It rained really hard earlier that morning, but when it was time for the parade to roll, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade was blessed with dry and sometimes sunny weather… typical spring in the Willamette Valley.

82nd Avenue is the highway that binds together multiple neighborhoods in East Portland— including Powellhurst-Gilbert. And the groups that march proudly are just a tiny fraction of those that make East Portland a great place to live.

I hope you enjoy all the people and smiles that made the parade so enjoyable (and tolerate our zany commentary). We hope it encourages you to find your own way to get involved.