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  • 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

  • One Longfellow Square’s Live & Local series continues with Eric Bettencourt & Chris Ross

    All right, another Tuesday is upon us, which means it’s time to lace up those rage shoes and slide back into those Party Pants as we take this one to the limit! Lots of awesome parties happening all around tonight, so get out there and do it to it! Flask Lounge on Spring Street in… 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

  • Social media makes users feel inadequate, fat, and ugly | Thanks a lot Facebook and Twitter!

    A recent survey has uncovered the negative emotional impact that social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, have on users. And I thought I was just eating too much ice cream and prematurely aging. 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

  • Bath Farmer’s Market and more waterfront food finds

    Bath's waterfront farmer's market is a delight to visit in this utterly charming town along the Kennebec River. Read on

  • Take your summer back! Make it a “Summer of Me” starting RIGHT NOW

    Committing to a Summer of Me is an absolute necessity for those who were lucky enough to recently go through a breakup. You should silently thank your recent partner for giving you the opportunity to live and love this summer, unfettered by a mediocre relationship. Read on

  • Set sail with Shipyard on the Nova Star Aug. 12 – 13

    Nova Star Cruises has partnered with Portland's Shipyard Brewing Company for a 22-hour "Sail with Shipyard" cruise next month. Read on

  • 10 easy Maine hikes anyone can do: Great views for the casual hiker

    All these hikes are less than 2 miles. They're not difficult, but they are super gratifying. 6 of them are within an hour's drive of Portland. If you're not a hardcore hiker, but want a mountaintop view, here's our picks for you: 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. For one thing, this one is entirely off the grid — think solar power, a compost-heated shower and wood-heated everything. Read on

  • Hiking Downeast Maine: Pigeon Hill and Petit Manan trails make a great two-fer

    It’s no secret that Down East Maine is home to dozens of land trust preserves and public land parcels and many miles of outstanding hiking, easily some of the best anywhere along the coast. Two award-winning hikes (in my book anyway) that should be on your to-do list are found in Steuben. Read on

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    Rafting, rock climbing & car cruise-in: Skowhegan River Fest begins Tuesday

    Skowhegan’s River Fest is set for Tuesday through Aug. 3. Where logs once bobbed and turned along the river there are now canoes, kayaks and rafts. Read on

  • Schoodic Point: The premier destination in Acadia National Park

    If you want to find the most scenic and beloved spot inside Maine's famous Acadia National Park, you've come to the right place. Read on

  • Wagging our way around dog-friendly Midcoast Maine – from Boothbay to Southport Island

    A dog-friendly Midcoast Maine adventure with tails, rails, ales, a sandy beach with lighthouse views and dockside dining. Read on

  • Explore Maine’s most easterly town: 8 things to do in Lubec and Campobello Island

    Lubec is an intriguing hamlet of homes and fishing wharves, a few shops and restaurants. Nothing fancy. But this far Down East region of Maine has a special character. Read on

  • Ride horses on Peaks Island: Horse Island Camp offers trail rides along the ocean

    Sure, you've biked on Peaks Island, but have you galloped along the beaches? Have you trotted your horse up to old WWII forts? Well, you have to. It's just plain magical. Read on

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