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Reflections on West End Living

Reflections on West End Living

Friday marks my last official apartment day. It’s bittersweet to leave the West End, but it’s definitely time. These are my favorite things that made living here worth it.

Portland’s Comfort Food Essentials

Portland’s Comfort Food Essentials

Winter in Maine sometimes makes me question why cold weather is acceptable. Like my hometown of Chicago, Maine is freezing during the winter. I’m never warm, multiple layers are a necessity, and it sometimes feels like I’d rather just hibernate til spring. But whether we […]

The Guide To Wings Your Significant Other Will Actually Read

The Guide To Wings Your Significant Other Will Actually Read

Fall is here! I love the changing leaves, hot apple ciders, and cold autumn nights that require bonfires and s’mores. But along with these great things, it’s also football season. Whether you’re a Pats fan or just a football lover, this is your time of […]

A Must In Any Season: Girl’s Night Out

A Must In Any Season: Girl’s Night Out

No matter what age you are, girls night out is a sacred activity. In my group of friends, it’s an opportunity to regroup, relax…and of course, enjoy great drinks out on the town! But with so many places always opening, it’s hard to know where […]

The Tourist’s Ultimate Foodie Guide

The Tourist’s Ultimate Foodie Guide

For many people, Portland has become the place to be, and it’s easy to see why. We’ve got culture, the arts, and of course…killer food and drinks. I’m happy to say I finally have friends coming to visit me this summer, and I cannot wait […]

Portland’s Noodle Breakdown: Pt. 2

Portland’s Noodle Breakdown: Pt. 2

So it’s supposedly “spring” out there, but I’m sensing soup season is still in fine form. Until we’re hitting 40s, 50s and 60 degree weather pretty regularly, you’ll find me slurping down these noodle soups. Part 2 of the Noodle Breakdown, commence! Mi Sen: In […]

The Comprehensive Valentine’s Day Guide

The Comprehensive Valentine’s Day Guide

A show of hands, here: who is ready for Valentine’s Day? Chances are, you booked your reservations weeks ago, and now just have to wait. But for the rest of us? It’s okay if you haven’t. I see this holiday as an excuse to go […]

A Case For The Hole In The Wall

A Case For The Hole In The Wall

Hole in the wall: a place of solitary confinement; dungeon. (noun) This is the loose definition of a “hole in the wall”. Not exactly accurate, but it certainly captures the negative connotation behind the words “a hole in the wall restaurant”. Now, many people have […]

Pizza In Portland

Pizza In Portland

Hello again, foodies and followers! Yes, it’s been a while since my last post, but I can explain. I went to LA for a week to visit a friend (and we had many foodie adventures) and now I’m in the process of moving. To say […]

Pai Men Miyake

Pai Men Miyake

This weekend I decided to give Pai Men Miyake a second chance for lunch. Considering the backlash over my review, it seemed like maybe I hadn’t given Pai Men a chance. So I went back, this time for lunch with my friend. Happy to report […]