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Portland Maine Trivia Nights Updated!

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In the winter months especially we all need to get out of the house and hit some great local bars to take on some trivia!  Leave your cell phone off please, and use your team and wit to win some great prizes!

Trivia nights are a great way to catch up with old friends and also make some new ones!  Check the list below!

Monday:

Location- Sebago Brewing Old Port

Date of event: Every Monday

Time of event: 7 pm

Event Address: 211 Fore St, Portland, ME

Description: We pack the house at our Portland and Kennebunk brewpubs.  Get a team together or come solo for the best quiz night in town!

Tuesday

Location- Binga’s Stadium, Portland- Stump Team Trivia!

Date of Event- Every Tuesday

Time of event: 8pm

Event Address: 77 Free Street, Portland, ME

Description: Stump!  Trivia bring your friends and win some money!

Location: Dogfish Cafe Trivia Night!

Time of event: 8pm

Date of Event:  Every Tuesday until March 31st 2015!

Event Address: 128 Free St, Portland, Me

Description- No cover charge, giving out a wide variety and best prizes in Portland!  Think you know trivia?  Come test your knowledge with us!

Location:  Trivia Tuesday at Rira!

Date of Event:  Every Tuesday

Time of event: 8:30pm

Event Address:  72 Commercial St, Portland, ME

Description:  Portland’s award winning trivia night.  Come see who comes out on top!

Wednesday

Location/Name:  Brian Boru Trivia Night!

Time of event- 7pm

Date of Event:  Every Wednesday

Event Address: 57  Center St, Portland, Me

 

Thursday:

Location: Bugaboo Creek’s Throwback Thursday Trivia (New)

Name of Event: Throwback Trivia

Date of Event: Every Thursday

Time of Event: 7 pm

Event address: 264 Gorham Road, South Portland

Description: Pop culture trivia from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

 

Location:  Margarita’s Trivia Night!

Date of Event:  Every Thursday

Time of Event: 7:30pm

Event Address:  Margarita’s.  11 Brown St, Portland, Me

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If you’re aware of any other trivia nights in Greater Portland that we may have missed or that bars/restaurants have recently added, please let us know by Suggesting an Event. Thank you! – See more at our older link- http://www.iloveportlandmaine.com/2010/08/23/portland-maine-trivia-nights/

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Portland On Tap- January 24, 2015!

Courtesy of Portland On Tap

Courtesy of Portland On Tap

Portland On Tap will be this  Saturday, January 24th from 2:30PM to 6PM at the Portland Company Marine Complex.  The great event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries.  Those in attendance will receive an unlimited sampling of beers, and a great array of live music.  Their will also be great good available for purchase and awesome vendors!

 

 
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased HERE, and they are going fast!

 

 

Ticket prices increase by $10 at the door so get yours early!

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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Our vote for best pizza of 2014: SLAB

Courtesy of I Love Portland ME

Courtesy of I Love Portland ME

 

We figured just incase you haven’t heard of what Slab is offering yet since it’s opening this past early Summer, we got you covered.  Portlanders will always debate who has the best pizza in town.  Our vote goes to SLAB.  In it’s very first year alone SLAB has already achieved a great following and attracted national attention.  Of course there’s the original hand slab, but it’s menu goes far beyond that.  For your first time there, you know what to do:  Hand Slab and some of the best local beer around.  After that go nuts.  The menu ranges from Italian styles sandwiches, meat and cheese plates, and probably the best puff pastry desert you will ever try.  Our recommendations would be a Hand Slab, Meatloaf meatball, Puff pastry (Girelle) and finish it off with any local brew. 

Check out SlabPortland.com for full menu and check them out on Facebook.

 

With so much great food and pizza going on in Portland these days it was hard but SLAB for us here at ILPM takes 1st place! So if you’re in the mood for mouth watering Pizza and Sicilian style street food, head down and check them out at 25 Preble St in Portland!

 

 

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New Year’s Eve 2015 in Portland!

Each year here at ILPM we try and highlight some of our favorite New Year’s events!  It’s becoming harder and harder each year to talk about/cover all of them in a city that does so much for one night!  Here are a few of our favorites for the big night as we say goodbye to 2014!

 

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-Grace New Year’s Eve Bash

Location:  Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland.

Time:  9pm

Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/956418

This is the 6th New Year’s Eve Bash Grace as had!  This year they are changing it up a bit to provide the best possible party!  This will be a ticket only event, so you can avoid the lines!  You will be greeted with a champagne toast upon arrival, dance the night away with a fantastic DJ and ring in the new year with us and 250 new friends.  Again, this will be a ticket only event with proceeds of the ticket sales going to support the important work of Good Shepard Food Bank!

