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Eventide in Portland, ME

When I think of Maine, my thoughts first veer to lobster. But on our most recent trip to Portland, we spent more of our time eating oysters. That’s…

I LOVE: summer camp pdx

These days I follow a lot of blogs. As in I’m probably nearing about 200 on my reading list. Of course not all bloggers are created equal, so yes,…

portland: duckfat

This was our third trip to Portland and I refuse to leave the city without getting french fries. Yes, you read correctly, french fries. I can be a staunch creature…

portland: standard baking company

Josefa and Eric once lived in Portland and were first to ever present a case for visiting this southern Maine city, detouring me from one of the other summery shoreline towns like Ogunquit or…

pdx: montgomery park

Nicole first showed me this great industrial building on the way to her office. Later at twilight, I was drawn in by the red glow of the neon…

pdx: the swifts

What’s so interesting about a school chimney in Portland?There sure are a lot of folks waiting for the show in the sky?Cue up the Vaux’s Swift. Migrating South,…

pdx: fun on a box

When’s the last time you had his much fun?  A huge crowd assembled to watch the swifts roost in the Chapman School chimney, but if you stumbled upon…

AT HOME: chez n

Don’t you love a peek into someone else’s home?  I’m still trying to figure out a better format for AT HOME tours, but in the meantime: Artistic inspiration in my…

pdx: driftwood room at hotel deLuxe

Portland has an unusually large selection of boutique hotels and to me, this reflects the fiercely creative and independent streak you’ll find everywhere in this town.  We stayed…

pdx: yoko’s sushi bar

I’m not sure I want to tell the world about this secret little sushi spot in Portland. Nestled rather randomly in a residential neighborhood, Yoko’s doesn’t take reservations…