Down East magazine, has been publishing since August 1954, and continues as one of Maine's most prominent monthly magazines. Their web site's history page provides the following description:

"The goal of Down East has always been to hold a mirror up to Maine — its storied past and lively present — and to celebrate its flinty, independent character and unhurried way of life. As Maine has changed with the times, however, so has Down East. Today the state has come to embrace its future as well as its past. Accordingly, the magazine now focuses more on contemporary Maine life and what the future might bring and less on historical background and quaint rusticity. Booming circulation and advertising gains demonstrate the wisdom of this editorial shift."

Portland Public Library's collection of Down East is complete, and begins with the first issue, August 1954. The hard copies are available in the Portland Room.

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Submissions from 2023

101 Reasons to Love Summer in Maine, Hadley Gibson

11 Maine Residencies Where the Arts Thrive, Adrienne Perron

A Spectacle of Abundance, Brian Kevin

Blasts from the Past, Will Grunewald, Bridget Burns, Brian Kevin, Adrienne Perron, Virginia M. Wright, Joe Ricchio, Jesse Ellison, Joyce Kryszak, Joel Crabtree, and W. G.

Do Go Chasing Waterfalls, Adrienne Perron, Brian Kevin, and Claire Baldwin (illustrations)

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Heating with Wood but Didn't Know Who to Ask, Katy Kelleher

Food and Drink: A Bitters Taste, Joel Crabtree

Food and Drink: A Classic, Re-inn-visioned, Brian Kevin

Food and Drink: A Garden-Variety Bakery, Kate McCarty

Food and Drink: Around the World in One Little Restaurant, Joel Crabtree

Food and Drink: Beating the Heat, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink: Be Her Guest, Teresa Versteeg

Food and Drink: Bye, Bye Mixologist Guy?, W. G.

Food and Drink: Elevated Fare, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink: Fresh From the Vault, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink: Full of Beans, Sarah Stebbins

Food and Drink: Home Brewed, W. G.

Food and Drink: Home Cooking, Jesse Ellison

Food and Drink: How Green Was My Shedder?, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink: Miracle on Ocean Street, Michaela Cavallaro

Food and Drink: Move Over, Malts, W. G.

Food and Drink: Off-Beet Idea, Katy Kelleher

Food and Drink: Pizza alla Peaks, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink: Potentially Potent Potables, Katy Kelleher

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Food and Drink: Rolling Again, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink: The Smør the Merrier, Kate McCarty

Food and Drink: Tip-Top Shape, W. G.

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