To make the festival enjoyable for everyone!
Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 6, 2014.
The Waterfront Blues Festival is Oregon Food Bank’s single largest fundraiser.
We suggest a donation of $10 (or more) per person per day, including children.
All gate donations, and pass and ticket revenue directly benefit Oregon Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in Oregon and SW Washington.
Smoking in designated areas only.
Security staff will inspect all bags.
What to bring
- $10 donation per person per day (or the special festival pass you purchased online).
- LOW “sand” or “beach” style chair – not more than 30-inches high. Higher chairs must sit in back to avoid obstructing the view for others.
- Maximum blanket size:
o For two people, 6’ x 8’
o For four people, 8’ x 12’
- Maximum cooler size: 22” long, 15” high, 15” wide
- Hat and sunglasses
- Rain poncho if it’s sprinkling
- Ear plugs for sensitive ears
Leave at home (not allowed)
- NO large tarps allowed into the bowl
- No animals. You won’t be allowed to enter the festival with dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes, elephants or any pet or animal.
- No alcoholic beverages (You can purchase beer or wine onsite)
- No glass
- No fireworks
- No weapons
- No beach balls or Frisbees
- No tents or shade canopies
- No sun umbrellas that obstruct seated guests’ view of stages
- No location flags/signs on sticks or poles that block view of seated guests
- No audio or video recording devices
Available on site
- ATM machine
- First-aid tent
- Bicycle parking
- A variety of food and beverages for purchase from vendors
- CDs, posters, clothing, buttons and other merchandise for purchase. All proceeds from merchandise sales at the festival benefit Oregon Food Bank.
- Bottled water for purchase, a portion of the proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank
- Pottery at Oregon Potters Association Empty Bowls Booth
Street parking fills quickly. Here are a few alternatives:
- Park in downtown parking lots and garages. We recommend SmartPark or City Center Parking Garages.
- Park on the east bank of the river and walk across the Hawthorne Bridge.
- Or walk along the East Bank Esplanade.
- The festival provides two areas for parking bicycles: one on Naito near the main entrance and one at the north end of the festival near the Hawthorne Bridge entry.
- Ride TriMet, MAX light rail or the Portland Street Car
The festival site is a public park. The walkway is wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair seating area at the top of the bowl. But most of the park is a grassy hill. There is no special festival parking. Attendees park in public lots and on the street. The closest parking garage is at S.W. First and Jefferson, just a few blocks from the festival site.
Other common-sense policies
- Keep passages free. Don’t block aisles, walkways, esplanade or other public areas.
- Dispose of trash in designated receptacles.
- Beer cups are compostable. Dispose of your empty beer cup in designated receptacles.
- No distribution of commercial advertisements.
- Waterfront Blues Festival staff will close entry to Waterfront Park when the audience reaches capacity, as directed by the City of Portland Fire Marshall.
- Obey all federal, state and City of Portland laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
- Do not enter nonpublic areas, i.e. offices, storage, vendor booths, “performers only.”
- Respect property. Don’t take, deface, degrade, damage or destroy property.
- Don’t disrupt or interfere with festival operations.
- No physical or verbal harassment or abuse allowed.
- Obey directions of festival management team and its authorized contractors.
- No video or audio recording of concerts without permission from artist.
About Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank believes no one should be hungry. With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes.
Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and southwest Washington.
The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems.
For more information
Subscribe to Blues E-News at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com
Like the festival at www.facebook.com/waterfrontbluesfest
Follow the festival at www.twitter.com/waterfrontblues.
Download the mobie app
For iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waterfront-blues-festival/id657940660?mt=8
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seedlabs.waterfrontblues