Portland, Maine, Named in Top 10 U.S. Cities for Women-Run Businesses

 

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Portland is continuing its trend of appearing on pretty much every top 10 list imaginable. This time it’s for female entrepreneurs. According to a new report by NerdWallet, Portland ranks #9 in the country for best U.S. metro areas for women to start their own business. [Read more…]

Is it Possible for Food to be Fresh, Local and Fast? It is at b.good!

 

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One of the favorite lunchtime destinations for the staff at PortlandOldPort.com is b.good on Exchange Street. The restaurant began serving burgers, salads, kale & grain bowls and milkshakes to Portlanders in 2013 and celebrated their two-year anniversary earlier this month. Their slogan is real.food.fast, but they should also include a few more words in our opinion, including “delicious” and “local” for starters. Sure, your food will take a little longer than at a typical fast food restaurant, but it will be freshly prepared, feature Maine ingredients, taste amazing and be a whole a lot better for you. [Read more…]

Harvest On The Harbor Moonlight Gala Chefs Of The Coast

Harvest On The Harbor Moonlight Gala Chefs Of The Coast

The Harvest on the Harbor annual series of events is officially underway. It’s a five-day-long series of elegant food and beverage celebrations featuring local chefs, breweries, and top-end wineries. A new event called Moonlight Gala Chefs of the Coast kicked off Harvest on the Harbor this year. [Read more…]

Fall in Love with the Best in Maine Food and Alcohol at Harvest on the Harbor

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One of the most anticipated events on the fall calendar for Maine foodies and alcohol aficionados is Harvest on the Harbor, organized by Portland’s Convention + Visitor’s Bureau and billed as Maine’s Premier Food + Wine Festival, and in our opinion, rightfully so. Now in its eighth year, this year’s event will take place October 21-25, 2015 – almost exclusively in Portland’s Old Port. And don’t be fooled by the name, there is also plenty of beer, cider, mead and spirits in the mix too. [Read more…]

Hop into a Pedicab and Experience Portland on Three Wheels

Hop into a Pedicab

If you’ve spent much time in the Portland Old Port this summer you’ve probably seen one of Maine Pedicabs’ bright green bicycle taxis gliding by at some point. The company opened up shop here in April of 2012 and currently has a fleet of eight pedicabs ferrying locals and tourists alike to their destination.

Half of the fun of choosing a pedicab over a more traditional travel method, such as a taxi or an Uber, is the experience. In fact, they actually don’t even call it transportation, it’s “transportainment!” [Read more…]

Mark’s Hot Dog Stand Serves up Hot Dogs for a Cool City

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As much attention as Portland gets these days for our burgeoning foodie scene, sometimes it really comes down to the basics, the tried and true that you can count on year after year. After more than 30 years in business, Mark Gatti and his food cart Mark’s Hot Dogs are true Old Port institutions, a place downtown workers can count on to grab a quick, delicious dog to enjoy in the park or while on the go. [Read more…]

Happy National Coffee Day!

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It’s National Coffee Day and we want to celebrate by highlighting all the wonderful roasters and baristas in Portland, Maine. [Read more…]

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Old Port Candy Co.

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Old Port Candy

There’s a simple solution for almost all of life’s problems, and it’s called candy. Old Port Candy Co. has been dishing up sugary therapy for Portlanders and visitors alike since 2002, one jelly bean, gummy bear and piece of delicious fudge at a time. [Read more…]

Find Your Future in the Old Port at Psychic Readings

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If you live or work in the Old Port you’re probably like the staff here at PortlandOldPort.com and have walked by the Psychic Readings storefront on the corner of Exchange and Fore Streets hundreds, if not thousands of times without ever setting foot inside. While meandering back from a coffee or lunch run we’ve often speculated about what happens at a psychic reading. Is there a crystal ball? [Read more…]

Portland Trading Co. Brings a Sense of Style to the Old Port

Portland Trading Co.

Tucked into a cozy basement, Portland Trading Co. stocks a carefully curated selection of goods for men, women and the home. The nattily-attired owner Kazeem Lawal is relatively new to the world of retail, but clearly possesses a very strong sense of style and distinctive point of view, which comes across the moment you enter his shop. [Read more…]