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Portland landmarks: Portland’s (fourth) city hall

Published: May 8, 2024 A Monument to Resilience: Exploring Portland, Maine's City Hall As locals, we can sometimes overlook the stunning architectural history of Portland. Today may not be the best day for it, but take a quick walk around downtown and it's hard not to run into one or two buildings that will make your jaw drop–if you're paying attention. Beside ever taller office blocks, sitting on [...]

Portland landmarks: Portland’s (fourth) city hall2024-05-08T20:44:23+00:00

Things to do in Portland, Maine: First Friday Art Walk

Published: May 4, 2024 Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant Tapestry of Portland's First Friday Art Walk Every first Friday of the month, the pulse of Portland, Maine beats with an extra infusion of creativity, community and culture. Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk, a cherished tradition where the city's streets transform into a bustling showcase of talent, passion and artistic expression! Picture this: Congress Street, the city's [...]

Things to do in Portland, Maine: First Friday Art Walk2024-05-04T13:43:14+00:00

Portland landmarks: Portland Observatory

Published: April 23, 2024 Perched majestically on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, the Portland Observatory stands as a testament to maritime history and ingenuity. Built in 1807 by Captain Lemuel Moody, this octagonal tower served as a crucial communication station for Portland’s bustling harbor, offering a competitive edge to ship owners who subscribed to Moody’s services. At the time of its construction, ships entering the harbor were invisible [...]

Portland landmarks: Portland Observatory2024-04-23T21:14:29+00:00

Explore Portland, Maine’s East End this spring

Published: April 10, 2024 I’ve lived in Portland’s East End (specifically, on Munjoy Hill) for over 30 years. I love this neighborhood and the incredible diversity of options when it comes to exploring, eating, shopping and recreating. We’re in the heart of Maine’s largest city, while also being a literal stone’s throw from Casco Bay. And in the last few years, the East End has become home to [...]

Explore Portland, Maine’s East End this spring2024-04-06T21:04:11+00:00

Introducing Crandall Toothaker

Published: March 19, 2024 In the heart of Portland, Maine, there's a name synonymous with quality, passion, and a deep love for the community: Crandall Toothaker. More than three decades ago, Crandall embarked on a remarkable journey that would transform Portland's rental landscape, one building at a time. Originally from Phillips, Maine, and a proud graduate of Mt. Abram High School, Crandall's roots run deep in the state [...]

Introducing Crandall Toothaker2024-04-06T20:49:38+00:00

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Portland, Maine: A Guide to the Craic and the Celebrations

Updated: March 3, 2024 St. Patrick's Day Weekend in Portland, Maine: A Guide to the Craic and the Celebrations Are you looking for the perfect St. Patrick's Day weekend getaway? Look no further than Portland, Maine, where the city comes alive with festive celebrations, Irish cheer, and plenty of fun activities. From parades to polar plunges, pub crawls to puck drops, there's no shortage of fun-filled activities to [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Portland, Maine: A Guide to the Craic and the Celebrations2024-02-29T17:51:18+00:00

Portland, Maine celebrates Valentine’s Day bandit’s legacy with heartfelt tradition

Updated: Feb. 16, 2024 Portland, Maine Celebrates Valentine's Day Bandit's Legacy with Heartfelt Tradition Portland, Maine, is known for its close-knit community and quirky traditions, none more beloved than the annual appearance of the Valentine's Day Bandit. For over 45 years, this mysterious figure adorned the city with red hearts on Valentine's Day, spreading love and joy throughout Portland. Last year, the identity of the bandit was revealed [...]

Portland, Maine celebrates Valentine’s Day bandit’s legacy with heartfelt tradition2024-02-29T18:56:50+00:00

Your weekend itinerary for a winter stay in Portland, Maine

Updated: January 20, 2023The state of Maine has been officially known as “Vacationland” since at least 1936. At any rate, that’s when the state’s license plates have borne this well known moniker.For many, the idea of Maine conjures up images of camping, sandy beaches and lobster bakes. And while you can do all of these things year-round (take it from an avid winter camper) as a destination, Maine is [...]

Your weekend itinerary for a winter stay in Portland, Maine2024-01-22T21:29:15+00:00

Dining in Forest City: The best places to eat in Portland

Updated: June 14, 2020 While Portland Maine has long been a busy vacation spot for tourists, the last ten years have seen a notable shift in the volume of travelers visiting Vacationland. And the state's largest city has been raking in the accolades recently, which might explain some of the booming popularity. Take a look at the following rankings and awards Portland has won in the past: Most [...]

Dining in Forest City: The best places to eat in Portland2020-06-16T17:52:44+00:00

Portland, Maine likes coffee

Updated: June 3, 2020 Coffee--Hot, Iced, Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino You already know some of the more prominent coffee shops around Portland—but what about those smaller neighborhood places? Here’s a few close by and a few further out—and even a couple in South Portland! Coffee Me Up at 221 Cumberland Avenue opened up nearly 2-years ago. Come into the warm atmosphere Alba and Mateo have created near City Hall. [...]

Portland, Maine likes coffee2024-01-19T18:13:24+00:00