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Portland Airport carpet named Grand Marshal of 2015 Starlight Parade

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The Portland Rose Festival Foundation announced that the PDX carpet is the new Grand Marshal of the 2015 Starlight Parade. (PHOTO: InstaGram/PDXcarpet) The Portland Rose Festival Foundation announced that the PDX carpet is the new Grand Marshal of the 2015 Starlight Parade. (PHOTO: InstaGram/PDXcarpet)
PORTLAND, Ore. - The great city of Portland has a popular slogan: "Keep Portland Weird." But have they ever really had trouble staying weird? Make no mistake, "weird" is definitely an endearing term. 


It's an amazing, creative, and beautiful town, and they amplified their awesomeness on Friday when they named the carpet from the Portland Airport as the grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Festival's Starlight Parade. 


The carpet has recently become a big hit on social media since the Port of Portland announced plans to replace it with a new design. 


The Grand Marshal, complete with googly eyes, a medal and a hat, has been nicknamed Petey and will be accompanied along the parade route by TSA agents to guard it. 


Even though the carpet is being replaced, you'll still be able to own a piece of the now infamous rug. Four local Portland companies have been chosen to repurpose the carpet, along with authentic PDX carpet coasters, wall hangings, doormats and more. Those items are expected to be available for purchase beginning in June, so if you're looking for a rug that really ties the room together, man, you can like, get one this summer. 

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