September 2012

Kushiya Benkay, Portland

In Japan, it’s common to find most people celebrating the end of a particularly long workday at their local Izakaya, a watering hole of sorts that specializes in small, delicious snacks to accompany one’s beverage of choice. The most commonly … Continue reading

Green Elephant, Portland

When I was in high school I was a vegetarian for about a minute. I thought it would be a healthy way to lose weight but since I only consumed pasta, salads, and the occasional tofu scramble, I grew bored … Continue reading

Seagrass Bistro, Yarmouth

Driving down Route 1 in Yarmouth will reveal what is basically the town’s entire restaurant scene spread out over a few miles. Being a native myself, I grew up associating these offerings with old staples like Bill’s Pizza, Romeo’s Pizza, … Continue reading

Stephen Schwartz

Q+A-October 2012 By Sophie Nelson NAME: Stephen Schwartz AGE: 52 OCCUPATION: Attorney Stephen Schwartz has been practicing law for more than 25 years. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, he was voted into The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the … Continue reading

Carmen at The Danforth

On my most recent visit to Carmen at The Danforth in Portland, there was a brief moment—while sampling some of the most tender and flavorful grilled baby flower octopus that I have ever tasted—when my mind fell into a vacation-induced … Continue reading

Greta VanCampen

SEE-October 2012 Greta VanCampen’s From Cape Rosier 2012,  acrylic on panel,  12″ x 12″ “Last summer I drove up the coast to Cape Rosier with my friend Max. We are both originally from Maine, but neither of us had ever explored … Continue reading


A-LIST-October 2012 By Joe Hebert 01 Longfellow Statue Portland The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow statue in Portland’s West End neighborhood was unveiled on September 29, 1888. While historically significant, the statue is also a fun landmark for city residents—during the holidays, wrapped … Continue reading

Olympia Snowe

PROFILE-October 2012 By Jaed Coffin Photographs by James Allen Walker   It’s the last day of May. The Portland Head Light parking lot is dappled with wandering tourists. Beyond them, a gang of shirtless high school boys spreads mulch for … Continue reading