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Portland Magazine Extraordinary Perspective. Award-winning design. Fresh stories. Maine's City Magazine since 1985. Portland, Maine deserves nothing less.

With Extraordinary Perspective, Portland Monthly celebrates the region’s native appeal with revealing, highly detailed stories on fascinating personalties; unbiased reviews; cuisine news in our acclaimed Hungry Eye pages; and our signature interviews. Not monetized, not compromised, and created for our readers over everything else, our stories dare to be different and dare to provoke. Portland Mon

With Extraordinary Perspective, Portland Monthly celebrates the region’s native appeal with revealing, highly detailed stories on fascinating personalties; unbiased reviews; cuisine news in our acclaimed Hungry Eye pages; and our signature interviews. Not monetized, not compromised, and created for our readers over everything else, our stories dare to be different and dare to provoke. Portland Mon

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Maple Syrup for Christmas this year?  Yes!!! It’s the all natural gift that everyone loves and wants more of.  Remember ...
12/12/2022

Maple Syrup for Christmas this year? Yes!!! It’s the all natural gift that everyone loves and wants more of. Remember those pure maple candies that you love? We have them! How about maple fudge or maple baked beans or maybe even some maple lip balm? You will be delighted when you explore our website and see all of the maple options available. You will enjoy our great prices, fast shipping, and quality farm products this Christmas season.

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Lobster is a steamin' hot topic right now, even when covered in butter and caviar. While the Guardian might have feature...
12/12/2022
Save whales or eat lobster? The battle reaches the White House

Lobster is a steamin' hot topic right now, even when covered in butter and caviar. While the Guardian might have featured the recent dinner with President Macron, we're pleased our writer, Colin S. Sargent had a finger on this crustacean controversy earlier this fall. Check out his story from our December issue, http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2022/11/lobsteur-provocateur/.

Fishing gear used by Maine lobstermen is killing right whales. Will boosting a $1bn industry trump protecting an endangered species?

Personalized MatchmakingThe Matchmaker of Maine is a personalized matchmaking service operated by the country's most exp...
12/09/2022

Personalized Matchmaking

The Matchmaker of Maine is a personalized matchmaking service operated by the country's most experienced team of professional matchmakers.

We Meet With You In Person

We meet every member in person, taking the time to understand you and the type of people you would like to meet. Our approach is very thorough and gets results. We match you only with other members you have expressed an interest in meeting. No blind dates and no wasting your time meeting people who aren't compatible or misrepresent themselves.

Learn more at: thematchmakerofmaine.com

Dinner and a show at Jonathan’s! Upcoming shows: Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon 12/09, Deep Blue C Studio Orchestra 12/1...
12/07/2022

Dinner and a show at Jonathan’s! Upcoming shows: Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon 12/09, Deep Blue C Studio Orchestra 12/11, Vicki Monroe Psychic Medium 12/11, Judy Collins 12/16 & 17, Frank Sinatra Tribute 12/31.

For tix and more info visit: jonathansogunquit.com

Started in 1984, CSM Real Estate is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage. No other agency can matc...
12/07/2022

Started in 1984, CSM Real Estate is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage. No other agency can match our knowledge and expertise in selling real estate in the Sugarloaf region. We are recognized and highly regarded by the top brokerage firms throughout New England, and work cooperatively with them to give our clients the very best market access and information.

Visit us online: csmrealestate.com

Give the gift of cannabis this holiday season! Quality CannabisOur state-of-the-art cultivation team at HighNorth has hi...
12/07/2022

Give the gift of cannabis this holiday season!

Quality Cannabis
Our state-of-the-art cultivation team at HighNorth has high standards, ensuring we produce premium products every time.

Maine Grown
From the first rays of sunlight to its pristine water, the state of Maine is known for its fresh, quality cannabis steeped in tradition and pride.

Lab Tested
The HighNorth brand is passionate about delivering superior products that are innovative, consistent, and safely produced.

