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Travel

Expo 55: Portland— Portland

Preface

The stern influence of the North Atlantic may make Maine’s largest settlement misty and cold for much of the year but that doesn’t prevent the warm, relaxed lifestyle of Portland’s inhabitants from being extremely infectious.

Architecture, Cities, Culture, Tourism

One morning you find yourself at the farmer’s market in Portland’s red-brick Monument Square. You see honey from the nearby town of Hollis, blueberry jam from Buckfield, eggs from Unity. A handsome farmer with a beard and strange, yellow-blue eyes is selling baby arugula and bok choy. You ask this reserved man about his livelihood and he tells you, “This is the best life I could imagine. I am doing exactly what I want to be doing.”

You stop and allow this to percolate. Let me get this straight, you say to yourself. The best life I could imagine.…

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