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Peloton Speaks tonight in Portland ft Spose/Luke Livingston! 1/21/15

Peloton Speaks

Peloton Speaks

A new business themed event has sprung up in Portland!  It began last month in a city that seems to have so many great options for business owners and entrepreneurs to network and meet one another.  The monthly event takes place at Peloton Labs and is put on by Katalyst and Dream Local Digital as part of the collaboration series.

The event however is unique in a sense that it encourages those who attend to really be honest about their business and their fears.  The first event featured some well known business owners like Chris Avantaggio of LiveME and Emily Straubel of The Red Lipstick Project.  They told their stories of taking a leap, and facing fear.  The event then allows the audience to ask questions and three audience members are drawn at random for those who want to speak.  These attendees tell their story and get instant audience feedback.  

This month’s theme is:  Getting through tough times.  The event will feature Maine hip hop artist Spose, Baxter Brewing founder Luke Livingston and Peloton’s founder Liz Trice.  These three featured guests will tell their stories in a very honest environment.  The event features Beer with from Baxter Brewing, food from Slab Sicilian Street Food and music by Dj Mosart.  A unique atmosphere to network and here some great guests tell their stories.  Come check out Peloton Speaks tonight 6-8pm at 795 Congress St at Peloton Labs.

 

When:  January 21, 2015

Time: 6-8PM

Tickets are available online at until 4pm at: pelotonspeaks.eventbrite.com

Then at the door for $8.  Ticket includes admission and Beer and Food!

 

 

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Winterfest Weekend 2015 begins January 23!

Courtesy of Portland Downtown District

Courtesy of Portland Downtown District

Winterfest weekend begins on January 23rd in Downtown Portland.  On Friday there are many FREE family friendly outdoor winter activities and then again on Saturday!  A Winterfest scavenger hunt will also take place throughout the weekend with a chance to win many great prizes!

 

Come out and enjoy the best family fun in Portland this winter this upcoming weekend!  

 

 

Some featured events-

WinterFest Rail Gym

WinterFest 2015 Snow Sculptures

Portland Pirates Hockey Shot

Winterfest Scavenger Hunt

Full List of Sponsored Events Link/Information

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Portland Wedding Show Tomorrow! 1/10/15 & 1/11/15

Courtesy of FestivalHill.Org

Courtesy of FestivalHill.Org

 

Recently engaged?  Planning a wedding?  Head over to the Holiday Inn by the Bay tomorrow!  Times for tomorrow are 5pm-8pm, and Sunday January 11th from 11am-3Pm!

Wedding vendors from across Maine will be attending and ready to give you plenty of great options to help you pick out your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, wedding cakes and more. There will also be plenty of wedding vendors for the groom, best man and grooms men as well.

As an added incentive the main sponsor Springers Jewelers, is also giving every attendee a $100 Discount Card towards wedding bands as well as chance to win a $3,000 wedding package to one lucky couple!

 

 

 

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Registered yet for the Tough Mudder? Popular event predicted to sell out in 3-4 days

Tough Mudder, courtesy of northeastexplorer.com

Tough Mudder, courtesy of northeastexplorer.com

 

The Great Northeast run of the popular Tough Mudder series is now 95% sold out.  It’s predicted to sell out in 3-4 days.

 

 

You can register online HERE

 

 

Event location:

Sunset Ridge, 771 Cumberland St, Westbrook, ME 04092

Date:

August 23-24-, 2014.

 

Standard Entry available still!

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Portland’s Maine State Pier getting into the act with outdoor concerts.

Courtesy of Portlanddailyphoto.com

Courtesy of Portlanddailyphoto.com

With the growing outdoor concert scene that happens every summer in Bangor many were wondering when bigger outdoor shows were going to make their way into downtown Portland.  

As of now there are three shows proposed for this summer on the Maine State Pier in the Old Port put on by Bangor Waterfront Concerts.  Waterfront Concerts operates the 15,000-seat Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.  Some big name acts scheduled there this summer are Tim McGraw and Dave Matthews Band.

On August 10 there is a Reggae fest, featuring an array of acts and headlines by Freddie McGregor.  Scheduled and the national act 3 Doors Down will play an acoustic set on August 3.  The third act has yet to be announced but it has been said that it will most likely be a national act and household name for the June date.    

The momentum comes from how successful the shows have been in Bangor, and a few summers back when Mumford and Sons brought 15,000 to the Eastern Promenade.  The Maine State Pier has a capacity of about 3,000.

This is good news for concert goers who love being outdoors in the summer!  Enjoy Portland!

 

 

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Harvard Pilgrim 5k Challenge- June 27, 2014

Courtesy of www.harvardpilgrim5kmaine.com

Courtesy of www.harvardpilgrim5kmaine.com

 

Get ready for the new Harvard Pilgrim 5k Challenge on June 27!  The race will require you to have teams of 5 for this beautiful route.  Grab some co- workers or friends for the race!  (If you can’t find any takers individual participants will be welcomed as well!)

The out-and-back course starts at the end of marginal way on the bike path, then runs out to the East End beach to the turn around.

Times will be added together to find category winners!

After you have finished your run or walk stick around for some great local food, raffle give-aways and fun!

All proceeds go to support the Portland Police Activities League.

 

For more information on the 5k and to Register-  Click Here

For more information on the awards given- Click Here

 

 

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The Patriot 5K Road Race and Kids Run!- May 17, 2014

 

Courtesy of patriot5k.org

Courtesy of patriot5k.org

 

Dubbed as Maine’s fastest and richest 5k the Patriot 5k Road Race has seen many of the fastest 5k race times in the state set at the event.  This year because of The Liberty Family Foundation there will be a $1,000 prize bonus for the new state record as well as many other prizes!  There seem to be no official records kept so the good folks at the Patriot 5k did their homework and found the fastest times to be: 14:15:72 by Pat Tarpy in 2006 and 16:06:18 by Cathy O’brien in 1996!