Visit us online: highnorthmaine.com

As a cooperative-style publisher, Maine Authors Publishing’s goal is to support local, independent authors throughout th...
12/06/2022

As a cooperative-style publisher, Maine Authors Publishing’s goal is to support local, independent authors throughout the publishing process with affordable editing, design, printing, distribution, and marketing services.

Visit us online: maineauthorspublishing.com

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12/06/2022

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Check out Anthony's Italian Kitchen for full service catering for your upcoming holiday event! From sandwich and wrap pl...
12/05/2022

Check out Anthony's Italian Kitchen for full service catering for your upcoming holiday event! From sandwich and wrap platters to our delicious entrees, Anthony’s famous Italian fare is bound to take your event to the next level. Visit us online: anthonysitaliankitchen.com

Jingle all the way… into a new book this holiday season! McSea Books is an award-winning children’s book publisher with ...
12/05/2022

Jingle all the way… into a new book this holiday season!

McSea Books is an award-winning children’s book publisher with a commitment to producing quality children’s literature. Our titles convey the true essence of New England and captivate readers of all ages.

Find more great books at our website: mcseabooks.com

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12/02/2022

Subscribe now and receive a free one-year gift subscription for a friend or family member! The perfect time release gift!

Visit our website to subscribe: portlandmonthly.com

How many of you learned the words to the song "Simple Gifts" in school? How many of you knew that "Simple Gifts" was ori...
11/27/2022

How many of you learned the words to the song "Simple Gifts" in school?
How many of you knew that "Simple Gifts" was originally written by Joseph Brackett, an Elder in the Shaker community of Alfred, Maine back in 1848?

"Simple Gifts" was popularized almost a hundred years later in 1944 in Aaron Copland's score for the ballet "Appalachian Spring." Now, it seems almost as ubiquitous as "Happy Birthday," appearing everywhere from children's beginning band books, to albums by Yo Yo Ma and R.E.M.

If you'd prefer to look back to OG of Simple Gifts arrangements, you can find Aaron Copland conducting a performance of Appalachian Spring on YouTube! Fast forward to 18:37 to listen to the "Simple Gifts" part https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxd1cmenki8

We hope all of you had a happy Thanksgiving yesterday, whether you celebrate with your family, friends, or fluffy compan...
11/25/2022

We hope all of you had a happy Thanksgiving yesterday, whether you celebrate with your family, friends, or fluffy companions.

While the indigenous people of New England had harvest celebrations for many years prior to the arrival of European colonists, the first "Thanksgiving" was NOT held in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The extremely short-lived Popham Colony, now Phippsburg, held a "harvest feast and prayer meeting" with the Abenaki people back in 1607, years before the 1621 "Thanksgiving" in Plymouth.

Unfortunately, history remembers the victors, and the earlier date of the Popham colony was overshadowed by its short lifespan. A little over a year after its inception, the Popham Colony was abandoned due to political and monetary issues, as well as the understandable hostility of the local indigenous people. Oh, and the fact that the Maine coast was, in modern terms, "Wicked, friggin' cold there, bub."

Holy Goldfish, Batman! Perhaps this whopper would be better named Godzilla than the demure "Carrot." How big of a bowl d...
11/23/2022
Behold Carrot, the 67-pound goldfish caught in France

Holy Goldfish, Batman! Perhaps this whopper would be better named Godzilla than the demure "Carrot." How big of a bowl does a 67 pound goldfish need?

We're reminded of one our former writers, Howard Clifford, who is STILL on the record for catching the largest Atlantic Salmon in Maine at just over 28 pounds. You can read about him and his two hour battle for domination over the tragically unnamed salmon at https://issuu.com/portlandmagazine/docs/2005fmsm/38. Leave your suggestions for a monster salmon's post-mortem name in the comments below.

On social media, the fish, nicknamed Carrot, was described as “an absolute unit,” "a monster” and "a big lump of gold.”

