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 2012

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

"Travelogue" piece that consists of an interview with Ken Kunin and Beth Stickne, Donna Stuart

Although long overshadowed by the popularity of Maine lobster, there are three s, David Svenson

Chris Tafford and Rob Mitchell of HoverFlow are using a small unmanned helicopte, David Svenson

"Creative Economy" piece on the Portland Ballet Co.'s photo exhibit called "Who', David Svenson

"Dollars & Sense" piece discusses some recent acquisitions made by members of th, David Svenson

"Dollars & Sense" piece on the author's theory that similar to the "hemline effe, David Svenson

"Dollars & Sense" piece that attempts to assess the economic impact of Open Ligh, David Svenson

Interviews with several Mainers you might have encountered on the streets of Por, David Svenson

Interview with architect Peter Forbes about a glass house he designed in Mt. Des, David Svenson

Interview with Cape Elizabeth resident Jeff Kline, the executive producer of the, David Svenson

Interview with Morgan Callen Rogers, Bath native and author of the novel Red Rub, David Svenson

"Made in Maine" piece about the 125-foot research vessel Hero, currently moored, David Svenson

"Made in Maine" piece that offers tidbits of information about L.L. Bean in cele, David Svenson

Pierce Atwood, Portland's largest law firm, has recently moved into new office s, David Svenson

University of Maine-Augusta professor and board member of the Portland Society o, David Svenson

When Whitney Parrish participated in her first archeological dig at a 17th centu, David Svenson

"Who knew?" piece on the Maine Chance Health Spa that Elizabeth Arden establishe, David Svenson

Influenced by President Johnson's Highway Beautification Act regulating advertis, Patrick Venne

The author imagines how "New Urbanism" might change the Portland cityscape. With, Patrick Venne

"The Falling Man." Fiction by Duncan Whitmire., Duncan Whitmire

"Discovery" piece on the heat shield that Biddeford's Fiber Materials, Inc creat, Robert Witkowski

Interview with actress, singer and Falmouth native Rachael Duddy. After studying, Robert Witkowski

Interview with former Boston Celtics player Dave Cowens who has lived on Sebago, Robert Witkowski

"Outdoors" piece on foliage photography, with tips on how to take good photograp, Robert Witkowski

"Where Can I See a" piece on the best places to see iconic Maine wildlife such a, Robert Witkowski

Brief profile of the painter, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and the formative summers that he, Tom Wolf (Tom M.)

Submissions from 2011

Descriptions of seven ocean getaways now on the market for under $200,000.

"Dollars & Sense" piece with information to help readers compare different banks

Profiles and interviews commemorating Portland Monthly's 25th anniversary includ

"Dollars & Sense" piece on the types of items that were formerly crafted and man, Herbert C. Adams

A guide highlighting several New Year's Eve celebrations in Maine., Lindsey B. Anderson

Interview with Manchester, Maine native Crosby Leveen, who has been featured on, Taryn Crane

Descriptions of some of Maine's artist co-ops and collectives., Jeanee Dudley

Interview with Bob, Chris, and Abby Elliott, who represent three generations of, Jeanee Dudley

Interview with Maine resident Daniel Vitalis, a supporter of primitive skills su, Jeanee Dudley

Profile of Regina Lucchese of Portland, a talented musician who has also been re, Jeanee Dudley

One of the most daring structures of its time in Maine was a wing called the Pav, Brad Emerson

The polar Eskimo, Hivshu, or Robert E. Peary II, is the great-grandson of polar, Patricial Pierce Erikson

"Cuiscene" piece on Portland's restaurant scene from its emergence in the 1980s, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on Roxanne Quimby's Quimby Culinary Colony located in the forme, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on some unusual Maine foods and dishes including sea whelk sala, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on the variety and multitude of ethnic restaurants and markets, Judith Gaines

An article highlighting European-style hotels and inns in Maine and New Hampshir, Benjamin Goodridge

"Dollars & Sense" piece about banks in Maine, including the history of some name, Karen Hofreiter

"Dollars & Sense" piece on the economic opportunities provided by cruise ship to, Karen Hofreiter

A descriptive overview of Portland's most luxurious day spas., Karen E. Hofreiter

A profile of and interview with Kendra Lord, a Buxton resident who was a recent, Karen E. Hofreiter

"Cuiscene" piece on food and wine pairing, with recommendations from Maine chefs, Karen E. Hofreiter

Tips for enjoying a romantic evening in Portland on a "shoestring" budget that h, Karen E. Hofreiter

Details about some of Maine's "dream islands" currently being offered for sale,, Karen E. Hofreiter, Benjamin Goodridge, and Bethany Stone

A review of Petite Jacqueline, a new French bistro in Portland owned by Steve an, Diane Hudson

Descriptions of the favorite cookbooks of several Maine chefs, including: Celia, Diane Hudson

Brief profile of Susan Talbot, a well-known wildfowl carver from Camden., Felicia Knight

Listings of the top 100 private businesses headquartered in Maine, ranked in ord, Evan Livada

Alternative homes like Marcia Wake's Sculpture House in Windham, Robert Patterso, Joshua Lobkowicz

Before closing for the winter, the Nevada Motel in York hosted 35 Artspace of Po, Ariel L. Martin

Alejandra O'Leary talks about growing up Latina in Portland; Beatriz Dubon, whos, Alejandra O'Leary

"Dollars & Sense" piece on the growth of "co-working" spaces in Portland. Co-wor, Jennifer K. Quartararo

Interview with actress and Biddeford-native Karissa Staples who has appeared in, Jennifer K. Quartararo

Description of a trip taken by the author and his wife to visit E. B. White's ho, Andrew Reiner

"Performance" piece on the creativity of Maine woman of French-heritage. Include, Rhea Cote Robbins

"House of the Month" piece on the John Calvin Stevens-designed home built in 190, Colin Sargent

A favorable review of the book "Deering: A Social and Architectural History" wri, Colin W. Sargent

After filming "Notorious" with Cary Grant, Oscar-winning actress Ingrid Bergman, Colin W. Sargent

An article highlighting some of the challenges associated with marketing Maine l, Colin W. Sargent

An article on summer theaters in Maine including Deertrees Theater in Harrison a, Colin W. Sargent

Brief interview with director John Waters, who will be appearing at the State Th, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on a home located at 44 Carleton Street in Portland,, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on a house at 123 Foreside Road in Falmouth Foreside., Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on a house at 199 Western Promenade in Portland owned, Colin W. Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on "Seal Watch", a 1.6 acre property on High Head Roa, Colin W. Sargent