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Growth + maturity

The Phoenix 's first 10 years in Portland roughly bracket the period during which I stopped writing about art.
Portland's art scene has changed quite a lot
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 18, 2009
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Ripple effect

The Portland Phoenix launched in 1999, just as the Portland music scene was turning.
The 10 most influential bands of our first 10 years
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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Catharsis + rebirth

My own backward gaze over the last decade of local theater only takes in the second half of it, so I've consulted a few veterans.
Portland theater's losses and gains since 1999
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2009
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A decade gone by

This week, we at the Portland Phoenix celebrate 10 years of serving Portland and Maine as your news, arts, and entertainment authority.
Where Portland has come since 1999, and why we can't really even imagine what's coming in 2019
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 18, 2009
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In 10 years

It wasn't always that Portland was "America's foodiest small town."
From a handful of restaurants to a restaurant town
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 18, 2009
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I remember when...

It's been a while, and I've been here for all of it. These moments are what I remember best, and what I wish there was more evidence of.
(Or at least I think I do)
By MARC SHEPARD  |  September 18, 2009


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10 years later, we told you so

Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009
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The First-Ever Portland Phoenix Short Film Festival

We weren’t really sure what to expect when we first came up with the idea of having an evening of short films as a way to highlight the work of local moviemakers.
Maine moviemakers
By JEFF INGLIS AND SARA DONNELLY  |  November 21, 2006

Portland scene report, May 5, 2006

Off the Track magazine is on the fast track; Maine folkies picked for competition in Texas; Ill Natural's upcoming CD-release party
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 03, 2006