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  • SWAPmaine, Glorious Yard Sale and Pig & Beer on the Pier: 12 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Buy other people's wares during the huge yard sale in Brunswick and take home other people's clothes during SWAPmaine in Portland. Feast on beer and pork on Maine State Pier, rock out 80s style with The Awesome and make a sparkly unicorn horn, just because. Read on

  • Tao Yuan’s pre fixe lunch is served only three days a week and is worth every penny

    $12.80 gets you a healthy portion of chef Cara Stadler's trademark Asian Slaw, a cup of flavorful miso soup, (iced or hot tea or coffee) and then one of a choice of five entrees. Read on

  • Punk, indie-folk, rock from Hop Along, Painted Shut and Aloud + more live music this weekend

    You don't need to hop, unless you really want to, but do find a way to get to SPACE to see Hop Along, a punk act out of Philly who are on the verge of releasing their record "Painted Shut." Read on

  • Kevin Glessing’s making changes, great new beer as Hidden Cove’s new head brewer

    Glessing was leaving a company where he oversaw the production of some of Maine's most acclaimed beers (Dinner), to go to a small brewery fighting to regain its footing. Read on

  • ‘Neptune’ makes Maine a vivid part of coming-of-age story

    The film, made in locations around the state, will have its Portland premiere on May 14. Read on

  • Fiesta! 9 tequila-drinking spots para Cinco de Mayo

    Maine may be well north of the border, but that doesn't keep us from celebrating Cinco de Mayo with our favorite Mexican foods, live music and margaritas. Read on

  • Theater Review: ‘Sunshine Boys’ at The Public Theatre in Lewiston is a heartwarming tribute to the age of vaudeville

    As the 2014-2015 season draws to a close, the Public Theatre is welcoming spring with a cheerful dose of comic sunshine from playwright Neil Simon. Read on

  • See parts of Portland you never knew existed: Maine Historical Society’s Magical History Tour

    While we'd all like to think we know Portland so well - all its stories, all its nooks and crannies - there are pieces of this city we didn't even know existed. Read on

  • Show Mom a great time: 10 things to do with Mom on Mother’s Day 2015

    Our moms put us first 365 days of the year, often for decades (and sometimes to their own chagrin). This Mother's Day, turn the tables. Read on

  • Take it outside: 58 outdoor decks and patios to drink in the sun

    Feel that? It's called the sun. It's nice, isn't it? Take advantage of the rays and warm weather and have your drink outside on one of the sweet decks at these Maine bars and restaurants, because cocktails always taste better outside: Read on

  • The Press Hotel and Union Restaurant will set the new standard of elegance in Portland when it opens later this week

    The level of design is very sophisticated and cool, like no other hotel or dining space in the city, and without the usual brick walls and wood-raftered ceilings. Read on

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    Into The Mud Challenge @ Gorham Middle School

    Obstacles included a slip and slide, a jello pit, and of course the infamous mud pool which challengers dove into, ran, tripped, and swam across. They were met at the finish line with bottles of cold water and cheering onlookers. Read on

  • The Portland Arcade is cheap, nostalgic fun: $5 unlimited play on an Atari, pinball, video games or at the pool table

    It's hidden in an odd apartment-like space and there's not much for food or drink, but if you want a place to hang out and play video games for hours, Portland Arcade is a great deal. Read on

  • Portland Freedom Trail offers self-guided tour of abolitionist movement in Portland

    Each of the 16 markers is inscribed with the historical significance of that location during the time period – approximately 1829 to 1866 – but the map on the trail's website offers even more detail. It's worth the download before you head out the door. Read on

  • 6 family-friendly community bike trails in Maine

    There are several off-road (not to be confused with mountain biking) trails to enjoy a stress-free day on two wheels with the family. Read on

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