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 October 7th-9th


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


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


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…]

Weekend Guide September 9th-11th


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…]

Weekend Guide September 2nd-4th

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Friday, September 2– Start your weekend off with Circus Ole in the park! This circus is unique with an animal free circus that is good for all ages. The event is in Congress Square Park and starts at 5 PM. The LAST Dark Follies street show of the summer is here! Your family can enjoy some belly dancing, live music, fire spinning, juggling, and sword dancing. The event is located in Congress Square and starts at 8:15 PM! [Read more…]

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Friday, August 26– TGIF! Start your weekend off right with an event that benefits high school Outing Clubs. Bow Ties and Bean Boots will be held at the Portland Company Complex. There will be craft beer from Baxter Brewing Co. and Rising Tide Brewing Company and live music from Dominic and The Lucid & Whiskey Grimace. You can also rock out at JAW GEMS ‘heatwater’ release party! Jaw Gems is a collective of young artists who provide bringing beat music. It will be held at Portland House of Music and Events and doors open at 8:30. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide August 19-21

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Friday, August 19- Start your weekend off right with Summer Sessions at Port City Music Hall. Dead Sessions will be returning to Port City Music Hall. There will be a classic VT lineup bringing back Seth Yacavone & Tony Kniffin on guitars, Trevor Ainsorth & Kevin Shapiro on drums, Brian Laurie on keys.The event is 18 and over but all ages are welcome with the accompaniment of a parent. Another event, Zeme Libre will be performing from 6-8 PM in Congress Square Park. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide August 13-14

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Saturday– There will be a wine and food walk from 2:45-5 PM at Wine Wise. You will be accompanied by Sommelier Erica Archer who will show you Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene while sipping on rose. You will taste paired foods from each of the four restaurants, learn great tips for pairing food and wine, and learning how to describe taste. This is an experience you don’t want to miss. Another event going on this Saturday will be a concert at Maine State Pier. Bush and Chevelle will be starting at 5 PM. Tickets start at only $23! [Read more…]