Stardew Valley Character Guide: Lewis

One of the first characters you meet in Stardew Valley is Mayor Lewis.

He has held this position for more than 20 years, so it’s no wonder why so many players are interested in this particular NPC!

In this guide, we will go over the main aspects of Mayor Lewis in this game: his favourite gifts, his friendship with Marnie, his purple shorts, and much more.

Lewis is one of the most popular characters, so he definitely adds plenty of interesting aspects to the game. He even has a secret golden statue of himself! If you take the money and agree to keep the statue a secret, there’s a chance that the statue will appear in the Mayor’s bedroom, but it can also sometimes be found in Marnie’s bedroom! That’s definitely an interesting gift, right?

Mayor Lewis and his garden

Stardew Valley Lewis’ Friends and Career

It’s no surprise that the mayor’s best friend is Marnie. He even spends quite a lot time either with her or at her ranch, so you can see them together quite often.

It’s actually shown later that they are dating, but don’t go around the town telling everyone that! They don’t really want it to be so public. Their relationship becomes one of the mysteries of Pelican Town. For example, you can even find Lewis and Marnie together in a bush one day! That can be quite a shock if you’re new to the game and don’t know that this will happen.

His own family is not very clear in the game. Then again, it does show that Stardew Valley Lewis knew the player’s grandfather. Meaning, he drinks in the honour of the player’s grandad at the Saloon, so they must have known each other. That’s possible since Lewis has been the mayor for more than 20 years.

When it comes to his work, he actually has quite a lot on his plate. He spends most of his time performing mayor duties. However, he also participates in the Agricultural Fund, so he might ask you for help with that.

Stardew Valley Lewis’ Gifts

If you’re looking for the right items to hand to Lewis on his birthday (Spring 7!) or just on any random day if you’d like to make your friendship stronger, then this is what you can give him:

  • Autumn’s bounty
  • Glazed yams
  • Green tea
  • Hot pepper
  • Vegetable medley
  • Blueberry
  • Cactus fruit
  • Coconut

Then again, better stay away from these items as gifts because mayor Lewis might not be so happy about them:

  • Salmonberry
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Holly
  • Quartz

Better stick to the other list if you want to be great friends!

Mayor’s Shorts Quest

One of the most popular quests on Stardew Valley is the quest of finding the mayor’s purple shorts. Of course, a lot depends on what you choose to do with them!

Here’s a quick rundown of what happens during the quest and how you can complete it!

Where are the Purple Shorts

This is the most important aspect, so let’s make this aspect very clear. The purple shorts can be found in Marnie’s bedroom. To be fair, it’s not that easy to get there if you’re not good friends with the mayor’s “friend”.

How to Become Friends with Marnie

If you want to succeed in this quest, you will have to befriend Marnie (until you have 2 hearts), and one of the ways is simply by giving her gifts whenever you can. Yes, this process might take a while, but it’s definitely worth it if you want to find the missing purple shorts.. 

Once you become friends and she lets you into her room, you can simply pick up the shorts and receive your award. However, there are a few alternative endings to this quest.

Stardew Valley Fair Ending

Are you looking for some star tokens? Then head over to the Fair! If you want to receive 750 star tokens, simply put the purple shorts in the grange display. This way, mayor Lewis will give you those tokens to keep these shorts as a secret. 

Luau Festival Ending

You can also attend the Luau festival with the infamous shorts. One of the main aspects of Luau is the potluck soup, where you can add ingredients. Once the Governor tastes the soup, the festival will end and your quest will be over too.

Mayor Lewis is an interesting addition to Stardew Valley! His quests are some of the best, so definitely take a minute to say hi to him in the streets of Pelican Town!

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