Monthly Archives: April 2017

Two Portland breweries ban dogs in tasting rooms

As of May 1, beer lovers looking to wet their whistles at two of Portland’s hottest breweries have to leave Fido at home. Bissell Brothers and Rising Tide Brewing Company recently announced their tasting rooms are no longer dog friendly. Citing “scary dog interactions” and “months of incidents and observations” owners took to Facebook to […]

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 […]