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“Back Off Flatlander” and other great Maine-themed patches

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Kris Johnsen, an artist I have featured every year for my annual holiday gift guide (we have framed and hung several of his pieces in our home), has organized a new endeavor called Portland Patch Project. Each month will feature a different sewn patch designed by a local artist. Patches will be manufactured and feature […]

47 unique [mostly] Maine-made gifts you can buy at PICNIC [and online]

Here is a sampling of the neat things that the vendors who will be at PICNIC Music + Arts Festival have been known to sell. PICNIC is my very favorite Portland Summer event that I never get to go to. Last year I got married on the day it took place and this year I […]

37 Great, Affordable [Mostly] Maine Gifts Under $50 or: A Preview of the 4th Annual Picnic Holiday Sale

I got a lot of positive feedback on my Maine-Made Holiday Gift Guide, but a good number of folks expressed something to the tune of, “This is cool, but a lot of this stuff is pretty expensive, isn’t it?” My wife suggested I put together a “Great Maine Gifts Under $50 Guide” to complement it […]

Portland Weekend Goings-On, November 2nd – 4th

                    Out of everything that is happening this weekend, these are the events I think you should go out of your way to get to. Get out of the house and/or apartment and/or office and do some of them. First Friday Art Walk takes place tonight, […]