Separated by the Saco River, Biddeford and Saco were bustling centers for industry, commerce, and the arts in the mid-nineteenth century. The last mill closed in 2009, but these twin cities are thriving today, thanks to the determination of both … Continue reading

Elda | Biddeford, Maine | Eat Maine | Maine magazine


At first glance, Elda seems to be just the kind of hip restaurant you’d expect in up-and-coming Biddeford: open kitchen, dark gray walls, spare, midcentury modern-inspired furnishings and decor. But, combined with chef-owner Bowman Brown’s inventive, soulful cooking and the … Continue reading

A Matter of Ounces

He recalls it as the turning point, “the pivotal moment.” Nine years ago, Mike St. Pierre, then cooking at restaurants in New York, ventured out for a multipeak trek through the Adirondacks. His gear that day was largely pieces he’d … Continue reading

48 Hours in Saco + Biddeford

Friday Evening Finding the way When my roommate Anna and I arrive in Saco, our first stop is for dinner at The Run of the Mill. The pub’s atmosphere is laid-back. We opt for outside seating and split some dishes: … Continue reading

Saco + Biddeford

Friday Afternoon: Maine Seaside Rentals is providing my fiancé Sarah, my daughter Aubrey, and me with our home for the next two days: a cottage on Biddeford Pool’s spectacular South Point. Marysue Emhiser greets us at the company’s office near Pool Lobster … Continue reading

Pool Lobster

There’s no shortage of seaside lobster shacks in Maine, but Pool Lobster is much more than that. The store/restaurant serves as a gathering spot for the Biddeford Pool summer people, all day long from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The … Continue reading

Roxi Suger

Listen in as Roxi Suger, fashion designer, and owner of Suger and Angelrox tells her story. Suger is the sweet home of Angelrox layered with a mix of discovered, craft & artisan gifts.  Roxi tells her story of what led her … Continue reading

Saco + Biddeford

As soon as the clock hits 5 p.m., I head straight for my car, put on my summer adventuring playlist, and get onto 295, ready for a weekend of new people, delicious food, and exploring my beautiful home state.

Custom Deluxe

Custom Deluxe is immediately welcoming and homey. It has the slightly cobbled together, casual look of Craigslist finds and hand-me-downs, which actually happens to be the case. The benches that line the exposed brick wall are old church pews. Mismatched, … Continue reading