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    Halloween Guide!

    Halloween parties, haunted houses and plenty of live music on Oct. 31. Plus Maine-centric Halloween costume ideas (that are easy to make) and Halloween cocktails (that are easy to drink). All things Halloween right here. Read on

  • 12 fun events at Portland Beer Week Nov. 1-7: home brewing competitions, beer manicures and IPA tastings

    If you've been waiting for the right moment to immerse yourself in Portland's beer world, or you just want to get out on the town and celebrate our fair city's surplus of great beer and beer joints, Portland Beer Week is for you. Read on

  • Halloween (and Halloween Eve) shows in Portland for live local music

    Whether your costume is clever, crafty, cute or curious, put it on and get out there because I've got one Halloween Eve and two Halloween night shows for your consideration. Read on

  • Under-the-radar horrors from the last year can liven up your at-home Halloween movie marathon

    While the studios toss a few horror flicks onto the big screen every year, they're traditionally a disappointment (although the adaptation of Joe Hill's "Horns" looks promising this time around), so those in the know book their own Halloween fright fests. Read on

  • The buzz is all Bramhall: down-low cool on Congress with cheap drinks and a small menu

    Starting at 5 p.m. a steady stream of devotees flock to the Bramhall for good cheer and food because it's the quintessential neighborhood pub. Read on

  • “Freshman Class” of breweries featured Sunday

    A new Portland Beer Week event showcases new breweries in a fast-paced "Freshman Orientation" format. Read on

  • 17 Halloween events in Maine: Parties, haunted houses and scary movies at the drive-in

    Halloween two ways: Dance your zombie face paint off or scream your way through the haunted houses, mazes, woods and execution rooms. We've got both options listed for you. Read on

  • Creepy cocktails: 4 boozy, easy-to-make Halloween treats for grown ups

    Let the kids have their candy. Adults can sip the cocktail version of Candy Corn, Tootsie Rolls and two more drinks you can make at home. Read on

  • Restaurant Preview: Ebb & Flow opening soon on Commercial Street in Portland — plus a peek at the menu

    With a Mediterranean (ish) menu, lightened-up decor and an experienced, personable staff, Ebb & Flow aims to be the restaurant that finally settles in for the long run at 100 Commercial St. Read on

  • Fall for Maine donuts in seasonal flavors

    Mainers love donuts at any time of the year, but especially in the fall, when an apple, pumpkin or maple-flavored donut is the perfect partner to a mug of hot apple cider. Read on

  • Party like it’s 1969 as Jeff Beam & friends, Lovers of Fiction & The Blood Capsules travel back in time at SPACE Gallery tonight

    So many Halloween happenings! Check out tonight’s Monster Mashup during a special Clash of the Titans, Coke Weed, Jaw Gems, Foam Castles & more get spooky at Bunker Brewing Company, The 220s are geared up to get ghoulish at Mainely Brews in Waterville, and so much more! Read on

  • Frugal Friday Find: Handmade Clutches for $10

    Hand sewn pouches from vintage fabrics at just $10 a pop. Read on

  • First Look: Portland’s new Bao Bao Dumpling House is red hot!

    The newest Asian invasion in Portland is Cara Stadler's uber cool Bao Bao Dumpling House--with Portlanders already craving every last morsel Read on

  • Snacktime: Arrows becoming The Velveteen Habit, Maine Pie Line closing and more

    If you had your heart set on Halverson Humble Pie for Thanksgiving, you'll have to make it yourself: Maine Pie Line closes up shop on Nov. 8. Read on

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