PORTLAND --The Portland Rose Festival is officially underway.

Things started off Friday night with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renamed City Fair at Waterfront Park.

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The fair includes the West Coast debut of a new ride called Vertigo, which rises about 100 feet in the air and spins around.

Also new this year, there are prepaid ticket cards for rides and food.

The Rose Lighting ceremony wrapped up with the opening night fireworks.

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