Portland Rose Festival 2023 Dragon Boat Races @ Portland Waterfront | 60+ Local, National & International Teams

Activity on Portland’s waterfront this weekend includes fierce Dragon Boats Racing, featuring more than 60 teams!


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From press release:
Dragon Boat Race
June 10-11, 2023
8AM-5PM | All Ages | Free
More info: rosefestival.org

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

The Rose Festival is proud to host the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races, an event that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than two decades, beginning in 1989.

Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes. More than 60 different teams – local, national and international – compete in boats graciously provided through the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association.



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