June 2015

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Features

SoPo So Good

A town once known for its car culture is enjoying a pedestrian renaissance — and with it a burst of fresh energy. Is South Portland the Brooklyn to Portland’s Manhattan? By Edgar Allen Beem.

50 Shades of Chambray

How Saco-Biddeford’s textile mills launched a titillating 19th-century paperback phenomenon. Prepare to be scandalized. By Elizabeth De Wolfe.

Becoming Wild

A young family of tenderfoots finds a gentle introduction to the North Woods at a cozy backcountry lodge. By Lewis Robinson.

Let’s Drink Maine Beer!

Maine’s craft beer scene is buzzing like never before. Join us for a couple of cold ones? By Brian Kevin.

 

Departments

Where in Maine?

Do you recognize this dining spot with the brilliantly straightforward name?

Editor’s Note

Women’s Rights

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

What’s you favorite Maine libation?

 

North by East

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

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Peonies in Bloom

Falmouth’s Gilsland Farm Shows Its Colors in June

What’s in a Picture

Portland’s Humble Expo at 100

Sole Man

A Cobbler at Work

Small World

The Nation’s Miniaturists Gather in Castine

 

Dooryard

Living the Maine Life

Home

Passive Solar in Parsonsfield

Making It in Maine

The Bag Ladies of Erda

Recipe

A Summer Frittata

Room With a View

Once Bitten

 

Guide

What to Do in Maine This Month

Dining

Bao Bao Dumpling House, Portland

Art

Woodworking Behind Bars

Music

Tom Luther Quintet

Book

New Hiking Guidebooks

Fiction

Excerpt from Paul Doiron’s The Precipice

Calendar

Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

Adventure at Sea — June 1985

 

Cover: Western Maine campfire by Michael Wilson.

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