Parade Marshal float
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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!

Bohemian Rhapsody float
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Bohemian Rhapsody
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.

siren nation float
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Siren Nation
The time-honored role of the drum major gets a Portlandian makeover into the Trident Twirlers.

shriners float
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Shredding Shriners
Hang 10×65. A new generation of Shriners turns in the go-carts for longboards.

Cactus Flower float
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Cactus Flower
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!

Mustache float
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Mustache Rides!
The handlebar, the Fu Manchu, the pencil, and the Zappa—Portland celebrates its facial follies with this flotilla of velocipedes. Wax on!

Screen Door float
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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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