"I knew Joe when he was straight," said Mayor-elect Sam Adams.
Now he'll get to know his friend "Joe" as one-half of a married California gay couple.
On Sunday, Adams will officiate the wedding of former Travel Portland head honcho (but now the President and CEO of the San Francisco Convention & Visitor Bureau) Joe D'Alessandro and his partner David Jones who, by the way, share six kids between them.
And no it's not because he's becoming the big guy at City Hall.
It's a little known fact that Sammy has already married a straight couple, photographer Evan Pilchik and Dana Mackin, on April 6.
That was after the couple, who are friends of Adams, bought him his own Universal Life Church minister license (it's the quickie way to become a member of the clergy).
Adams, and his boyfriend, Oregonian
scribe Peter Zuckerman, will jet Saturday to the "city by the bay" just in time for the boys big day. The dress code will be suits, no ties. "Very California," said Adams.
When asked if he might "charge" the two men to join in an honest-to-goodness, legal gay marriage, Adams replied: "I am extremely honored to do this for my friends. I do this stuff for free."
Congrats to Joe and David!