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

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

  • Creepy Cocktails: 4 boozy, easy-to-make Halloween treats for grown-ups

    Let the kids have their candy. Adults can sip the cocktail version of Candy Corn, Tootsie Rolls and two more drinks you can make at home. Read on

  • Dining Guide: Five under-the-radar restaurants to visit during Harvest on the Harbor

    While a handful of Portland restaurants get all the food-press love, there are other, excellent places to dine. If you’re a visitor in town for Harvest on the Harbor, we suggest you consider these lesser-known local stars. Read on

  • Muddy Ruckus’ new self-titled album blends rowdy Saturday night with joyous Sunday morning: CD release party Friday at Empire

    Muddy Ruckus's self-titled debut album touches on the sacred, hints at the profane and encapsulates everything in between, all to the sound of an infectiously toe-tapping backbeat. Read on

  • Go to warm and inviting Walter’s, Portland for reasonably priced cocktails and great wine deals

    Walter’s is a well-known Portland establishment that ironically flies somewhat under the radar. Business professionals and an older crowd dominate the restaurant, but this is not to say there aren’t great deals to be had and a warm, inviting atmosphere to experience. 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

  • Phyllis Price – docent at Victoria Mansion

    She has a crush on Thomas Jefferson and a special relationship with a mansion. Meet Phyllis. Read on

  • One Longfellow’s Live & Local music series returns with Talons of Spring & The Beat Horizon

    Take in some free tunes from Andi Fawcett at Easy Day in South Portland, check out SPACE Gallery’s Fall Music Film Series as they present 20,000 Days on Earth, be a part of Covered in Bees new music video, give it all you’ve got at open mics at both The Thirsty Pig and Bull Feeney’s and tons more fun for your Tuesday night! Check it out. Read on

  • Equal-opportunity lampooning and plenty of wit in Public Theatre’s “The Cocktail Hour”

    Gurney never allows the play's potentially more serious side to undercut the humor for long. There may have been a deeper drama lurking in the back of Gurney's mind but this one stands fast as a witty variation on an old-style comedy of manners. Read on

  • Tall Horse CD release show at Empire and Lady Zen at MJ’s Wine Bar this weekend

    Tall Horse is Nick Poulin, Dominic Grosso and Devin Ivy. Their debut album is called "Glue" and the release show is on Saturday night in Portland. Read on

  • Easy Day in South Portland serves up Detroit-style pizza that will turn your pizza world upside down

    The restaurant and bowling alley on Broadway also has an outdoor patio and windows that provide views of the Fore River and downtown Portland Read on

  • A Q&A with Natalie Merchant: She returns to Portland this Thursday at State Theatre

    Earlier this year singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, 50, released her first album of original songs since 2001’s “Motherland.” The self-titled collection of songs is deeply personal, and Merchant’s voice hasn’t lost any of its haunting timbre. She was due to play in Portland last July, but a sudden illness sidetracked those plans. She’s back in good… Read on

  • Barreled Souls Brewing lives up to the mythical origins it garnered at Beer Camp this summer

    Here's a bold statement: Barreled Souls might have the hippest tasting room in Maine. I know how incendiary that sounds based on the number of chic tasting rooms in the state right now, but believe me, this room oozes cool. Read on

  • Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Harvest on the Harbor’s sold out Brews, Booze & Blues BBQ

    The Brew, Blues & Brew Barbecue is one of Harvest on the Harbor's highlights. It's an evening of barbecue eating and beer drinking, with plenty of sampling to go around and live music to fill out the atmosphere. And we're giving away five (5) pairs of tickets right here. Read on

  • What turns you on? 6 truths about what gets men & women all hot & bothered

    For everyone that is secretly anxious that they be terrible in the sack, I have some great news: It's a total crap shoot. But there are some interesting facts that I've learned about arousal and turn-ons that can lead you in the right direction. Read on

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