Dinner and a show at Jonathan’s! Upcoming shows: Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon 12/09, Deep Blue C Studio Orchestra 12/1...
11/23/2022

Dinner and a show at Jonathan’s! Upcoming shows: Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon 12/09, Deep Blue C Studio Orchestra 12/11, Vicki Monroe Psychic Medium 12/11, Judy Collins 12/16 & 17, Frank Sinatra Tribute 12/31.

For tix and more info visit: jonathansogunquit.com

So excited to hear this news out of SGV Electric Mobility!"We are beyond delighted to have DHL join companies like Pyxus...
11/22/2022

So excited to hear this news out of SGV Electric Mobility!
"We are beyond delighted to have DHL join companies like Pyxus International, Inc., Illovo Sugar Malawi plc, and PRO-telligent, LLC in the electric transition. Many thanks to adoption leader Archiford Zhuwanginyu!" Congratulations!

Check out one of our earlier 2022 stories about SGV at https://issuu.com/portlandmagazine/docs/4-27-2022_may22_flipbook_cropped_tpr/10.

For those of you who have already read our November "Secrets of the Deep" story, here's one Maine pilot who finally made...
11/18/2022
Remains of Franklin County man who died in WWII returned to Maine for burial

For those of you who have already read our November "Secrets of the Deep" story, here's one Maine pilot who finally made it home. Gravlin was laid to rest last Saturday next to his mother in Avon.
For those who have not caught up with our November issue, you can find "Secrets of the Deep" at http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2022/10/secrets-of-the-deep/

Zelwood Gravlin, who died when his B-24 was shot down over Romania, will be buried Saturday in Avon.

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11/16/2022

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100% pure maple syrup sustainably harvested by the Passamaquoddy Tribe deep in the woods of Maine. Give the gift of pure...
11/16/2022

100% pure maple syrup sustainably harvested by the Passamaquoddy Tribe deep in the woods of Maine. Give the gift of pure, delicious Maine maple syrup this holiday season! Save 15% on your order when you use code: Fall15%

Visit us online: passamaquoddymaple.com

Our next large event will be the Snowflake Trail  held on November 11-13 from 10AM-4PM.  Join us and 10 other  local bus...
11/09/2022

Our next large event will be the Snowflake Trail held on November 11-13 from 10AM-4PM. Join us and 10 other local businesses in the towns of Limerick, Limington, and Newfield, for a unique day of holiday shopping. You may want to plan on two days, as you wander through these wonderful mom and pop shops finding the perfect gifts for the Christmas season. For more info: hilltopboilers.com

Quality CannabisOur state-of-the-art cultivation team at HighNorth has high standards, ensuring we produce premium produ...
11/09/2022

Quality Cannabis
Our state-of-the-art cultivation team at HighNorth has high standards, ensuring we produce premium products every time.

Maine Grown
From the first rays of sunlight to its pristine water, the state of Maine is known for its fresh, quality cannabis steeped in tradition and pride.

Lab Tested
The HighNorth brand is passionate about delivering superior products that are innovative, consistent, and safely produced.

Visit us online: highnorthmaine.com

Check out Anthony's Italian Kitchen for full service catering for your upcoming holiday event! From sandwich and wrap pl...
11/07/2022

Check out Anthony's Italian Kitchen for full service catering for your upcoming holiday event! From sandwich and wrap platters to our delicious entrees, Anthony’s famous Italian fare is bound to take your event to the next level. Visit us online: anthonysitaliankitchen.com

The Hearth Doctor, Inc. is dedicated to selling top quality stoves, fireplaces and fireplace inserts that burn either wo...
11/07/2022

The Hearth Doctor, Inc. is dedicated to selling top quality stoves, fireplaces and fireplace inserts that burn either wood, gas, pellets, coal or electricity. We pride ourselves not only with excellent customer service and products, but also with the expert advice that you deserve when making an important purchase. Visit us online: hearthdoctor.com

As a cooperative-style publisher, Maine Authors Publishing’s goal is to support local, independent authors throughout th...
11/04/2022

As a cooperative-style publisher, Maine Authors Publishing’s goal is to support local, independent authors throughout the publishing process with affordable editing, design, printing, distribution, and marketing services. Visit us online: maineauthorspublishing.com

