Formerly known as The Wild Iris Inn, the house at 273 State Street has been a place for travelers for over 20 years. With special attention to Portland’s proud local ethos and an eye towards sustainable living, new owners Tim Karu and Jacob Krueger began a complete overhaul of the property in late 2013, reopening this winter as Mercury Inn.
As one of Portland’s oldest buildings, 414 Fore Street has seen it all. During the early 19th century, back when Wharf Street bordered the Atlantic, The East India Trading Company unloaded silk, indigo, and salt at its doors directly. It was one of the few downtown buildings that escaped The Great Fire of 1866, which took nearly half of Portland with it. Most recently, in early 2013, Chris and Paige Gould purchased the building and began an extensive renovation, transforming the historic building into Central Provisions, an incredible new restaurant.
"Anybody who knows anything knows it's all about the teddy bear holding a smaller teddy bear. Holding a tiny rabbit."
On February 2nd, for one night only, Eventide Oyster Co. and Oxbow Brewing Company partnered to create Eventide Bar & Grill. Buffalo wings, ribs, and other Superbowl classics were served, as well as $5 Oxbow drafts and $1 oysters. Three 60 inch plasmas were even installed to watch the game. And they called it the Oxbowl.
Home Remedies is a retail home furnishings store that also offers designer fabrics, gifts, custom upholstery and sewing services. This rich brand identity anchors the store and workshop to its unique location and also speaks to the wide breadth of the company's products and services.
We're proud to share the news that Might & Main, led by Principals Arielle Walrath and Sean Wilkinson, is featured this week on Communication Arts. As the subjects of Fresh, which profiles firms and designers in their first 5 years, Commart's has highlighted Might & Main as one of the up and coming design agencies in the country.
"I could have been a pro. I would've done more sports but those guys weren't nice to me."
The execution of the Piccolo brand was informed by the speed at which the brand needed to launch, the casual simplicity of the planned aesthetic, and the tiny size of the physical space. Everything needed to be authentic, simple, and small, and to refer back to Chef Damian Sansonetti's familial roots in Southern Italy.