Portland’s 2013 Rose Festival, aka: The Portland Party, is off and running and lasts throughout June. The celebration is now more than “one hundred summers” old, and in 2010, it was proclaimed Portland’s Official Festival. Made In Oregon always has supported the Rose Festival, and we’re proud to say that once again we’re an event sponsor.
The festival is one aspect of a city that’s all about roses. Portland hosts the oldest, continuously-operated International Rose Test Garden in the United States. We play at the Rose Quarter, officially The Rose Garden Arena, the primary sports and concert venue in this town. We have a City of Roses song, a Race for the Roses half marathon, a City of Roses RV park, even a rose city mustard and beer.
Our Portland area stores in downtown Pioneer Place and Lloyd Center, our three Portland International Airport stores, and madeinoregon.com are in the Rose Festival spirit this month. Whether you’re attending the festival from out of town or lovin’ it locally, we have excellent rose-themed gifts and foods made or hand crafted here in Oregon that you’ll want to take home, including:
Moonstruck’s City of Roses truffle collection, exclusive to Made In Oregon. Sixteen gourmet chocolates shaped like roses in eight different flavors.
We carry a sweet, floral scented black tea called Rose Petal Black. It’s a blend of the popular Chinese black tea Keemun and fragrant red rose petals.
Oregon Rain Soap produces Portland Rose bath products like soy candles, lotions and bath salts. Handpicked rose petals are ground and blended in the scented bar soap, and made with real Oregon rain water. Camamu Soaps makes a 100% natural Unrepentant Rose Soap Bar of base oils and essential oils that nourish the skin.
Artifacts Design Studio makes copper Rose Coasters, a copper Portland Rose Sun Catcher, and an exquisite Rosewood box with Portland Rose copper inset on top and velvet lining inside. All pieces are made of hand-cut copper, given a rich patina, and sealed in glass for years of use.
Don’t forget the beer. Rogue Ales produces MoM’s Rose Petal Hefeweizen Blonde Ale crafted in the true Belgian style and infused with real Eugene, Oregon rose petals.
Look for more rosy ideas at madeinoregon.com and at our nine stores.