For all of the credit/blame that can go to new media social networking of Twitter and Facebook for mobilizing thousands of Dave Chappelle fans within hours to overwhelm the comedian at a free post-midnight show in downtown Portland, Ore., I find it impressive and informative to note that the best audio and video from last night’s event came from the city’s main daily newspaper, The Oregonian. Here is the recap from the alt-weekly Willamette Week, as well as from PDX Pipeline. And here is the Oregonian’s full report this morning, with video. Just to show that Chappelle can still throw a fun, free block party every once in a blue moon, no matter whether he’s in Brooklyn or Portland. He’s going to need a bigger amp!

Dave Chappelle at Pioneer Square