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Sit down — or stand up — and paddle offshore
For sea kayakers, salvation is here, and there are no more excuses. Portland Paddle opened its hatches last weekend, right at the East End Beach.
Get off the beach
| June 07, 2013
A new crop of restaurants open in time for summer
Just when you thought the Portland food scene couldn't get any better, a handful of new restaurants and bars are gearing up for the summer.
Reap the delicious bounty
| June 08, 2012
Casco Bay’s restaurants, bars, + markets
The islands of Casco Bay may seem remote (especially in the winter), but some are as close as a 20-minute ferry ride. As summer approaches, take a break from Portland's busy foodie scene and treat yourself to the tastes of the islands — after a breezy,
| May 25, 2012
Just hold it
To Portlanders, they're a familiar sight: out-of-town victims potty-dancing around town, pained expressions on their faces, one sip away from having polished off an iced coffee the size of a small child.
Portland loves its tourists, so why won't we give them relief?
| June 18, 2010
Encompassing a broad range of themes, media, and levels of participation, each set of works in this year’s Maine College of Art exhibition by nine thesis-level Master’s of Fine Arts students achieves its own world and requires a separate toolkit to proce
MECA’s MFA students strut their stuff
| May 28, 2010
The Casco Bay Lines music cruise season begins
The Casco Bay Lines music cruise season begins with the first of a number of reggae DJ jaunts around the bay, a $20 trip that...
| May 26, 2010
Two and fro
It can be easy to get wrapped up in Portland’s pop and rock scene, the singalong stuff you hear in the clubs and on the radio.
Kolosko and Dimow’s Border Crossings
| March 26, 2010
I owe just about all my Turkish music knowledge to Okbari.
Okbari get all lovey-dovey
| February 26, 2010
"This is the vestibule," Blainor McGough says, gesturing at the entryway as she welcomes me into the former St. Ansgar's church on Mayo Street. She then explains that the purpose of the vestibule was to heighten people's experience as they enter the ch
Mayo Street Arts opens the doors
| February 12, 2010
Two candidates for Portland Water District Board of Trustees
Two people are vying for a vacant one-year term on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. We asked each of them to write a few words about the importance of the water district.
Hydro power to the people
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| October 30, 2009
Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton
When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
| April 17, 2009
On the civic side of things comes a new play, a public-service production about sex education, from ADD VERB PRODUCTIONS .
The coming year on the boards
| December 29, 2006
Pushing for peace
To mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, activists nationwide have scheduled vigils and peaceful protests for this Sunday, March 19.
War anniversary events
| March 17, 2006
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