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Point-Counterpoint: Portland's parks referendum

 With a vote just two weeks away, local campaigns ramp up
We invited representatives from Protect Portland Parks and Forward Portland to answer the same six questions in advance of the June 10 referendum vote.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 29, 2014

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Best 2014: Editors' Picks

Our weird and off-the-radar personal faves (plus a few constructive criticisms)
Our ‘Best of’ categories are quite comprehensive (see our supplement in this issue), but there’s a lot of stuff they don’t cover — things that defy categorization, things we didn’t even know needed to be honored until we saw/experienced/enjoyed them.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 15, 2014

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Best 2014: Shopping Winners

 Find out who won Best Tattoo Shop, Best Erotic Gifts, Best Holistic Practicioner, Best Bookstore, and more!
Clothes + Music + Shoes + Bongs + Booze
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 15, 2014

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Best 2014: Food & Drink Winners

Find out who won Best Pizza, Best Cocktails, Best Sandwich/Wrap, Best Beer Selection, and many, many more!
Dinner + Drinks + Lunch + Brunch + Late-Night
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 21, 2014

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Best 2014: City Life Winners

Find out who won Best Activist, Best TV/Radio Personality, Best Blog, Best Place for Yoga/Pilates, and more!
People + Places + Personalities + Politics
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 19, 2014

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Best 2014: Arts & Entertainment Winners

Find out who won Best Hip Hop Venue, Best Maine Author, Best Non-Gallery Art Space, Best Street/Performance Artist, and more!
Art + Song + Dance + Words + Film + Theater 
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 15, 2014



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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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