Portland, Maine, was named 2018 Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appétit magazine, and it’s not just for the lobster. The culinary scene is amazingly diverse and delicious, even moreso when you consider the northern seacoast city has a population of less than 70,000. Other cities that have received the honor in recent years […]
Portland, Maine, is a charming seacoast city with a funky vibe and rich architectural context. One of its gems is the U.S. Customs House. During my recent stay, Visit Portland Maine arranged for me to tour this fabulous building. Until the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1913, Americans (with a few […]
History geek and reference librarian Derek Meader founded the Real Portland Tour, Maine, in 2018.
Lucky Catch Cruises promises an authentic lobstering experience. I’d been chowing down on lobster rolls for a few days in Portland, Maine, and wanted to know more about how the tasty cold-water crustaceans end up on my plate. The fine folks at Visit Portland Maine arranged for a group of travel writers to tag along […]
Rain or shine, the First Friday Art Walk fills the streets in Portland, Maine. I know this because it was raining the day I ventured out on the self-guided tour. As I found, a little precipitation was no deterrent for the seacoast city’s art lovers. The First Friday Art Walk is a free monthly event […]