By Mike Bruno
Updated July 15, 2009 at 03:48 PM EDT

It appears the enigmatic Dave Chappelle actually did show up at Portland, OR’s Pioneer Square last night (well, early this morning) for a free impromptu appearance. Thousands of fans gathered at the square after rumors of a midnight performance spread via text message, Facebook, and Twitter. Chappelle arrived at around 12:53 a.m., according to Oregon Live, though unfortunately, few actually heard anything he said because he only came equipped with a tiny amplifier. Chappelle repeatedly praised the peaceful crowd for coming out, cracking a few jokes about the chaotic scene around him, including people (in various stages of undress) congregating up on rooftops at the square. The video available online early this morning is of poor quality, and due to the amplifier issue, the audio is even worse — below is the best we found so far. But if you were at Pioneer Square last night and saw Dave, please share the experience (and video) with us, because Lord knows we miss the guy.

UPDATE: Fuller, better-quality video embedded below, courtesy of the fine folks at Oregon Live.