PORTLAND, Ore. — The annual Portland Rose Festival and Fleet Week ended Monday with the departure of the ships.
Just as they did during the arrival of the ships, the Broadway, Steel, Morrison and Burnside bridges were raised for the ships' departure, which impacted the morning commute. TriMet advised travelers, especially those commuting across the Willamette River, to plan an extra 30-60 minutes for trips during the scheduled departures of ships.
Portlanders were able to tour several of the US and Canada ships over the weekend, and celebrate and thank military service members and veterans.
The fleet began to arrive at the Portland Waterfront on Wednesday afternoon, and more ships came into Portland on Thursday. The ships were open for tours Friday through Sunday.
The Rose Festival has been an annual event in Portland since 1907.