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 2018

Food and Drink; Dining; Ada's Kitchen, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Dining; Drifters Wife, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Dining; Izakaya Minato, Joe Ricchio and Douglas Merriam Photographer

Food and Drink; Dining; Norther Maine Brewing Company: High-tech brewing and creative cooking generate a buzz at Aroostook County's only brewpub, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Dining; Novio's, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Dining; Pearl Kennebunk, Joe Ricchio and Stacey Cramp Photographer

Food and Drink; Dining; Taverna Khione, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Dining; The Salty Owl, Willy Blackmore and Douglas Merriam

Food and Drink; Harvest; Far From the Tree, Desi Isaacson and Michael D. Wilson Photographer

Food and Drink; Holiday Feast; A Whole Latke Love, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink; Just Add Water; Roughing It?, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink; Lunchtime; Toasts of the Town, Will Grunewald and Benajmin Williamson Photographer

Food and Drink; Provisions; Country Fare, Joel Crabtree

Food and Drink; Q & A; Juggling Act, Joe Ricchio and Michael D. Wilson

Food and Drink; Recipe; Flatfish Feast, Annemarie Ahearn

Food and Drink; Recipe; Harvest for the Holidays, Annemarie Ahearn

Food and Drink; Restaurant Biz; Kittery or Bust, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink; Roll Call; Is This a Lobster Roll, Joe Ricchio and Michael D. Wilson Photographer

Food and Drink; Roundup; Grand Reopening!: Three classic Maine eateries are back in business, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink; Speedy Delivery; Air Bug: Lobster rolls anywhere, anytime, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Summer Eats; Dog Almighty!, Cody Barry Photographer and Desi Isaacson

Food and Drink; Swig; Belly Warmer, Will Grunewald

Food and Drink; Swigs; Reign of Terroir, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; Tasting Notes; Creature Features, Joe Ricchio

Food and Drink; We All Scream: For super creamy strawberry ice cream!, Annemarie Ahearn

Food & Drink; Anatomy of a Joke: Food editor Joe Ricchio wants you to take Dysart's buttery, flaky crust seriously

Food & Drink; Reservation Desk: The Hotline

Good Things From Maine: Addie Peet Design, Virginia M. Wright

Good Things From Maine; Body Care; From a Cold Climate, Balms for Thirsty Skin

Good Things From Maine; Brose; Uptown 'Bunk, Tina Fischer

Good Things From Maine; Browse; Bath Shopping, Meadow Rue Merrill

Good Things From Maine; Browse; Foreside Finds: Kittery's peppy pocket neighborhood has shops as eclectic as its chow, Virginia M. Wright

Good Things From Maine; Browse; Tresure Hunting

Good Things From Maine; Collecting; Hand Me Downs, Virginia M. Wright

Good Things From Maine; Collecting; House of Glass, Virginia M. Wright

Good Things From Maine; Craft; Avena Botanicals, Nicole Wolf Photographer and Jesse Ellison

Good Things From Maine; Craft; Loten Art Lighting: Montville

Good Things From Maine; Craft; Scythe Supply: Perry, Michael D. Wilson Photographer

Good Things From Maine; Craft; Theriault Flies: Stacyville, Ron Joseph and Cody Barry Photographer

Good Things From Maine; Discoveries; Four Favorite Things, Jillian Bedell, Michaela Cavallaro, Joe Ricchio, and Jesse Ellison

Good Things From Maine; Four Favorite Things, Jesse Ellison, Joe Ricchio, Joyce Kryszak, and Tina Fisher

Good Things From Maine; Holiday; Gifts That Give Twice, Meadow Rue Merrill

Good Things From Maine; How I Made This; She Sells Seashells, Tina Fischer

Good Things From Maine; How I Made this; Winging It

Good Things From Maine; Outsider Art; Endangered Species, Virginia M. Wright

Good Things From Maine; Play; The Fairy Queen, Jillian Bedell

Good Things From Maine; Pottery; Steep Thoughts: Handmade pots are our cup of tea

Good Things From Maine; Start-Up; Facing Winter with Bionic Ears, Kari Herer Photographer and Genevieve Beaudoin

Good Things From Maine; Style; Angelrox and Suger, Nicole Wolf Photographer and Caitlin Gilmet

Good Things From Maine; True Crime; This Man Killed L.L. Bean's Return Policy: Though he did not act alone