Tag Archives: Portland

Why losing Paul’s grocery hurts us to the core

With our white-hot real estate market, world-class restaurant scene, and worldwide notoriety for all things cultural, one could make the argument that Portland has never been doing better than it is today. Anyone who remembers what Portland looked and felt like just as recently as a couple of decades ago, though, must wonder what our little […]

Portland native’s star continues to rise in country music world

For those interested, Portland’s own Kalie Shorr will be performing on Taste of Country, a nationally syndicated country music radio show, at 7 pm tonight (March 14). The show is taped in Nashville, where Kalie lives, but Mainers can catch the show on 103.7 the PEAK. Kalie’s lived in Nashville since 2013, where she’s carved out […]

Guest post: Looking at Trump supporters from a different lens

Rob Korobkin is a local activist who ran for Portland City Council in 2015. A member of the Maine Green Independent Party, he supports Bernie Sanders for president. Yesterday, with Donald Trump in town, Korobkin made an honest attempt to understand the reasoning for people’s support for the controversial Republican candidate. After attending the anti-Trump […]

Why concussion revelations have me scared for my future

Things got hazy as soon as I took the fullback’s foot off my jaw. One of my teammates tackled him hard, right next to me, and he sort of helicoptered into my face. Immediately I felt a searing pain in my jaw, and I was seeing stars, but I was so jacked up to play […]

How Portland’s “Batman” saved a man’s life last night

If you aren’t familiar with Portland’s own Batman, allow me to introduce you to Roger Goodoak, founder of the Maine Homeless Veteran’s Alliance. I wrote about the remarkable work that Goodoak does for my column in The Portland Phoenix back in August. An excerpt from that column: “His job isn’t very clearly defined, but basically […]