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  • 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 (which is probably what you imagined when you said, "I'm going to Portland, Maine!") with its cobblestone streets, salty breezes and lots of ice cream and touristy stores. Read on

  • ‘Mary Poppins’ has magical – secret – flying effects at Ogunquit Playhouse

    Brad Kenney won't give away the secret, but the executive artistic director at the Ogunquit Playhouse promises the flying effects for "Mary Poppins" with be supercali ... Well, you know. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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