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Wayne Valzania

Creative Maker, Builder, Restorer of Wooden & Metal Things, especially old wood doors.

Job Inventive Creator, Maker & Restorer of wooden and metal things. / Portland at Large

Lives In Munjoy Hill

I am a creative maker and restorer of things made of wood and metal, a musician, and a photographer. I particularly love restoring old wooden doors, old houses with character, and things touched by the hands of craftsmen and women. My shop in Portland is a Maker's playground and is my favorite place to pass time, to think, and to invent. Oh, and I have a special place in my heart for old motorcycles.

Why did you choose Portland? Because it's the best place to be living and working

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? The members of Portland's creative community

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Share the beauty of Maine's southern coast.

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? 17-C Westfield Street (My shop :-)

What's the most surprising thing about this city? The diversity of the people here and how much the city has to offer.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Music, great food, art, and nature. It's all around you, it's everywhere.

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? The Maker community.

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. An evening of great music by a local artist. A walk with my Sweetie and my pup on the Eastern Prom on a sunny summer morning.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Rosemont Market

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