Celebrate National Donut Day in Portland, Maine!

It’s National Donut Day, the first Friday of June, and we wanted to give a shout out to Portland’s fantastic donut shops! Whether you’re looking for a donut that’s bite sized, bacon, or blueberry flavored Portland, ME has it all!
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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 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…]

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

Sonny's Happy Hour

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…]

Crooners & Cocktails: The Skinny on Happy Hour

Happy Hour Portland Maine

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…]

Weekend Guide July 31 – August 2

Weekend Guide July 31 – August 2

For full listings of what’s going on all week in the Old Port, be sure to visit our Events page.

Friday, July 31: It’s really going to the dogs Friday night at Hadlock Field as the Portland Sea Dogs take on the Harrisburg Senators for Bark in the Park, a Planet Dog Foundation fundraiser that helps raise money for Paws for Peace, a program providing assistance dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury in Maine. [Read more…]