Weekend Guide March 24th-26th 2017

Friday, March 24th– This Friday, March 24, 2017, at H.O.M.E – Portland House of Music and Events the annual Stache Pag is back! Part talent show, part costume contest, part facial hair competition, it’s the 2017 Stache Pag. Grab your tickets and come join the fun as mustachioed men (and facial hair-clad women!) perform for your adulation while competing for the title of the 10th Annual Mr. Stache Pag. The competition will begin at 9:00 pm Sharp. Contestants will strut their stuff on the catwalk while the host announces his name and a few observations. Each mustachio gets five seconds and some funky music to work with. After the first round, competitors will enter into the talent portion of the show. Awards and the “Mr. Stache Pag- Best in Show,” will directly follow. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 17th-19th

Friday March 17th- Every year on March 17th, Portland Old Port turns into one giant festival of celebration for all things green! The city comes alive and showcases just what Portland Old Port is all about. This year it happens to be on a Friday, and if you haven’t got a chance to check out our personal directory of the top places to go on Saint Patrick’s Day in the Old Port, we’ve included a few of them here. Bars will be opening at 6a.m. for the day’s festivities.
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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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Saint Patrick’s Day In The Old Port 2017

Every year on March 17th, Portland Old Port turns into one giant festival of celebration for all things green! If there was any day during the year that I would pick to be in Portland, it would be on St. Patrick’s Day. The city comes alive and showcases just what Portland Old Port is all about. We dress up, we gather, and we flood our local restaurants and bars in observance of the late Saint Patrick to celebrate all things green, four-leaf clovers, and drinking (the latter evidenced by 6 a.m. bar-openings). There’s plenty to do and plenty to see, from Irish Music, to Irish Brews, Pubs and Food, as well as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Plunge. Lucky for you, we’ve laid out a personal directory of the top places to visit this Friday March 17, 2017. Take tips, write notes, or design your own personal Pub Crawl. Below is a guide to Irish hot-spots and happenings in town this St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 10th-12th 2017

Friday March 10th– FUN FACT FRIDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine (previously the Maine Civil Liberties Union) was founded in 1968 with the purpose of advancing and preserving civil liberties of Maine people through litigation, advocacy, public education and lobbying. Join them, Spizzy Spose, and an amazing line-up of additional music performances from Weakened Friends, Bright Boy, Jeff Beam, Sunset Hearts, Amarantos Quartet and Anna Lombard all in one night at Port City Music Hall for The ACLU Benefit Concert. Tickets can be purchased through the link here, or day of show. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are: $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $25 Preferred Seating.

Empire will also be hosting a show Friday evening. This one will be showcasing local talent artists Dray Senior and DJ Steady as they tribute to one of Hip-hop’s greats- The Notorious B.I.G. Tickets can be purchased through the link, or by checking the event page here. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 3-5th 2017

Friday, March 3rd – Kick off the weekend with FIRST FRIDAY! First Friday Art Walk is Maine’s largest free monthly cultural event. Over the years, this free event, has blossomed into a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the first Friday of every month (rain, sleet, snow, or shine) throughout the city. In addition to checking out local venues and the community’s unique array of artists, Portland House of Music and Events H.O.M.E. will be throwing a #GoBigforHunger Benefit concert benefitting Full Plates Full Potential. Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. and bands include Armies, members of Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, and The Working Dead. Can’t attend the show? MAKE A DONATION in support of the #GoBigForHunger campaign. [Read more…]

Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Old Port NYE Festivities

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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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Secretive Reality Show is Looking for Hip Portland Locals to Host

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A new reality show is coming to Portland with the goal of sharing the often overlooked story of Portland as a home to young, thirsty, and single.  And as a city that offers them amazing and unique experiences through a world class food and drink scene. They are currently looking for two Portland locals to host the show. Try your luck. [Read more…]

Old Port Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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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.