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Big Fin Poke in South Portland Brings a Hawaiian Specialty to Maine

In a shopping center in South Portland, Maine, sits a local gem: a locally owned poke place. Here’s a look inside Big Fin Poke. Coworkers introduced me to sushi almost 20 years ago and a world opened up. Soon, a friend was dragging me to all his favorite sushi bars for lunch and I was …

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Good Maine Pizza: Finelli New York Pizzeria

Finelli New York Pizzeria in Ellsworth serves a thin, New York-style pizza with great flavor, texture and taste. It’s good Maine pizza — and worth the drive. I nearly titled this post “the pizza we’ll drive 45 minutes to eat.” And with good reason — that’s precisely what we did last weekend. I really wanted …

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Inside the Portland Museum of Art, October 2017

Located at 7 Congress Square, the Portland Museum of Art sits at an intersection of roads and art and culture and coffee. This public art institution was founded in 1882 as the Portland Society of Arts, and bears the distinction of being the oldest and largest public art institution in Maine. Outside, an 8-foot tall …

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The Long Route to A Good School Break Trip

One year, the kids and I drove to Philadelphia for a school vacation. On our first day, we walked to a little restaurant where we ate paninis and planned our adventures. We spent days wandering around museums, historic sites and taking tours. We ate again and again from the vendors at the Reading Terminal Market. …

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Sunday in Portland, Maine | Sarah’s Cucina Bella’s Day Out

A brisk wind whipped through the streets as I walked in downtown Portland Sunday morning. It was just after 9 a.m., a time when much of the city still slumbers and everything has a quiet, lonely feel to it. Only a few cars and even fewer people were to be seen. In Portland, Maine, not much opens …

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An Immersion Dinner in Boston, A Smiley Chef and Hood Cream

For the remainder of 2016, I’ve partnered with Hood Cream to create a series of posts, including this one on a recent immersion dinner in Boston, held at Deuxave. Although I was compensated for my time and effort, all opinions are my own. On a warm September evening, I crossed Commonwealth Avenue in Boston to …

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How Wonderland Helped Me Fall in Love with Maine

A mild hiking trail at Acadia National Park helped me fall in love with Maine. Find out how. This post is sponsored by Poland Spring®. Waves crashing, a thunderous roar. The hot sun. Smooth boulders. That’s what I remember most about hiking my favorite trail out to the rocky coastline a few times last summer. …

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