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Re: Convince me that Bend, OR sucks [Update: It doesn't but moved elsewhere]
« Reply #150 on: December 27, 2020, 03:52:14 PM »
Welcome to inversion season!

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Re: Convince me that Bend, OR sucks [Update: It doesn't but moved elsewhere]
« Reply #151 on: December 27, 2020, 04:13:47 PM »
@MaybeBabyMustache, one quick and dirty indicator I use to check how large the Asian population is in a given area is to do a search for Asian markets.  Places with a large Asian population will not only have lots of them, there will also be many that specialize in a particular subregion.  The greater Seattle area now has many different Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese (if you consider Uwajimaya's roots  -- they are really pan-asian at this point), Korean, and Indian markets, plus some smaller ones for things like Filipino and Cambodian/Lao/Thai, etc.   They are also spread around the region pretty liberally, unlike 30 years ago when you basically had to make a trip to the International District in Seattle to find them. 

Looks like Boise has a few, mostly general pan-Asian.  No H-Mart yet:

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Asian+Grocery+Stores&find_loc=Boise%2C+ID

Bend doesn't seem to have any.

You can do a similar search for other cuisines to check for other types of diversity.

Makes me miss my old neighborhood in NYC where we were a couple of blocks away from every type of regional subspecialty you could want....

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Re: Convince me that Bend, OR sucks [Update: It doesn't but moved elsewhere]
« Reply #152 on: December 27, 2020, 05:41:53 PM »
Welcome to inversion season!

The inversion is beautiful from the top of the ski resort on a sunny day :)

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Re: Convince me that Bend, OR sucks [Update: It doesn't but moved elsewhere]
« Reply #153 on: December 28, 2020, 12:30:26 PM »
Bend - this really is not its fault, but I found the landscape just felt wrong to me.  It was dry and desert like, but there were very strange forests.  It just didnít feel like a landscape that could feel like home to me.

Itís called high desert and is indeed somewhat unique. I do like arriving into RDM and smelling all these Juniper trees first thing when you leave the aircraft and I miss not being able to travel there this year to visit close friends.

Yes, as an east-coaster near the shore, I'm used to much much higher humidity, even in the winter, and the vegetation is very different.  It's a rare day for us when it gets below 50% humidity here.  Inland it's a little dryer, but not Bend dry.