Kathleen Pierce

Senior Features Reporter

Kathleen Pierce is a Portland-based features writer in search of dynamic stories in Southern, Maine. Emphasis on arts, culture and food trends. Follow her on twitter @piercenews.
 
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Portland’s new food and drink hub takes shape

on April 28, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.
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Two Portland breweries ban dogs in tasting rooms

on April 27, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
Sarah Diment, owner of The Beachmere Inn, is stepping in as a housekeeper because she can't find enough people to work at her inn. Labor shortages are plaguing the hospitality industry in Maine.

With tourist season around the corner, Maine’s hospitality industry is facing a crisis

By Kathleen Pierce on April 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
As the summer of 2017 approaches, a perfect storm for the seasonal hospitality industry is gathering over Vacationland.
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Text ‘ice cream,’ and this Maine company will deliver pints on demand

on April 21, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
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Lobster roll competition comes to Portland

on April 20, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Pamela Laskey's Maine Foodie Tours was named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman Owned Small Business of the Year for Maine.

Maine Foodie Tours founder named top woman-owned business in state

By Kathleen Pierce on April 18, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
“I thought I will tell the story of these entrepreneurs, let them thrive and help them grow their business.”
Joseph Redman (right) inspects the work of his full-time tailor Paul Loven in the basement of Joseph's.

For 43 years this merchant has been turning Portland’s men into stylish gents

By Kathleen Pierce on April 17, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Portland native Joseph Redman has been selling upscale men’s duds for 43 years out of his trendy Fore Street storefront that is as much a Portland landmark as Harbor Fish Market.
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What happened to Dispatch Magazine?

on April 14, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.
Plans of Riverside Innovation, a live/work complex with a brewery, restaurant and botanical garden being proposed in Portland.

Portland entrepreneurs may have a new place to live and work, and it comes with a brewery

By Kathleen Pierce on April 13, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Amid Portland’s building boom, developer Ronald Gan has entered an new idea into the fray.
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Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ is looking for Portland chefs

on April 10, 2017, at 2:28 p.m.
“These are massive T.V. series and when they pick a market that in itself is a huge validation,” said Rory Strunk, founder of O’Maine Studios in Portland.
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Community gardens in Portland are growing. This year locals deemed low income are getting preference on the waiting list.

Portland has a new strategy for feeding low-income residents

By Kathleen Pierce on April 10, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
In an effort to put a dent in the region’s burgeoning food insecurity problem, the organization that manages Portland’s community gardens started giving preference to low-income Portlanders.
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This nautical-themed Portland cocktail joint has a secret entrance to a second bar

on April 07, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
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This nautical-themed Portland cocktail joint has a secret entrance to a second bar

on April 07, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Blyth and Burrows, which opens in mid-May, is an ode to commanders shot down in the battle of the Boxer and Enterprise off the coast of Maine during the war of 1812.
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Easter Peeps get dressed up like Trump protesters and even Jesus Christ

on April 05, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
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You can buy these designer ‘glamping tents’ for $12,500

on April 02, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
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A cafe devoted to crepes is now open in Portland’s Public Market House

on March 30, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
Cheryl Lee Rust, left, receives a lifetime achievement award from Maine Restaurant Association board chair Michelle Corry, and president Steve Hewins Tuesday night at a gala celebration.

Restaurant awards tout chefs and owners from Ogunquit to Wiscasset

By Kathleen Pierce on March 29, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
Maine eateries Le Garage, Jonathan’s Ogunquit, Union Restaurant and The Red Barn were among the restaurants honored.
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Biddeford fashion designer anchors in the Old Port

on March 28, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.
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Maine Brew Bus bought out its competition

on March 28, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Prices will stay the same, but you won’t be able to drink on the bus.
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Maine Brew Bus bought out its competition

on March 28, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Prices will stay the same, but you won’t be able to drink on the bus.