Portland

Stratton Place, where in maine Jan 2019

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from January’s photo of Stratton Place, Portland.

Perf-egg-tion

Perf-egg-tion

An egg-and-cheese croissant all too often involves an overdone fried egg and a bland slice of Swiss wedged into a too-chewy pastry. At Portland’s Belleville bakery, the pastry that goes by that name is something else entirely.

2019 Down East Reader Photo Contest

Down East Reader Photo Contest

Another year, another crop of more than 2,600 amazing photos submitted to our annual photo contest. We winnowed the submissions down to a batch of semi-finalists in three categories: wildlife, landscape, and lifestyle. From there, the judges settled on their faves. See the winners!

Baharat's Middle Eastern food

Going All-In

Baharat is dishing up heaps of Middle Eastern cuisine staples in Portland.

Abigail Gray Swartz

Figure Study

What if history’s powerful and pioneering women were celebrated and honored in public spaces? Abigail Gray Swartz is out to remix whole cityscapes with ambitious monuments to history’s “hidden figures.”