Starlight Parade | Photo By Sam Breach
The Rose Festival is one week in and the Starlight Parade is this Saturday in downtown Portland. We are giving away a Rose Festival package that includes 5 passes and 5 ride tickets. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn on Friday, June 1.
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Starlight Parade Route, Trimet Info:
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Saturday, June 2, 2012 | 9-11PM
The 2012 The Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun for the whole family. One of our most popular events, the parade draws more than 250,000 spectators to downtown Portland, and is also broadcast live from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. on FOX 12.
With the wide variety of entries, we will have something for every Portlander. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups and entries from the surrounding Northwest region.
2012 Parade Sections
The “Spirit of the West” section (part of the first illuminated Rose Festival parades in the 1900s) returns in 2012, presented by Spirit Mountain Casino and filled with floats representing communities around Oregon and Washington. The final section of the Parade, “Portlandia,” will showcase everything unique and funky that Portland has to offer!
Celebrating ‘Clean and Green’
Thanks to the efforts of our sponsors, Portland General Electric and SOLVE and many volunteers, you’ll find this parade to be one of the cleanest in America. Watch before the parade for volunteers handing out bags to help keep litter and recyclables off our streets. Right after the last parade entry, keep your eyes peeled for our post-parade clean up crew — filled with volunteers and professionals — who pick up trash and wash our streets clean!
2012 Rose Festival Trimet Service
We’ll get you there!
This year, take TriMet to Portland Rose Festival events. We’ll get you there without the hassles of traffic and parking.
- Plan your ride early. Some bus routes that intersect the parade routes are detoured during the parades. You can plan your trip online any time.
- Buy your pass before the parade! Day Passes will be available the day of the parade and are valid for unlimited rides on buses, MAX, WES and Streetcar in all fare zones until the end of the service day.
Saturday, June 2, 8:30 p.m., Downtown Portland
MAX Blue, Green, Red and Yellow line trains will continue to run through Downtown Portland during the parade. All MAX stations will be open. Trains will run with increased frequency until midnight between Gateway and Beaverton transit centers.
Lloyd Center Express shuttle service
Avoid crowded MAX trains before and after the Starlight Parade by taking the free Lloyd Center Express bus shuttle. It will operate every few minutes between 5:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., looping between the Lloyd Center MAX Station and SW 2nd Avenue in downtown Portland. The shuttle takes about 12 minutes one-way, with these stops along the way (the numbers below refer to the parade route map):
NE 13th Avenue & NE Holladay Street
SW 2nd Avenue & SW Taylor Street
SW 2nd Avenue & SW Morrison Street
SW 2nd Avenue & SW Oak Street
SW 2nd Avenue & SW Ankeny Street
Bus stops on 5th and 6th Avenues will be open during the parade. Lines 9–Powell/Broadway, 12–Barbur/Sandy Blvd, 15–Belmont/NW 23rd, 17–Holgate/NW 21st, 19–Woodstock/Glisan, 20–Burnside/Stark, 54-Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and 56-Scholls Ferry Rd intersect the parade route and will be detoured. Closed stops will be posted.
Portland Streetcar service
Regular Portland Streetcar service will run before the Starlight Parade. Modified service will begin at about 6:30 p.m., with trains running only between South Waterfront and PSU. After the parade, regular service will resume until about midnight.
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