Portland Rose Festival
We made the festival greener, and celebrated PGE parks!
Thank you for joining us for this year’s Portland Rose Festival!
Since its inception in 1907, PGE has been proud to be one of the longest-running sponsors of the Festival
Each year, PGE volunteers head out onto the parade route of the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade to help keep the Festival one of the cleanest and greenest in the world. This time around, we took it a step further. Instead of trucks, our volunteers used bikes to help distribute the trash bags used to clean up the parade route, eliminating vehicle emissions. And that’s not all. We once again powered the rides and booths at CityFair with PGE renewable energy. Plus for the first time ever, we had an-all electric float for our Grand Floral Parade entry, further reducing our carbon footprint and helping make a happier planet.
Check out PGE parks
Speaking of happy, our “Play@#PGEparks” parade float celebrated all the exciting ways you can stay and play at PGE parks and campgrounds. In addition to recreational opportunities, our parks help protect natural areas and provide cool learning opportunities — including our Junior Ranger program in which kids 5 years and up can earn a badge while exploring our parks. We’re very excited that our float received the Governor's Award, for best depiction of life in Oregon, this year.
You can see our parade entry in the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade on June 2 and again in the Grand Floral Parade on June 9.
Enter to win
While you’re visiting a PGE park or campground this summer, take a photo and share it via social media with #PGEparks, for a chance to win an overnight stay at one of our campgrounds and other fun prizes. Read the complete sweepstakes rules for eligibility criteria, prize information and dates.