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    Photos: Brews. Booze. Blues. @ Harvest on the Harbor, Portland Co.

    Ridiculously delicious brisket abounded, drinks flowed freely, and Black Cat Road blue the roof off. Kudos to Black Tie Company – the night’s best BBQ winners! Read on

  • Saco Drive-In offers four nights of horror: ‘Pet Sematary,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and more

    When it comes to movies, some old things are just better. Video stores are better than Netflix. Horror movies belong at the drive-in, especially around Halloween. Lucky for you, there's a classic horror movie weekend of double (and a triple) features this Thursday through Sunday. Movies include "The Shining," "Silence of the Lambs," "The Exorcist" and more. Read on

  • The funky, ghostly Allagash Ghoulschip returns Saturday

    Around a corner, lurking in the looming shadows of some grain storage vessels, is a small, unassuming cabin with a stained glass 'A' on the door. What goes on behind those doors is shrouded in secrecy...  Read on

  • Muddy Ruckus releases a new album alongside special guests Riley Coyote and Pete Witham & the Cozmik Zombies at Empire tonight

    Plus The ToneKings bring the good times at The Frog and Turtle in Westbrook, The FUs, Livver, Goat Felch & Big Meat Hammer bring the thunder to Geno’s, Mayo Street Arts gets ghoulish with their Saints and Souls Ball, Sly-Chi funks things up at Brian Boru, and so much more to help you blast off into the freakin’ weekend! Read on

  • Pets wearing Halloween costumes: Send us your photos!

    Let's celebrate our costumed pets this Halloween. Send us a photo of your pet dressed in whatever getup you saw fit and we'll post them here for all to see and admire. Read on

  • 17 Halloween events in Maine: Parties, haunted houses and scary movies at the drive-in

    Halloween two ways: Dance your zombie face paint off or scream your way through the haunted houses, mazes, woods and execution rooms. We've got both options listed for you. Read on

  • 5 dog-friendly ways to have a howling good time with your Halloween hound

    Halloween can be fun if your dog loves posing, ruffing around in a costume or doing tricks for treats. Here are five wagging ways to help you seek out a howling good time and get in the Halloween spirit, including a fun Maine Today competition for your happy "Halloween Hound". Read on

  • First Look: Portland’s new Bao Bao Dumpling House is red hot!

    The newest Asian invasion in Portland is Cara Stadler's uber cool Bao Bao Dumpling House--with Portlanders already craving every last morsel Read on

  • Friday Happy Hour: Mama’s Fish House Mai Tai

    With the recent nor'easter offering a not-so-subtle sign we're now staring down the barrel of winter, perhaps we could use a tropical escape in the form of a cocktail. Read on

  • Fall hiking and wine tasting in coastal Camden

    What do a quintessential Maine hike with near-peak-foliage views, a quiet yet bustling coastal town and an amazing wine-tasting experience all have in common? They are all a quick drive up Rt. 1 in Camden. This streets of this picturesque coastal town are simply a stone’s throw away from all that Maine has to offer,… Read on

  • Skiing: Great tips for buying skis and boots at ski sales and swaps

    Ski season is fast approaching and now is the time to hit the ski sales for some new gear. Check out these great tips for buying skis and boots at the sales and swaps, which are most every weekend from now through the end of November. Read on

  • Get scared by Maine’s haunted history: Ghostly walking tours in Portland, Freeport and the midcoast

    Sure, you can hit a haunted house this Halloween and scream in terror at every blood-covered clown that pops out at you, or you can get scared by Maine's real (and really creepy) history. There are a host of haunted walking tours this season - from Rockland to Wiscasset and Portland to Freeport. Read on

  • Alton Brown coming to Portland next month as part of his “Edible Inevitable” tour

    Food Network fans will want to snatch these tickets while they're hot. Alton Brown is coming to Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 12. According to the event description, the show is a blend of comedy, food experimentation, talk show and more. Read on

  • 7 wonderfully Maine-centric Halloween costumes that are cheap & easy to make

    Celebrate Halloween AND your favorite state with these Maine-centric Halloween costume ideas. Read on

  • Footgolf is coming to Portland … and it sounds like a blast (soccer meets golf)

    Portland's Riverside Golf Course is hosting footgolf from Oct. 24 through Nov. 30. It's soccer meets golf — no running, no cleats. It sounds super fun and it costs $6 for nine holes. It's a good excuse to grab a few friends, dig out a pair of argyll socks and your old soccer ball and play a game outside this fall. Read on

  • Snacktime: Eat and burn on Halloween, Pocket Brunch returns, and more

    In this week's round-up of food news and events: four more new restaurants for Portland, a fiery-food Halloween night, all-Maine brunch, wine dinners and a ski-season preview. Read on

  • The best consignment shop you don’t know about (yet)

    Blink and you'll miss this gem on outer Forest Avenue. Read on

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