Parade Marshal Paul
Reminiscent of the jump-ship performance of Costa Concordia’s captain, Blazers owner and yacht-drivin’ billionaire Paul Allen brings up the rear. Captain Paul, be careful to dodge the Manure Islands!
The banjos, ukuleles, and washboards of the Old Time Instrument Marching Band serenade the crowds with stomp-along renditions of John Philip Sousa and Blitzen Trapper.
The time-honored role of the drum major gets a Portlandian makeover into the Trident Twirlers.
Hang 10×65. A new generation of Shriners turns in the go-carts for longboards.
Climate change inspires an adaptive look at Rose Festival futures. All hail the Xeri Queen, more beautiful than a bio-swale but dry as an AA meeting. Sedum sempervivum!
The handlebar, the Fu Manchu, the pencil, and the Zappa—Portland celebrates its facial follies with this flotilla of velocipedes. Wax on!
Hurry Up and Wait
The days-long brunch line at the Screen Door earns a commemorative float for all our lost weekends.
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