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.

Weekend Guide October 7th-9th

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Friday, October 7th– TGIF! Start your weekend off right with some drinks over at Rhum Food + Grog. Every first Friday of the month Rhum throws an event with Rhum infused house music and specialty cocktails. There is no cover for this event and it goes from 6:30-11:30. During the day from 11AM-4PM, Feeding the 5000 Portland, Maine is an interactive and informational event with high profile chefs and speakers will offer common-sense solutions on how to reduce the amount of nutritious food that goes to waste in our homes. Right in Portland’s Monument Square, local chefs and volunteers will serve thousands of people a delicious, free meal made entirely from fresh, locally grown food.

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Weekend Guide September 30th- October 2nd

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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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Weekend Guide September 16th-18th

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Friday, September 16th– TGIF! Start your weekend off with a good cold craft beer. The Thirsty Pig will be hosting a Belgian Beer Fest Night with Allagash Brewing Company and Ommegang. There will also be a special food menu for this one of a kind night. Another pre Belgian Fest party will be at Novare Res Bier Cafe. Allagash and Foundation will be bringing in their own inspired Belgian beers and some rare kegs to share before the fest. Want to go to  concert?  [Read more…]

Exchange Your Usual Happy Hour Haunt for A Drink at Sonny’s

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I’ve been a frequent patron of Sonny’s for a number of years because, honestly, there’s a lot to love about this restaurant and bar. One of Sonny’s most attractive qualities is their Happy Hour. (I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of tasty drinks on the cheap!) [Read more…]

Weekend Guide September 9th-11th

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Friday, September 9th- TGIF! Start off your weekend with a concert on Thompson’s Point. Leon Bridges was set to play at the State Theater but was moved to Thompson’s Point by popular demand and tickets purchased before the switch will still be valid. Leon Bridges is known for his song “Coming Home” which was top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Another event is something that hits home for many people. A family member is the Webster Family is batting against Leukemia. There will be a fundraiser at The Gold Room Maine with a live band, silent auction, live auction, and a surprise auctioneer! [Read more…]

Crooners & Cocktails: The Skinny on Happy Hour

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Crooners & Cocktails has the kind of razzmatazz that Ol’ Blue Eyes would be proud of. Although Chicago was Sinatra’s kind of town, I like to think he’d appreciate Portland, Maine, and the abundance of Happy Hour deals (especially those featuring his favorite gasoline, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey.)

Choosing a watering hole can be frustrating, thanks to an average of 230 restaurants in the area. The pressure to offer something different to patrons is high… and Crooners & Cocktails is the first of its kind here.  [Read more…]