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Robert Plant performs at 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival

Join us July 3 - 6!  

Be a part of the 27th annual
Waterfront Blues Festival
July 3 - 6, 2014


Waterfront Blues Festival Announces Safety Updates

Portland, Ore. (April 11, 2014) -- Oregon Food Bank announces safety updates today for the 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union held July 3 - 6, 2014 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. In keeping with best practices for events and festivals around the nation, updates include (but are not limited to) no hard-sided coolers, no large blankets or tarps, no high-backed chairs and limited outside beverages

Instead, festival attendees are encouraged to bring a soft backpack smaller than 16x16x8 inches, a blanket no larger than 6x8 feet, a chair with seat up to 12 inches off the ground and two factory-sealed water bottles. View entire list.

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Oregon Food Bank's Hallmark Event

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Festival since 1988 to raise necessary funds and awareness for fighting hunger in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  This Portland hallmark event has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike. 

The Waterfront Blues Festival is Oregon Food Bank’s gift to the community -- thanks to our sponsors and the contributions of more than 2,000 volunteers each year -- in return for your support to fight hunger.  With your dedication to this sensational event and our ever-important cause, we are able to help the 1 in 5 families who face hunger on a monthly basis.

The 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised a record-breaking $1,315,000 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal. 

Thank you for supporting Oregon Food Bank!  We look forward to seeing you this July as we all rally to end hunger through this 4-day festival celebrating a Portland Blues tradition.