• Posts Tagged ‘Maine Made’

    PICNIC in the Park

    by  • August 25, 2012 • Shopping, Things To Do • 1 Comment


    So, how was your summer? Here are a few images from Saturday’s annual Picnic Music + Arts Festival, probably the premiere showcase for independent artisans and craftspeople in the city.  Enjoy!   Please visit the Picnic website (www.picnicportland.com) to learn more about the vendors whose work is featured here.  You can also follow them on […]

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    Green is Beautiful at EcoHome Studio

    by  • March 26, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 5 Comments


    Tucked away in a big, boxy building on Forest Ave, sheltered by USM and the Oakhurst milk plant, is one of the most exciting new businesses in Portland. In many ways, EcoHome Studio is almost the prototypical Buy Local business – a small shop, with a local owner, selling great, sustainable products, and treating the […]

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    Hidden Treasures at Shipwreck & Cargo

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


    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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    Ember Grove: Functionally Fun

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


    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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