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Archive: Jun 2024

Macaroni & more…

A Portland Macaroni factory, 1924 Combing through old tax photographs of Portland’s Old Port from 1924, I happened upon this gem, which emphasizes Portland’s strong tradition of Italian-American food, one of my top recommendations, depending upon where visitors are from. Check out the kid smiling at the bottom too, he’d be 107 or so today….

The Big and the Beautiful

There is an old saying that it’s not always the prettiest woman or most handsome man that makes the best dance partner.  Sometimes, at a party, you don’t want flashy, you just want steady, reliable, and solid.  Portland has plenty of pretty buildings, a surfeit of them.  With our rich Victorian pedigree, this is easily…