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Maine Restaurant Week's Spirit Quest crowns a new champ … twice


Old Port and Congress Street chefs and bartenders invited customers into their restaurants to taste and rate pairings during the third annual Maine Restaurant Week “Spirit Quest” event in...

Donor's gift allows PMA to offer free under-21 admission


The Portland Museum of Art will begin offering free, unlimited admission to everyone age 21 and under on April 11.The program is made possible through...

'March Madness in Maine' women's tourney delivers $4M over two years

James McCarthy |

The 2018 America East Women's Championship basketball tournament, presented by MaineHealth and Gorham Savings Bank at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland last week, delivered $2 million in economic...

iBec Creative pivots to a 'membership' business model

Renee Cordes |

At iBec's colorful office on Portland's eastern waterfront, McKinnell spoke with Mainebiz about her firm's evolving business model.Becky...

Children's Museum & Theatre's $14M expansion advances at Thompson's Point

Laurie Schreiber |

With the purchase of 1.12 acres at Thompson’s Point in Portland, the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine takes another step toward its planned construction of a new 30,000-square-foot...

Arctic beer with 'message' for Trump to spice up Sunaana festival

Renee Cordes |

Arctic craft beers from Norway will spice up this weekend's Sunaana Winter Music Festival in Portland, one of which contains a cheeky note to President Donald Trump on the label.

Maine Food Insider: 'The Food Revolution Starts Here'

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Historical Society in Portland, beginning Friday, recognizes Maine's relationship with food with the opening of a year-long exhibition, “Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts...

Monhegan Island home and studio built by Rockwell Kent joins historic network


The Monhegan Island home and studio built by painter Rockwell Kent is among four sites that have been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes...

Portland Museum of Art receives 'significant' gift of Winslow Homer paintings


The Portland Museum of Art received a major gift of works by the 19th century painter Winslow Homer donated by the Berger Collection Educational Trust.

Filling empty space quickly isn't new to Freeport

Even Freeport isn't immune from the pinch of the “Amazon effect,” one of the several reasons there may be some high-profile empty storefronts on Main Street. But those in the know say the...