Samantha Bakall is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in diversity-based food issues. She currently calls Portland, Oregon home. A Chinese American native of Chicago, Ill., Samantha has been obsessively eating, writing and making people wait while she takes pictures of their food since she was a teenager. Her work has appeared in The Oregonian, where she was the food & dining writer for more than four years, Eater, The San Francisco Chronicle, Travel Oregon, The Takeout, Portland Monthly and in other publications. Before moving to Portland, she made booze at FEW Spirits, LLC. in Evanston, Ill. When she’s not writing, you can find her kayaking, hiking or traveling as often as she can. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.