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Mayor Charlie Hales

City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

Phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

Lights, Camera, Portland!

Dean Devlin, Hollywood director, talks with Charlie Hales.The fictional Portland met the real Portland when Carrie Brownstein, one of the stars of the hit TV show “Portlandia,” spoke this month at Portland State University.

Real-life Mayor Charlie Hales introduced her to an audience of community leaders and representatives of the film industry, at a conference hosted by the State Film Office. Former Mayor Sam Adams had a recurring role on “Portlandia” as an aide to the fictional mayor.

Brownstein is perhaps better known to some in the Northwest as part of the now-defunct rock band Sleater-Kinney, which once was heralded by Time Magazine as “America’s best rock band.”

“Portlandia” appears on the IFC cable channel.