Lobster roll competition comes to Portland

Rockland has the Maine Lobster Festival, where every summer the king crustacean is celebrated 100 ways to Sunday. Now, this July, Portland hosts the state’s first Lobster Roll Festival, calling chefs from across the country to compete for a new title: World’s Best Lobster Roll. Who rolls the tastiest version in the land of Maine’s signature […]

What happened to Dispatch Magazine?

Vanished from the newsstands over the winter, the entertainment magazine that covered the youthful side of Portland quietly went into hibernation. Today Dispatch’s publisher Bob Fernald, also CEO of Down East Magazine, released a statement: “Dispatch is no more. From its beginning, Dispatch’s mission was to serve the young, progressive and diverse audience largely forgotten by […]

Biddeford fashion designer anchors in the Old Port

  Lookout Lululemon, there’s a new athleisure player in town. Where pottery was manufactured, exported and imported in the 1800s, soon eco-friendly wraps, skirts and versatile women’s clothing will rule from 271 Commercial Street. Biddeford-based designer Roxi Suger, plans to open her second Maine store in May in the E. Swasey and Co. Pottery Building. […]

Inside the new Holy Donut in Scarborough

Happy are the people of Scarborough, Saco and OOB. At the end of the month, Portland’s famous Maine potato doughnut dispensary opens its largest shop to date south of the city. “I hope this becomes the Grand Central of Scarborough,” says Leigh Kellis, standing inside her third doughnut cafe, opening at 398 U.S. Route 1 […]