The 2010 Rose Festival excitement for today is the arrival of boats from the United States Navy and Coast Guard, and the Canadian Maritime Forces – it’s Fleet Week.
(I prefer to call it the Raising and Lowering of the Bridges since the fun part is waiting for the Broadway, Steel, Burnside and Morrison to be raised and lowered so you can cross the river. Fun!)
Here are the arrival times:
- Wednesday, June 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 3, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Monday, June 7, 5-11:30 a.m.
Visit TriMet.com for alerts on how the ship traffic will affect bus and train service.
Last year Joseph Rose of the Hard Drive blog shared some secrets to getting around the Rose Fleet traffic jams, many of which are valid this year too.
And if you see any one from the Canadian Maritime Forces wandering aimlessly downtown, direct them to PortlandPoutine.com!
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