Table of Contents

December 2017

DEC17-CoverPersonalities

39 Old Port Pups
On the street and off the leash. Meet the four-legged residents who are the denizens, habitués, and defining furry personalities of our city.
From Staff & Wire Reports
Photos by Meaghan Maurice

Perspectives

12 From the Editor

14 Letters

55 L’Esprit de l’Escalier
“Tiny Gifts”
A coin purse carries memories into adulthood.
By Rhea Côté Robbins

112 Flash

Food & Drink

49 Hungry Eye
Local chefs discuss the impulsive entrees they add to chalkboards at the very last minute–where creativity and their diners win.
By Olivia Gunn Kotsishevskaya

53 Everyday Sommelier
“Tasting the Stars”
Add sparkle to your holiday celebrations.
By Ralph Hersom

56 Dining Guide

57 Restaurant Review

The Portland Harbor Hotel’s restaurant, reimagined.
By Claire Z. Cramer

Maine Life

16 Maine Classics

19 Concierge

20 Experience

25 Chowder

27 Portland After Dark
“Around the World in Eight Drinks”
Cheaper than round-the-world flights, Portland’s array of international bars transports you to distant destinations with just one sip.
By Madison Andrews

33 This is the Year Your Ship Comes In
What are Maine’s banks and credit unions doing for you this year?
By Christopher Murray

60 The Holiday Gift List
Celebrate in style, no matter whether you’re on the naughty or nice list.

Art & Style

109 Fiction

“The Great White Whale”
By Dylan Robinson

Shelter & Design

93 House of the Month
Find romance in your own shorefront castle in Cape Elizabeth.
By Colin W. Sargent

104 New England Homes & Living

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