Where to Find Weekend Markets in Maine

When there is not much snow on the ground during winter weekends, our family finds ourselves hunting for accessible adventures. We found a road trip to a new-to-us weekend farmers’ market is always a highlight. There’s a thrill to discovering local farms and artisans. All of us enjoy chatting with vendors, sampling new foods, and of course, shopping for all …

Dinosaurs Unearthed at Portland Science Center

Our team recently had the opportunity to check out “Dinosaurs Unearthed” at Portland Science Center. The interactive exhibit is like Jurassic Park come to life. Families will find thirteen fully animatronic dinosaurs that were created by paleontologists and researchers to make the dinosaurs appear as close to the real thing as possible. The exhibit is particularly exciting for Portland, as …

Flash Giveaway: Tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

Let’s celebrate a fantastic summer with a giveaway! Our friends at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston are offering tickets for a family of four (good for one year). The giveaway marks LEGO Master Model Builder Megan Quigley’s visit to Portland Sea Dogs stadium this Sunday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. Megan will be sharing some of her favorite baseball-themed LEGO creations, providing …

Father’s Day Gifts

It’s nearly the end of the school year and there’s not a parent alive who is not busy. There are school events, barbecues and birthday parties, summer schedules to figure out, and so much more. With all of this to juggle, it’s no wonder Father’s Day seems to sneak up on us. It’s a good thing we have so many …

Adventures for the Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend. Huzzah! It’s finally here. As always, we have lots of fun plans in mind. Here are a few on our weekend wish list: Listen We’re hoping the weather will be kind to us tonight, so we can check out Cassidy Holden and the Orleans Kids at Congress Square Park in Portland. The event is part of the …

Portland Children’s Film Festival

Our family was looking forward to visiting friends in Providence for our first children’s film festival over February break, but the weather didn’t cooperate. While Maine escaped a blizzard, Rhode Island was hit with a big snowstorm and we cancelled the trip. MP was so disappointed. She figured the kids would have to wait until next year for the experience. …

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An Interview with LEGO Master Model Builder Ian Coffey

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.

Brunch at the East Ender and Bug Light

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

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Homemade Spring Rolls

Here’s a sampling of what CP#1 has requested for her lunch: goat cheese wrapped in salami; mozzarella, tomato and basil on skewers; and rice and beans with lime. MP is all for healthy, creative lunches, but when CP#1 asked for fresh spring rolls, she wondered, how will I pull this off? She enlisted the help of her friend, Watcharee Limanon, a …

More & Co.

In Maine, which often feels like one big small town, it’s not uncommon to experience six degrees of separation. Take, for example, the roundabout way MP discovered the Portland studio and shop, More & Co. While visiting Tandem Coffee, she came across the gorgeous quarterly 3191 Miles Apart: a lifestyle magazine based in Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon. MP noticed …