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.


Submissions from 2013

Interview with Bruce John Riddell , Colin W. Sargent

Lady of the Lake., Colin W. Sargent

Love for Sail., Colin W. Sargent

Music Man., Colin W. Sargent

Near East, Downeast., Colin W. Sargent

Northeastern Wood, Isn't It Good?, Colin W. Sargent

Pier Review., Colin W. Sargent

Profile of a Kennebunk Beach house built in 1920, Colin W. Sargent

RV travel as an alternative to vacations that involve air travel, Colin W. Sargent

Sea Greens., Colin W. Sargent

Short piece about the fascination that shipwrecked remains hold for people., Colin W. Sargent

Singular Sensations., Colin W. Sargent

The “Beach House” on Moody Beach in Wells, Colin W. Sargent

The Living (West) End., Colin W. Sargent

West Wing Man, Colin W. Sargent

Members Only., Portland Monthly staff

Ten Most Intriguing., Portland Monthly Staff

Ten Things I Love About My New … Bank, Portland Monthly staff

Requiem for a Replica?, Stacy Sullivan

Sophisticated Ladies., Andrew Toppan

Piece about the flurry of activity in Portland involving the construction of new hotels, Patrick Venne

What Lies Beneath, Zach Whalen

A Little Light Music., Robert Witkowski

Glamping, Thoreau Style., Robert Witkowski

Interview with George Thorogood, of the band The Destroyers., Robert Witkowski

Submissions from 2012

A look at the best guest rooms at Maine inns, hotels and resorts, including: the

Mainers respond with essays to some "innocent questions" about Maine such as: "A

From March 1-10, many restaurants will be participating in Maine Restaurant Week, Lindsey B. Anderson

"I Like You 'Cause You Like Me." Fiction by Stace Budzko., Stace Budzko

A replica of Captain John Smith's 1606 brigantine, used to travel the New World, Zoe Colton

Interview with Augusta native Rachel Nichols, the actress who has become known f, Liza Darvin

"Holiday Movie." Fiction by Dan Domench., Dan Domench

Brief profiles of writers' homes on the Maine coast. With photos and short descr, Leigh Donaldson

"Hungry Eye" piece on Pocket Brunch, a monthly experimental meal or flash soirΘe, Jeanee Dudley

Article about "Sunshine", a Northeast Harbor summer home designed by Peabody & S, Brad Emerson

An overview of the current art market for works by artists who are closely assoc, Nicholas Forrest

"Cuiscene" piece on the popularity of Maine-made food outside of the state. Main, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on the revived popularity of macarons, made with two almond coo, Judith Gaines

"Shutter Island." Fiction by Michael Hawkins., Michael Hawkins

"Hungry eye" piece on three Portland restaurants that have each remained in the, Diane Hudson

"Restaurant review" of Eventide Oyster Company, located on Middle Street in Port, Diane Hudson

Restaurant review of Figa in Portland., Diane Hudson

Restaurant review of Katahdin in Portland., Diane Hudson

Review of LFK, a new restaurant on Longfellow Square in the former location of C, Diane Hudson

Review of Sabor Latino, a new restaurant owned by Jaime Guevara that is located, Diane Hudson

Review of the restaurant Schulte & Herr in Portland., Diane Hudson

Review of the restaurant Zen Chinese Bistro in Portland., Diane Hudson

Amin Esmaielpour and his wife Yalda traveled from their home in Isfahan, Iran to, Cassandra Kane

"Hungry eye" piece outlining the history of Kennebunk's White Barn Inn and Griss, Daniel Kany

Harry Truman's presidential yacht, the Williamsburg, is currently languishing in, Steven W. Lindsey

"Enterprise" piece on the top 100 businesses headquartered in Maine. With commen, Evan Livada

An article about some recent unusual conventions, fund raisers, and gatherings t, Mike Macisso and Jarrett Melendez

"Maine Mystique" piece on outdoor sandlot skating rinks in York, Portland, and P, Ariel L. Martin

"Perspective" piece on a program called Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) which pr, Read McNamara Jr.

