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You can has cheezeburger

 And wine, too!
We subjected a handful of Portland’s signature burgers to our own test, factoring taste, style, source, and the feelings we experienced eating them.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 06, 2014

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2013's gobbles and scratches from Susan Collins, city sloganeers, and more

 Yes. Turkeys are good here.
This year saw a lot of weirdness and lunacy, in Portland, in Maine, and around the nation. Here, we collect some of the most ridiculous and egregious violations of general normality, sensitivity, and basic intelligence.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 27, 2013


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Nominate your picks for the Portland Best issue

Choose your favorites!
Choose your favorites!
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2013

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The Phoenix endorses...

Elections 2012
A strong voice of reason on many issues, former Cumberland County sheriff Mark Dion is a solid supporter of medical-marijuana access, providing a powerful law-enforcement perspective that is credible because of his experience and his depth of thought about the larger issues at hand.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 31, 2012

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The King impression

Endorsements 2012
Casting your ballot for independent Angus King — the former governor running for the US Senate seat being vacated by Olympia Snowe — is a vote for a smarter future for Maine.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 31, 2012



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The Obama imperative


Two things stand between almost certain economic and social catastrophe: the prospect of the Democrats maintaining — or expanding — their majority in the Senate, and the reelection of President Barack Obama.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 31, 2012

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Election Spectacular!

Our guide to the polls — local,  state, and national
Our guide to the polls — local,  state, and national
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 01, 2012

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DIY Education

save some dough and take our classes!
In light of recent budget cuts in average Americans' bank accounts, and the increasingly skyrocketing cost of higher education, Phoenix University (we regret the acronym, but University of Phoenix was taken) has opened its (paper) doors.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 12, 2012

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Good tidings from LePage

Gubernatorial Wishlist
In place of our usual monthly Gubernatorial Scorecard, we're looking at what Governor Paul LePage has been up to through the lens of the holiday season.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 07, 2011

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Ratings game

Gubernatorial Scorecard
A recent poll found that more Mainers approve of the governor's job performance this year than did last year.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 09, 2011



Consistently inconsistent

Gubernatorial Scorecard
One of Governor Paul LePage's most impressive performances, to date, has been his consistency.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 05, 2011

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Storm clouds

Gubernatorial Scorecard
We just weathered a storm that hit harder elsewhere than it did in Maine.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 31, 2011

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Slideshow: ''Edward Hopper’s Maine'' at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

"Edward Hopper’s Maine" | Through October 16, 2011
''Edward Hopper’s Maine'' is on display at  Bowdoin College Museum of Art  through October 16, 2011. Read Ken Greenleaf's review  here .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 10, 2011

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Break time

Gubernatorial Scorecard
Summer's here, and everybody needs a break. Even Governor Paul LePage seems to be taking a holiday from the hard work of keeping his mouth shut in public.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 10, 2011

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End of the innocence

Gubernatorial Scorecard
As the legislative session ends, the amount and nature of Governor Paul LePage's political influence has become clearer.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 29, 2011



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The quiet man

Gubernatorial Scorecard
Governor Paul LePage has, perhaps unexpectedly, refrained from loudly saying stupid things over the past month or so, since GOP legislators confronted him and told him he was a problem child.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2011

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Back from vacation

Gubernatorial Scorecard
Governor Paul LePage recently returned from a Jamaican vacation, which provided fodder for some political controversy, and probably helped him avoid getting into new messes.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 04, 2011

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LePage’s numbers

Gubernatorial scorecard
This week, we introduce a regular feature, Gubernatorial Scorecard. We'll evaluate Governor Paul LePage's recent moves.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 09, 2011

Portland Gift Guide 2010: Real gifts for real people

Stocking stuffers for the drunks, hippies, and geeks in your life
So, what do you get for the drug dealer who has everything? Flummoxed by the thought of trying to surprise the music snob on your list? We'll tell you what presents they want this year.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 09, 2010
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