Mobile Navigation

Join: Create your profile >

Lauren Webster

Cocktails for good causes & parties with purpose

Job Marketing and Admissions Director / 75 State Street

Lives In Peaks Island

A Maine native, I didn't grow up in Portland, but I've lived here longer than anywhere else so I consider myself "from" Portland. I've lived Down East, in Central Maine, and on the border in Jackman. I'm a dual-degree alumni from the University of Southern Maine and administrated the Women and Gender Studies Program for thirteen years. In 2017, I joined the team at 75 State Street (Senior and Assisted Living). My volunteerism includes being a steering committee member for the Gaslight League (a social club organized to benefit Victoria Mansion, a National Historic Landmark) and a Victoria Mansion Trustee. In my spare time I bake a lot, plan/attend parties, organize a book club, and design costumes.

Why did you choose Portland? Came for college and never left.

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Changes with the seasons! Winter: the Bramhall Pub & the Bar of Chocolate. Spring: Baxter Blv. Summer: Hot Suppa for $1 oyster happy hours or the Bayside rooftop bar. Fall: Deering Oaks Park and the North Point.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? My favorite indulgence is actually in Scarborough, but its worth the drive! The Cheese Iron on Rt. 1; fromagerie heaven.

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Every night there are eight things happening that sound like fun.

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Listening to live music on the Portland Lobster Co. patio followed by a meal at Empire (amazing food, even better service) and then if we have room (and we won't) a dessert at the Bar of Chocolate. The next day get up early for bagels (to beat the crowds) at Scratch Baking Co. in South Portland and hit Willard Beach.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Walking down the street! Just by walking around I bump into tons people I know–coworkers, friends, out of towners–Portland is the biggest small town, its wonderful.

Other Portlanders

Erin McGee Ferrell

Tourism Artist. LIVE Art, Plein Air Oil Paintings, Technology, and Retail to promote City Tourism

Jenna

I'm a people connector, photographer, DIY crafter, uke player, and World's Okayest Mom.

Samantha Piro

Determined to always marvel at the beauty of the Eastern Prom

John Elliott

I enrich lives through music.

Holly Seeliger

Connecting arts and advocacy in Portland!

PD Wappler

I do a little of everything. I can probably give you a hand.

William Hessian

The canvas killer who plans to predict the future with his artwork

John Kowalski

Brand & marketing strategist helping organizations & artists discover, integrate & communicate their brand.

Mark Yaggie

Photographer, plant geek, and cold water convert.

Sarah Whitling

Arts administrator passionate for all visual arts and arts education.

2° Portland Connector

Susan Axelrod

I tell stories that highlight the astonishing diversity of this city and state.