For Immediate Release: 82nd Avenue of the Roses Thanks Community for Outpouring of Support – Parade Remains Cancelled

Portland, OR – In the 24 hours since cancelling the 11th annual 82nd Avenue of the Roses Parade, the 82nd Avenue of the Roses Business Association has been overwhelmed with public support for the event, its volunteer planners and the community.

In particular, the 82nd Avenue of the Roses Business Association would like to acknowledge the strong support provided by Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Nick Fish, the Portland City Council and the Portland Police Bureau. As volunteers, we are gratified by the City’s willingness to provide its considerable support and resources to our business association and East Portland’s dedicated business owners and community members. We look forward to continuing our partnership and building on our shared commitment to strengthen East Portland, bring positive recognition to 82nd Avenue of the Roses and stand up for our community.

The business of Portland is about more than just business. It’s about people, neighborhoods and culture and making more out of the business districts we all call home. While the Parade and Carnival remain cancelled, we strongly encourage Portlanders to visit the great businesses on 82nd Avenue of the Roses on Saturday and in the future.

Save The Date: ‘Around the World in 82 Dishes,’ the 2nd annual international food tour of 82nd Avenue is August 1-31. Visit discover82ndave.com for more information.

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The volunteer-run 82nd Avenue of the Roses Business Association has served the businesses along 82nd Avenue since 1978. 82nd Avenue of the Roses Business District includes more than 1,700 businesses which provide more than 12,000 jobs. Of the more than 25,000 households that call 82nd Avenue home, 32% are people of color.


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