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

“Hungry Eye” piece about how the cultural shift in the way Americans eat, Daniel Kany

Circus College Comes to Town., Frances Killea

Animals Cope with Winter., Margaret Leahy

Identity Theft., Barbara F. Lefcowitz

Waterfront Properties for Sale, Sydney Leonard and Aaron Rauth

The Maine 100., Evan Livada

Skidder & Draw., Douglas Milliken.

Island Aloft., Ben Mitchell-Lewis.

Saturday Night Lights., Bruce Pratt

A Shower at the Beach., Adam Purple

Dream Islands., Adam D. Purple

Descriptions of several Portland sports bars., Christopher Riccardo

Big Fish., Colin S. Sargent

Drive-In Force., Colin S. Sargent

Review of Equator, a restaurant in Boston’s South End, Colin S. Sargent

Somchai (Sam) Sriweawnetr is now a Maine restaurateur, Colin S. Sargent

A brief look at why the artist John Marin has been largely forgotten, Colin W. Sargent

A look at the investigation into why the replica of the HMS Bounty sailed into Hurricane Sandy. , Colin W. Sargent

Black Douglas., Colin W. Sargent

Boone's A Room With a View., Colin W. Sargent

Brush with Fame., Colin W. Sargent

Castillo del Mar, a Spanish-style villa in Old Orchard Beach., Colin W. Sargent

Colonial Zen., Colin W. Sargent

Empire Striking Back., Colin W. Sargent

Fairy Tale., Colin W. Sargent

Fit for a King., Colin W. Sargent

Four oceanfront mansions that are currently up for sale, Colin W. Sargent

House, built in 1925 on Sandy Point in Stockton Springs, that was offered to the town for use as a library., Colin W. Sargent

“House of the Month” piece about a house on Portland’s Craigie Street designed by John Calvin Stevens and his son, John Howard, Colin W. Sargent

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