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  • Shipyard Brewing has something new to say with their Imperial Pilsner

    The flavor is everything I want in a pilsner with notes of graham crackers and biscuits. This beer finishes with a nice hop bite and a clean, dry aftertaste from the German yeast. Read on

  • Alt rockers Guster play sold-out show at State Theatre in Portland Saturday

    Lead singer Adam Gardner is a Cape Elizabeth resident and co-founder of REVERB, a non-profit group dedicated to greening the concert industry Read on

  • Pop-up art at the Masonic Temple, “Piercing the Pickle” and other things to see during May’s First Friday Art Walk

    Congress Street building will include monthly art shows. Read on

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    Portland City Council approves allowing 1,000-foot water slide on Franklin Street in August

    The 'Slide the City' event will take place Aug. 1 and will require the closing of parts of Franklin and other roads for several hours. Read on

  • Maine Mini Adventure: Flea Market, Film & Fiasco in Brunswick

    Brunswick certainly has plenty of options for quick day trips. This Maine mini adventure hits just a few of the highlights (and two are a stones-throw from each other. How convenient). There will be deal-hunting. There will be film. There will be gelato. And heck, if you'd like to add a beer and a falafel pita to the mix, by all means do. Read on

  • Maine Mayhem short film festival showcases next-gen filmmakers from SMCC

    SMCC students debut short films at Maine Mayhem Read on

  • Free Comic Book Day at Maine comic shops on Saturday

    Saturday is the day comic book fans wait for all year. It's the day when an awesome selection of comic books are yours for the taking at comic shops all over the country, including Maine. Read on

  • Worth the hike: 13 amazing Maine (and nearby) mountaintop views

    My family does a lot of hiking and we have visited some amazing mountain tops. These places require some effort – some more than others – to get to the view. To tantalize your senses, here is a video roundup of some of our favorites. Read on

  • The goodness that is Sur-Lie, Portland

    Of our current crop of new restaurants, Sur-Lie is one of the best in town. Read on

  • 10 best make out spots in Portland, Maine

    Like Roswell and Area 51 are high traffic UFO sites, and Mt. Shasta and Sedona are energy vortexes for higher consciousness, these Portland locations are the spots that pull you in and make you feel so good, you can't help but smooch someone. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 neighborhood bars in Portland

    Portland has more places to drink than ever, including urbane spaces dedicated to craft cocktails, wine bars and brewpubs. But, there are still bars where the mixers come from a soda gun and the menu runs to pizza, burgers and wings — neighborhood joints where the regulars have favorite bar stools and newcomers get a warm welcome. Read on

  • Here are 4 Maine beers sure to make your spring brighter

    Beers made with far less malts than the stouts and porters that filled our winter. Beers with nice floral and tropical hop notes. Beers whose flavors liven the palate as the natural world awakens all around us. Read on

  • Monica Wood’s ‘Papermaker’ premieres at Portland Stage

    Directed by Sally Wood and starring a cast of six, "Papermaker" is about what happens when a strike divides a town and a family. It pits family against family, man against son, and creates tension among generations. Read on

  • ‘The Age of Adaline’ is a love story for the ages

    Hollywood long ago ceded "love that stands the test of time" to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, so "The Age of Adaline" falls neatly into a genre that includes "The Time Traveler's Wife," "About Time" and even "Somewhere in Time." Read on

  • Feel better about you: How to increase your self-esteem

    A one-size-fits-all formula exists for increasing your self-esteem, and you can, much to the chagrin of clever advertisers everywhere, save yourself a lot of time and money by following it. Read on

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