Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Two-day music festival planned for Thompson’s Point in March

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Austin, Texas has South by Southwest. Manchester, Tennessee has Bonnaroo and come March, Portland, Maine will have Sunaana. The two-day festival focused on live music, beer, and performing arts is slated for late winter. Chris Thompson and Jed Troubh, co-owners of Thompson’s Point, are organizing the festival along with Patrick Arnold of maritime management company Soli DG. Thompson’s […]

A Portland chef is opening a restaurant on Sunday River

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Far from the city bustle, the owner of The Rooms Restaurants, Harding Lee Smith, will hoist his shingle at the crossroads of skiers at Sunday River Resort this year. On Dec. 20 Smith’s fifth restaurant, The Mountain Room opens at North Peak Lodge. “It is going to be awesome,” said Smith, chef/owner of Boone’s Fish […]

A new East End store aims to connect artisans with entrepreneurs


The demise of the art gallery was announced too soon. On rapidly gentrifying Washington Avenue, two men are betting that original art, handmade furniture and home decor trappings made mostly by Mainers will revive the independent spirit of bricks and mortar in Portland. Photographer Samuel Strickland and international financier Michael Fortier have joined forces for […]