Scenes from the Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on July 3-6, 2014

The biggest names in blues and roots music have graced its stages—John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, the Blind Boys of Alabama, even Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. The power of its draw has filled the coffers of the Oregon Food Bank to the tune of $9.5 million and 800 tons of food during its 25-plus-year run. And it’s become one of the largest, best-run and internationally... read more

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