50 Reasons We Love Portland

[columns_row width=”third-and-two-thirds”] [column] [P]ortland has been discovered. In recent years the national media has lavished it with superlatives: “America’s Most Livable City” (Forbes), “The Top City for Creative People” (Kiplingers). On the streets, there’s a new vibrancy, a faster pace. And everyone raves about the food. At the same time, the city retains its unique Maine-ness — you feel an intimate connection between the people and the landscape, a sense of both history and community. Somehow Portland feels both big and small. If we had to choose only one reason to love the city, that would be it. Fortunately, we don’t. And while there aren’t enough magazine pages in the world to list all the reasons we love Portland, here are fifty examples of why we’re proud to call it Maine’s own.

Edited by Will Bleakley
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Reason No. 1: East Bayside is rising (and sinking…)

Reason No. 2 – 17: Working Wharves, Allagash White, Maine’s Jobs, John Coleman/VIA, Local Music, and more

Reason No. 18: Lauren Wayne brought back the State

Reason No. 19 – 27: Standard Baking Co., Architecture, Reiche School, Coffee, Style, Late Night Food, First Friday, The Portland Room, What You’ll Overhear

Reason No. 28: The city finally elected a mayor

Reason No. 29 – 50: Underground Food Scene, Telling Room, It’s the Original, Portland’s Nature, Preble Street Resource Center, Longfellow Square, Six Great Products, Forest Avenue, Cobblestone Streets
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