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The City of Roses bursts into bloom with large-scale public floral displays

April showers have brought May flowers in the form of the second annual Bloom Tour and pop-up installations.

Red, yellow, green, and pink florals cover the bottom 8 ft or so of a light pole on a sidewalk outside of Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Take a flower if you visit one of Tulip Cowboy’s displays — they’re meant to be shared.

Move your feet for floral treats, Portlanders. Two aromatic initiatives are bestowing blooms upon the Rose City’s public walking spaces for all to enjoy throughout the coming weeks.

Bloom Tour

The second annual Bloom Tour showcases one-of-a-kind, large-scale, flower-themed art displays created by some of Portland’s top florists and artists. Now through Tuesday, June 11, you’ll find be-petaled productions installed at 29 participating businesses across downtown, Old Town, and, for the first time, the Central Eastside. Participating shops, restaurants, and hotels are running Bloom Tour specials and deals — use the online map to chart a course.


Local florist Tulip Cowboy teamed up with the Portland Rose Festival to scatter sprays of flowers in public spaces in the lead-up to CityFair. So far, we’ve spotted Tulip Cowboy’s handiwork outside Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery, the Portland Art Museum, and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Keep an eye on Instagram for the next pop-up locations.