Category Archives: What’s Happening

Experience the Titanic — without sinking — in Portland

The Titanic (courtesy of Portland Science Center)

The world’s most heavy-handed metaphor is coming to Portland. (I stole that tag line from my colleague, Dan.) The Titanic. It’s one of history’s most famous maritime disasters and a ship whose name has come to be an instantly recognizable euphemism for arrogance and failure to plan ahead. In case there’s anyone reading this who […]

2015 in superlatives: The top 10 top 10 lists the Portland area landed on

The Pihcintu Girls Chorus performs at Portland Mayor Ethan Striplings inaugural celebration in December at the Ocean Gateway Terminal.

A year ago around this time, I posted a somewhat absurd aggregation-of-an-aggregation-of-an-aggregation (etc., etc.) by ranking the top 10 top 10 lists Portland was named to in 2014. A wide range of national outlets lauded Maine’s largest city in 2014, from sports television network ESPN to magazines like Time and websites like Yelp. The Portland area […]