Blizzard Stella: Bar & Restaurant Openings and Specials For Tonight

You might think Portland shut down because of the blizzard but these bars and restaurants are open and ready to serve you.

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Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Old Port NYE Festivities


Whether you’re looking to dine with style, walk the red carpet, pop bottles of champagne, or dance your way into the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of options making sure you know just where to go this New Year’s in Portland!
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Old Port Holiday Gift Guide 2016


We picked some of our favorite merchants in the Old Port and hand-selected items to help with your holiday shopping woes! There’s a gift idea here for every loved one and you can feel good about supporting local businesses! [Read more…]

T-Rex Takes Over Portland, Maine on Halloween 2016

Did you see the T-Rex take over Portland, Maine yesterday?! Don’t miss this video and Happy Halloween from Portland Old Port & Jared Saulnier.

Weekend Guide September 30th- October 2nd


Friday, September 30th- TGIF! Start your weekend off with the LAST Friday Beer and Oysters! There is nothing better than fresh shucked oysters and local craft beer at Rising Tide. The event is from 4-7 PM and will be located at Rising Tide. Cellardoor Winery ‘s VinFest 2016 will be held at Thompson’s Point! Join them as they transport you into the industrial era. It will be an unforgettable evening with fine dining and live entertainment. All flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers 21 years of age and older are invited to join the fun!

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The Portland Old Port Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

The Portland Old Port

Every year on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the color green, four-leaf clovers, and drinking (the latter evidenced by 6 a.m. bar-openings). Here are all of the events happening in Portland this St. Patrick’s Day! [Read more…]

Confessions of an Anonymous Portland Waitress

Confessions of an Anonymous Portland Waitress (1)

I must begin with the most terrible, most humiliating secret of all: I am a waitress! I am yet another overeducated, underemployed, late-twenties-to-early-thirties Millennial that, despite all the initial promise of my generation, has found herself trapped in the food service industry even though I am, like, way too old to being doing this. The TV soundtrack goes wah-wah.

But it’s okay! Thanks to years of therapy, in which I have dealt with the fact that I’m surely letting my pulled-themselves-up-by-their-bootstraps Baby Boomer parents down, and thanks to the last legal drugs for those moments when all that therapy fails, I have come to terms with the undeniable truth that I actually enjoy being a waitress. I like it so much that I’ve stopped skirting the issue when people ask what I do. A few years ago, I would answer, “Well, I’m working as a waitress, but I’m looking for something better.” Or maybe, “I’m a waitress, but I’m really working on my short story collection.” [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide: May 15th-17th

The Weekend Guide May 15th-17th

Here are three cool things to do this weekend in Portland.

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Mingle with the Pretty People at Sonny’s

Photo by Ted Axelrod

Photo by Ted Axelrod


While we still miss the tasty albeit slightly overpriced eats of O’Natural’s, Sonny’s has been a worthy successor.

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The Weekend Guide: May 8th-10th

The Weekend Guide 6

A film screening, a pig roast on the pier, concerts, and brunch – there’s a lot of cool stuff to do in Portland this weekend.

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