The Rose City Classic is dedicated to providing exhibitors with the best show environment possible. We work year-round to assure a safe, serviceable and enjoyable environment for the comfort of our exhibitors and the welfare of their dogs.
The superintendent for the Rose City Class Series of Dog Shows is Jack Onofrio Dog Shows. Please visit their website to enter online or to get more information. Their Oklahoma City phone number is 405-427-8181.
The Rose City Classic spans 5 days starting on January 17 with numerous breed specialties and a Terrier group show on Wednesday, followed by 4 all-breed shows that feature conformation (breed judging), Jr. Showmanship, and agility all 4 days. Trick Dogs and Canine Good Citizen are offered on Thursday and Friday, and Obedience and Rally as well as Scent Work will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. For information or to sign up your local breed club for Meet the Breeds, please contact Dianne Kroll. Please note the early closing date of Jan. 3, 2024, to enter the show.
Donate to Rose City Classic – Keep the Roses Blooming!
In 2023, Rose City Classic was named Dog Show of the Year in a nationwide vote of over 1000 shows. This is a well-earned tribute to the hard-working volunteer members of Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon and Tualatin Kennel Club, the clubs that host Rose City Classic. They love the show and put in countless hours to make it the special show it is.
Dog shows, clubs, and exhibitors have been through a lot in recent years but with COVID behind us we are finally on the rebound. If you’d like to nudge this rebound along, please donate here at the Keep Rose City Classic Blooming link. Thank you!*
*Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon is a 501(c)(4) organization (EIN # 93-6031043), which hosts the Rose City Classic Dog Shows. Under normal circumstances, donations to Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon are not tax deductible by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.
Rose City Classic Supreme Specialty Challenge Download the flyer and be sure to attend the contest of the Best of the Best on Saturday at noon, the ring location TBA.
The Best Stocking Stuffers Ever: Buy your friends and relatives tickets to Rose City Classic online here!
Show Site and Venue Attractions
Like always, our January 2024 show is being held at the Portland Expo. The Expo is located at 2060 N. Marine Drive in Portland OR 97217
Headquarters Hotel reservation link – Reservations are open as of September 1, 2023.
The Holiday Inn – Portland Columbia Riverfront (formerly Red Lion Hotel on the River) has been our headquarters for many years. It is near the show site and ideal for our exhibitors and judges. The restaurant is excellent, with lots of options. To get the special rate of $113 or King rate of $128 per night. Book online, or Call (503) 283-4466 & reserve under the block of rooms held for the Rose City Classic. Make your reservations early. The hotel address is 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland OR 97217.
Flying to Portland?
Rose City Classic has once again negotiated a special discount for our exhibitors. Alaska Airlines, the airline that charges only $150.00 each way to fly your dog, is offering RCC passengers a 7% discount off of their lowest published fares for trips between January 12 & January 26, 2024. That discount can amount to a savings of $50.00-$100.00 for each passenger. The Meeting Fare Code this year is ECMK033. To use the discount code go online to: http://www.alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules. You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk, however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. Portland International Airport (PDX) is only 15-20 minutes from the Rose City Classic host hotel. Please note that the host hotel does not provide a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. This discount applies wherever Alaska Airlines flies, throughout the US and Canada, from Mexico City and from Alaska with the exception of Prudhoe Bay.
Driving directions from Interstate 5 traveling from the north or south:
- Traveling from the north on I-5, take exit 306B and follow the signs to the Portland Expo Center.
- Traveling from the south, take Exit 307, stay left at the fork and turn left (off I-5 South) or right (off I-5 North) onto N. Marine Drive. Follow signs to the Portland Expo Center, located on the west side of the freeway.
- From Portland International Airport
When leaving the airport, turn left on N.E. 122nd Avenue. Turn left (west) onto N.E. Marine Drive and continue past (over) Interstate 5. The Expo Center will be to the left.
- From Northeast Portland
Take N.E. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. north until it crosses over Interstate 5. The Portland Expo Center will be to the left.
- TriMet MAX Light Rail Yellow Line to the Expo Center
A short 30 minute ride from downtown Portland, the MAX Yellow Line directly serves the Portland Expo Center. Upon arrival, you’ll cross the Expo parking lots west under a covered walkway. To plan your MAX trip and other information, visit the TriMet web site or call 503-962-7660
The signup form for grooming is in the premium list
Reserved grooming spaces include electricity. Grooming spaces and electricity can also be purchased at the show. Non-reserved grooming spaces will also be available.
Information about reserved parking will be in the premium list when its published in mid to late November.