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.

Can Salt Institute be saved?

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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies announced two weeks ago it was closing. Since then a group of alumni from across the country have banded together in an attempt to rewrite the Portland storytelling school’s next chapter. And they have big names in radio like Ira Glass in their corner. “We are trying to take action to […]

Full Belly Deli reopens as Rosen’s in Westbrook

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Squeals of delight and mile-high corned beef sandwiches sailed through the air. The holiday weekend was over, but on Tuesday when Rosen’s Deli opened for the first time, the celebration had just begun. The long-awaited reinvention of Portland’s dearly departed Full Belly Deli opened in its new location by the same owners in downtown Westbrook. […]