Grand Floral Parade Viewing Party 2017

Grand Floral Parade Viewing Party 2017


Grand Floral Parade Viewing Party 2017

On Saturday, June 10, Oregon State supporters came together to celebrate one of Portland's oldest traditions, the annual Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade.

The unpredictable Oregon rain was no match for this group of Beavers. The 165 guests were able to catch a break in the weather just long enough to enjoy the parade as it made its way along the street right outside of the OSU Portland Center.

View photos from the day.

This year, former Rose Princess Margaret Drew '11 joined in the fun. Margaret recognizes her time on the court as the confidence booster she needed to embark on her first year of college at Oregon State. Margaret earned her degree in graphic design and also studied music and voice. Today, she works for a design firm in downtown Portland and thanks OSU for continuing to support her as she pursues her career.

Every year, the parade draws hundreds of thousands of viewers of every age to downtown Portland. The parade follows a 4.2 mile route through Portland city streets and across the river. This year marked the ninth year that the OSU Foundation has hosted a parade watch party for the Grand Floral Parade.


Upcoming Portland Events – Summer 2017

Aug. 7 – OSU Lecture Series at the Mirabella
Join us in Portland’s South Waterfront at the Mirabella for a presentation by Mas Subramanian, Milton Harris Chair of Materials Science. His lab discovered the new blue pigment,"YInMn blue," which has inspired an all-new color of Crayon along with a number of exciting commercial applications. Contact Tricia Fairman to learn more about this lecture series. 

Aug. 10 – John F. Kennedy Exhibit & Reception
Join fellow Beavers at the Oregon Historical Society for a private viewing of the engaging exhibit, "High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy," and insights from OSU history professor Marisa Chappell.  Watch for an invitation in your inbox next month.