Rest easy, City Club of Portland. Mayor Sam Adams never tires of giving a State of the City speech.

We note this on the eve of the mayor's annual speech this Friday, Feb. 18 only because we asked Adams in this week's cover story if he ever felt like telling City Club "screw it" when officials asked him to do the traditional speech.

Alas, Adams responded to an impolitic question with this politic answer:

If you want more substantive video clips of questions and answers as well as the interview with Adams in its entirety, here you go.