 

 

 

 

 

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Children’s Museum New Year’s at Noon and New Year’s at 2. 

Location:  Maine Children’s Museum, 142 Free St, Portland.

Time:  10AM-12PM

This is family friendly version of a New Year’s Eve Celebration!  The Museum will host their annual New Year’s Party for kids.  New Year’s at Noon (starting little early this year) will feature lots of fun for the little ones, along with 500 balloons!  The New Year’s PJ Party is free with Admission.

From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM…

If you want to celebrate New Year’s in a quieter fashion with “hat-making and merriment”.  The event is free with Admission. Please note…

For more information visit:  http://www.great-maine-vacations.com/new-years-eve-maine.html#sthash.KueT24cd.dpuf 

 

 

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Midnight Masquerade- Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks

Location- Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, Grand Ballroom, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland.

Time:  Events starting at 6:30pm.

Celebrate the traditions of carnival and Mardi Gras as DJ Brian Zutter and The Bob Charest Band keep you moving all night.  From 6:30-7:30pm enjoy cocktail hour, 7:30-9pm enjoy dinner at the hotel, 9pm-1am enjoy ringing in the new year!  There are multiple ticket options available for this event, and even a ticket option that gets you a special discounted rate for the hotel for the evening!

For Reservations and more Information, call the Marriott Hotline at 207-347-6874, E-mail
banquets@marriott-sableoaks.com
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call The Bob Charest Band at 207-797-3848, E-mail

cindy@bobcharestmusic.com
www.BobCharestBand.com

 

4th Annual All Access Party Pass

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If dancing and moving location to location on New Year’s Eve is your thing then this is the pass for you.

The All Access Party Pass-Downtown puts the hottest spots in the coolest areas of the city all onto one itinerary for New Year’s Eve 2014! Gain entry to the most sought after downtown hot spots, each with NYE perks and amenities including:

-Complimentary General Admission to multiple events. Feel free to party hop all night long so go to one or go to all…the choice is yours!

-Live performances by super hot DJs spinning hip hop, dance, rock, Top 40’s and 80’s

-Festive New Year’s Eve party favors

Gain Access to any of the following bars:

51 Wharf Nightclub
Bonfire Country Bar
Fore Play Sports Pub
Oasis
Red Bull VIP Party

$35.00 All Access General Admission
$70.00 All Access VIP Line Skip

Purchase Tickets- http://nypm.ticketleap.com/allaccess2014/

 

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WCYY New Year’s Eve Bash- Soulive and Rustic Overtones at The State Theatre.

Location-  State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland Maine

Time:  Doors:  8pm.  Show: 9pm

If live music is your thing on New Year’s Eve this is the best of the best.  Head into the historic State Theatre to see Maine’s own Rustic Overtones opening for Soulive to ring in the New Year!

Buy Tickets online at http://www.statetheatreportland.com or in person at the Cumberland Country Box Office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is 5 different kind of events, but we want to hear what you are planning!  Have an event that you’re attending or want us to highlight?  Let us know. Email us or comment on facebook!

 

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Bramhall Pub Opens in Portland

If you had ever been to the old Bramhall in Portland, Maine, you may remember the pool tables and dart boards, well those are gone. But the brick walls, stained glass windows of the Bramhall Pub are still there. The old sign still stands outside, showing the way to the stairs leading down to the grotto-like space, which has the feel of a secret find here in Portland.

The bar now had 12 stools and is on your left when you first walk in. Behind the bar you will find a piece of old slate, that serves as a specials board. You will also find vintage claw-foot bathtubs are filled with ice to chill beer and wine. There are also 14 more seats at tables as well. Jerks of Grass will play for the opening on tonight,  just as they did every Thursday at the old Bramhall. Happy Hour will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employees of Maine Medical Center can show their IDs for extended Happy Hour prices. Bramhall Pub opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Beginning on Oct 10 it will be open from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. daily.

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Binga’s Stadium and Shipyard Present: Pumpkin Bash 2014!

Bingas/Shipyard Pumpkin Bash 2014

Bingas/Shipyard Pumpkin Bash 2014

Halloween is getting closer!  Actually too close for some of us who are already missing summer.  Binga’s Stadium and Shipyard are teaming up this year to put on the BIGGEST halloween party in all of Portland!

Well, what makes this party so huge you ask?  Two local favorites Kilcollins and Hello Newman will be performing on the same night, all shipyard brews will be $4 and there will be a $1,000 costume contest winner prize!

Pre-sale tickets on sale now for only $5 online at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/878458

The night of tickets will be just $10 at the door!

More information as event gets closer, don’t miss out on Portland’s biggest Halloween party!

