Posts Tagged Portland Maine

Float Harder – Portland Maine Relaxation

Looking to relax, relieve some stress, and get away for a bit to clear your mind? I recently had the opportunity to duck away from the office and experience all of the hype at Float Harder at 500 Washington Avenue, right here in Portland, Maine. Let’s say you have a busy schedule and not a lot of time.. Making a reservation was so simple…right from the office computer I was able to review the availability schedule and book a 90 minute “float” visit.

Once there, the friendly staff was very inviting and did a wonderful job registering and welcoming me to their very clean and calming environment. After a brief tutorial (there is a video on their website to show you what to expect and answer questions you may have), a staff member gave me a guided tour of the facility to make sure I was most comfortable and understood the process for my relaxation getaway.

The private float rooms are beautiful with the floating pod (pictured left), a small bench, and a shower. All you need is to show up and be prepared to relax and ease your mind. The staff has you pick a light color for your pod and a sound/music to listen to if you wish. After a quick shower, you enter the individual pod, and can turn off the sound and/or light if you wish to slip away into full relaxation and allow the epsom salt bath solution to float you in true bliss. Closing the pod cover completely and focusing on breathing enabled me to meditate, clear my mind in complete darkness.

If you’re in need a break, would like to lower your stress levels, and could use a local getaway to clear your mind for 90 minutes, then Float Harder is an incredible and inexpensive option. I’m sure once you have made a visit, you’ll be a returning customer. Enjoy!

For more information or to book a visit, please check out their website http://www.floatharder.com/

 

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Sebago Brewing 20th Anniversary Launch Party – Waggin’ Tail Pale Ale

On Wednesday, May 31st Sebago Brewing will be celebrating the official launch day of their 20th Anniversary Waggin’ Tail Pale Ale at the Portland Sebago Brewpub location at 211 Fore Street in Portland from 4pm to 6pm. The beer will be available for purchase on tap and a portion of each pour will go towards the Planet Dog Foundation and the work they do to support service dog organizations.

Weather permitting, dogs are encouraged to come and celebrate on the dog-friendly patio at Sebago Brewing. At 4:10pm, the first taste of the beer will be sipped by the winner (Josh) of the 20th Anniversary Beer Naming Contest

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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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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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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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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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Guster returns to State Theatre! 5/2/15

Guster's "Evermotion"

 

 

Tickets for Guster’s return to the State Theatre go on sale Friday January 9th!  As an added bonus each ticket comes with a download of their new album “Evermotion” available on 1/13!  Charge by phone at 800-745-3000, in person at Cross Insurance Arena, or online at http://www.statetheatreportland.com/

 

 

Don’t miss an opportunity to see a favorite in Portand over the years and also get their new cd with your ticket!

 

 

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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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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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