by Jennifer Hutchins / We know it's all about talent, getting the right people on your team. That's why Creative Portland wants to attract 10,000 people who will contribute to our economy and community.
by Chelsea H. B. DeLorme / Ever wondered why Wharf Street is a block removed from the wharves? Fore Street was the original water line, named after the river that flows into Portland Harbor. In 1853 the city began to fill in the wharves in front of Fore Street, extending the land mass and creating Commercial Street, in order to lay down railroad track and enhance the city's position as a hub of commerce (at least according to Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England).
by John Spritz /
In a city as charged as Portland, it can be challenging to keep track of what's happening when. If you're looking to indulge your artistic/creative side, there are many calendars out there, including this listing of more than a dozen right here on this web site.
by Chelsea H. B. DeLorme /
One of the most popular facebook posts Creative Portland and 2 Degrees Portland have shared (ever) was a recent link to The Atlantic announcing the happiest states in the union, based on tweets (The Geography of Happiness According to a Million Tweets). Hawaii was first, and Maine was the runner-up for relative, collective happiness.
by Christian MilNeil /
Last week, Portland's daily newspaper, the Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, relaunched MaineToday. com, its online arts and living guide, with new content, bloggers, and a much-improved design.