New dining spot opens in East Bayside: Every Man wanted

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  Pros from two Boston hotspots: Hungry Mother and Eastern Standard unite this fall to open Roustabout on Portland’s Washington Avenue. Named for an “unskilled or casual worker” this bar all day, Italian cuisine all night, promises something for the every man (and woman and hipster). “This is going to be an everyday place for visitors and locals,” […]

Margaritas closes in Portland, building is sold


For 18 years, Margaritas in Portland turned out reliable nachos, quesadillas, and colorful tequila drinks to hungry gringos. Last week the large brick expanse off Congress Street unceremoniously closed. Will condos rise where chimichangas were  slung? “We owned the building and got an offer from a developer,” the company’s marketing team manager Michael Caldwell told […]

Oprah debuts new online store with Maine lobster


Up your game Amazon. There’s a new online shopping destination that’s Oprah approved. The O store, launched by the Oprah Winfrey Network last week, provides online access to the top picks in luxury goods and services across the country. Curated by the lifestyle queen herself, the food section is sweet on Topsham’s Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company. “Her creative […]