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 2011

"House of the Month" piece on "Ships' Channel" located at 1 Bay Road in South Po, Colin W. Sargent

Interviews with and profiles of the "Ten Most Intriguing Mainers", including: C, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with chef and restaurateur Todd English about his connection to Maine, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, creators of ABC's "Once Upon a T, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Patrick Dempsey, a Lewiston-native and Harpswell resident who sta, Colin W. Sargent

Interview with Rachel Nichols, a Maine native and actress who has appeared in bi, Colin W. Sargent

One of Bar Harbor's original rusticator homes that escaped the 1947 fire was kno, Colin W. Sargent

"Out of the Past" piece on a 1948 Bates Fabric "Back to School" promotion featur, Colin W. Sargent

"Talking Walls" piece on Garrison Field, a 14 acre Cape Elizabeth oceanfront est, Colin W. Sargent

"Vanishing Maine" piece on some of the places and things that used to exist in P, Colin W. Sargent

Information about some of Maine's "most romantic places", including Pemaquid Poi, Portland Monthly staff

Several communities in Maine vie to be considered the first place in the United, Portland Monthly staff

LightHawk aviation, a Maine-based consortium, is directed by Rudy Engholm, who c, Donna Stuart

An article marking the 100th anniversary of the first skyscraper built in Portla, Patrick Venne

The 91-year-old Shwartz Building on Congress and High streets in Portland is und, Kathleen Whalen

An article about the planned creation of a First Amendment museum in Guy Gannett, Leah Whalen

The John Neal house at 173-175 State Street was built in 1836 in what was then t, Leah Whalen

When it was constructed in1986, the $22 million One City Center building was int, Leah Whalen

An "exit interview" with departing Portland City Manager Joe Gray. He talks abou, Robert Witkowski

Dodge's "Search Engine for the Road" advertising campaign included hints that se, Robert Witkowski

Submissions from 2010

A look at new shops opening in the Old Port this summer, including Motifs, the O

Photos of Mark Upson, Linda Albert, Elena Morrow-Spitzer, Mayor Nick Mavodones,

"Zeitgeist" piece on Dr. Charles Carpenter, who lives with his wife Dalinda in a

Profile of and interview with Adam Gardner, guitarist and vocalist for the band, Betsy Caron

A brief look at Maine and the China trade during the 18th and 19th centuries, wi, Sarah Cumming Cecil

Critique and examples of paintings by longtime Lincolnville resident Neil Welliv, Sarah Cumming Cecil

Interview with novelist Dr. Tess Gerritsen of Camden, whose work is produced on, Amber Cronin

Maine landmarks that recently have been or might be put on the market include th, Justin Ellis

An historical review of the use of wallpaper in Maine, with details on homes whe, Brad Emerson

Fortune Rock is a George Howe-designed home cantilevered on concrete bridge trus, Brad Emerson

Architect Wallace Harrison and artist and designer Isamu Noguchi collaborated on, Brad Favreau

"Focus on Health Care" piece by Helen Foley, CEO of the Cumberland County Y, on, Helen Brena Foley

"Cuiscene" piece on a non-skier's guide to the best apres-ski offerings around t, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on festivals, gourmet tastings, and lodging packages in Maine d, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on Maine's tea houses., Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on Maine vintners, with a map of 20 Maine wineries and vineyard, Judith Gaines

Four homes on Bramhall Street in Portland that were owned by Maine Medical Cente, Karen E. Hofreiter

Profiles of two Maine College of Art ceramicists--Kari Radasch ('97) and Patti S, Karen E. Hofreiter

An article on Maine rock climbers with details on two rock-climbing destinations, Karen E. Hofreiter and Amber Cronin

Profiles of Maine-connected people who are shaking up the status quo, including:, Aruna Kenyi, Karen E. Hofreiter, Justin Ellis, Colin Sargent, and Adam Perry

A list of the 100 largest Maine companies and a sampling of the state's largest, Evan Livada

Interview with Julia Clukey, an Olympic luger who discovered her love for the sp, Walker Matthews

An article on an "Indian Encampment" in Bar Harbor, which at its peak in 1885, w, Bunny McBride and Harold Prins

Today the VIA Group will celebrate its move into the Baxter Library building wit, Edward D. Murphy

L.L. Bean's iconic canvas tote bag and classic American clothes have been seen c, Tina M. Phillips

"Interview" piece with Oriana Farley, 24, a Hampden native and multiple Maine Al, Mackenzie Rawcliffe

"Cuiscene" piece on Yordprom Coffee Company on Congress Street, owned by Thomas, Meagan S. Reidmann

Interview with Carson Kressley, TV personality from "Queer Eye for the Straight, Meaghan S. Reidmann

Profile of and interview with Alice Brooks of Biddeford, whose short film, "Root, Todd M. Richard

