Tweeting Portland’s State of the City address

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.08.19 PMBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

For those who were working, here are a few highlights of Charlie Hales’ State of the City address.

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Portland mayor Charlie Hales delivered his State of the City address shortly after noon Friday at the City Club.

For those who were working or otherwise occupied during the lunchtime address, here are some of the highlights from the event, courtesy of the city’s best tweeters.

It started with mingling and obligatory seat-location sharing:


City Hall decision-makers assumed their seats:

A surprising twist.

Now to the serious stuff: Hales started by recounting his last two years in office.

Didn’t take him long to get into one of the biggest issues consistently addressed by City Hall in the last few months.

He followed by discussing a subject that has dominated the national dialogue over the past 12 months.

Housing issues were next on the agenda.

The mayor, to the delight of Internet commenters, then discussed social justice and poverty in the city.

Hales addressed myriad issues including wages, homelessness and policing.

His grand finale revolved around bolstering psychiatric assistance.

A helping of knee-jerk analysis from attendees:

And to put a cap on the #SOTC15 hashtag, a mayoral selfie.