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Twenty-six-year-old LEGO Master Model Builder, Ian Coffey, was in Portland for the Old Port Festival in early June, sharing his incredible building talents with the masses. MP had the opportunity to chat with Ian, learn how he became a LEGO Master Model Builder, and what it’s like to work at the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Boston.

Ian in Portland during Old Port Fest.

Ian in Portland during Old Port Fest.

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Note: The East Ender has new owners (formerly from Small Axe Truck). You can read more about the change hereIMG_2190

We celebrated Father’s Day with brunch at the East Ender in Portland with good friends. Neither family had ever been to the bustling, two story restaurant, and all of us were excited to try the food. If you go, this is a place to indulge in pre-brunch sweets and savories. Our table of hungry kids and adults sampled crispy trout fritters, a homemade, chocolate and banana pop tart, decadent cheddar swirl buns with prosciutto and pepper jelly (MP’s favorite), and simple hushpuppies with maple sour cream.

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It’s hard to believe that MP started Cute Potato 5 years ago this month! CP#1 and #2 were two- and three-years old. Here they are in one of our earliest posts that featured Dollar Store finds.

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We’re biased of course, but we happen to think that DP is one incredible Dad. MP and the kids plan to spoil him for Father’s Day with delicious food, a little dancing, and a day out on the town. We’re also considering a great Maine-inspired gift—something he can enjoy all to himself. Here’s a list of our favorites:

A tour on the Maine Brew Bus (we’re partial to the “Northern Exposure” tour).

This book by Brian Kevin, Associate Editor at Downeast Magazine looks like an interesting read:

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