Wednesday, June 3, 2009

City of Roses

I am originally from Portland, Oregon and when I tell people that they say: "Oh, Oregon is so green and beautiful! But what most people don't know is; Portland is famous for its Roses. The first two weeks in June the city celebrates the Portland Rose Festival. The Rose Festival is celebrating 102 years and still going strong with fun activities like: dragon races, waterfront carnival, queen coronation, Grand Flora Parade, and of course Rose Competitions.

So, being the Rose Girl that I am...on our walk yesterday I noticed the rental house at the end of the street (which is unoccupied) has all their gorgeous roses in bloom. On our way home I picked a few and now have a little something to remind of Rose Festival week.


Ella said...

very pretty!

Kristin said...

My favorite was always the cute guys that drive the convertables with the princesses.

Amy said...

I love Portland. My husband is from that area, too.

I am glad I am not the only one who picks roses at vacant houses. All those foreclosures should be good for something!

Erika said...

We were just at the JR Rose Festival Parade this afternoon! Boy it was a hot one today, my girls melted :) But its great to see all of Portland, and us WAshington wanna-be's, together in celebration! Enjoy the roses!! :)

Molly Betsy @ Star Cottage said...

Oh a rose festival sounds like a lovely celebration. Great picture. I can smell it just sitting here.
I have always wanted to visit Portland Oregon. But never got the chance. I had a bunch of friends go out there for college and My father in law also wnet a couple of years ago. Everyone I know that has been there always says it's gorgeous and tells me I should go. So I am taking that as a sign. Maybe someday :(

Pamela said...

Portland is such a great town...great history, rivers, blackberries and of course the festival!! Thank you everyone for your comments, it is really fun to reminscence on my hometown.

blushing rose said...

Chehalis, WA formerly ... we do have gorgeous roses on the west coast. The Rose Parade in Portland is a beautiful event. Love your exquisite roses. TTFN ~Marydon

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