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

on March 10, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
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Inside Portland’s new burger and adult milkshake bar

on March 08, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
“The Portland dining scene is inundated, but we are going to do it anyway.”
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Michelle Robbins (center) cheers during the Women's March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross building at the Maine State House in Augusta on Jan. 21.

What you need to know about Wednesday’s women’s strike

By Kathleen Pierce on March 07, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Organizers of The Women’s March on Washington have called for a national women’s strike for Wednesday, corresponding with International Women’s Day.
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Portland’s first winter beer and music festival was a chill scene

on March 06, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
The site’s developer Chris Thompson, dressed in his Nordic finest, assured me that the heat was on. But you wouldn’t know it.

Last organ repairman in Portland

By Kathleen Pierce on March 06, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
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Nick Orso worries that organ repair, his chosen profession, will become extinct.

In the hands of this master repairman, no organ is too grand or too average

By Kathleen Pierce on March 06, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
Nick Orso, 70, is one of Greater Portland’s last organ repairmen, and he’s on a mission to save the musical instruments from disrepair and discontinuity.
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Because of Trump, this bookstore is opening its doors to political action

on March 02, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
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Former Portland restaurateur opens new Montreal-style bagel cafe

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Twenty-two minutes from Portland is all it takes to reach bagel nirvana.
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Former Portland restaurateur opens new Montreal-style bagel cafe

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Twenty-two minutes from Portland is all it takes to reach bagel nirvana.
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Icelandic rockers headline Portland music fest that no one can pronounce

on Feb. 27, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.
Like most bands playing Sunaana, Mammút is on the verge of breaking big in the U.S.
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Here’s the best bar in Maine, according to Yelp

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
What’s your favorite Maine watering hole? Who should make the list?
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Popular midcoast chef lands in Portland

on Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.
After 25 years in business, Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda in Rockland is now expanding into the Portland market.
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The old Asylum nightclub is now called Aura and it’s huge

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
The graffiti mural wall off Free Street was destroyed to make way for the improved stage, but owners have hired the same artist to create a new one.
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Closed since November, Taco Trio reopens in South Portland

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
But its Forest Avenue location in Portland will not reopen.