Does your dog have what it takes to be on the Canine Court?

Canine Coronation Details

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 5 – 9pm

Where: Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Tickets: Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $30 and come with a goodie bag and reserved seating. Please note that general admission tickets do not include guaranteed seating. Tickets can be purchased here.



  • 20 finalists will receive a gift basket valued at approximately $100.
  • The 4 Princes/Princesses of the Court will receive a gift basket valued at approximately $500, and will be invited to participate in the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.
  • The 2 Kings/Queens will receive a gift basket valued at approximately $1,500, and will be invited to participate in the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

Event Activities

The event will open one hour earlier this year and guests can peruse a variety of vendor tables prior to the live competition. While you mingle and view vendor goodies, enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks available for purchase.

The main event begins at 6pm in the beautifully renovated Heathman Hotel main lobby where 20 dog finalists will compete for the title of Canine Court. Two lucky dogs will also become the Kings/Queens. Bring along posters and signs to cheer on your favorite finalists!

2019 Canine Court Finalists

Become a Vendor

Interested in being a vendor at the Canine Court Coronation event? View the 2019 vendor packet here or contact Stephanie Kittrell at [email protected] or (503) 416-5026.

 Meet the MC and Judges

During the Canine Coronation Ceremony a panel of judges will meet the 20 finalists and select the Canine Court. The judges include:

  • Andy Carson, “Good Day Oregon”, FOX 12, Our esteemed MC for the evening
  • Byron Beck, Oregon blogger and journalist
  • Cheryl Zander, Rose Festival Treasurer
  • Kimberly Maus, Co-anchor on “Good Day Oregon”, FOX 12
  • Poison Waters, Portland personality
  • Sheryl Stewart, Radio host on 105.1 The Buzz
  • Toni-Marie, Radio host on 99.5 The Wolf

Applications are closed.

Contest Details

When: Contest is open April 1 through May 12, 2019

Contest Fee: $50, 100% of proceeds benefit the Oregon Humane Society.

Who: Dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds are invited to put their best paw forward for the 2019 Portland Rose Festival Canine Court. Six dogs will be honored as the official Canine Court, including two lucky dogs being crowned as the King/Queen of the Canine Court. All six dogs will be invited to ride on a float (or walk alongside it) at the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

An Oregon Humane Society, LexiDog, Rose Festival, 105.1 The Buzz and Heathman Hotel panel will pick 20 Canine Finalists to participate in the Canine Coronation Ceremony at the Heathman Hotel on May 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. During this event, the Canine Court will be chosen!

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