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The Loop

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  • Father John Misty, Cibo Matto & more: 6 indoor summer concerts you shouldn’t miss

    Six great shows worth coming inside for. Read on

  • Six-Moon Journey: The 600-mile mark is passed!

    Some days are simply a long walk in the leafy green woods. Read on

  • Summer art highlights: Exhibits to see at 8 Maine art museums

    From "Directors' Cut" at the Portland Museum of Art to the University of Maine's "With Ties to Maine" exhibition, there's plenty of impressive art to see this summer. Read on

  • A walking tour of Portland sculpture: From ‘Michael’ to Longfellow, 8 public pieces worth seeing

    The city's sculpture collection includes many monuments and statues that stand in tribute to prominent figures from the past and a handful of contemporary pieces. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 4 Portland restaurants for a prix-fixe lunch

    Food fans in big cities like New York and Chicago know that a less-expensive way to enjoy big-ticket restaurants is at lunch. Our list includes three of Portlands top restaurants, where the prix-fixe lunch is a deal. Read on

  • The Muthah Truckah food truck in Portland serves incredible sandwiches (the Lola is a bacon-jam hit!)

    Dionne has been making the Lola, and other creative sandwiches with feminine names, in her Muthah Truckah food truck since last October. She said the names come from a variety of places, including some from songs. Read on

  • Constantly comparing yourself to others and making yourself miserable? (Guilty!)

    As the old saying goes, “to compare is to despair.” When we base our own worth on how well we measure up to those we glorify, and feel relief when the objects of our glorification fall short in some way, happiness is never a constant. Read on

  • See who’s coming to town: Maine concert tickets on sale now

    Check out upcoming concerts in Maine and get your tickets now. Read on

  • Mulligan shines in remake of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’

    Thomas Hardy's romantic Victorian novel of class, labor and the fickle finger of love, "Far from the Madding Crowd," earns a stately yet earthy and full-blooded film treatment from the Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. Read on

  • 10 easy paddles in southern-ish Maine: Calm waters to explore by kayak, canoe or SUP

    You don’t have to have be an expert paddler to explore many of Maine's waterways - and you don’t have to go far to find them. Read on

  • 3 Maine islands you should stay on this summer (for cheap or free)

    You don't have $500 to blow on an island adventure, but you need to get out of dodge — like, really really really out of dodge? I have 3 islands you should know about. You can stay at them for $0-60. Sweet. Islands are magic. Read on

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