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  • Opening a new brewery is a process. Case in point: Norway Brewing Company

    On a snowy evening in February, I sit down with Charles and Erika Melhus at Little Tap House in Portland. The husband and wife team are in the midst of starting Norway Brewing Company, a brewery, tasting room and restaurant slated to open in Norway, Maine in late 2015. Read on

  • Excellent craft cocktails and the ambiance makes you feel like royalty: Natalie’s in Camden

    The atmosphere is elegant with a nod to the pre-depression era, and the overall mood at Natalie's is refined and high class. This is easily one of the best places in town for a craft cocktail. Read on

  • Concert Review: Kaki King at SPACE Gallery

    Kaki King resembled nothing less than an outrageous character in an anime film, or even a comic-book superhero – and then she went on to play like one. Read on

  • Award-winning independent drama ‘Bluebird’ shot in Maine, screening at PMA this weekend

    Featuring a stellar cast including John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Amy Morton ("Chicago P.D."), Margo Martindale ("The Americans"), and Adam Driver (Girls"), it's a uniquely Maine story close to the heart of director, writer, and Kennebunk native Lance Edmands. Read on

  • For Portland runners who drink beer: Join Old Port Pub Run for a run followed by beer every Thursday

    "People who run and drink beer tend to be really good people," joked Dillon. And judging by my inaugural run with Dillon and the group, they're a friendly and welcoming sort, too. Read on

  • Jenny Hval at SPACE, Kat Edmonson at Jonathan’s

    Here are four words that you just don't hear everyday: experimental pop from Norway. Jenny Hval's music is sometimes polyphonic and sometimes sprinkled with quiet spoken word and whispery singing. Read on

  • 3 harsh truths you need to get over when dating in Portland

    There are three harsh realities that keep many people from fully committing to dating in Maine. And they are facts people cling to like life preservers as excuses for being alone forever. But there is hope, and it comes in the form of tough love. Read on

  • STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon 2015: Shake it up March 7-8 at the Maine Mall

    You'll dance. You'll do something good. The STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon raises funds for STRIVE, a locals program that helps young adults with disabilities grow their academic skills, social skills, leadership potential, work skills, and more. And make lifelong friends while they're at it. Read on

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