7th Annual Portland Beer Week: Nov 4th-10th 2018

Portland Beer Week 2018 is officially underway and we’re giving you a sip inside some of the events you can’t miss!

Portland Beer Week is a series of events celebrating everything craft beer. From the brewer to the bar to the pint glass. We invite all beer enthusiasts to join the Maine craft beer industry and local businesses as we partake in various events taking place in Portland, Maine and surrounding areas.

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The Weekend Guide June 16-18, 2017

Friday, June 16– Kick off the weekend at Thompson’s Point to watch the Shins perform with Tennis. Doors open at 6:00, the show starts at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $42  or you can buy them at the door for $47. This show is open to all ages so bring the family! Do you want to listen to live music but don’t have the budget to buy expensive concert tickets? No problem, we have you covered. Check out the free community concerts in Congress Square Park. Portland’s Outdoor Summer Music Series kicks off at 6:00 with Tiger Bomb and goes until 8:00. If you’re looking for entertainment but concerts aren’t your thing Circus Maine delivers. Circus on the Point features shows all weekend and has something for everyone. Cabarets are suitable for all ages where Friday and Saturday nights offer a fun adult atmosphere with dim lighting, craft cocktails and rotating food trucks. After the circus make your way over to Portland House of Music to dance along with Chemtrail! Bring your pride in this safe space to be all who you truly are.  This is a 21 plus show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Saturday, June 17–  Start your Saturday by parading pride across Portland! Pride Portland is a celebration of Portland, Maine’s LGBTQIA-Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, ally/asexual community. This year’s parade theme is “Love is Love,” participants are encouraged to express what love means to them in their floats, costumes etc. Line-up begins at 10:00 am at Monument Square and the parade starts at noon! Admission is free so come out and wave your Portland Pride rainbow flag! After the parade, keep the celebration going by helping Slab celebrate their 3rd anniversary. Barreled Souls will be taking over the taps from 11-11. Enjoy great Sicilian food and 20 Barreled Souls beers on tap! Want to check out some art this weekend? Head down to Commercial Street for the Great Big Artwork event featuring artwork by Anne Witte, Ian Goldsborough, Leslie Murray, Mark Little, MP Landis, Patrick Corrigan, Paul Brahms, Rick Hamilton & Zoo Cain. Once you’ve eat some pizza and washed it down with some Barreled Souls beer and checked out some amazing artwork take a walk to the Maine State Pier to watch Kid Ink, French Montana and Khalid perform on the waterfront. Doors open at 6:00.

Sunday, June 18– Celebrate your dad on the patio at Rising Tide Brewing. Sip craft beers while you listen to music by Native Isles live from 1-4. Looking for some friendly competition?  Challenge dad to a game of corn hole while you are there! For all those new dads out there check out Little Tap House’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Super Dad Day! Celebrate all the super dads out there with happy hour specials, a family photo booth, and prizes for the best super dad costume!






The Weekend Guide June 9th-11th, 2017

The Weekend Guide: Old Port Festival Edition! June 9th, 10th and mostly June 11, 2017!

Friday and Saturday are filled with music, foods and family events so please get out there and have fun because it looks like we will finally have a weekend long voyage of good weather. A big event for Friday is Square Hop and Saturday will be Shop for a Cause but for this Weekend Guide we will focus on a very anticipated yearly tradition here in the Old Port on Sunday June 11th, the one and only 44th annual Old Port Festival!

The family friendly festival takes over the heart of Portland from Congress to Commercial Street including Wharf Street, Dana Street, Moulton Street, Milk Street, Silver Street and Union Street from 6am to 6pm with a high spirited and colorful 11am parade to begin the day at the corner of Federal and Exchange! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide June 2nd-4th, 2017

Photo from VisitPortland.com

Friday, June 2nd- First Friday Art Walk! Here’s a list of a few of the “First Friday” events going on in Portland:

  • Happy Hour Art Walk with Adulting Collective, Starts at Sur Lie @ 4:30 pm
  • First Friday: Making Paper, Making Maine, Maine Historical Society @ 5:00 pm

  • First Friday Open House, Presence of Mind Studio @ 5:30 pm

  • First Friday Fiction in the Garden, Longfellow Garden @ 6:30 pm

  • First Friday presents Dark Follies, Congress Square Park @ 8:30 pm (tips are welcome for these performers.)

The Thirsty Pig is giving us an open invitation to help celebrate the arrival of Sierra Nevada and all of our friends at 3:00 pm and all night long. At this “campsite” you can find sausages, Sierra beers (of course), local beer and music!  [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide May 19th-21st, 2017


Friday, May 19th– This weekend is more than just a few days off, it’s filled with good cause! You will have plenty of chances to not only feel good this weekend but DO good. There is something for everyone to begin integrating themselves into being an active part of this city. We have animals, exercise, beers, acrobats, music, networking and fundraising. Portland to the core! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide May 12th-14th, 2017

Friday, May 12th– Mix and Match this Friday, there’s a good night out for every one. Hop off of the work train this evening and head to a happy hour with your friends to get warm and toasty and then walk over to the event of your style! This is the trick to being able to leave your coats at home. [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide May 5th-7th, 2017

The Portland Lobster Company is now open!

Friday, May 5th- Portland is always in celebration on Fridays but today we have a reason to party because it’s Cinco De Mayo! We have many events to share with you with celebratory purpose just for the holiday so clear your schedule for the next few minutes and read on to see our Cinco De Mayo list. [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide April 28th-30th, 2017

Friday April 28th– The weather has been unpredictable. Monday my iPhone weather app told me it was going to rain for the next eight days, Tuesday there was predicted sunshine for Friday and Sunday but now it looks like we may just have some clouds over our heads.

Regardless of weather, we all know Portland is always prepared for a good time and Friday evening is filled with events made to give someone a good night out. Rising Tide Brewing Company is hosting it’s event Beer & Oysters from 4-7pm. Whether you are into beer, into oysters or just want to bring your friends somewhere you know that you can have a good time, show up here and meet some new people, they are always hosting events just for us! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide April 21st-23rd, 2017

Friday April 21st- Before the night begins, 3pm Friday afternoon join the PM JAB with Chris and Javs at Salvage BBQ & Smokehouse for a pregame show they will be airing live. Salvage has killer fresh and fall off the bone foods. With their wicked friendly staff and a picnic styled table to hold the greatest of families your Friday evening just can’t start off wrong. The hushpuppies are told to be phenomenal and if you don’t know what those are, you should go over and find out! They serve local beer and have our local support! The show ends at 6pm but you can stick around to listen to some music while watching the Sox. [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide April 14th-16th 2017

Friday April 14th-Last week we shared Hot Suppa’s dollar oyster happy hour with you but for this Friday here is a fun fact, from 4-7pm tucked right to the left of Oasis on Wharf street at Bar Of Chocolate better known as “The Chocolate Bar” you can stop in before your Friday night venture for their happy hour where there are $4 cocktails, $7 martinis, and $9 absinthe. If you do find yourself there having one of their sweet chocolate martinis you might as well go all the way and order a dessert because they truly are delicious. Don’t go straight home and go to bed though, Portland will be awake all night. [Read more…]