Sea Sponge Soaps, Bath Bombs, Loofah Soaps and more all handmade in Maine with high quality ingredients. Visit us online...
11/04/2022

Sea Sponge Soaps, Bath Bombs, Loofah Soaps and more all handmade in Maine with high quality ingredients. Visit us online for Autumn savings: naturalishs.com

Batson River Brewing & Distilling brings a unique dining experience in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Wells & Portland Maine. Est...
11/02/2022

Batson River Brewing & Distilling brings a unique dining experience in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Wells & Portland Maine. Established in 2018, with craft and quality at the forefront of our brand, from our small-batched spirits to our humble craft beer brewery in southern Maine. Visit us online: batsonriver.com

Save 20% with code: SAVE20McSea Books is an award-winning children’s book publisher with a commitment to producing quali...
11/02/2022

Save 20% with code: SAVE20

McSea Books is an award-winning children’s book publisher with a commitment to producing quality children’s literature. Our titles convey the true essence of New England and captivate readers of all ages. Visit us: mcseabooks.com

Fresh from our inbox: "A nice Sunday morning in Malawi–enjoying a nice cup of Chipunga coffee with the latest issue of P...
10/31/2022

Fresh from our inbox: "A nice Sunday morning in Malawi–enjoying a nice cup of Chipunga coffee with the latest issue of Portland Magazine!"

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Also, if you haven't read it already, dive into the depths of Sebago Lake with "Secrets of the Deep," http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2022/10/secrets-of-the-deep/

10/28/2022
Watch out for us...the November issue of Portland Monthly Magazine is on its way!
10/27/2022

Watch out for us...the November issue of Portland Monthly Magazine is on its way!

Fantastic conversation coming up this Thursday between friend of the magazine, Ellen Meeropol, and our very own Colin Sa...
10/25/2022

Fantastic conversation coming up this Thursday between friend of the magazine, Ellen Meeropol, and our very own Colin Sargent.

Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cyJxC4ZuTwWJEKwwSlTiVw#/registration

VIRTUAL: Ellen Meeropol and Colin Sargeant discuss THE LOST WOMEN OF AZALEA COURT
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

"On a chilly November morning, eighty-eight-year-old Iris Blum goes missing from Azalea Court, a six-bungalow development on the grounds of a long-closed state mental hospital. Her husband, Asher Blum, was the last head psychiatrist at the hospital and is writing a book about the treatment of mental illness. Their daughter Lexi, the neighbors, and police detective McPhee suspect Dr. Blum of being involved in Iris's disappearance. When the searches and interviews come up empty, the neighbors dig into the past--Asher's childhood experiences with anti-Nazi partisans in the forests of Poland, unethical practices at the mental hospital, and Iris's mysterious best friend, Harriet. The neighbors of Azalea Court, Lexi, Harriet, and Detective McPhee narrate this story together, uncovering ghosts, secrets, and lies."

Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels The Lost Women of Azalea Court, Her Sister’s Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest, and the play Gridlock. She is guest editor for the new anthology Dreams for a Broken World. Recent essay and story publications include Ms. Magazine, Lilith, The Writer Magazine, Solstice Magazine, Guernica, Lit Hub, and Mom Egg Review. Her work has been a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Prize, longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award, and selected by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Reads. Ellen has an MFA in fiction from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Northampton, MA and is a founding mother of Straw Dog Writers Guild.

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09/29/2022

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HighNorth is committed to keeping Maine at the forefront of the cannabis industry by dedicating ourselves to quality, sa...
09/28/2022

HighNorth is committed to keeping Maine at the forefront of the cannabis industry by dedicating ourselves to quality, safety, innovation, and community. Visit us online: highnorthmaine.com

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We will be holding Maine Maple Weekend x7 for seven weekends starting on March 11th and going through April 23rd. Please visit our Events page for specific details on what is happening and times for each day for all seven weeks. www.hilltopboilers.com
Check out our latest issue! February / March 2022.

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