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Anna

I get to work with the the most amazing artists while they're still students!

Job Director of Student Engagement and (Non-Practicing Playwright) / Maine College of Art

Lives In Parkside

General Butch about town.

Engagement: not just about marriage anymore!

Why did you choose Portland? I wouldn't live anywhere else in Maine (and I'm a native Mainer.)

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? The faculty, staff, students and alumni at Maine College of Art. There is some amazing stuff happening here. Porteous is the homebase. Portland is the incubator. The rest of the world is the benefactor!

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Depends on their interest, but food always is central to my Portland tours!

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Shay's in Monument square.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Nut free truffles at Dean's Sweets on Middle Street. I have a nut allergy. Seen the NONUTZ plate? That's me!

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Rosie's on Fore Street. Place is a gem!

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Drinks at the Armory or Shay's, Dinner at the Grill Room, play at Portland Stage or film at the Nick, a little nosh or nightcap at the Chocolate Bar. The next day, brunch at the Corner Room.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Always on Congress street!

Other Portlanders

Alice Kornhauser

I inform, inspire and influence in support of my community, with a special soft spot for the arts.

Patrick Roche

I design and build creative work spaces.

Nathan Stevens

I make strange things and help others make things not so strange.

Sarah Sutton

Creator of tasty lobster rolls. Avid supporter of Portland's food truck scene. Passionate about good food that accessible.

Sonya Tomlinson

Rapper turned teaching artist with the goal of keeping the performing arts alive for the youth of Portland.

Vanessa Helmick

I create sanctuary

Andrew Foster

I show people my favorite things the way I see them

Derek Kimball

I make films.

Anna Jakubik

Live everyday like a princess.