Name & Age: Samantha Swaim 37
Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Current Neighborhood: Overlook
How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? Fundraising Consultant / Event Planner
What do you create? Beautiful events that raise money for great causes.
How did you land in Portland? Freshman year at the University of Portland was when my love affair with Portland began. I was lucky enough to be able to return to call Portland home.
What is the last book you read? Born to Run
Name your favorite tattoo. A Tree, representing the constant cycle of rooting and growing.
What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Beer, Captured by Porches
Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Willamette Week
What is your favorite bridge and why? St. Johns, I love the architecture of the bridge and the striking contrast of the bright green paint against the dark green forest park on the west side.
Stumptown Coffee or _________? Stumptown or Water Street
Coast or Mountains? Mountains!
Only in Portland moment? Walking down any street, people smile, make eye contact, and say hi. It’s a very friendly city.
A favorite local business? Cupcake Jones, the owners are incredibly community minded and generous leaders.
Are you a car person or a bike person? Both
If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? That’s tough. I love this city. But the education system needs an overhaul. Too many kids are getting left behind.
And finally, where can we find you on the web? www.samanthaswaim.com