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  • KahBang Film Festival to bring 30 movies to Portland (for $20) on Aug. 7-10

    Happy day, Portland film fans – we’re getting a new film festival! Of course, we had to steal it. Well, maybe that’s not technically accurate, but Bangor’s inability/unwillingness to support the now 5-year-old KahBang Music, Art & Film Festival is Portland’s gain, as KahBang recently announced its plan to relocate the young festival to our… Read on

  • 3 things to see at August’s First Friday Art Walk: Free beer, woodblock prints, fiddles

    Free beer?! Heck yes. This month's highlights are Maine grown and Maine made — as Portland's Art Walk should be. Read on

  • Snacktime: Banded Horn/Tap House beer release, Flea Bites, Lobster Festival, more

    Catch the Mainely Burgers truck on TV, find more food trucks at Friday's Flea Bites, eat lobster and go upta camp with beer ... all while Little Bigs is on vacay. Read on

  • 7 of Maine’s most beautiful lakes

    You have GOT to see these amazing photos. We hand-picked the prettiest lakes in Maine, so you'll know where to go for a swim, paddle or just to gaze at the view. Read on

  • MC 22 celebrates the release of a new record at Rap Night at The Asylum

    Happy Hump Day, you guys! It seems as if we’re flying right on into the freakin’ weekend. Wednesday is jam packed with fun things to check out, so get ready to sport those Party Jorts all over the place as we hurdle the hump in style tonight! Doubting Gravity and Sly-Chi singer, guitarist, and fantastic… Read on

  • Timber in Portland: An upscale steakhouse with a great patio for drinks

    The bold and swanky new restaurant on Exchange Street offers happy hour deals on weekdays and a brick patio out back that feels like an oasis in the city. Read on

  • Things to do in Portland – A visitor’s guide to Maine’s most exciting city

    So you're visiting Portland, eh? It's a cool city with lots of amazing food - but you know that. Congress Street is a hub of art, shops and life. A quick walk toward the ocean will bring you to the Old Port, with its cobblestone streets, salty breezes and lots of ice cream and touristy stores. Read on

  • Allagash taps into Beer Camp with Myron’s Walk collaboration

    On Friday, Sierra Nevada's "Beer Camp" will make it's fifth stop on a seven-stop national tour in Portland. In support of the epic even, Sierra Nevada produced a 12-pack of collaboration brews with different breweries, one of which is our own Allagash. Read on

  • Stopping (finally) at The Montsweag Roadhouse in Woolwich

    After nearly 50 years of driving by, we finally made the left turn off Route 1 into the parking lot of the Montsweag Roadhouse. And liked what we found. Read on

  • Aucocisco Galleries to close after Portland’s August Art Walk

    This week's First Friday Art Walk will mark the beginning of a bittersweet farewell for Portland gallery owner Andres Verzosa. Read on

  • Maine Mini Adventure: Giant’s Stairs, Mackerel Cove, Island Candy Co. on Bailey and Orr’s islands

    Bailey Island and Orr's Island offer easy access to dramatic scenery and small-town charm less than one hour from Portland Read on

  • Try the Deer Isle Hostel for a cheap, off-the-grid stay on the coast of Maine

    The Deer Isle Hostel is a magical place. It sits on three locations I always want to be: island, farm, forest. The word "hostel" brings to mind certain images, which you should toss out of your head right now. And this one is entirely off the grid — think solar power, a compost-heated shower and wood-heated everything. Read on

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