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  • 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

  • Well done: A citadel of farm-to-table dining

    While the season lasts, enjoy dinner in the fields at this outpost where the goodness of simply prepared food is sublime. Read on

  • 3 Doors Down plan outdoor acoustic show at Maine State Pier

    The band will create an "intimate and personal" atmosphere with couches on stage. "We'll tell stories and mess around a little," says frontman Brad Arnold. Read on

  • Kids and bikes go together at L.L. Bean rodeo

    Young riders can get some help, instruction and maybe a few challenges on Aug. 9 during L.L. Bean's KidsFest. 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

  • KahBang festival in Portland forced to cancel music shows

    Some sponsors were lost after the event was moved out of Bangor, but the film and arts portions will go on. Read on

  • Save a rainy weekend, go camping in Rangeley

    Don't waste a weekend because of potential or impending rain. The woods are waiting and the right gear is ready to work for you. Particularly in Rangeley, Maine. 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

  • Dining Guide: 5 notable Maine restaurants for vegetarians and vegans

    Most restaurants can serve up a plate of something without meat for the occasional vegetarian or vegan guest, although it may not be very exciting. These five restaurants cater to non-meat eaters, even if their menus offer meat dishes, too. Read on

  • Be beguiled by Deerhoof’s pop and by Spielberg on piano

    The San Francisco band plays at Space in Portland, and the pianist performs in Boothbay Harbor and Ogunquit. Read on

  • 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

  • A few beautiful Casco Bay islands you can explore and camp on (thanks to Maine Coast Heritage Trust)

    Whaleboat and The Goslings are beautiful, pristine and you can camp there! The islands are conserved by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. 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

  • 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

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