Updated: June 3, 2020Coffee--Hot, Iced, Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino You already know some of the more prominent coffee shops around Portland—but what about those smaller neighborhood places? Here’s a few close by and a few further out—and even a couple in South Portland!Coffee Me Up at 221 Cumberland Avenue opened up nearly 2-years ago. Come into the warm atmosphere Alba and Mateo have created near City Hall. Once inside, you’ll [...]
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Updated: May 20, 2020Portland Maine, being a peninsula, is surrounded by water and not surprising—beaches and state parks. Some are just a quick bike ride, while a few of the others, may require a short car ride. Here’s a sampling of what’s to offer within 15 minutes of Portland.The Eastern Promenade, in Portland, has stunning views of Casco Bay and is an historic, grassy, harbor side reserve. There are [...]
Published: May 9, 2020 For some people, the work of Dana Heacock has become synonymous with Maine: lobster traps, boats anchored in a shallow cove, birch groves and scenic outlooks. You may have seen Heacock's now iconic prints in calendar form, perhaps the best know work from Heacock's Abacus Gallery, with locations throughout Maine. From the Abacus Gallery website... My name is Dana [...]
Published: April 18, 2020 W. Rutledge was a popular lithographer of the late 19th century. His lithograph prints of nature, particularly birds from all around the world, brought foreign lands to life for readers in Great Britain and North America, where his works found there way into numerous publications. Rutledge's print work adorns the walls of several different Portland Maine Rental units. Both in its elegant style and [...]
Published: March 30, 2020 Alice Harmon Shaw was born in 1913 and grew up on a farm in Cape Elizabeth, south of Portland, Maine. Shaw painted primarily in watercolors, depicting natural scenes. Though also known for her portraiture and drawing, her most commonly traded works are of the southern Maine coast. From the Randall Antiques & Fine Art entry on Shaw... Raised on [...]
"We relocated to Portland in October and looked into many rental options. Portland Maine Rentals’ units are far and away the most tastefully appointed of any we’d seen. Our initial plan was to stay for only 2 months. Now, five months later we’re in no hurry to leave. The management office has been extraordinarily attentive to our needs and has gone the extra mile to make us feel at home. We’d highly [...]
My wife is a native of Maine and now we live in Texas, a great place but with that summer heat, five years ago we decided to spend August and September in Maine. When there, we wanted to stay in the historic Old Port, and be close to the water. We found PMR properties to be in that great location on the Eastern Prom, and the rental units came with great amenities, [...]
We really can’t say enough good things about our experiences with PMR. We first got to know Crandall and the team when we spent six months in a West End unit while on sabbatical several years ago. Since then, we have stayed mainly on the Eastern Prom. The PMR team is simply the best–hard working, capable, friendly and accommodating. We never hesitate to call and always get a quick response. The units [...]
Updated: November 1, 2019It’s Apple Season in Maine! Which variety is your favorite in the Greater Portland Area?There’s a crispness in the air that says that Fall is near……but maybe we already know that since the leaves are changing from their green colors to shades of crimson, gold, orange and even some purple. It’s not peak season, yet, in Southern Maine—but it’s just around the corner.And around that corner [...]