Portland

Noble Barbecue

The aroma hits you first. That primal scent of cooking meat, of smoke, fat, and salt, has an almost dizzying effect. As you make your way to the counter, metal trays of sandwiches and fries are hurried past, headed for … Continue reading

Sur Lie

Emil Rivera, chef at Sur Lie, is a self-professed nerd. He needs to know the “why” of everything, from cycling to physics to food science. “I geek out on the science of how things work,” Rivera tells me. “I need … Continue reading

All-American

Elementary-school kids typically dream about being doctors or firefighters or pro athletes, but Diana Greenwold knew before she reached middle school that she wanted to be a museum curator. Like many children who grew up in Washington, D.C., Greenwold and … Continue reading

Art Pairings at the PMA

Although the Portland Museum of Art is well known for its extensive collection of classical landscapes and portraits, including those by Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer, the institution also exhibits contemporary works that continue the traditions set by the old … Continue reading

Medicine at the Museum

Two lifeless geese lie on a jagged dune between sparse tufts of vegetation. Three of their brethren have taken to the sepia-toned skies above. Is it possible that a hunter is poised just beyond our view? Is there a deeper meaning to this … Continue reading

A Museum for the 21st Century

The peaks of the dark form protruding from the ceiling down the hall emerge on the final few steps up to the museum’s second-floor galleries. The stalactite-like shapes made with seashells reach toward the floor, as if covered in a viscous … Continue reading

BRGR Bar

When the craving for a burger hits, it usually hits pretty hard. You want the full experience, not just a fast-food fix. The idea becomes an obsession in your mind until the plate is set down in front of you, … Continue reading

Capture

I took this photo in late May at Portland Head Light the day after a big storm. I headed out to the lighthouse with my girlfriend, Abby, to see if we could get some photos of the waves crashing against the rocky outcroppings … Continue reading

Baharat

On the corner of Anderson and Fox Streets in East Bayside, in full view of a spectacular mosaic installed on a building across the street and just a stone’s throw from Rising Tide Brewing Company, is Baharat. It suits the … Continue reading

Eve’s at the Garden

Possibly the best-kept secret in Portland, Eve’s at the Garden’s brick courtyard is an oasis. Even in early spring before everything is in bloom, it’s easy to see the signs of a lush, lovely garden. An arbor of grapevines, ready … Continue reading