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Old 08-07-2019, 10:28 AM
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I spent the first 34 years of my life in California, and I've been in Portland, OR ever since. While the Hispanic population up here is nowhere near as big as in California, it is still sizable, and there is plenty of great Mexican food to be found.

About eight years ago, I had a weekend thing in Anchorage, and I stayed an extra day to visit my aunt & uncle, who live in a town a bit outside of the city. They said they had a great Mexican restaurant in town, and I'm always down for Mexican, so we went. We walked in the door, and the first thing I noted was that all of the workers were white. I caught a glance at the kitchen, and it was all white people there, too. With a sinking feeling in my stomach, we sat down and ordered.

It wasn't great.

The moral of the story is, if a Mexican restaurant has any people working there who aren't Mexican, run.