Biddeford's Ashley Lauren Kerr is putting her pageant and fashion experience to, Jarrett Melendez

Interview with Rick McPhail, a Maine native who moved to Germany in the 1990s an, Jarrett Melendez

Brief article about Maine's moon rocks which were received as gifts from the Apo, Jarrett Melendez and Mike Smisek

"Hungry Eye" piece on different Portland restaurants featuring Maine seafood inc, Dana Moos

"Real Estate" piece featuring several "fixer-uppers.", Kim Morton

"Wild Side" piece on Northern Cardinals. They were the new bird on the Maine win, Kim Morton

"Underwater." Fiction by Emily Paquin., Emily Paquin

In November, Peter Verrill Jr., owner of Grace in Portland and Foreside Tavern i, Meagan Saville Riedmann

Tips and recommendations for French-speaking visitors to Maine that highlight th, Rhea Cote Robbins

Interview with actor Willie Garson, who has appeared on the television shows "Se, Chris Rymer

In this "Cultural AttachΘ" piece, the author describes his visit to Wembley Stad, Colin S. Sargent

"Made in Maine" piece about the revival of craft rum distilling in the state of, Colin S. Sargent

Acadia Lodge, a home located near the top of Acadia Mountain, is listed for sale, Colin W. Sargent

An interview with Barbara Lynch, who has several Boston restaurants and was name, Colin W. Sargent

Article about "Maine's longest yard sale" which covers a ten mile stretch betwee, Colin W. Sargent

Born Charles Claverie in Bangor in 1949, Charles Rocket was the only Maine nativ, Colin W. Sargent

Carmen at The Danforth is a new restaurant run by Chef Carmen Gonzalez that will, Colin W. Sargent

For his 88th birthday, President George Herbert Walker Bush flew out to visit th, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the month" piece about a Greek Revival house in Robbinston, built for, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece about a house on Auburn Street, known as Jackson Farm, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece features the oceanside home of engineer and entrepren, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the month" piece on 193 Concord Street, a John Calvin Stevens bungalow, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the month" piece on a home at 15 Lighthouse Point Road in Cape Elizabe, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on Kennebunk's Taylor-Barry House located at 22 Summe, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the month" piece on the 1909 Arts & Crafts house at 145 Glenwood Avenu, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on the Daniel How House at 40 Pleasant Street in Port, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on the Spencer Rogers House at 67 High Street in Port, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on York Hall, located at 1 Edward Street in Bath. The, Colin W. Sargent

"Hungry Eye" piece on restaurants in Maine that are serving foie gras in the wak, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Adam Richman, star of the Travel Channel's Man v. Food and Best S, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with author John Irving about his new book, "In One Person", in which, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Carson Kressley from the television program "Queer Eye for the St, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Mike Wolfe, one of the stars of the television show "American Pic, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Ned Wight, a sixth-generation distiller who owns New England Dist, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with the internationally-known painter Alex Katz, who had his first sh, Colin W. Sargent

"Obsessions" piece about three luxury oceanfront homes on the market: a house bu, Colin W. Sargent

Preview of upcoming exhibit, Maine Women Pioneers III, to be held at the UNE Art, Colin W. Sargent

"Real Estate" piece on the sale of Dr. Neil Clark Warren's 9,900-square foot wa, Colin W. Sargent

The Nathan Parker House, located at 46 Livermore Street in Portsmouth, was built, Colin W. Sargent

"Trends" piece profiles the Oldham family. Sally and Ted Oldham were featured in, Colin W. Sargent

Recommendations on the best things to see and do in Maine from several "celebrit, Olympia Snowe, Tim Sample, Fritz Grobe, Kevin Eastman, Ted Koffman, and Jeff Peterson

"Dollars & Sense" piece comparing local bank and credit unions. With details on, Portland Monthly staff

Fritzi Cohen of Maine discusses her portrayal of Mrs. Taft in Jaws and its seque, Portland Monthly staff

Interviews with and profiles of the "Ten Most Intriguing Mainers", including Mi, Portland Monthly staff

"Legends" piece on two men's quest to uncover what really happened to aviator Am, Jason Stevenson

"Real Estate" piece on 27 "dream islands" available in Maine including Oak Islan, Donna Stuart