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Spotted in Portland: Sam Adams On Portlandia Set & at Powell’s

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

 

Sam Adams, Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel and Kyle MacLachlan on City Hall set of Portlandia. Photo by Sam Adams.

Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams, fresh from working with the White House on issues surrounding climate change, jetted back to Portland for a short vacation and an appearance on both the set of "Portlandia" and at a book reading at Powell's Books.

During his break this intrepid fellow has been able to squeeze in a couple of high-profile appearances including a return to the set of “Portlandia” where he plays an assistant to the Portland "mayor" played by Kyle MacLachlan. On his Facebook page Adams took time to shoot a selfie and say: “fun filming season 6 of Portlandia w/director Jonathan Krisel, Kyle MacLachlan & #Pdx's GREAT production crew & actors — at Portland City Hall.”

Sam Adams will also appear on Wednesday at Powell’s Books in conversation with Kevin Palau. According to a brief descripition of their reading: "In 2007, Kevin Palau and a few dozen pastors approached Portland Mayor Sam Adams and posed the question: How can we serve you with no strings attached? Officials identified five initial areas of need — hunger, homelessness, healthcare, the environment, and public schools — and so began a partnership, CityServe, between the city and a band of churches. Since then, the CityServe model has spread like wildfire, inspiring communities across the country to take up the cause in their own cities. Palau's Unlikely (Howard Books) tells the story of the inception of CityServe, but also challenges readers to evaluate their understanding of the gospel."

"Unlikely," Kevin Palau in conversation with Sam Adams, Powell’s Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 5. Free.

 

Related Slideshow: City Club’s Party for Sam Adams

February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people,  was a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

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Paul and Sam

City Club member Paul Millius and Sam Adams at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sam Adams and Friends

Guests greeting Sam Adams at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Deane and Jeff

Deane Funk and Jeff Miller at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sam and Charlie

Portland Mayors Sam Adams and Charlie Hales at February's Civic Drinks. A social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people it was also a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Melody Bridges

Sockeye's Melody Bridges at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Scott and Diane

Scott Ballo and Diane Linn at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Mike Reese

Former Portland Police Chief Mike Reese at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Amanda Fritz

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Evan and Matt

Evan Zener and Matt Keenen at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Dan and Jeana

Dan Ryan and Jeana Frazzini at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Victoria and Rich

PICA's Victoria Frey and Bank of America's Rich Brown at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Caitlin Baggott

at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sam and John

Sam Adams and John Russell at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Greg and Eric

City Club Interim Director Greg Walling and Eric Zimmerman at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. It also served as Adams public "going away" party from Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Friends of Sam Adams

Juan Martinez, Allison Blythe, Jake Kindrachuk and Robin Castro at February's Civic Drinks, a social gathering of City Club members and like-minded people and a big "thank you" to Sam Adams for his leadership as Executive Director of City Club over the last two years. 

Photo by Byron Beck. 

 
 

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