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 2017

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

Restaurant Review. Tokyo Gastropub, Diane Hudson

Restaurant Review. West End Story, Diane Hudson

Authentic Maine. Voices: Now That’s Maine, Diane Hudson, photographer; Blair Best, photographer; and Ryan Desjardins, photographer

Arts; Art Agitators: Stir it up: Social activism thrives in Maine's fine art world, Daniel Kany

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

Fiction: Patience Boston, Michael Kimball

Hungry Eye; Plat du Jour, Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

Concierge: Experience, Willis Kuelthau

Authentic Maine. Overjoyed, Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Elizabeth Maynard

Hungry Eye. Tasting Maine with Barbara Lynch, Nina Livingstone

Fiction. The Shirt, John Manderino

Authentic Maine. To the Lighthouse, Fujio Mino, photographer

Love in Bloom, Sarah Moore, compiler

Authentic Maine. The Ice Caves, Sarah Moore

Electric Avenue: Once and Overlooked Corner on Portland's Cultural Map, this Stretch of Washington Avenue is Making Big Moves-and a Name for Itself in the Process, Sarah Moore

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

Midnight Feasts, Sarah Moore

New Oyster Cult: It’s Rising Tide for Ostreophiles, Sarah Moore

Personalities; Maine's 10 Most Intriguing Earth Angels, Sarah Moore

Portland After Dark; Starry Nights: Savor the last sips of September sun on Portland patios, Sarah Moore

Trends; Lasting Impressions, Sarah Moore

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

Dollars & Sense; This is the Year Your Ship Comes In, Christopher Murray

Fiction. Post Traumatic, Wren Pearson

Maine Classics, Portland Monthly staff writers

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

Winterguide, Portland Monthly staff writers

L'Espirit de L'Escalier; Evangeline, The Original Beat Icon, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Espirit de l'Escalier; Ta Vie dans l'Maine, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Bright Soul: A true friendship transcends time and circumstance, Rhea Cote Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier; Tiny Gifts, Rhea Cote Robbins

L’Esprit de L’Escalier, Rhea Côté Robbins

L'Esprit de L'Escalier. And You From Yours, Rhea Côté Robbins

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

Fiction; The Great White Whale, Dylan Robinson

Crystal Ball City, Colin W. Sargent

Authentic Maine. Bowdoin at 100, Colin W. Sargent

Authentic Maine. Edna’s Fortress of Solitude, Colin W. Sargent

Authentic Maine. Maine’s Time-Space Portal, Colin W. Sargent

Experience. Little This, Little That, Colin W. Sargent

Hidden Shore, Colin W. Sargent

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

House of the Month- E.B. White's Web, Colin W. Sargent

House of the Month. Oarweek Magic, Colin W. Sargent

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

House of the Month; Resplendent Refugee, Colin W. Sargent

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

House of the Month; Weathering Heights, Colin W. Sargent

Just Sayin'; The Ultimate Smackdown: We've earned our 18 hours of fame, Colin W. Sargent

Portland After Dark. Dinner Is the Show, 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

Restaurant Review. The Hungry Cove, Colin W. Sargent

Authentic Maine. Spirit of the Mountain, Colin W. Sargent and Barry Dana, interviewee

Obsessions. Dream Islands, Colin W. Sargent and Willis Kuelthau

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

Fiction: Surf Lung One, Frederick Sargent

Downtown. New Port: Dreamers Upend Downtown, the Old Port, and the Waterfront, Mike Schoch

Katahdin Calls, Haley Snyder

Roots: Over There, Over Here, Haley Snyder

Authentic Maine. Murder in Paradise, Ron Soodalter

Fiction; The Humiliation of the Wood, Garrett Soucy

Authentic Maine. Chebegue Island, The Trumpeter of Krakow Finds a Home, Staff & Wire Reports

Authentic Maine. Secrets of the “Yokelvores”, Staff & Wire Reports

Authentic Maine. The Curious Incident of the Lobster Thermidor, Staff & Wire Reports

Authentic Maine. The Grand Tour, Staff & Wire Reports

Authentic Maine. Wave Action!, Staff & Wire Reports

Getaways. Great Escapes Maine, Staff & wire reports

Legends: The one that got away, Staff & Wire Reports