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  • The coolest map of Portland, Maine you’re going to find — in 1775 we had orchards, windmills and swamps on the peninsula

    Some things are just too cool to not put on the Internet. Read on

  • 12 fall food and drink events in Maine to put on your calendar now

    Apples, pumpkins, barbecue, wine and beer, beer beer. There's never a shortage of food and drink events in Maine, but the fall calendar seems to be especially full of them. We've rounded up a smorgasbord of food festivals, dinners, and more tasty happenings around the state. Read on

  • Before you date your friend’s ex: 3 things to consider

    In most large cities, the dating experts come out loud and clear: Don't date your friend's ex. But living in a small city with limited options and smaller circles of smart/awesome people, it's a much more nuanced question. Read on

  • Geoff Zimmerman performs at Blue tonight

    Plus The ProfTones rock at free show at Portland Lobster Company, Joe Walsh and friends serve up some bluegrass at Otto on in Portland, Michael Krapovicky hosts another free open mic event at Pedro O’Hara’s in Lewiston, and more to help you make the most of your Monday. Read on

  • New Portland restaurants: C’mon, open already!

    In the kaleidoscope of new restaurant openings, the pace has been slow but the line-up is very promising as they trickle in and open their doors. Read on

  • 29 stunning photos of fall foliage in Maine (and some perfect spots to leaf peep)

    Dang, those leaves sure do look purty this time of year. And while locals might give the influx of "leaf peepers" a hard time, there's truly no shame in staring. Read on

  • Yosaku: Exciting to some — but not everyone (meaning: me)

    Yosaku is highly regarded by Portland's sushi-sashimi cognoscenti for its pristine fresh fish simply presented. Read on

  • 15 fitness classes in southern Maine that actually sound fun: dodge, dance, double-dutch and derby

    Not all of us are going to run on a treadmill for hours, even if it's a Toddler and Tiaras marathon on the gym TV. Heck, maybe you hate gyms (I do). But that doesn't mean we can't work out — and have a blast. Pickleball, anyone? How about moving that Buti? Read on

  • Maine Apple Guide: Pick-your-own orchards, recipes & apple etiquette

    It’s apple season in Maine. Maybe you've noticed. Whether you buy your apples pre-picked from the market or prefer to get all hands-on with the fruit and pick it yourself, we've got the apple guide to suit you. From pick-you-own orchards to apple recipes and even a few videos on apple-picking etiquette and apple storage, consider your apple needs fulfilled. Read on

  • Portland beer fans welcome Geary’s first-ever tasting room

    After nearly 30 years in the business, Maine's venerable D.L. Geary Brewing Co. finally has a place to enjoy their beers at the brewery. Read on

  • Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

    They seem easy, but corn mazes can confound even the most capable problem solvers. Test your sense of direction (and maybe bring a cell phone, just in case) in one of Maine's corn mazes. Read on

  • Old Port Sea Grill’s ‘cocktail list & wine offerings reflect Portland’s creative flair’

    Fresh seafood focused, Old Port Sea Grill & Raw Bar has been a local standby since 2002. Happy hour is a mixed crowd, but expect to see mostly business professionals and people waiting for the ferry. Read on

  • Dog-friendly Fall events around Portland that Fido will dig

    Keep your paws on the pulse and add these dog-friendly Greater Portland events to your Fall bucket list. Read on

  • The Newsroom Sessions: Sara Cox

    Singer-songwriter Sara Cox has been writing some new songs and with any luck we just might see a new record in 2015. In the meantime, here’s something old and something new from her visit to the Press Herald studios. Read on

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