Monthly Archives: December 2016

The West End gets a new general store

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the West End gets a new, tasteful general store; we look back on Portland’s year in photos; and a seaweed farmer hopes “kelp is the new kale.” What we’re talking about Portland Hunt and Alpine Club owners open shop in the West End — […]

Ganjapreneurs eye marijuana edibles market

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight, Portland entrepreneurs are eyeing pot edibles; police seek a man suspected of vandalizing a halal grocery; and a local restaurant introduces its latest substitute for tipping. What we’re talking about Greater Portland entrepreneurs cooking up plans for cannabis edibles — From weed-infused sports bars […]

These guys are making spirits bright in Portland

Joshua LaChance plays Christmas tunes on his tuba in Portland's Post Office Park on Friday as shoppers bustle about. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Street performing, or busking, for tips is an age-old practice. According to the Busker Street Union, it’s a tradition going back to medieval Europe where local merchants would invite entertainers to their storefronts, plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. As far as I know, nobody invited Tim Burns and Joshua LaChance down to […]