Media pass procedures

Before the festival

Media passes are limited to writers and photographers on assignment, covering the festival for a legitimate publication. Please request your pass at least two weeks in advance of the festival.

To request a media pass under your name, please fill out our online media pass request form. 

We will review your request and will either confirm or deny it via e-mail or fax. If we approve your request, we will send you additional instructions.

No photographers are allowed on stage. But if your pass is approved, you will be allowed into a restricted area right in front of the Miller Stage.



Media contact for the Waterfront Blues Festival or Oregon Food Bank: Tara Taylor, Associate Director of Community Engagement, 971-223-3383 (phone), 503-282-0922 (fax),

Other useful resources:

On-site, at the festival

To make arrangements on-site for interviews, contact Tara Taylor, Associate Director of Community Engagement, 971-223-3383 (phone). Or check at the Information Booth on site.

To check in and receive your media pass, go to the Information Booth.

Please carry your media credentials. Volunteers, who staff the booth, will ask for your credentials and record your arrival time. They will also give you an up-to-date site map and other information.

To interview an Oregon Food Bank representative, tell the volunteers at the Information Booth. They will contact the appropriate spokesperson for you.