1) Samuel James

2) Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

3) Confusatron

4) Jacob and the House of Fire

5) Brenda

6) Grupo Esperanza

7) Sandbag

8) Hessian


4 places to show off your singer/songwriter side (open-mic nights)

1) North Star Music Cafe | every other Thursday, 7 pm

2) Slainte | Wednesday, 8 pm

3) Dogfish Bar & Grille | Wednesday, 7:30 pm

4) Empire Dine and Dance | Sunday, 7 pm


SHOPPING

6 places to get good used clothes

1) Giant Goodwill | 555 Maine Mall Road, South Portland | 207.553.2223

2) Local vintage Etsy sites (search "Portland, Maine" in the geographical locator)

3) Material Objects | 500 Congress St, Portland | 207.774.1241

4) Moody Lords | 578 Congress St, Portland | 207.773.9363

5) Salvation Army | 297 Cumberland Ave, Portland | 207.774.6304

6) Find | 16 Free St, Portland | 207.699.4285


3 ways to buy tickets from a scalper

1) Lowball them first, then work up

2) Don't be intimidated

3) Walk over to the other scalper five feet away


4 resources for living life on the cheap

1) auction.thephoenix.com

2) portlandtaps.com

3) broke207.wordpress.com

4) The Sunrise Guide


3 Fall 2010 fashion trends that could work in Portland

1) Camel/butterscotch tones

2) Capes/ponchos

3) Oxfords for women


4 Fall 2010 fashion trends we hope don't stick in Portland

1) "Graffiti pants"

2) Outrageous fur (even on boots, gross)

3) Velvet

4) Military jackets (you chose college, not the Army)


CITY LIFE

10 cafes where you can get free wifi and an outlet

1) Arabica Coffee Co. | 2 Free St, Portland | 207.899.1833

2) North Star Music Cafe | 225 Congress St, Portland | 207.699.2994

3) Local Sprouts Community Cafe | 645 Congress St, Portland | 207.615.9970

4) Crooked Mile Cafe | 8 Milk St, Portland | 207.772.8708

5) Bard Coffee | 185 Middle St, Portland | 207.899.4788

6) Mousse Cafe and Bakeshop | One Monument Way, Portland | 207.822.9955

7) Public Market House, second floor | 28 Monument Square, Portland | 207.228.2056

8) Yordprom Coffee Co. | 722 Congress St, Portland | 207.822.9955

9) Hilltop Coffee Shop | 90 Congress St, Portland | 207.780.0025

10) Mornings in Paris | 13 Exchange St, Portland | 207.761.5637

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EL RAYO HUGO'S

4 fail-proof first date spots (and suggestions for the second, if it goes well)

1) Rosie's Bayside Bowl (She might let you win at darts, but she'll kick your ass at the bowling alley.)

2) Silly's Grace (Establish your fun side on the first date and your reverential one on the second.)

3) Picnic at Mackworth Sail Casco Bay (Get cozy observing the water from both sides.)

4) El Rayo Hugo's (Make up for your tequila mistakes with a fancy dinner at Portland's finest.)


6 great places within city limits that aren't on the Peninsula

1) Evergreen Cemetery | 672 Stevens Ave, Portland

2) Po' Boys and Pickles | 1124 Forest Ave, Portland

3) Battery Steele, Peaks Island

4) Fore River Sanctuary | Hillcrest Ave, Portland

5) Kon Asian Bistro | 1140 Brighton Ave, Portland

6) Saigon Restaurant | 795 Forest Ave, Portland


 4 places to ogle people with their tops off

1) Topless rallies | wherever ye may find them

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