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The largest city in the state of Maine, Portland has a population of just over 66,000 people. Portland was originally the state's capital back in 1820, but it moved to Augusta just 12 years later. It was also the first state to pass a law prohibiting the sale of alcohol for recreational consumption. Several movies were filmed in Portland, including, "The Preacher's Wife," "The Man Without a Face," with Mel Gibson, and "Thinner," based on a book by Maine native Stephen King.

Population: 66194
Local Newspapers: Portland Press Herald
Local Sports Teams: Portland Sea Dogs Portland Pirates
Local Colleges: University of Southern Maine University of New England

Zip Codes associated with portland, maine: 04101 04102 04103 04105 04106 04107 04108 04109 04110
Towns/Cities near portland, maine : Westbrook Stroudwater Scarborough Falmouth Windham Gorham Cape Elizabeth Yarmouth

Portland News
Unwelcome news on enchilada night

Shortly before we sat down to a family dinner of chicken enchiladas, a moderately Deplorable friend emailed me "This Week in Appropriation: Kooks Burritos" : This week in white nonsense, two white women-Kali Wilgus and Liz "LC" Connely-decided it would be cute to open a food truck after a fateful excursion to Mexico. There's really nothing special about opening a Mexican restaurant-it's probably something that happens everyday.

A Seafood Lover's Road Trip in Coastal Maine

A writer eats her way up the shore, armed with a list of Maine's must-visit restaurants-and lobster shacks-from one of the state's top chefs I WOKE UP hungry. Fortunately, I was in a town that can satiate a big appetite.

Maine governor, many lawmakers at odds with 4 referendums

Maine voters thought they approved sweeping changes to the state's rules on marijuana, taxes, voting and the minimum wage when they went to the polls last year. The four referendums have hit roadblocks as Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state Legislature and the courts have weighed in.

Simply Ming

Ming and his guest chefs get inspiration from his East-West pantry and surprise ingredients that range from exotic fruits and vegetables to meats and fish. From filleting a fish to sharing the technique for cooking veggies kids will love, Ming and his guests use their culinary tricks to bring you delicious new recipes.

Sotheby's International Realty Expands Presence in Greece

Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty , with offices in Damariscotta , Portland , Kennebunk , Brunswick , and Camden , announced today that Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that it has signed a long-term franchise agreement with Greece One Realty Limited to further expand the Sotheby's International RealtyA brand presence in Greece and with Rodon Realty P.C. for the opening of Rhodes Sotheby's International Realty in Rhodes. Greece Sotheby's International Realty is led by seasoned real estate professionals Savvas Savvaidis, president and chief executive officer, and Natalie Leontaraki, chief operations officer.

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Pati's Mexican Table "Born in the Kitchen" Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals: Huevos a la Mexicana. Back in her own kitchen, she'll use that visit as inspiration to cook a few dishes that she remembers fondly from childhood, and then passes on the tradition by cooking dessert with her youngest son, Juju.

Paul LePage's plan to dissolve turnpike authority hits roadblock

Without dissent, a key committee urged the Legislature on Thursday to turn thumbs down on Gov. Paul LePage's bid to fold the Maine Turnpike Authority into the Department of Transportation. With little time and not much evidence that the move would help, the Transportation Committee had no trouble recommending leaving the quasi-independent state agency alone.

University Credit Union Celebrates 50 Years of Serving Members

May 25, 2017: University Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with branches across the state, is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. Over the past 50 years UCU has stayed true to its roots of serving its members from the field of education.

LePage's plan to dissolve turnpike authority hits roadblock

Without dissent, a key committee urged the Legislature on Thursday to turn thumbs down on Gov. Paul LePage's bid to fold the Maine Turnpike Authority into the Department of Transportation. With little time and not much evidence that the move would help, the Transportation Committee had no trouble recommending leaving the quasi-independent state agency alone.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 26-28: Kicking it off with a bang

Friday night in Bangor, take your pick from either vinyl night at Nocturnem Drafthaus, hip hop night at the Downunder Club at Seasons, with Reks, Javi, VII the Artist and Qezo, rockers Hunter at Paddy Murphy's, or Stesha Cano and her Jerks at the Sea Dog. On Saturday, at 3 p.m. Central Maine Roller Derby takes on Aroostook Roller Derby at the Cross Insurance Center, and later that evening, the first - and likely biggest - Waterfront Concert of the season is Tool, which starts at 8 p.m. at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.

Three Maine College Faculty Honored with Maine Campus Compact Donald...

On April 26th in the McKernan Hospitality Center at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland Maine, three Maine faculty members were honored for making public service an integral part of their teaching. The Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence recognizes Maine faculty who integrate community or public service into their curriculum and who work to institutionalize service-learning.

Maine's Cross Insurance Promotes Jermyn to President of Benefits Division

Cross Insurance, a Bangor, Maine-headquartered subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., has promoted Eric Jermyn to president of Cross Employee Benefits. He will be based in Portland, Maine.

The Northern Maine exodus continued in 2016, census says

Population losses continued to sweep inland communities north of Augusta last year, according to local estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest figures show communities in Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington and Penobscot counties posted the largest estimated population losses, by percentage change.

SOLON & BEYOND, Week of May 25, 2017

First I want to correct something I wrote about an event that was coming up. The Inside Yard & Bake Sale at the North Anson Congregational Church will not be held on June 3, will try and let you know in time.

Judge won't reinstate charges against Portland Black Lives Matter protesters

A judge has blocked state prosecutors' efforts to reinstate criminal charges against 17 Black Lives Matter protesters who were arrested in Portland last summer and ordered the protesters and Portland police to try again at talking through their differences in a so-called "restorative justice" session. Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Lance Walker's Tuesday ruling orders protesters and prosecutors to try to fulfill the conditions of a plea deal that broke down earlier this year.

Haystack 2017 Summer Exhibition: "Peregrine Press: 25 Years"

Sunday, May 28, 2017 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Founded in 1991, Peregrine is a non-profit press in Portland, Maine and one of the oldest printmaking cooperatives in New England. This show celebrates the 25th anniversary of the press and showcases a variety of printmaking techniques and a commitment to using non-toxic processes.

Joseph Christensen Regan

Born Dec. 4,1987, in Portland, Maine, to Joseph & Eleanor Regan, he was their most beloved only child. Joseph was a graduate of Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Va., and received his B.S. at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

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