Pass The Sniff Test

If you’re just looking at the roses, you’re missing half their charm.

Culture Features
All roses look pretty, but not all roses smell pretty. Any schmuck can admire the petals, but those who want to enjoy the sweet smell have to be a little more strategic about things. Portland is   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Headout: Eh, Sailor!

How to seduce a Canadian sailor in this depleted fleet week.

Today, the national debt standoff finally hits us where we live: boinking sailors. The annual Fleet Week celebrations—the docking of the U.S. Navy with all available Portland orifices—has be   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Joyce Goodman

Becoming Rose Festival royalty ain’t what it used to be. Joyce Goodman knows how to fix that.

Q & A
In Joyce Goodman’s day, every girl in Portland dreamed of being crowned queen of the Rose Festival. That...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Rooftop Rose: A Thorn in the Side of Local Designers?

Jeff Joslin, a former city land use manager for urban design, design review, and landmarks review, "retired" earlier this year. Over at Portland Architecture, a bizarre thread of comments followed his announcement when a number of anonymous Portlanders criticized Joslin online for exercising what they called undue power during his 15-year reign at Portland's Bureau of Development Services. But ...   More
Thursday, April 16, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Why City Council Will Consider Another Grant To The Rose Festival

Does Portland's City Council still feel guilty about its duct tape ban for the Rose Festival? We'll find out Wednesday when the council considers a proposed ordinance [PDF] that would give the 2010 Rose Festival a $19,650 grant to help with parade amenities. It would be the third year in a row the Rose Festival received a grant to improve restroom facilities and sidewalk accessibility along ...   More
Monday, November 30, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Clowns at City Hall Wear Red Noses Today

No, it's not what you think. This morning, to celebrate making the Rose Festival "the official festival of the City of Portland," Royal Rosarians, Grant High School's Rose Festival Queen and a handful of real clowns showed up at City Hall. It's a wonder our mayor (who is willing to don an orange jumpsuit for a photo op about potholes) didn't get more in the spirit of things this morning. Perhaps ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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