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Call to action: help get Bill Murray to Maine for Portland Beer Week

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Ever since Portlander Shahin Khojastehzad announced his #billmurraybeerweekme campaign- an effort to convince Bill Murray to appear in Portland for Beer Week- about a week ago, word has spread around town like gophers on a golf course. Khojastehzad, a co-owner of the wildly popular Novare Res Biere Cafe on Portland’s Exchange Street, said the idea […]

Rediscovering Portland’s forgotten road- a journey into ‘Hobo Jungle’

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It’s no secret to anybody that Portland, Maine has a homelessness problem. Debates over subjects like panhandler’s rights, drug addiction treatment programs, and asylum for immigrants dominate local discussions from City Hall, to suburban dinner tables, to downtown taverns and diners. But for all the dialogue and rhetoric, for all the endless back and forth […]

Three unique acts draw big crowds at September’s Friday Art Walk

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This month’s First Friday Art Walk in Portland had a different feel to it, a more local, laid back atmosphere. With tourist season behind us, Portlanders came out in droves to reclaim their city. There were dozens of street performers there to entertain the crowd and rake in a little cash, but three of them […]

A Portland man’s tale of self discovery in Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness

Chris Poulos stands at the summit of Mount Katahdin near the end of his 120 mile journey.

A old friend of mine from childhood named Chris Poulos recently took a solo journey through the 100 Mile Wilderness. He hiked roughly 120 miles in ten days, alone with nothing but his supplies, his thoughts, and a pen and notepad. He kept a handwritten journal of the adventure, which I have painstakingly transcribed into […]

Ok, it’s time to post my ‘Faces of Portland’ photo project.

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For the past six weeks or so, I’ve been working on a photography project documenting the simple (yet complex) images of people’s faces in downtown Portland. It sort of started out as a way to raise awareness for homelessness, but it quickly morphed into something bigger. See, the more pictures I took the more I […]