Profile of and interview with Eugene McDaniels, 75, of Kittery, song-writer and, Todd M. Richard

Profile of Ben Row, an actor, theatrical graphic designer, and GPS voice-over. H, Todd M. Richard

Rob Evons opened Port City Music Hall a year ago, at 504 Congress Street, and th, Todd M. Richard

A case is made that Portland was the locale that inspired Edward Hopper's painti, Colin Sargent

Actress Irene Bedard would like to produce a movie based on the biography,"Molly, Colin Sargent

An article on Joan Whitney Payson (1903-1975), with details on her famous friend, Colin Sargent

Descriptions of three waterfront estates for sale in Maine: 5 Pillsbury Drive in, Colin Sargent

"House of the month" piece on a house at 301 Foreside Road in Cumberland, owned, Colin Sargent

"House of the month" piece on a restored Gothic Revival landmark, known as the W, Colin Sargent

"House of the month" piece on "Stall Hall" in Kennebunk Beach, where Maine novel, Colin Sargent

"House of the month" piece on the $3.8 million East Sebago retreat, Rockcraft Lo, Colin Sargent

"House of the Month" piece on the former home of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sid, Colin Sargent

"Interview" piece with actors Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub, who are acting in, Colin Sargent

Leigh Keno, denizen of "Antiques Roadshow," talks about preeminent examples of M, Colin Sargent

"Real Estate" piece on the shingle-style house with children's "castle" that Ric, Colin Sargent

"house of the month" piece on No. 420 Baxter Boulevard, for many years the home, Colin W. Sargent

Quotations by Mainers taken from the latest edition of "The Yale Book of Quotati, Fred R. Shapiro

Descriptive account of the Rebel raid on Portland Harbor, led by Confederate Cha, Ron Soodalter

The Navy is offering the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy to be used as a floa, Jason Stevenson

Paul S. Stevens, the son of architect John Calvin Stevens II, describes the home, Paul S. Stevens

A descriptive list of Maine islands on the market, ranging in price from Davis I, Donna Stuart

A look at famous visitors to Maine's hotels and bed and breakfasts, including cu, Donna Stuart

Interview with record setting ocean racer and former Olympian Cam Lewis, of Linc, Jared Thurber

Short essay on the schooner "Bowdoin," which crossed the Arctic circle over two, Michelle Susan Twomey

Stories of encounters with famous people in Maine, including actor Sarah Jessica, Michelle Susan Twomey

A guide to movie-going options in the Greater Portland area, from faux-leather r, Peter Weyl

A history of the Francis Fassett-designed Baxter building, which was once home t, Leah Whalen

A look at the studios of artists Eric Hopkins, John Swan, Winslow Homer, Abbott, Leah Whalen

Architect John Silverio of Lincolnville reinterpreted a Shingle Style cottage in, Leah Whalen

Elliot Siderides of Windward Development removed almost 1,400 square feet of liv, Leah Whalen

One Monument Square in Portland is being sheathed in an exterior skin of Alucobo, Leah Whalen

Stephen Harvey, a builder, transformed a home on 107 Vaughan St. that had been b, Leah Whalen

Interview with Maine designer Jill McGowan, who is known for the white shirts sh, Staff and wire reports

Notes on four Maine homes for sale, including 84 Eastern Prom, presently known a, Staff and wire reports

An article on the connection between Louisiana's best Cajun chefs, including Eme, Robert Witkowski

Interview with Jean Fogelberg, wife of the late singer Dan Folgelberg, on their, Robert Witkowski

Submissions from 2009

An interview with Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on "Grey's Anato

Interview with Patrick Dempsey, star of the TV show "Grey's Anatomy," and founde

An article on Maine's migratory birds, based on studies by the Gulf of Maine Res, John Annala

Profile of movie actress Jean Arthur (1900-1991), who as Gladys Georgianna Green, William Barry and Debra Barry

A list of some great companies to work for, including CIEE (the Council for Inte, Robert Benziker

An interview with Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport, first Olympic gold medalist, Benjamin Boutin

A recent auction in Maine featuring vintage sleds highlighted the Maine origins, Sarah Cumming Cecil

Profile of Josephine Diebitsch, who married polar explorer Robert E. Peary. Sh, Patricia Erikson

"inside story" piece on Damarin, an 1850s Greek Revival home overlooking the She, Brad Favreau

"Rockhouse" in Cape Neddick was recently remodeled by two London-based architect, Brad Favreau

The new Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine in Portland is LEE, Brad Favreau

A 2010 calendar of Maine culinary events., Judith Gaines

Among those who have repurposed old buildings into modern restaurants are Amber, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on Bath artist Tina Ingraham, who delights in painting all sort, Judith Gaines

"Cuiscene" piece on Dan Stevens of Portland, who makes "Captain Mowatt's hot sau, Judith Gaines