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.

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Submissions from 2018

Cheers; Demon Rum: Epic, historic, compromising. Rum is a look in the mirror.

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Chowder; A Tasty Blend of the Fabulous, the Eyebrow Raising, and the Just Plain Wrong

Citizen Canine; East End Pups

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Concierge

Dollars & Sense; Bank On It

Getting into the Holiday Hunt: Holiday Gifts & Events Guide 2018

Holiday Gifts & Events Guide 2018

Holiday Gifts & Events Guide 2018

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Portland After Dark: The Summer Doesn't End When the Sun Goes Down

Portland After Dark; Just for Laughs, Madison Andrews

Portland After Dark; The Low/High Life, Madison Andrews

Hungry Eye; Snow Truckin': It's freezing out here, but these kitchens on wheels are fired up!, Samantha Arsenault and Meaghan Maurice

Fiction; The Return of the Native, Jason Brown

Mouse King, Jason Brown

Hungry Eye; Love Bites, Kate Christensen

Maine Table; Summer Loves: Back to basic classic flavors create a memorable experience, Kate Christensen

Libations; Trending Into Maine, Josh Christie

Portland After Dark; Wintry Hops, Josh Christie

Fiction; The Mystery of the Mystery Meat Sandwiches, Joan Connor

Devi's Brew: We're Serious About Our Morning Cup Here, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye; Getting Fresh: There's a difference between fresh fish and "fresh fish". Especially for the resourceful locals who know the secrets of where and when to go!, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye; Mushroom Magic, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye; The Thrifty Gourmet: You don't have to be rich to dine like royalty here, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; Dreaming Big: Portland's tiniest wine bar/cafe blooms into an enchanting restaurant and bar on Washington Avenue, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; Hellenic Heart & Soul, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; Magic at 3 Spring Street: Third time's another charmer for chef Cara Stadler, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; Sushi, Chic and Sleek, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; Tuscan Terrific, Claire Z. Cramer

My Maine; Four Nations, Maulian Dana

My Maine; I'm Not Your Mascot, Maulian Dana

Fiction; Bottomland, Dan Domench

Fiction; Dogman Lie, Dan Domench

House of the Month; Noble House: Kavanagh, a house of stories, makes an indelible impression on all who enter, Brad Emerson

Icons; Ice Dancer: The Timberwind comes home, Patricia Erikson

Fiction; The Pickup Artist, Hank Garfield

Insights; Night Boats: Swanky Yankee Hanky-Panky: More than just a way to get here from there, Michael L. Grace

From Wire to Wine, Ralph Hersom

Waterfront; Ultimate Yacht Charters: Get ready for the ride of your life along the Maine coast, Karen Hofreiter

Isn't That; Loving Linda Lavin: New year, new hit show for the Portland star, Steve Hrehovcik

Business; Busy Hands, Diane Hudson

Craves; Red Delicious, Diane Hudson

Hungry Eye; Devouring Art: From your favorite coffee shop to your go-to dinner spot, prepare to feast your eyes, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review; Lucky Shucks, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review; Stingers. And Keep Them Coming: The East Ender channels the holidays and the past, Diane Hudson

The 10 Most Intriguing People in Maine, Diane Hudson, Colin W. Sargent, Mihku Paul, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya, Sarah Moore, and Sofia Voltin

Portland After Dark; Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Portland, Oliva Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Adventurous Vows; Spirited couples, kick off your wedding with a jot of adrenaline, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Concierge, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Hungry Eye; Menu Busters Anonymous, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Insights; Living Legends: Some of Maine's firms pre-date the founding of the United States. How do these businesses keep their edge?, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Insights; We've Come a Long Way Baby...Haven't We?, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Isn't That; Nothing Can Stop Her Now, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Perspective; Stage Sight, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Portland After Dark; All That Jazz, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Portland After Dark; Date Night: Who says the weekend ends on Sunday?, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Portland After Dark; Naughty Portland: It's hard to imagine the Portland we know today, teeming with bars and breweries, as a place where one once had to slink through a backdoor to get a little loose, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Portland After Dark; Oh, Oh, Beach, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Wedding Guide 2018; We Do with Brew, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

When Portland Met Harry, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Perspectives; Bidding Wars, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya and Emily Taylor

Fiction; The Talk, Gibson Fay LeBlanc

Isn't That; Modern Family: Dad Stephen casts no shadow over new generations of Kings, Nina Livingstone

Fiction: Jill & The King, John Manderino

The Arts; Into the Wild Waves: From the British Isles to Ragged Isle, and actress transcends time and space to become her favorite Maine Poet onstage, Sue McCormick

Words; On Island: From a New Two Act Play, Susan Minot

Cinema; Maine's Close-Up, Sarah Moore

Downtown; What's New? A fresh crop of entrepreneurial dreamers is ready to ignite your summer, Sarah Moore

Getaways; Resorting to Extremes! At Maine's hotels and inns, legends are created one guest at a time., Sarah Moore

Insights; Silent Shore, Sarah Moore

Portland After Dark; Fire & Ice, Sarah Moore

Portland After Dark; Summer Out Loud, Sarah Moore

The Arts; Up in Lights, Sarah Moore

Wildlife; Coyote in the City: Take a walk through the urban forest with your wild neighbor, the eastern coyote, Sarah Moore