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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the WCHS TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: February 14, 2017

Spread the love: The Valentine Bandit strikes again in downtown Portland

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Happy Valentine’s Day! Cold temperatures and Everest-sized snowbanks couldn’t keep the Valentine Bandit from working their magic in downtown Portland. With love in our heart, we took a stroll around town and shot these photos so as to spread the love far and wide.

And let’s look back to when we wondered who the Bandit might be and we’ll also check out a glorious store window shot back in 2011.


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