New to the event this year is the under 10 age group to hep recognize younger athletes!  The under 10 athletes, 11-14, and 15-19 will receive recognition plaques!

Come out on May 17, 2014 to beautiful Gray and have some fun with the whole family.

To Register- https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=24768

To Volunteer- http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/jobs-by-date.tcl?event_id=214146

To donate to charity for the race- https://www.raceit.com/Fundraising/donate.aspx?event=24768

For any other information and FAQ’s- http://www.patriot5k.org/

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North of Nashville live at Empire- April 19, 2014

Courtesy of Muddy RuckusNorth of Nashville returns to Portland for their last show on their spring tour on Aril 19th with special guests Muddy Ruckus and Forts/Gainsville!  

 

Saturday, April 19th, 9:00pm
The Empire
575 Congress Street, Portland, Me 04101
PH: (207) 747-5063
Tickets $10 available online: https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/166687
doors open at 8pm.

www.muddyruckus.com
www.northofnashville.org
www.portlandempire.com

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Valentine’s Day brings special menus in Portland

Photo Courtesy of www.restaurantgrace.com

Photo Courtesy of www.restaurantgrace.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couples in Portland will consider themselves lucky this Valentine’s day because a handful of many great local restaurants in Portland will be preparing special dishes just for this special night!  Some of the best restaurants in the city will be featuring dishes prepared just for the night only, and here are a few of our favorites!

 

Five-Fifty Five, 555 Congress St-  Offering a chef’s tasting menu for $88 a person with additional wine parings for an extra fee.  They will start with peekytoe crab bisque then allow you to move on to dishes like vaoduvan curried shrimp, beef tenderloin, organic scottish salmon, and pine nut crusted rack of American lamb!  Call 207-761-0555 for reservations or visit http://www.fivefityfive.com

 

Grace, 15 Chestnut St-  There will be an amuse for every table and many specials just for this special night.  Guests will choose their own reservation time and style of eating.  Call 207-828-4422 or visit http://www.restaurantgrace.com

 

Hugo’s, 88 Middle St-  Hugo’s will offer a new menu just for the night with 7 courses priced at $80 per person and wine pairings for an additional $55 a person.  This will be running between the hours of 5-10pm.  Call 207-774-8538 or visit http://www.hugos.net for reservations!

 

Petite Jacqueline, 190 State St-  Petite Jacqueline will offer a three-course tasting menu for $55 a person.  Wine tastings and champagne flights will be available.  Reservations are recommended.  Call 207-553-5687 or visit http://www.bistropj.com

 

The Salt Exchange, 245 Commercial St-  Salt Exchange will actually be running their Valentine’s Day special all weekend from 4-9pm.  The theme is “Midnight in Paris” and guests are advised to dress accordingly!  The menu will include great items like local oysters with lemon sorbet, fish and meat courses such as pouched Maine lobster, grilled swordfish and duck three ways.  Dessert will include choices like chocolate dipped strawberries and red velvet cake.  All six courses will cost $65 a person.  For reservations call 207-347-5687 or visit http://www.thesaltexchange.net

 

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and enjoy these fantastic specials by some of Portland’s best restaurants!

 

 

 

 

 

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Maine Restaurant Week- March 1-10, 2014.

Maine Restaurant Week 2014

Maine Restaurant Week 2014

 

It’s that time of year again that everyone in Maine loves.  It’s Maine restaurant week 2014!  This is a statewide event that allows customers of these great local restaurants an opportunity to try the best they have to offer in great three course offerings at special prices.

This year is the sixth installment of this always-growing and popular event.  A can’t-miss event with dozens of local restaurants participating, hundreds of amazing and talented restaurant professionals, and more.  This is the very best way to support Maine’s local restaurant industry.

This year to kick off the week there will be The Incredible Breakfast Cook-off on Friday, February 28, 2014.  

Sponsored by WBLM and Sea dog Brewing Co this event begins at 7Am at Sea Dog in South Portland, with the winner being announced at 8:45AM.  Guests who buy tickets for the cook-off will sample each breakfast prepared and vote for their favorites.  The last five years the title has been held by The Good Table, and this many will be looking to take the crown from them.  Included in the ticket price are coffee, tea, juice, and all other breakfast items.  The best part is that all the proceeds are donated to charity!  

Courtesy of Maine Restaurant week's facebook.

Courtesy of Maine Restaurant week’s facebook.

Purchase your Incredible Breakfast tickets here:

http://incredabreakfast.brownpapertickets.com/ 

 

Closing out the week will be:  The Signature Cocktail and Dessert event on Sunday, March 9, 2014.  

This closeout even is a celebration of some of the best cocktail shakers and dessert makers in all of Maine.  After having your cocktail and dessert samples you can vote and decide the very best Maine has to offer in 2014 from these talented professionals.

Order Signature event tickets here:

http://signatureevent.brownpapertickets.com/

Photo Courtesy of Maine Restaurant week's facebook.

Photo Courtesy of Maine Restaurant week’s facebook.

 

For full details, more events, and a full list of restaurants participating this year near you visit http://www.mainerestaurantweek.com/

 

Restaurant Sign Up–  Restaurant owners and managers call (207) 775-2126 with any questions, and you can sign up online here!

 

This is a fantastic and fun way support the great Maine restaurant community!

 

 

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