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Smarter Travel: Portland has metropolitan food and entertainment, but without ‘pretentious big-city attitude’

Emma Rose Schwartz, 12, strikes a famous pose at the Portland Museum of Art during this 2012 file phot. Artists of all skill levels were invited to the museum to sketch Maine State Ballet Dancers, just as Edgar Degas did in 19th century France, to celebrate its current Degas exhibition and the Ballet's upcoming production of Swan Lake. (BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett)

Another week, another national list of top American cities that includes Portland. This time around, the publication Smarter Travel is urging smarter travelers to visit Maine’s largest city in its list of “America’s Best Small Cities on the Rise.” In case you’ve been living under a rock, Portland’s been lauded by national publications for everything […]