• Posts Tagged ‘maine’

    Hidden Treasures at Shipwreck & Cargo

    by  • March 14, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    I’m going to be blunt. I was pretty dismissive of Shipwreck & Cargo before I walked in the door. There is a review on Yelp that kind of sums up my misgivings about even going inside: “It’s a tourist trap that definitely caters to the cruise ship crowd.  It has your typical assortment of tees, […]

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    Maine’s Pantry – a cornucopia of surprises!

    by  • January 25, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 2 Comments

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    I’m often suspicious of businesses with ‘Maine’ in the name. Often they’re not much more than tourist traps, putting a ‘Buy Local’ veneer on shoddily-made, mass-produced products. Maine’s Pantry, however, is a notable exception to that rule. On of the founding businesses of the original Portland Public Market, Maine’s Pantry moved to it’s current Commercial […]

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    Ember Grove: Functionally Fun

    by  • January 9, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 3 Comments

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    I have a confession to make. I’ve walked or driven past Ember Grove probably ten dozen times, and have always been laboring under the misconception  that it’s some kind of new age gift shop.  I could not have been more wrong.  Ember Grove is, instead, one of the most interesting and well-curated galleries of handmade […]

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