Sunday, January 01, 2017

USA: City of Roses

The official and most common nickname of Portland is The City of Roses. In 1889, the Portland Rose Society was founded, and promoted the planting of 20 miles of Portland's streets with roses in advance of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. The nickname grew in popularity after the exposition, where Mayor Harry Lane suggested that the city needed a "festival of roses". In June 2003, the city council unanimously approved a resolution adopting "City of Roses" as the city's official nickname.

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