Portland Monthly was founded in 1985 by Colin and Nancy Sargent. The monthly magazine has won numerous awards for its design. Their web site’s “about us” page provides the following description:

“Portland Magazine celebrates the region’s native appeal with award-winning columns on the waterfront; profiles of the region’s business and people; and features on the area’s arts, getaways, maritime history, geography, and cuisine.”

Portland Public Library’s collection of Portland Monthly is complete, and begins with the first issue, October 1985. The hard copies are available in the Portland Room.


Submissions from 2017

Dreamboat at the Expo, Herb Adams

Fiction. Why I Hate the Promenade, Doug Bost

Hungry Eye. Alluring Curing, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. The Second Skill: Maine's Star Chefs Find Creativity Beyond the Kitchen, Claire Z. Cramer

Around the World in Maine: A Wedding-the Perfect Place for a Colorful Collison of Cultures & Traditions, Olivia Gunn

Maine Wedding Guide. Wedding Zen, Olivia Gunn

Portland After Dark. Cover Me, Olivia Gunn

Real Estate. Us Versus the Property Market, Olivia Gunn

Fiction. Pickpocket, William Hall

Portland After Dark. How to be Single in Portland, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. The Curtain Call, Karen Hofreiter

Restaurant Review. Next Stop Chengdu, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. Tokyo Gastropub, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. West End Story, Diane Hudson

The Arts. David Driskell: Portrait of the Artist, Daniel Kany

Fiction. The Shirt, John Manderino

Love in Bloom, Sarah Moore, compiler

Isn't That…Bright Spark: Anita Shreve Returns to Maine in Her Latest Novel, Sarah Moore

Hungry Eye. A Gastronome's Guide to Planet Maine, Sarah Moore, Bailey O'Brien, Kate Odden, and Willis Kuelthau

Maine Classics, Portland Monthly staff writers

Portland After Dark. Turner Classic Maine, Portland Monthly staff writers

Winterguide, Portland Monthly staff writers

L'Esprit de l'Escalier. A Queen in Wooden Shoes, Rhea Côté Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier. Consider the Tomato, Rhea Côté Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier. Germinal: A Grandfather's Apple Core Takes Root in the Family Tree, Rhea Côté Robbins

House of the Month. Deering High Style, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month. Ogunquit on the Rocks, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month. The House on the Hill, Colin W. Sargent

Real Estate. At the Top of the Market: Northernly Paradise, Colin W. Sargent

Real Estate. Maine Coast: Low Cost, Colin W. Sargent

Perspective. Searching for Maine in the Nation's New Attic, Colin W. Sargent and Sarah Moore

Getaways. Great Escapes Maine, Staff & wire reports

Submissions from 2016

City Beat. King's Row, William David Barry

Fiction. St. Anthony's, Greg Brown

Out There. Extraordinary Maine, Loren Coleman and Jenny Coleman

An Epicurean's Guide to Planet Maine, Claire Z. Cramer

Gallery Gourmet, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Beyond Salt & Pepper, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Eat, Drink, Restaurant Week, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. It's Wine O'Clock Somewhere Here!, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Kitchen Collaboration, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Lobster With a Twist, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Oyster Empire, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Veggie Visionaries, Claire Z. Cramer

Road Warrior. Redefining Getaways, Claire Z. Cramer

Wellness. Dancing Around the Fire, Claire Z. Cramer

Wellness. Fantastic Voyage, Claire Z. Cramer

Words. Highway Signs, Claire Z. Cramer

Landmark. Bridging the Kennebunks, Sharon Cummins

2016 Maine Festivals Guide, Jeanee Dudley, compiler

2016 Garden & Home Shows. It's Spring Somewhere, [Editorial staff writers]

Endangered Graffiti?, [Editorial staff writers]

Epic: Winderguide 2016, [Editorial staff writers]

Maine Classics. Maine in a Shoe-in Rio, [Editorial staff writers]

Maine Classics. Sea Change, [Editorial staff writers]

Maine Classics. Sinking Feeling, [Editorial staff writers]

Rail Simple, [Editorial staff writers]

Restaurant Review. Spirited Awakening, [Editorial Staff writers]

The Arts. Intoxicating Tales, Ari Germen and The Staff of Longfellow Books

Brew Masters of the Universe, Olivia Gunn

Hungry Eye. Brew Ho Ho, Olivia Gunn

Local Color. Radio Heads, Olivia Gunn

Everyday Sommelier : A Night at the Museum, Ralph Hersom

Everyday Sommelier. Value Added, Ralph Hersom

Portland After Dark. Bright Spirits, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. Floating the Perfect Evening, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. Let's Dance, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. Literary Nights, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. Mixing Business with Pleasure, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. Sweetheart Deals, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. To the Nines, Karen Hofreiter

Portland After Dark. Where's the Party?, Karen Hofreiter

Origins. When? Five Cultural Tipping Points that Have Made Portland a Global Destination, Jamie Holt

Artist at Work. Grand Illusions, Diane Hudson

Artist at Work. One Man's Treasure, Diane Hudson

Artist at Work. Taking Flight, Diane Hudson

Artist at Work. Urbane Rattle, Diane Hudson

La Dolce Bayside, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. A Dash of Spice, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. All Good in the Woodford 'Hood, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. [Dining] Room with a View, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. French Twist, Part Deux, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. Grilled to Perfection, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. Lake Pride, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. The Italian Job, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. Weighing In, Diane Hudson

City Beat. Longfellow Serenade, Daniel Kany

The Body Invisible: a Portrait of Mardsen Hartley, Daniel Kany

Acadia: Writing Acadia, Personal Memoir, Christina Baker Kline

Acadia: Deconstructing Acadia, Christina Baker Kline, Sarah Moore, and Colin W. Sargent

On the Way: Walker, Sketcher, Pilgrim: One Woman's 500-mile Journey Across Spain, Jennifer Lawson

Fiction. Sea Change, Karen L. Lessard

Fiction. The Thing Carol Saw, John Manderino

Perspectives. Desire Under the Firs, Amy Miller

Isn't That. Shape Shifter, Sarah Moore

Metropole. Food Truck Confidential, Sarah Moore

Portland After Dark. Between the Acts, Sarah Moore

Portland After Dark. Hedonism on a Budget, Sarah Moore

Theater. Rustic Charm, Sarah Moore

Voices. What Brings Us Here, Sarah Moore