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Last weekend, Portland’s 24th annual Waterfront Blues Festival turned Tom McCall’s Waterfront Park into a writhing whirlpool of dancing humanity. By 10pm on Monday, the event had raked in $726,000 and 61,250 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank in its ongoing quest to end hunger in Oregon. During all four days, the capacity crowd enjoyed local acts from our own prodigious talent pool as well as heavy hitters like Lucinda Williams, Maceo Parker and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphun...

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