From all of us here at Portland Magazine, have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!
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From all of us here at Portland Magazine, have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!
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Congratulations to Portland restaurateur Nathan Berger for the win on Jeopardy! last night. He‘ll be back on tonight at 7:30 to defend his title. We’ll be watching and rooting for you!
Berger is the wine director for Eighty Ate Hospitality, which includes Lio Restaurant, Bao Bao Dumpling House, and Tao Yuan Restaurant.
Some private Maine Campgrounds are opening up for Maine Residents this Friday, and June 1 our state campgrounds will be ready for us, too. We’re already dreaming of quiet forest hikes, nights under the stars, and toasting s’mores over campfires.
Photo at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park.
Sunsets on the Western Prom never get old. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, Portland!
Mainers are going above and beyond to make a difference these days, and we're not the only ones taking notice.
Whether they’re a health care worker, first responder, pharmacy employee, or doing a kindness for their community, we want to hear about them!
See the heroes who've already been nominated and submit someone you would like to thank here: https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/04/community/
We're ready for warm summer days spent on the water and exploring our sparkling coastline. This photo from Nanuq Kayaks is reminding us of all the fun we have to look forward to.
Thank you to IDEXX for making leaps and bounds from animal health to enhancing the health and well-being of people. The emergency FDA approval of Idexx's Covid-19 testing kits has tripled Maine's testing capacity. Here's to Looking Forward!
This photograph gracing the cover of MaineGuide 2020 is by Alpha Omega Photography.
All of the beautiful forsythia in bloom is reminding us of our October cover with Decontie & Brown's stunning gown inspired by this marker of spring.
Read this cover story and see the full digital magazine here: https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2019/09/cosmic-couture/
Some of our age-old wedding traditions are actually new, others have widely misinformed origins, and then there are those that have fallen by the wayside. Find out which are which in our story "The Way We Were." https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/04/the-way-we-were/
First Friday Art Walk has moved from the streets to the internet. Creative Portland has provided a virtual art walk with a full listing of where you can listen to work by local musicians and writers, take a peek inside art studios and view special exhibits.
Happy First Friday everyone! https://www.creativeportland.com/first-friday-art-walk-new
Have you noticed the brilliant splash of yellow blooming across Maine? Maine Suffrage Centennial's daffodil tribute is paying off!
See more in our short story here—and don't miss the poetry battle that helped inspire this tribute from 100 years ago, “The Jonquil and the Rose.” http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/04/daffodil-tribute/
We're happy to hear the Portland Maine Farmers' Market has kicked off for the season. With plenty of space to spread out in Deering Oaks, the market's set up Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 to 8 a.m. for senior and immuno-compromised customers, and 8 to 1 p.m. for everyone else.
Seaweed Week kicks off today! In celebration of our green seas, participating restaurants including UNION Restaurant are serving kelp specials via curbside pick-up. The event is also hosting online workshops and sharing videos on how to craft a perfect seaweed cocktail.
Take a tour through the historic Merrill House in our story "The House of Mirth." https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/04/the-house-of-mirth/
In honor of National Poetry Month:
"Figs from Thistles: First Fig" by Edna St. Vincent Millay was published in 1920, just two years after the flu epidemic.
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!
What's your favorite story from MaineGuide 2020? Let us know!
Did you know you can take a virtual tour inside the Olson house? It's featured in numerous works of art by Andrew Wyeth, including "Christina's World."
Looking to be inspired by some more Maine-made intellectual breakthroughs? See our story here: https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/02/two-centuries-of-intellectual-breakthroughs-in-maine/
The Olson House is the subject of numerous works of art by Andrew Wyeth, including his 1948 painting Christina's World.
What's that thing covered in folded laundry? Wait, is that the dining room table we forgot we even had?
Break out the plates and pop open a bottle of wine. What's for delivery this weekend? See some of our fantastic dining-in options from our advertisers here:
Ada's Portland, 805-1139. Full menu and prepared foods like lasagna, soups, pasta, pizza kits, desserts, Italian dry goods, wine and beer are available for takeout and delivery. Tues–Sat, 3 p.m.–8 p.m. adaspasta.com
El Corazon, 536-1354. Open for delivery through 2DineIn and takeout only. Offering gift certificates at 10% off for future use. elcorazonportland.com
Maine Diner, Wells. 646-4441. Open Thurs–Mon, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Take-out, curbside, and delivery services only. mainediner.com
Maria’s Ristorante, 772-9232. Offering curbside pick up, takeout, and local delivery, 4:30–8 p.m. Beer and wine available. Special takeout menu at mariasrestaurant.com
Pizzaiolo, 536-7210. Take out and delivery available. Offering slices in addition to the regular menu. pizzaioloportland.com
Ricetta’s Brick Oven Ristorante, Falmouth. 781-3100. Take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery services are offered from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. daily. Business delivery from 12–3 p.m. with 24 hour advance notice. Limited menu at ricettas.com
Rivalries Sports Pub & Grill, Falmouth, 747-4020, non-contact curbside take-out. As well as delivery by @2dinein. 11:30am–8:00pm. Full menu. rivalriesmaine.com
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, 799-3134. Take-out curbside service
Thurs–Sat 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Sundays 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Abbreviated takeout menu, and nightly family style course to go. seaglassmaine.com
Shay’s Pub & Grill, 772-2626. Currently offering curbside pick-up only via Toast app. Tues–Sat 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Special curbside menu available. Shaysgrillpub.com
Thai Garden, Freeport, 865-6005. Full menu is available for take-out only. 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday–Saturday; 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Sunday. thaigardenfreeport.com
Union, 808-8700. Three-course family style meal for two or four persons to takeout. unionportland.com
We're wishing safe travels to York native Chris Cassidy! He blasted off this morning and is bound for the International Space Station. He and fellow Mainer Jessica Meir will return to Earth on April 17. See our interview with Cassidy here: https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/07/dancing-on-the-ceiling/
View this story as a .pdf Dancing On The Ceiling Houston, we have a malfunction. It seems one of our astronauts down here has a Maine accent! Reached for a
Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., Decontie & Brown is live streaming their Haute Couture Creativity showcase.
