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Archive: Jul 2024

Think Global, Eat like a Portland Local

One of the most interesting groups of visitors we have led yet! Maine winters are cold and inhospitable, our growing season and summer are pretty short, right? Our local culinary traditions are supposed to be comparatively limited, too. Hold your horses for this one. Last week I led a group of exchange students from the…

The Stars Come Out In Portland, Maine

What the heck is this? Or this? Look up and you’ll see these things all over the place on the waterfront in Portland, Maine.  Sometimes they are not even stars! What’s going on?  The answer is that these decorative metal pieces are not ornaments.  They serve an important function, literally keeping many of our turn of the…