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.
Meg Lemay stands on Monument Square during a Gathering of Unity Vigil on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of Portlanders rally against Trump in Monument Square

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 10, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Hundreds of Portlanders gathered Wednesday night in the heart of downtown to show their distaste, discomfort and despair at the reality of a Trump White House.

On the road to the ballot booth, it’s a free ride in Portland

on Nov. 08, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
The bus service is free all day to shuttle voters to the polls.

A look inside Bunker Brewing’s new Libbytown space

on Nov. 07, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Portland’s poet laureate is taking over as interim director at SPACE Gallery

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 03, 2016, at 5:24 p.m.
The nonprofit’s board of directors on Wednesday appointed Gibson Fay-LeBlanc to take over the role at the Congress Street gallery known for pushing boundaries in art, music and film.
Lip balm made in Damariscotta was inspired by the last presidential debate.

Maine soapmaker’s ‘nasty woman’ lip balm is a big hit

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 03, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
“It was a term we had to own and take it and make it possible to reappropriate it.”

A new East End store aims to connect artisans with entrepreneurs

on Nov. 02, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.

Portland Hunt and Alpine Club announces West End expansion

on Nov. 01, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
A group of women gather at Sur Lie in Portland for a networking session run by The Adulting School.

This Portland program teaches millennials how to grow up

By Kathleen Pierce on Oct. 31, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.
“This is enlightening and validates the notion that maybe I don’t know what I’m doing — but neither does anybody else.”

Shannon Bard’s Kennebunk bistro and cooking school is open

on Oct. 31, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.

The restaurant owner who’s ditching tips says she’s already lost servers over new policy

on Oct. 27, 2016, at 12 p.m.

A local doughnut company is moving into a former Tim Hortons

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.

Portland coffee trucks plan rally

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.

Portland food truck turns bricks-and-mortar

on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.

Portland’s Washington Avenue is about to get busier

on Oct. 12, 2016, at 12:10 p.m.
A wholesale flower business occupying a 17,000 foot warehouse on Washington Avenue may soon become a dining and drinking destination.

Chef Cara Stadler announces new Portland wine restaurant

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.

Terrifying Trump portrait featured at Portland’s First Friday Artwalk

on Oct. 07, 2016, at 8:40 a.m.
Volunteers chop up a storm at Fork Food Lab in anticipation of the Feeding the 5,000 event set for Friday in Portland.

This food might have gone to waste. Instead, it will feed thousands

By Kathleen Pierce on Oct. 06, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Perfectly fine kale, carrots, beets and more slated for compost or the plow made their way to the Fork Food Lab, where chefs and volunteers are turning this would-be wasted bounty into a hearty stew that will feed thousands Friday in Monument Square.

‘Gilmore Girls’ fans came all the way from New Hampshire to hang out at a Luke’s Cafe popup

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
Chef David Levi of Vinland and Inunnguaq Hegelund of Greenland cookng up a collaboration in the Congress Street kitchen this week.

Raw lamb, anyone? Greenland chef takes over Portland restaurant

By Kathleen Pierce on Oct. 05, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
The restaurant each night through Sunday is offering dishes you might not normally see, like raw lamb and partially cooked beef hearts.

Luke’s Diner from ‘Gilmore Girls’ pops up in Portland

on Oct. 04, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.