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Frances Buerkens

I show the world who YOU are - photos, websites, newsletters, brochures!

Job Freelance Marketing Specialist

Lives In The East End

Frances is a freelance marketing consultant based in Portland, Maine. She specializes in social media, web design, event planning, brochure development, and newsletter publications. Her photography rounds her marketing work with documentary-style imagery. She has done work for the Amazon Conservation Association, the Chewonki Foundation, Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Papi & Romano Builders, and June LaCombe SCULPTURE.

Why did you choose Portland? Portland is like a single Brooklyn borough. It has everything you need within a 30 minute walk (no subway needed!).

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? I would invite you to a Saturday morning bagel party!

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? The cupola in my house! It's the 2nd highest place in Portland - after the Observatory.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? My favorite indulgences? Eclairs from Bakery on the Hill, $7 Miyake take-out sushi sold at Rosemont (East End), and cooking supplies from Le Roux!

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Sunset at Fort Sumner, overlooking Back Cove and Portland. My deck in January...

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Walking around Portland at night to admire Pandora's Christmas lights, followed by a bagel party (my house!) the next morning.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Novare Res, Hilltop Coffee, and Rosemont!

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