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  • The Honey Paw: ‘Fabulous, fun and utterly fantastic’

    A grand opus of thoroughly masterful culinary achievement is nearly an understatement of how good the food is from the master chefs who brought us Eventide and Hugo's, with chef de cuisine Thomas Pisha-Duffly leading the charge. Read on

  • Pop-up art at the Masonic Temple, “Piercing the Pickle” and other things to see during May’s First Friday Art Walk

    Congress Street building will include monthly art shows. Read on

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    Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event

    Volunteers walked the runway in their Goodwill finds at the fourth annual Little Black Dress Event, raising about $55,000 for Goodwill’s Veterans’ Fund. Read on

  • Review: Action Bronson was about giving his fans a good time at that State Theatre

    The gregarious MC from Queens, New York, spent a generous amount of time slapping five and fist-bumping fans at the cusp of the stage, tossing out T-shirts, and expressing his love for Portland. Read on

  • Builder of the House CD Release Show and Arc Iris Residency Series

    "There is No Hourglass, Only Sand" is a lively, snappy tune with Colleen Clark on backing vocals. What's more, they've made a visually innovative and downright fun video to the song. Read on

  • Six-Moon Journey: The first slack packing day

    A light pack makes for an easy day's hike. 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

  • 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

  • Exquisite and upscale Tiqa in Portland features uncommon wines from around the world

    The wine program at Tiqa features wines from around the world, including some uncommon wines from Africa, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 Portland-area delis to fill your big-sandwich cravings

    While fans of Fully Belly Deli, which closed its longtime Portland location in January wait for it to reopen (as Rosen's Deli in Westwood), they've had to seek out other sources for reubens and roast beef on rye. None of the following are exactly like Full Belly/Rosen's, but you'll find hearty sandwiches and more deli specialties at all of them. Read on

  • Folksinger Gordon Bok brings his music and his wood carvings to St. Lawrence Arts Center

    The Portland art center will hang his carvings throughout the month, beginning this week for First Friday, and Bok will perform there May 8. Read on

  • Maine Mini Adventure: Flea Market, Film & Fiasco in Brunswick

    Brunswick certainly has plenty of options for quick day trips. This Maine mini adventure hits just a few of the highlights (and two are a stones-throw from each other. How convenient). There will be deal-hunting. There will be film. There will be gelato. And heck, if you'd like to add a beer and a falafel pita to the mix, by all means do. Read on

  • Maine Mayhem short film festival showcases next-gen filmmakers from SMCC

    SMCC students debut short films at Maine Mayhem Read on

  • Worth the hike: 13 amazing Maine (and nearby) mountaintop views

    My family does a lot of hiking and we have visited some amazing mountain tops. These places require some effort – some more than others – to get to the view. To tantalize your senses, here is a video roundup of some of our favorites. Read on

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