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Vena's Fizz House, Portland

Vena’s Fizz House

Vena’s has a relaxing, nostalgic atmosphere, with eclectic fixtures, exposed brick walls, an extensive collection of vintage bar and glassware, and an astonishing display of cocktail enhancers, including more than 170 kinds of bitters.

Harpist Liza Rey Butler’s new collection of lullabies

Smooth Jazzz

Harpist Liza Rey Butler’s new collection of lullabies — yes, lullabies — is good for more than just baby bedtime.

Portland Pâtisserie - Portland Restaurants - Down East

Portland Pâtisserie

The pastries, quiches, soups, and sandwiches at Portland Pâtisserie and Grand Café, in the Old Port, are well on their way to standing on their own, with authentic French underpinnings and just enough New World innovation to keep things interesting.

John Gould, E.B. White, Farmer Boys, Maine Books, Down East Magazine

Farmer Boys

It’s been seven decades since John Gould and E.B. White published their respective odes to rural living. But the two prolific Maine writers have inherited quite different legacies.