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  • Dining Guide: 5 Portland-area wine bars to try

    With all the current fawning over craft beer and cocktails, Maine wine drinkers might feel a little left in the dust. Not so at a wine bar, where there may or may not be a full menu, and lingering is encouraged. Each of the following, two of which opened in the last few months, has its own, distinctive personality. Read on

  • Missing the boat at DiMillo’s, Portland

    Some of the dishes are too gussied up at DiMillo's when the kitchen would could excel at serving simpler fare. But it's still an iconic harbor-front restaurant that tourists love. Read on

  • Vote here! Maine Beer Madness Beer Tournament 2015: Round One

    The voting has begun! If you study the Maine Beer Madness bracket closely, you'll see that we are in for some wild early round matchups. Read on

  • Six-Moon Journey: A 2,200-mile adventure on the Appalachian Trail

    Carey Kish is thru-hiking the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Katahdin. Follow his adventures here through the pages of his journal. Read on

  • Celebrate the stache: 8th Annual Stache Pag Friday at State Theatre

    The event attracts about 40 mustachioed competitors and because of a much bigger venue this year, there's room for up to 1,800 spectators Read on

  • How keen is your mustache memory? Guess who these historic mustaches belong to?

    Some mustaches are worth forgetting. Some rightfully stay with us forever. These memorable mustaches belong to some memorable people. Can you guess who? Click through the slideshow to see. Read on

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    Boarders nudge Mother Nature & shovel out Portland Skate Park

    More than a dozen young men from all over the Greater Portland area showed up with shovels–and skateboards–Wednesday afternoon at the Portland Skate Park on St. James, not far from Denny’s. Read on

  • Rudy’s in Cape Elizabeth is “a must-see, must-eat and must-drink kind of place”

    The bar is one of the focal points of the restaurant with a stylish, sleek, yet rustic design, and can seat up to 13. Rudy's hosts a lot of Cape Elizabeth locals, but welcomes everyone, especially during "social hour" when drinks are discounted and special bites are featured Read on

  • Exploring the tension between commerce and creation, ‘Red’ opens Friday at Portland Stage

    "Red" explores the tension between commerce and creation. It's a relatively new play, opening in London in 2009 and in New York in 2010. It received good reviews and won the 2010 Tony for Best Play. Read on

  • Feel-good vibes, hefty burritos & locally raised meats at Las Olas in Wells

    Las Olas mixes the allure of water much warmer than the Atlantic in March with the delight of fresh ingredients that scream for summer. Read on

  • Brisket Perfection: The best braised beef you’ll ever make

    One of the easiest dishes to prepare is a slowly braised cut of brisket. In it's sweet-sour sauce, it's a perfect addition to the Passover table or to serve any time of year. Read on

  • Warm up with beach-y cocktails at the USBG Tiki Shake Off on Sunday

    Get a taste of tiki from five master mixologists at an event hosted by the Maine chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. Read on

  • Spring events: 25+ can’t-miss things to do this spring in Maine

    Spring is for falling in love (awww). But mostly it's about hiking and kite flying and finally being able to drink a beer on an outdoor patio again. Here are a bunch of events happening this Maine Spring 2015. Read on

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