Portland, OR. After a two-year absence from their Waterfront Park offices, Rose Festival officials, including Rose Festival CEO Jeff Curtis, are opening up their boarded-up offices on SW Natio Parkway.
Rose Festival staff members have been splitting time between working from home and working out of the office since the pandemic closed up downtown Portland in 2020, but with the Festival on track for a full return this spring, staff members are eager to get the team back together planning a ‘Rose City Reunion’ with three big parades and CityFair at Waterfront Park.
Official say, “Congratulations to these fifteen outstanding young women, who will represent their schools at the 2022 Rose Festival and during their community outreach leading up to it. Each Princess has earned a $3,500 scholarship, thanks to the generosity of The Randall Group. A special thanks goes out to the Royal Rosarian Foundation for their support of Court outreach.”
You can Learn more about the Princesses by checking out their bios and speeches here. This year, there were a mix of in-person announcements and live stream announcements on the Rose Festival’s YouTube Channel. You can still view the video recordings of the live stream announcements here.