• Friday Features & Finds (25 days & counting edition)

    by  • November 30, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    Count me in a someone who was happy to have an entire extra week between Thanksgiving and the first of December. I heard on the radio recently that this year has the largest possible number of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Count me in as pleased. Here’s a few things coming up I wanted to […]

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    As far as the eye can see – Yes Books

    by  • October 9, 2012 • 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 • 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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    Saturday in the Park: Deering Oaks Farmer’s Market

    by  • May 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    So, it’s possible that I might have gushed mentioned that the first Saturday Farmer’s Market in Deering Oaks took place last Saturday, which to me is as much a hallmark of the start of summer as baseball opening day or the first robin of spring. The thing I love most about the market is how […]

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    Inside the Artist’s Workshop: South Street Linen

    by  • May 1, 2012 • 1 Comment

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    On the back of my business cards, there is a single line: “The secrets of Portland, secrets no longer.” It’s catchy, but it’s rarely true. Much of what I write about here is well known both within our community and in the world at large. So you can imagine my glee at discovering, tucked away […]

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    Friday Features & Finds (love your mother edition)

    by  • April 20, 2012 • 1 Comment

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    Hmmm. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend. Where to start? Well, there’s Portland Flea-for-All, open Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  Here’s my photo essay on the sights of opening day. Saturday is the last day of the Wonderama steampunk exhibit at Victoria Mansion. (11 am – 4 pm, now through Saturday, […]

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    Slugger’s House

    by  • April 18, 2012 • 2 Comments

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    Last night a friend and took my son to see his second Portland Seadogs game of the season. (We also went to the home opener because my son had earned tickets through a Seadogs reading promotion, and he got to be part of the on-field flag crew during opening ceremonies, but I won’t brag to […]

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    Public Market Lunch, Part 2

    by  • April 17, 2012 • 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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