When in Portland…

When in Portland…

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During the SAM Team’s stop in the unanimously beloved state of Oregon, we truly embraced the phrase “When in Portland” (That’s the original saying, right?!). We truly integrated ourselves into the famed hipster city and its surrounding areas enjoying the artistic vibe, lush scenery, and organic food. But when we weren’t dragging our bodies ten miles through the mossy trails in Multnomah Falls, wading through freezing, waist deep water in Oneonta Gorge, or consuming far too much Kombucha, we were swabbing cheeks at the University of Portland and Providence Cancer Center. Hipsters can be donors too!

I promise we work hard too.

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Arguably the most exciting part of our time in Portland was discovering that SAM was featured on Cosmo’s snap story. Our excitement was only matched by our confusion on how to use the app. We won’t get into specifics on the app as we’re still learning how to use it ourselves, but let’s just say it resulted in a HUGE influx of emails to our inbox from the millennials and a strange moment of being recognized in a restaurant bathroom and knowing exactly what it feels like to be an A list celebrity. Okay, maybe not exactly…