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Archive: Mar 2024


Did you know Portland, Maine has burned to the ground four separate times in its history?  We’re the newest old city that there is in New England.  Longfellow House, boyhood home of Walt Whitman (kidding…Longfellow) is pretty much the oldest building in town, built in 1786, just after the American Revolution.  Consider that the founding…

Valentine Bandit’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day in Portland, Maine, or as we refer to it, Valentine Bandit’s Day.   Every 14th of February the city wakes up to our downtown festooned in red hearts.  Who does it?  Where do they all come from?  Who has that much tape?  Somebody knows – multiple people know because there are 1000s of…