Every year, just before the city streets shut down for the Rose Parade, the bridges raise for a parade of ships that floats ... More
Rose Festival Fleet
Every year, just before the city streets shut down for the Rose Parade, the bridges raise for a parade of ships that floats up the Willamette River to join in the festivities held at Waterfront Park. The event is actually comprised of two separate fleets, the Tall Sailing Ships and the Naval Fleet. Frigates, patrol boats, destroyers, and cutters, double and triple dock up to the sea wall and allow civilians to board for free tours. The United States Navy, Coast Guard, Army and the Royal Canadian Navy are represented in the fleet of more than a dozen ships. Watch the fleet along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Waterfront Village.
Created in 1892, primarily to promote visual arts, the Portland Art Museum is set up with several large and open
viewing rooms. Do not miss the Native American collection. Also check out the North Wing's Jubitz Center, which houses ...
Tucked smack in the middle of Portland's downtown area, this 19th century church is a wonderful example of Venetian Gothic
architecture. Speakers, concerts and church services are all offered here, but the grounds and interior can be viewed weekdays. ...
Finished in 1926, this double leaf, drawspan bridge replaced another bridge that was originally built in 1894. The grand piers
sit on timber pilings and are topped with turrets for the bridge operator to see up and down the ...