Posted: December 15, 2016
5 ways to stay warm in Maine
When bundling up just won’t do, here’s where you can get an extra boost of heat.
Written by: Leslie Bridgers
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Baby, it’s cold outside! While that nototrious holiday duet offers one option for staying warm on a chilly night, we have some slightly more appropriate suggestions.
Photo by Shannon Bryan
Find a fire
You don't need a fireplace in your home to cozy up to some flames with a cocktail in hand. It might be just a bit too chilly for outdoor fires, like this one at Linda Bean's in Freeport. You'll find others at the Portland Harbor Hotel, Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth and 20 Milk Street at the Portland Harbor Hotel.
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Sip on cocoa
It's a hand-warmer, dessert and caffeine boost all in one. What's not to love about hot chocolate? And you can find it around just about any corner in Portland, where the coffeeshop scene is booming. Coffee By Design, seen here, was among the first.
Jill Brady/Staff Photographer
Sweat it out
It's so hot in Portland Power Yoga classes, you'll wlecome the cold when you get out. The East Bayside studio holds classes starting in the early morning and lasting into the evening, so there's no excuse not to get a workout and warm up at the same time.
John Ewing/Staff Photographer
Soup it up
How about a steaming hot bowl of ramen to warm your soul? The cozy, chatty atmosphere at Pai Men Miyake in Longfellow Square, seen here, also shouldn't hurt in helping to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Photo by Aaron Flacke
Blow off steam
OK, so this isn't an actual sauna, it's a scene from the "The Hound of the Baskervilles" at Portland Stage, but these guys knew what was up. For the real thing, visit Head Games' "Heat Suite" for $10 a session.