March 2016

Portland Hunt & Alpine

Portland Hunt and Alpine co-owner Andrew Volk’s concept is simple: “We have food you want to have with drinks, and drinks you want to have with food.” Andrew has owned the Market Street establishment with his wife, Briana Volk, since … Continue reading

Solo Bistro

Will and Pia Neilson have owned Solo Bistro for 11 years. Pia’s previous design experience is evident in the restaurant decor from the colorful seating and blond wood tables set with geometric white plates to the graphic rugs and art … Continue reading

The Oyster Lady

Abigail Carroll grows Nonesuch Oysters and a new life for herself in Maine. Rivers and ocean collide at Pine Point in Scarborough, forming jigsaw-puzzle pieces of land that change shape with the tide. Seafood restaurants and houses rise up from the grassy … Continue reading

Maine’s Semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the Maine dining scene that so many of our own have been named as semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards. Selected from a list of 20,000 online entries from … Continue reading


Historic brick buildings, a working waterfront, and award-winning restaurants: the first time I visited Portland I wanted to be able to call this city home, and now I feel lucky that I do. On this “staycation,” my husband, Sam, and … Continue reading