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Month: August 2012

15 Reasons I Love Bend, Oregon*

15 Reasons I Love Bend, Oregon*

*DISCLAIMER: Written by a soon-to-be transplant from Southern California who knows zilch about Bend, and has visited Bend, but has never actually lived there. I’m packing my crap and moving to Bend in 25 days. I’m sure there are plenty of things to hate about Bend, and I might even become one of those things (see below, on hipsters), but no one voluntarily moves someplace thinking they’re going to despise it, right? This is my highly personal (and hopeful) list…

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Does Bend have…

Does Bend have…

I woke up at 3am this morning in a cold sweat, with one question racing through my mind: Is there a Trader Joe’s in Bend???? Which, of course, led me to think about other things that I don’t know about Bend. So, I grabbed my laptop and did some research. Here is my conspicuous consumption list and the results, per Google. Does Bend have…. Trader Joe’s? YES! Phew. Whole Foods? YES. I know… but it’s a necessary evil, I’m addicted…

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Bend or Bust

Bend or Bust

I broke up with my boyfriend 48 hours ago.46 hours ago, I called my family and told them I’m moving back to Oregon. But not to Eugene, my old stomping grounds. No, I’m moving to Bend.24 hours ago, I gave notice on my rental house — a craftsman, one block from the beach in Venice, CA.23 hours ago, I noticed a new neighbor, moving in down the street. I asked if I could snag his empty moving boxes. He said…

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