Portland

Ri Ra

Executive chef Kevin Soucy has St. Patrick’s Day at Ri Ra down to a science. He leaves his home on Peak’s Island to arrive at the Irish pub at 8 p.m. on the night before the big day. He spends … Continue reading

Dance Classes

With an eclectic mix of courses that run the gamut from quirky to classic and everywhere in between, local dance studios offer Mainers of all ages and abilities the chance to get lost in the rhythm.

Seafood for Thought

The Gulf of Maine, a diverse watershed stretching from Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, has historically been one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Its famously plentiful codfish sustained early settlers—the Pilgrims survived one winter … Continue reading

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Friendsgiving at Fork Food Lab

In Fork Food Lab’s shiny new kitchen, there’s the unmistakable, mouthwatering smell of Thanksgiving. Turkeys are roasting, gravy is simmering, and pies are baking. Chef Edward Bondellio of French Picnic Catering is garnishing poached salmon with cucumbers and radishes. On … Continue reading

Harvest on the Harbor

This is the year Harvest on the Harbor got a reboot. New venues, new participants and partners, and new events brought freshness to the annual food and drink festival, first established in 2008. Stefanie Manning and Gabrielle Garofalo—friends, former colleagues, … Continue reading

The Treehouse

Greg Gilman and I are sitting on the deck of the Treehouse on a recent sunny but cool afternoon. We’re surrounded by greenery—leafy branches overhead and potted plants all around, giving the impression of an actual treehouse. Gilman, eclectically dressed … Continue reading

The Next Economy

With unmatched natural resources and yankee ingenuity, Maine has the tools to rise above economic challenges.

Live Music Venues

Good live music has an energy and intimacy that can’t be captured through recordings. Thankfully, there are plenty of venues all across Maine to experience those special performances—from restored opera houses to riverfront pavilions to snowmobiling pit stops.

Dutch’s

Maybe you never noticed the unassuming storefront with red and teal lettering on Preble Street, just off Monument Square. Maybe you’ve walked past it, a little curious. Or maybe, like me, you’re already a fan. After consuming many egg sandwiches … Continue reading

Liquid Riot

Eric Michaud is intensely passionate about beer. Not only is he the founder of Novare Res Bier Café, the Old Port mecca for imported beers, but he is also the proprietor of Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a busy brewery, distillery, … Continue reading