMED WEST and San Francisco's EDWARDS CROSSINGS also perform

Catch BIKE THIEF at Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water Avenue) at 11:00 pm on Friday, 01/09/15! THE TAMED WEST and San Francisco’s EDWARDS CROSSINGS also perform (show starts at 9:00 pm)

The IanJames Band performs at Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Avenue) on Saturday, 01/10/15, at 8:00 pm, with fellow Portland musician Naomi LaViolette

Check out IANJAMES at Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th Avenue) on Saturday, 01/10/15, at 8:00 pm, with fellow Portland musician Naomi LaViolette

And if you happen to be out in Hood River this weekend, catch another friend of the show Will West & The Friendly Strangers at the Cebu Lounge (811 E. Marina Driver, Hood River). CLICK HERE for show info.