Eli Cayer

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Fundraising push on for prep space at BayOne

Extended Openings
Extended Openings
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 06, 2013

Building a hub for food

Exploding out of the mind of Portland idea-man Eli Cayer, 39, and with financial backing from his Urban Farm Fermentory, is the conversion of a former East Bayside taxi garage into a home for food processors and preparers right on the Portland peninsula
Behind the scenes with a community project to feed bellies and souls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 11, 2013

A look at Portland's graffiti history

Back in the early '90s, Eli Cayer had just finished art school in Boston and headed to Maine, where he continued creating street art.
City walls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 01, 2011

A chat with MENSK about those mobile shows

The gripe I hear most regularly about the Portland art scene laments the lack of alternative or DIY art spaces that really invite experimentation.
The truck stops here
By ANNIE LARMON  |  December 17, 2010

We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Slam Dunk Season

Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a schem
How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 05, 2010

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Back to basics

Sometimes the biggest stumbling block for our fantastic ideas is a small, seemingly insignificant hurdle — a missing piece of paperwork, a logistical snafu, one degree of separation too many.
MENSK revisits its original purpose
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 14, 2009

The Road LES Travels

Former MENSK CEO, current Maine Mead Works mastermind, and perennial man about town Eli Cayer presents a reflection on his time at MENSK, called “The...
By webteam  |  August 05, 2009

With a blank slate, anything’s possible. Plus, Art on Decks

Today, the cracked and faded tennis courts off St James Street are nothing much to look at.
Skate park
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 05, 2007

At long last, light at the end of the skate ramp

Portland skateboarders finally know where their new skate park will be located.
Skate park
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 18, 2007

The waiting game

What’s one more month when we’ve been deliberating for two years?
Skate park
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 20, 2007