Blogs + Publications
The Arts and Economic Prosperity IV (PDF) report illustrates the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences in the City of Portland.
The Bollard is a monthly independent news and arts publication, featuring news, reviews, and music and theater listings.
The Guide to Portland Street Artists Rules and Regulations (PDF) is a helpful resource for street artists in the City of Portland. The official rules and regulations by the City for street performers and vendors are available here (PDF).
Maine Art Scene promotes Maine art and culture. The online magazine features a large arts directory and also includes events, opportunities, interviews, artist webpages, and juried online exhibitions.
Maine Home + Design, the sister publication of Maine magazine, has everything you’d want in a local “shelter” magazine: beautifully photographed homes from around the state and resources for finding architects, interior designers, builders, and decorative artists.
Maine magazine covers the whole state from its home base in Portland including food, recreation, travel, music, art, style, and notable people.
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum blog provides the latest in railroad news and special events.
Old Port Magazine is the latest publication by Maine magazine, published quarterly and covering the heart and soul of Portland, including food, drinks, music, art, style, history, and wellness.
Portland Daily Photo posts almost-daily photos from in and around Portland by photographer Corey Templeton.
Portland Magazine is our glossy “city” magazine featuring personality profiles, arts news, food and local flavor, reviews, events listings, and original fiction.
Providing a glimpse behind the scenes at the museum, the Portland Museum of Art Blog includes news, events, insights, and the history of permanent and visiting collections.
The Portland Phoenix has its finger on the cultural pulse of Portland, with articles, reviews, and editorials about the latest news, music, movies, art, and places to eat and drink. Each year they hold a “best of” contest.
The Strange Maine blog is a nexus for "Maine's unique strangeness," including history, mysteries, legends, current events, cryptozoology, and more. Curated by Michelle Souliere, owner of The Green Hand, an eclectic used book shop in Portland.
Unseen Portland is another Portland photo blog, describing itself as “Portland, Maine, stripped of pretense.” This blog documents unromantic and unexpected slices of Portland life.