2023 82nd Avenue Parade in SE Portland | Showcasing The City’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

From our sponsors:
82nd Avenue Parade
April 29, 2023
9:30AM | Free | All Ages
More info: 82rosescec.com

Starting at 9:30AM onto 82nd Avenue from SE Bush Street, next to Eastport Plaza, Disbanding at SE 78th and Yamhill

Starting with a small parade in 2007, a small group of businesses, friends and neighbors created a fun, festive and welcoming event that shows off the neighborhoods around 82nd Avenue. The Pandemic slowed down its momentum, but organizers say, “we’re back!” With more than 60 languages spoken in SE schools, 82nd Avenue is surrounded by the highest percentage of Asian, Black and Indigenous communities in Portland. The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade features the best of this diverse community.


This year’s Grand Marshal is Joe V from KPTV. The Lee’s Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team will be joining the Parade this year as well as the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers, The Beat Goes On and the Rose Festival Clown Prince.

The Friesian Horses from Washington will also dance their way north on 82nd Avenue for the third year to the appreciation of many adults and children. A Classic Car Club brings out their shiniest displays, some cruising in the parade and many participating in a Cruise-In at Gary Small SAAB, 1940 SE 82nd from Noon to 4PM. Sponsored by the Impala Car Club it will be a fun way to spend the rest of the day after having lunch on 82nd Avenue.

The 17th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade takes place on Saturday, April 29, stepping off at 9:30am just north of Eastport Plaza at Bush Street, and travels north on 82nd Avenue, turning west onto Yamhill St. in the Montavilla neighborhood and finishing at SE 78th before noon. The parade will be live-streamed at 9:30AM on KATU’s website and Facebook page. Register to parade, sponsor or volunteer: https://82rosescec.com

Presented by 82 Roses Community Enrichment Coalition, a 501c3 organization, financed through grants from Portland Events and Film Office and the Office of Community & Civic Life (OCCL) and Platinum Sponsorships from Raimore Construction and Marvin Smith Estate/Larry Smith. Other sponsors are the Rose Festival Foundation, Eastport Plaza, Ross Island Early Risers in Memory of Steven Maxwell, Saint Anthony Catholic Church, APANO, the 82nd Ave. BA,
Royal Neighbors of America, Travel Portland, Washman USA, the Beneficial State Bank, Portland Rose Society, Econolodge Eastport, Plaid Pantry, Madison South NA, Central NE Neighbors and Lovely Tire & Wheel.

After the Parade, residents and friends are invited to attend another group’s event: New Year in the Park – a free family friendly event that celebrates Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Burmese New Years at Glenhaven Park on 82nd Ave and Siskiyou from 9:30-6m.



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