• Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

    A Country Christmas

    by  • December 2, 2013 • Buy Local • 0 Comments

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    A cornerstone (almost literally) of Exchange Street for decades, Country Noel brings a taste of the holiday season to the Old Port all year ’round. Descend the steps at the corner of Middle and Exchange and enter a world full of lights, sparkles, and Yuletide joy. Although the shop seems a bit crowded as you […]

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    The Iconic Element: The Salt Cellar

    by  • December 6, 2012 • Buy Local, Food & Drink, Shopping • 1 Comment

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    Newly opened in a subterranean space near Post Office Park, The Salt Cellar is a celebration of just one thing: the humble sodium chloride, the only rock that we eat on a regular basis. Modeled on their flagship store in Portsmouth, NH, and, in a larger sense, modeled after a specialty salt store that the co-owners […]

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    Quite a lot of Art on the Hill

    by  • December 1, 2012 • Buy Local, Things To Do • 3 Comments

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    Last night I had a wonderful time strolling around the Society for East End Arts’ 2012 Holiday ‘Art on the Hill’ show. Over 70 vendors — many of whom were not, I was totally pleased to note, the ‘usual suspects’ that I’ve seen at every vaguely craft-fair like show I go to.  Admission is free, […]

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    As far as the eye can see – Yes Books

    by  • October 9, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    Located on Congress Street, directly across from the Portland Museum of Art, Yes Books is something of a local institution. Like a cat with nine lives, it has survived a location change, a change in ownership, changes in the face of the city, and the move toward digital content, and yet it continues to be […]

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    PICNIC in the Park

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

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    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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    Public Market Lunch, Part 2

    by  • April 17, 2012 • Food & Drink • 0 Comments

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    Read Part I Here. Given that Portland has no shortage of places to eat lunch, it might seem kind of odd that I’m spending two entire days talking about the food options housed in one building. But part of the beauty of the food scene at Public Market House (beside its pure deliciousness) is that […]

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