November 2017


Maine’s 30 Greatest Burgers

From mom-and-pop diners, hole-in-the wall pubs, and fancy-pants kitchens all across the state, these are the juicy little beauties most worth road tripping for.

By Joe Ricchio and the Down East staff

The Fire and the Feast

Aficionado of all things historic, Scott Hanson does Thanksgiving in early-19th-century (high) style.

By Hannah Holmes

Liberty’s Prison

In Maine’s maximum-security lockup, Warden Randall Liberty is offering inmates gardens, therapy, and a sense of purpose.

By Jesse Ellison


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Vacation Man

A Day at the Beach With Humorist John Hodgman

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Rooms of Their Own

Famous homes bound by a common literary thread

Save the U-Haul Depot!

Historic Preservation Gets Mod

Special Section: Shop

Your Guide to Maine’s Best Locally Made Gifts, Products, and More

Making It In Maine

Portland Barrel Company


Living the Maine Life


An Arty Portland Condo


Mussel Chowder

My Maine

Knowing Phyllis Austin

Room With a View


What to Do in Maine This Month


Portland’s Cong Tu Bot


Bad Proms and Tragi-Coms


Maine Superhero October Ghost


Tall Horse

From Our Archives

On the cover: The Surf & Turf at Old Orchard Beach’s Butcher Burger, by Michael D. Wilson

Additional photos: Michael Piazza; John Benford; Molly Haley; Brian Fitzgerald

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