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

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

Real Estate; Maine Coast on a Shoestring, Sarah Moore and Madison Andrews

Hungry Eye; Epicurious Maine, Sarah Moore, Madison Andrews, and Erik Neilson

My Maine; Blueberry Summer, Mihku Paul

My Maine; No. 23: Maine statehood and the consequences of compromise, Brian Purnell Dr.

L'Esprit de L'Escalier, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier: A French Village, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Borders: Intrigue rustles on both sides of a curtain, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Ça Roule, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Guardian Angels: The charm of these WWII tokens endures, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; La Femme Franco Americaine, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Lives Below, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Maine Across the pages, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de l'Escalier; Nous Sommes Pas Tous La Meme, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Resonance: A new online literary journal opens doors to a welcoming sweep of French influences, Rhea Cote Robbins

Fiction: Red Leaf, Morgan Callan Rogers

Proof Positive, Colin Sargent

Discovery; Aquaculture Club: Countries eye Maine as the prime location for ocean farming, Colin S. Sargent and Ed King Illustrator

House of the Month; Hunt Club, Colin W. Sargent

Front Page; For only $165 a night book a room a the Loon Lodge Inn and channel the Gannett Publishing empire, Colin W. Sargent

High Velocity Victoria Rowell, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; A Thousand Julys, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Boat w/House, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Farmhouse Style Perfected, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Glass Palisade, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Little Red Riding Cape: Portland's oldest dwelling could be yours, for $264,999, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Salvaged Treasure, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Top of the Heap, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month; Wild Olive: Lakewood Theater Colony: A secret history, Colin W. Sargent

Isn't That; Blast from the Past: The ambassador from Maine stuns the Puerto de Mahon, Colin W. Sargent

Legends; The Real John Ford, Colin W. Sargent

Mystique; Myth & Magic of the Repeatable Moment, Colin W. Sargent

Real Estate; Flying in Place: Welcome to Shore Road in York and a master class in open concept, Colin W. Sargent

Real Estate; Living Large: A world away, Colin W. Sargent

Restaurant Review; An Italian Dream: Let the rich flavors of this cucina italiana enchant you, Colin W. Sargent

Restaurant Review; Dinner & a Show, Colin W. Sargent

Restaurant Review; Two For the Show: It's a farm-to-table-to-theater affair at Joshua's in Wells, Colin W. Sargent

The Arts; So Much More Than Waldo's Wives, Colin W. Sargent

Obsessions; Dreamy Islands: Dare to disappear, Colin W. Sargent, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya, and Sofia Voltin

Citizen Canine; Salty Dogs, Sofia Voltin

Hungry Eye; The Ultimate Frutti di Mare, Sofia Voltin

Vanishing Maine; Beautiful Ruins: So much of the history behind these fading buildings is lost to time, but not all, Sofia Voltin

Submissions from 2017

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

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Experience: Fall Guide

Fiction; Novel Graphics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics

Maine Classics; The Century Club: Just a few of Maine's businesses celebrating over a century of service

Summer of Love: You're spoiled for choice during Maine's packed summer festival season

Waterfront

Waterfront: Cocktails

Waterfront: Fountainhead

Bow Spirits, Herb Adams

Dreamboat at the Expo, Herb Adams

Landmarks; The Silver Screen Dream, Herb Adams

Portland After Dark; Around the World in Eight Drinks, Madison Andrews

Material Girl: One of the First Professional Female Impersonators in America, Tom Martelle Was a Star of the 1920s Stage and a Regular Sensation in Maine, William David Barry and Danielle Fazio

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

Newsmakers; Peril on the Sea, Blair Best

Perspectives; Maine Painters, A Catalog, Vol. III, Blair Best, Ryanne Desjardins, and Angela Fernandez

Fiction. Why I Hate the Promenade, Doug Bost

Fiction. A Shaggy Dog, Joan Connor

Restaurant Review: Fresh Latitudes, Claire Z. Cramer

Great Big Fun, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Alluring Curing, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Back on the Menu, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye; Cooks' Books: These beautiful Maine cookbooks reflect the rhythms of the seasons, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye; Mid East Feast, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye; New Wave Asian, Claire Z. Cramer

Hungry Eye. Pasta Fantastica, Claire Z. Cramer

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

Longfellow's Heart, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; A Restaurant with Rooms, Claire Z. Cramer

Restaurant Review; Catch of the Season, Claire Z. Cramer

House of the Month. The Lively Lady, Sharon Cummings

House of the Month; East of Eden, Brad Emerson

Authentic Maine. The Floating Opera, Patricia Pierce Erikson

Made In Maine; End Games: Where does a bath Iron Works yacht go to drop her final anchor?, Michael L. Grace

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

Home Port: What does Navy Week mean to us?, Olivia Gunn

Maine Wedding Guide. Wedding Zen, Olivia Gunn

Portland After Dark. Cover Me, Olivia Gunn

Portland After Dark. Night is a Cabaret, Olivia Gunn

Real Estate. Us Versus the Property Market, Olivia Gunn

Theater Guide. Wheels of Dream, Olivia Gunn

Portland After Dark; Party of One, Olivia Kostishevskaya 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. Escape the City, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. Next Stop Chengdu, Diane Hudson