Category Archives: What’s Happening

Mainer’s cave-diving ‘Monsters Underground’ show gets bumped up to Discovery Channel, premiere date announced

In the days before “Monsters Underground” was scheduled to premiereĀ on the cable channel Destination America — Aug. 22 — I received word from the channel’s publicist that it was a no-go, and that she’d be able to announce a new premiere time as soon as details became available. While it certainly sounded like the show’s […]

Portland one of ‘the Best Towns Ever’

Part of the Portland skyline. (BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett)

We’ve seen Portland lauded by national publications for its beer, coffee, economy, farmers markets, environmental friendliness, healthy living, second career opportunities, and on and on and on. It’s really kind of become a bit of a running gag how frequently Maine’s largest city is pumped up by magazines in search of the best places in […]

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 […]