Portland’s Deering Center neighborhood hosted its 4th annual Porchfest on Sunday, September 10. This free community event is an opportunity for people to open their doors, meet each other, and connect in a celebratory way. More than 30 local bands performed on porches all afternoon while people meandered the streets on foot and by bike sharing food and stories.
Deering Center Porchfest 2017!
Porchfest has officially begun!
Casco Bay High School band, "The Ghouls."
Listening to music.
Jenny Van West plays for Alba Street.
George Hasiotis, Kevin Hutchins, and Peter Morelli.
Leo Ndayisabye, Lydia Gwizimpundu, Tony Bikamba, and Thalia.
Spencer Albee plays for a big crowd on Best Street.
Willow, Mae, Ilyana, Emilea, and Chloe.
Event organizers Amy Thompson, John Thibodeau, Stewart Linsmith, and David Burke.
Sue and Phuc Tran, with Ric Loyd and Val White.
Peggy, Melanie Cahill, and Justin Smith.
Navigating the busy streets of Porchfest!
Mallory Haar, Sam Cohen, Sam Lavendier, and Erin Kelly.
Althea and Matt Albert.
Valerie Binks, Ruth and Carol Segal, with Doris and Richard Boisvert.
Annagret & the Zulu Leprechauns.
Heather Chandler, Hannah Wolker, Maryann Healey, Peter Gladstone, Leigh Steele, Andy Orazio, and Jocelyn King.
Viva and the Reinforcements and Mary Allen Lindemann.
Alain Nahimana, Andy Cotton, Kayla Worden, and Bazia Antoni.
Musicians played on porches, in yards, and in driveways.
Stewart and Penelope Croft.
Liz Fowler, Kristine Stratton, Richard Evans, Collin, Kat Joyce, Mary Costigan, and Jon Stratton.
Caroline Cooper Torres, Javier, Penelope, Pamela King, Laurel, Amy Segal, Erin, and Nanc Pickens.
Amanda, Cora, and Eric Pray with Dory & Gus Forgit.
Kate O'Brien, with Gillian and Josh Cridler.
Carol Blakeney, Shawn Douglas, Jack, Zoe, and Lily, with Donna Blakeney.
Faith Swenson, Trevor Behler, Aaron Baker, and Coriander Porter.
Marpheen Chann and Deb Rothenberg.