Tag Archives: Mayor Sam Adams

Mingling with the Mayor

It’s not everyday you get invited into City Hall for a special meeting with special Portland people — especially when that special someone is the mayor of Portland, the delightful Mr. Sam Adams.

Believe it or not, it all started with Twitter. Carrie, being the super-tweeter that she is, got in on a round of tweets that finished the line “What would it take to get the mayor to ______?” Carrie followed suit and sent out a tweet, asking, “What would it take to get @MayorSamAdams in a pair of @sockittomesocks?” His reply: 15-minutes and a pair of socks!

And so began the long, delicate process. (Turns out, the mayor is a busy man!) But it was worth the wait, because he took the opportunity to interview Carrie, spotlighting Sock It to Me as one of 400 small businesses that hail from our very own City of Opportunity, er Roses. Check out the video, at the bottom of the page, and also enjoy our own stream of photos taken by photographer Jared Birt during our rendezvous with Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

Signing the guestbook in the mayor’s office
This is about when the Mayor is saying, “These are great socks!”
An array of men’s styles to choose from
The mayor chooses his 3 pairs of socks: Red Argyles, Ninjas, and Pirate Bots
Carrie showing off some good argyle style for the interview
Carrie’s reply to Sam’s question of best-seller: Mustaches
15 minutes and 3 pairs of socks later…
Talking to the mayor about how Sock It to Me wants to get involved in tackling big issues, like the now-hot issue of juvenile sex trafficking here in PDX
Sock It to Me times three (Salmon Argyles, Ninjas, Skillets)
A final handshake
Portland Mayor Sam Adams looking oh-so Portland on his bike, with his pants tucked into a pair of Ninjas
And he’s off to his next appointment! Thanks, Mayor!

Also catch the 2-minute video clip that Mr. Mayor stuck on his website. His first words: These are great socks!

Seven Looks in Seven Days – Day 7

It has been super fun doing daily (or near-daily) posts featuring Sock It to Me style in action. This is the last in our series, and fittingly, it’s extra special. These pictures come from an exciting meet-n-greet with Portland Mayor Sam Adams last week. Carrie, myself, and photographer Jared Birt were invited to join Mr. Adams at his home-away-from-home: City Hall, where big decisions are made every day.

Because we were so excited, Carrie and I fussed a bit about what to wear, but it didn’t take long for either of us to nail down some fall looks that were appropriate for a personal, three-on-three greet with the mayor. (He came with his PR gal and photographer, as well.) At the end of the meeting, Mr. Mayor put on some Ninja socks and rode off into the sunset — er, traffic — on a supercool electric bike on loan. For all of the exciting details, make sure to check out next week’s blog with even more pictures… and a cool video!

On Carrie: Neck-tied blouse + cropped tweed blazer + denim pencil skirt + argyles