About Us

More than just a city-lifestyle magazine, Portland Monthly Magazine offers an Extraordinary Perspective that has made it a favorite for readers and lovers of Maine.

Established in 1985 by Colin and Nancy Sargent, Portland Monthly fearlessly refuses to offer undifferentiated “content.” Our prizewinning stories are singular for having real substance. We celebrate the region’s native appeal with revealing, highly detailed stories on fascinating personalties; unbiased reviews; cuisine news in our acclaimed Hungry Eye pages; and our signature interviews that are strikingly not puff pieces. Not monetized, not compromised, and created for our readers over everything else, our stories dare to be different and dare to provoke. You deserve nothing less.

Each issue captures our audience with fresh fiction (sometimes very fresh), great listings, and exclusive angles on curious incidents that affect everyday life. From realistic assessments of the local economy and its political vagaries to stories on personalities who have chosen our area over all others, to Maine’s own variations of the work ethic, to light-hearted glimpses of Yankee contradictions, we consistently present fresh narratives about the greatest place in the world to visit, to do business in, and to live.