Cover Story

Where are you driving to this summer?

Where are you driving to this summer?

There will come a time this summer where you’ll grow a little tired of Portland. Naturally, the city’s got some delightful events, sights and activities for the community to enjoy, most of which we’ve featured in this Summer Guide issue. However this listicle is for those that want to get away from the city, those that want to escape. Below we’ve featured 11 places geared towards the people that might have grown weary of shooting... Read more

16-06-2016 Hits:2172 Features Francis Flisiuk

Columns

The Phoenix Potpourri

The Phoenix Potpourri

Book sale at Catherine McAuley raises $9,000 The Friends of Portland Public Library boasted a larger selection of books, records, CDs and DVDs for the 2016 book sale last weekend in the Catherine McAuley High School Gymnasium at 631 Stevens Ave. Apparently, the effort paid off. The proceeds were about $9,000, according to organizers, right on or a little bit better than past sales.The sale stretched from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19. All proceeds from this year's sale... Read more

21-06-2016 Hits:50 The Phoenix Potpourri David Carkhuff

News

Arts

From Garbage to Genius: Samples of the brilliance in PortFri…

From Garbage to Genius: Samples of the brilliance in PortFringe

PortFringe is underway! This grab-bag of four reviews but grazes the surface of the 50+ shows, so spend some time in friendly PortFringe Central (the Portland Stage lobby) for schedules, tickets (cash-only and all-rush), and to get your Fringe on. In Leda & Her Letters (Portland Stage Studio Theater, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. and June 26 at 2:15 p.m.), writer/director Molly Hunt makes loose allusion to the myth of Leda and the swan to weave... Read more

20-06-16 Hits:614 Theater Megan Grumbling

Food & Drink

Updated cocktails, accessible fare: Old Port Sea Grill welco…

Updated cocktails, accessible fare: Old Port Sea Grill welcomes new chef

In a foodie city like Portland, restaurants sometimes come and go like the tide. The Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar, however, has been in business since 2002 and seems to be here to stay. In fact, the Grill just hired a new executive chef. According to General Manager Justin C. St. Louis, guests can expect to experience an “elevated Old Port Sea Grill” in the coming weeks, as... Read more

20-06-2016 Hits:907 Food + Drink Lily O'Gara

Music

Brian Wilson at Merrill Auditorium; Pet Sounds, a California…

Brian Wilson at Merrill Auditorium; Pet Sounds, a California Girl, rogue autographs and a demo

Last December the wonderful announcement was made that music legend Brian Wilson would hit the road with a band including former longtime Beach Boy bandmate Al Jardine and short time Beach Boy (and former Rolling Stones touring member) Blondie Chaplin for a 50th anniversary tour performing the legendary Pet Sounds album. Tickets sold out as quickly as they went on sale. This was one of those rare, special shows we see once in a great... Read more

20-06-2016 Hits:63 Music Mark Curdo

Kids & Pets

'Dramatic' solution to a summertime conundrum

Every parent faces a challenge during school summer vacation: What’s a good way to keep the kids busy, in a safe, fun, educational environment? Well, your ship may have come in, with Portland Stage Company’s Summer Theater Camps. The week-long camps, based on popular age-appropriate stories, create a lively environment, stewarded by professional actors, directors, artisans and composers. Young imaginations are set ablaze. Personalities emerge. Parents are met with ear-to-ear... Read more

17-06-2016 Hits:31 Kids Gabe Gregoire