Portland, OR. The 2018 Portland Rose Festival Grand Marshal is Diesel, a 2 year old English Mastiff. The Canine Grand Marshal will ride in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 9th. He was selected from 20 finalists at the Canine Coronation Ceremony at the Heathman Hotel.
Nearly 150 applicants ranging from service dogs to companion pets entered the contest. Oregon Humane Society, the Portland Rose Festival‘s Official Charity for 2018, helped narrowed the field to twenty. Other finalists for the Caine Court included:
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The Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest’s oldest and largest humane society, with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. Founded in 1868, OHS receives no government funds for its adoption, education and animal cruelty investigation programs. Visit oregonhumane.org for more information or to make a donation.
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The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage. The 2018 Rose Festival runs from May 25 through June 10 www.rosefestival.org.
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