 

http://www.bingasstadium.com

 

 

 

 

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Maine Brew Bus – The Mix and Mash Tours – Portland

Wine, spirits, and beer?  Turns out Portland, Maine really does have it all. Find out how three of Portland’s unique venues are mixing it up this fall!

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Next you will be introduced  to some fermented products that have been distilled. Maine Craft Distilling, which bills itself as a “farm-to-flask” operation, produces everything from rum to gin, and you’ll sip some of each while learning what separates the distillation process from the fermentation process.rising-tide-brewing-company-logo

Your final stop is Rising Tide Brewing Co. The loyal following of locals speaks to the young company’s community engagement as well as to the quality of the beer. You will make your way through the thirsty crowd and taste samples that you will enjoy while learning about the largest brewery in Portland’s booming East Bayside neighborhood.

At the conclusion of the Monday Mix and Mash tour, you will be dropped back off by the Maine Brew Bus on Commercial Street. 

Cost $45 per person
Every Monday 10:45am- 1:30pm
Click for more about this business
207-200-9111
http://bit.ly/1rwQtgj
Commercial St
Portland, ME, ME, 04101
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UBER ARRIVES IN PORTLAND, MAINE!

 

Uber is in Portland Maine, and in action! Uber is a company based out of California and what this company does is unbelievable! Everyone knows how expensive cabs can be, while Uber can often be half the price, if not even cheaper! All you have to do to get an Uber driver to pick yoimgresu up anywhere within Greater Portland (or areas where Uber services) is just download the app, type in where you are, and where you want to go and an Uber driver that is closest to you will pick you up. But you don’t need to sit there and stare at your phone while you wait for Uber to find the closest one to you. When Uber has found someone close to you they will text you!

And the best part is that you can choose what size vehicle you need. You can choose the Uberx that are everyday cars that normal people drive everyday. You can reserve your own private driver and car on demand, and there are SUVs for those times when you have about 7-10 people with you, as well as luxury cars available if you want to ride in absolute style.

Now if you’re saying “Oh this sounds awesome but how do I pay for it?” well all you have to do in the Uber app is add a credit card you want to use and once you are picked up and have arrived at your destination you are then charged. So no cash needed. Let’s say you want to split your fare with someone, how can you do that? Well all you have to do is invite your friends on the Uber app to split the fare with you and each persons credit card will be charged equally!  No paper involved, your receipt is sent right to your email.imgres-1

If you are now wondering who are these people that are picking me up? I must say I said that same thing the first time I used Uber in Boston. I thought well how do I know that the people I am getting in a car with aren’t going to steal me? Well Uber has thought this whole process out, and the company does a thorough background check of every driver before they allow them to become a driver with Uber.

After experiencing Uber, I can honestly say that it was a safe, fun, inexpensive, and convenient experience and I would continue to utilize the service and app.

With the roll out of the new service in Portland, Maine, your first five rides in Portland are FREE thru October 16, 2014, which includes existing users!

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Bonfire grand opening – First 50 people get free burgers for a year! Sept 26, 2014

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Bonfire Country Pub in the old port is Portland’s newest bar!  This Friday they are doing something kind of unheard of.  The first 50 people in the door will receive free burgers for a YEAR!  Bonfire Country Pub located in the Heart of the Old Port at 37 Wharf Street in Portland. This amazing place features a country vibe with fun lively atmosphere. They Specialize in drinks served in Red Solo Cups and a hint of technology.  They even have a self serve beer wall!

 

 

Check them out this Friday at their grand opening!

 

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Mark Stevens of Maine Beer Tours || Weekend brewery recommendations!

Fall is upon us and I’m sure just like every Saturday and Sunday morning in Portland Maine many will be heading out locally to sample some of the best craft brew this state has to offer.  Our friend Mark Stevens at Maine Beer Tours was nice enough to give us some recommendations before heading out on your own on his own Maine Beer Tour Bus.  Check out Maine Beer Tours online to check out what a true craft beer experience is all about!

I asked Mark to give us his top two if he has to give ONLY two breweries to make sure to hit up this weekend.  Here’s what he said.

 

“I’d love to talk about the guys at Austin Street Brewery and/or Luke Livingston up at Baxter Brewing in Lewiston.  Austin Street is a tiny brewery that is putting out just fantastic beers.”

Austin Street is located in Portland, ME at 1 Industrial Way, Suite 8

Courtesy of Austin Street Brewery's Facebook.

Courtesy of Austin Street Brewery’s Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baxter is a favorite of mine, and I have a bit of a man crush on Luke.  He’s a great guy, doing some really great things up in Lewiston, which is needed”

Baxter is located in Lewiston, Me at 130 Mill St.

Courtesy of Baxter's Facebook

Courtesy of Baxter’s Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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