Prepare for the show by checking out our interview with these talented designers in our story "Cosmic Couture:" https://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2019/09/cosmic-couture/
Maine’s Native American fashion designers seize the international spotlight.
For anyone craving ocean or lakeside scenery, Sebasco Harbor Resort and Quisisana Resort are both livestreaming video of their waterfront views. While you get ready to catch a beautiful sunset from the comfort of home, see our story "Live Wires" here:
Whenever you’re ready for a moment of armchair escapism, enjoy the sights and sounds of Sebasco Harbor right here. We’re pleased to share a view of the rest, relaxation and beauty in our little corner of the world. We hope to see you this summer!
We're deeply saddened to hear of the passing of David Driskell. He was a brilliant scholar and talented artist, and we were honored for the opportunity to speak with him.
April 2017 With work on show this month at Greenhut Galleries and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, David Driskell’s creativity knows no bounds.
A shiny new issue is now arriving on doorsteps!
Look inside our MaineGuide for enchanting weddings, beautiful homes steeped in history, dog-friendly beaches, and the magic of live shows at Maine resorts and hotels.
See more here:
Many of our sponsors are adding special services to their lineup—from personal shoppers, gift card specials, to curbside takeout. See our guide here:
…and now a word from our sponsors. A warm and friendly guide to Maine businesses and the special services they provide.
Big 7 Travel ranks Maine as the country’s 46th sexiest state. Well, at least we weren’t 50th—sorry, Nebraska. See more about our state of romance in "Love in a Cold Climate"
Sometimes writing can be the best therapy.
It brings us all together. Please share your story of life in the time of COVID-19.
Thank you, Attean Lake Lodge. Your thoughtful, calm outreach has us all appreciating the gifts of nature and looking forward to this summer.
Looking for a Monday night movie? All of these Maine-made films are currently available to stream from home.
The Witch Files, Netflix
Island Zero Movie, Amazon Prime
Maineland, Amazon Prime
TO KEEP THE LIGHT film, Amazon Prime
Holly Star, Netflix
Read more about each of these movies in our story "Maine's Close-Up:" http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2018/04/maines-close-up/
We're almost ready for a weekend of settling into our cozy burrows and dining over candlelit takeout—and a few good reads, too. We've got a collection of short and sweet fiction stories always at your fingertips. See "Last Rites" here: http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/02/last-rites/
Clear that laptop and papers off your dining room table. The work day is done, and it's time to unwind with your nesting buddies over a delicious takeout dinner. Forgot the wine? Some of our loyal advertisers have got you covered and will deliver your meal, wine, and beer straight to your door. See some of our fantastic dining-in options here:
Ada’s Portland, 805-1139. Full menu and prepared foods like lasagna, soups, pasta, pizza kits, desserts, Italian dry goods, wine, and beer are available for takeout and delivery. adaspasta.com
Restaurante El Corazon , 536-1354. Open for delivery through 2DineIn and takeout. Offering gift certificates at 10% off. elcorazonportland.com
Maine Diner "World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make", Wells. 646-4441. Open weekdays 7 a.m.–7 p.m. and 7 a.m.–8 p.m. weekends. Take-out, curbside, and delivery services available. mainediner.com
Maria's Restaurant , 772-9232. Offering curbside pick up, takeout, and local delivery. Beer and wine available. Special takeout menu at mariasrestaurant.com/takeout.php
Pizzaiolo Portland Maine, 536-7210. Take out and delivery available. Offering slices in addition to the full menu. pizzaioloportland.com
Ricetta's Brick Oven Ristorante. 781-3100. Take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery services are offered from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. daily. Business delivery from 12–3 p.m. with 24 hour advance notice. Takeout menu at ricettas.com
Rivalries, 747-4020. Full menu available for curbside takeout and delivery by @2dinein. 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. rivalriesmaine.com
Sea Glass, at Inn by the Sea Cape Elizabeth, 799-3134. Take-out curbside service daily from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Takeout menu featuring a nightly family style course special. seaglassmaine.com/dining-menus
Thai Garden Restaurant , Freeport, 865-6005. Full menu is available for take-out Monday–Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., and 4 p.m.–7 p.m. on Sunday. thaigardenfreeport.com
Many of us are taking an extra close look at our homes these days. For a change of pace, enjoy a virtual stroll through the oceanfront mansion of Cyrus H.K. Curtis in our story "Musical Retreat." http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/02/musical-retreat/
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Festivities may be different this year, but we can all still get in the spirit over some classic Irish Fare like Corned Beef & Cabbage or Shepherd's Pie. See our restaurant review "Irish Eyes." Feile Restaurant and Pub, is currently offering take-out only. http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/02/irish-eyes/
We could all use something fun to read between news updates. In honor of Maine's birthday this past weekend, see our story "Two Centuries of Intellectual Breakthroughs in Maine." http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/02/two-centuries-of-intellectual-breakthroughs-in-maine/
Ever considered a one-of-a-kind Maine tourmaline engagement ring?
See our story "Tourmalines Are Forever" here: http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2020/01/tourmalines-are-forever/
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