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Stepping up to lead

Portland state senator Justin Alfond, 37, who lives on Munjoy Hill, was first elected to the state legislature in 2008, and spent the last session serving as assistant minority leader, was likely to become senate president when the Phoenix went to pres
Election Roundup
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 16, 2012

Mayor's race kicks off

Last week, the first three mayoral candidates filed their paperwork. So begins Portland’s first elected-mayor campaign in more than eight decades.
Getting to know you
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011

East End Holiday Stroll at Munjoy Hill

The torch of local holiday fervor is far from extinguished. The East End Holiday Stroll unites Munjoy Hill (and thereabouts) arts and culture vendors in...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Maine storyteller heads away for audiences

We here at the Phoenix don't pull this kind of thing often, but this weekend you're missing out. Lewiston native (and Munjoy Hill dweller) Michael Parent has headed 1000 miles southwest from Portland to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro
Tall tales
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2010

Independence Day Celebration at Munjoy Hill

Austerity measures be damned! Thanks to a group of kind local businesses, Portland will indeed play host to Munjoy Hill’s annual moment in the limelight,...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

Bragdon vs. Trevorrow, Greens, District 120

Charles Bragdon and Anna Trevorrow vie in the East End legislative race
Primary 2010
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2010


Planting seeds

For nearly a decade, spring in Portland has heralded the emergence not just of all of us from hibernation, but of playwrights, en masse, from quiet writing rooms.
Acorn tries out four new local plays
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 26, 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

Community building

"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
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 12, 2010

Start tasting

The events of the last decade have spoiled our taste for speculation.
New and renewed flavors in Portland's food scene
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 01, 2010
dogfish list

Every Friday there's an art walk

This Friday, as the first Friday of every month, Portland art-lovers will wander the streets, checking out the latest and greatest our galleries, museums, and shops have to offer. Nearby communities have their own versions, too.
Portland’s creativity is on display any time you care to look
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  August 07, 2009



 LET FREEDOM RING Unlike most cities - where NPR tells me budgetary concerns are causing some reined-in fireworks displays this year - good ole Portland...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009
kino list

A decade of song

It’s been a decade since the Portland Phoenix and the Portland music scene first joined up to celebrate the best in local music. Here are some highlights from this year’s party, and some artifacts we dug up from the archives.  
10 years of the Portland Music Awards

Letters to the Portland editor: May 1, 2009

Is Rick Wormwood an inbred Maineiac as some would speculate?
Loving Maine

Why we live here

By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
Tell us your story at
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009

Celebrating identity on Munjoy Hill

Wild costumes. Barbie dolls and hula hoops, burlesque, dancing, storytelling, acting, and film. All these things, and more, will be part of the Femme Show...
The Femme Show
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009


How to do prix-fixe

In anticipation of Restaurant Week, we find a great model
In anticipation of Restaurant Week, we find a great model
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 18, 2009

Transmission troubles

Late last month, Maine's second large commercial wind farm officially opened at Stetson Mountain in the eastern part of the state. But for all this potential, both in terms of the power source itself, and the brainpower behind it, Maine risks losing a
We're all about wind power — but do we have a way to harness green energy?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 11, 2009

Press releases: Kill your antenna

Listen, TV broadcasters: I've had enough of your pleading with me to call for a coupon to help me handle the "DTV transition."

By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 14, 2009

Stimulants galore

The next 12 months will offer obsession with stimulus and stimulation.
Arabica offers a bright spot for a dark year
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 31, 2008

Citizen organization re-envisions a city street

A group of local and state government officials, neighborhood representatives, and open-space advocates are in the beginning stages of an effort they hope will transform Franklin Arterial.
Reclaiming Franklin
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

Planning a promenade

Presumably, most people who enjoy the to-be-built Bayside Promenade will experience it differently than I did last Saturday.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2008

Endorsements, or lack thereof

The Phoenix makes no endorsement for the United States Senate. Neither Republican Susan Collins, the incumbent, nor Democratic challenger Tom Allen would agree to talk with this paper.
The Phoenix ’s picks for this election
By PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 29, 2008

Maine House candidates

As with the candidates for Maine Senate, we compiled some biographical information on each candidate and then asked each person what they would take action on right up front, if they were elected.
Who wants to go to Augusta?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008

Staying warm

As we hurtle (rather unceremoniously, if you ask me) toward winter, many Portlanders are considering ways to stay warm without breaking the bank during the colder months.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008

Local races heat up

Your attention may have been on national politics over the past few weeks, but it’s time to switch gears a bit.
Get involved
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


Getting religion right (and left)

“Religion is seen to be the province of the political right,” Chris Korzen says.
Portland author explores Catholic faith and politics
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

100 things to do

A checklist for true Portlanders.
Want to call yourself a true Portlander? Here's a checklist.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008

Mix and match

Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert recently demonstrated that having many options to choose from makes us less happy.
Menu anxiety pays off at the Grill Room
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 05, 2008

Who's reporting on the Hill?

A former writer for the Munjoy Hill Observer who was involved in a neighborhood newspaper dust-up last year has started her own blog about the Hill.  
Spot blog
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 30, 2008