All posts by Kathleen Pierce

Kathleen Pierce

About Kathleen Pierce

A lifelong journalist with a deep curiosity for what's next. Interested in food, culture, trends and the thrill of a good scoop. BDN features reporter based in Portland since 2013.

New Portland co-working space features free beer and events

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  A Portland native is building a new co-working facility with concierge-style amenities in a spacious former garage downtown. Cloudport opens in mid-July on the corner of Federal and India streets as a “multi-space” co-working facility. Beyond wifi and desks, members will have access to a boardroom, training room and full-fledged kitchen with local beer on […]

Is this Maine’s largest tasting room? Bissell Brothers take Thompson’s Point

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Peter Bissell bounds through the industrial space with soaring ceilings and brightly painted graffiti-splashed walls and smiles. “This is going to be Maine’s largest tasting room,” says the co-owner of Portland’s popular Bissell Brothers with equal parts pride and excitement. A year ago Peter and his brother Noah decided to move their craft brewery from […]

Vinland chef’s “casual and affordable” wine bar opens in July

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  What’s red and white, and Northern Italian all over? RossoBianco, the new restaurant by locavore lad David Levi. Opening in July on Bramhall Square, a short walk from his hyper-local Vinland, the Portland chef focuses on primi and secondi offerings from Venice and beyond for his second act. “I seek to feature the best possible […]