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Portland’s Greek Food Fest is a big, fat ‘yes’

on June 22, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
“It’s a huge endeavor that’s highly organized. Our expenses are high, but we get donations of meat and time.”
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Owner of acclaimed Biddeford diner reveals plans for Portland Jewish deli

on June 21, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
“I walked in and fell in love immediately and thought this is what Portland could support.”
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Sarah Smiley

The military is more regional and generational

By Sarah Smiley on June 20, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
More military recruits are coming from the same families in the same regions of the country, but most service members would not recommend military service for their kids. But it’s not surprising.
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Here are the top places to eat in Maine according to this national foodie site

on June 19, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
One Maine restaurant was described as having dishes prepared with “a special finesse that makes waiting for one of the scant 15 seats well worth it.”
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Inventive Opium cocktails light up the Portland nightlife

on June 15, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
Bar manager Alexa Doyer of hours-old Opium tosses mysterious potions (from earl grey tea to hemp oil) into shakers. She pours spiced bitters and aged spirits into a glass hookah, with a handheld flame the mixologist torches spices into smoky tendrils.
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Top Chef Shannon Bard closes Portland restaurant

on June 14, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
She appeared on the popular culinary face-off show “Beat Bobby Flay” in 2014, as well as the Food Network’s “Kitchen Inferno,” among other high-profile appearances.
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You can get doughnuts made from beer in Portland

on June 08, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Homer Simpson would be in heaven.
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The Prison Gardening Program

on June 08, 2017, at 1:03 a.m.
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“The bar that Portland needs” opens Friday

on June 06, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.
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Best dining decks in Southern Maine

on June 02, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
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Chefs reveal how to achieve ‘Maine style barbecue’ at home

on June 01, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
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After 49 years, South Portland tavern The Griffin Club closes

on May 31, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
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Maine coffee milk company rockets across New England

on May 26, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
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Sleepless in Saco, a trio of coffee shops open this summer

on May 23, 2017, at 6:09 a.m.
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New wood-fired pizza bar opens soon in Portland

on May 19, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
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This Portland-based wine is being called ‘the new Moxie’

on May 17, 2017, at 4:18 p.m.
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Beer Camp returns to Portland in June

on May 12, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
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Opium owner: ‘We didn’t call our bar heroin or opiate. We named it after a flower.’

on May 10, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.
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Portland named top search by Bostonians looking to buy outside Massachusetts

on May 03, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
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