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.
 
Joseph Redman (right) inspects the work of his full-time tailor Paul Loven in the basement of Joseph's.

After 43 years selling suits, retailing is still a thrill for this Portland merchant

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.

Hops and smell the roses? Portland live/work development would include botanical garden, 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’s new strategy to fight hunger: Help people to grow their food

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.
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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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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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.
Quick, gourmet lunch options attract crowds at Union restaurant in the Press Hotel.

Why Portland foodies are ditching dinner

By Kathleen Pierce on March 20, 2017, at 9:23 a.m.
Restless parents, twitchy telecommuters and gig workers are taking time out when the sun is high in the sky to indulge their palates. Lunch — the less rushed, more affordable meal out — has become the new dinner date.
Rob Tod founded Allagash Brewing Co. 20 years ago in Portland. The brewery is nominated for a James Beard Award.

Portland’s Eventide Oyster, Allagash Brewery receive James Beard nominations

By Kathleen Pierce on March 15, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
This is the third nomination for popular Portland raw bar Eventide, famous for fried oyster buns and brown butter lobster rolls.
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Inside the new Holy Donut in Scarborough

on March 14, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
Alan Lapoint, new owner of D.L. Geary Brewing Co. wants to "preserve the core and strong customer base" at Maine's first craft brewery.

Old Port pub owners boycotting Geary’s over new ownership, layoffs

By Kathleen Pierce on March 10, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.
Alan Lapoint, a Freeport businessman and new owner of D.L. Geary Brewing Co., laid off two employees Thursday — longtime brewer Larry Hudson and a bottle supervisor.
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Freeport business exec shakes up Portland’s craft beer scene

on March 10, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.

Shipyard is now using malt from The County in its flagship ale

By Kathleen Pierce on March 10, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.