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Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
The logo for the International Cryptozoology Museum is a coelacanth, one of the science's great success stories. Believed to have gone extinct 65 million years ago, a specimen of the armored fish was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938 and identified by museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer despite its false mustache. In the optimistic spirit of that amazing discovery, the International Cryptozoology Museum displays exhibits profiling such mysterious creatures as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Jersey Devil, along with lesser known beasties such as the Dover Demon, the Montauk Monster, and the Fiji Mermaid.
Art Mart sells art supplies for the student to the professional. We have pastels, all painting mediums, canvas, pads, brushes, clay,
etc. We sell everything you will need to create brilliant works of art. We also have a full line of Melissa and Doug products for children.
Gerard Bianco, the chief jewelry designer at Porte 4, mines 40 years of experience to fashion precious metals and gems into pendants, rings, necklaces, and bracelets inspired by the nautical imagery of Maine's coastline. The 14 karat Maine anchor pendant ($229) can dangle deliciously from either a necklace or a bracelet, and the Grand banks sterling-silver yacht pin ($75), bearing the Yankee marina insignia on its back, authorizes wearers to take the wheel of any cruise ship with or without the captain's permission. A leopard-print travel jewelry box ($23) keeps rings, earrings, and necklaces neatly sequestered, and a compact mirror can be used to perform self-hypnosis in public places. Porte 4 cleans jewelry brought in by Groupon customers as a complimentary service, so tarnished silver, dull diamonds, and mozzarella-covered emeralds can return to pristine states.
Ms. Lulu's gently lit, soft red walls enclose a mélange of cozy kids' clothes, toys, accessories, and more. A soft, stuffed Angel Dear lovey gently nuzzles slumbering tots ($12), and a full-body lobster biberall from A Mom Who Knows prevents baby from being stained by drool, carrot purée, or octopus ink ($25). Baby shoes from Pediped ($30) and Petit Bateau onesies ($20+) swaddle infants in stylish comfort while protecting them from the judgmental eyes of fashion-critic teddy bears. In addition to national kids' brands, Ms. Lulu's also stocks its shelves with luxury skincare products and locally made tutus.
Located in downtown in the historic Old Port, Lovely Things fills its late 18th-century building with an eclectic mix of new and vintage items. Scented gems such as soaps in grapefruit or vanilla-orange ($12 each) tantalize noses while taunting mouths. Painted in a variety of chromatic possibilities, Ringlet Cafe cups perfect any retro drinker's breakfast nook ($5.99 each). Truly vintage items, such as a porcelain ballerina lamp ($39.99) or an oil painting of an oriole ($48) can add time-tested flair to ordinary rooms, propelling them into chic nirvana. Cute character tote bags stuff themselves with as many items as possible in a bid to win the title of World's Fattest Animal-Shaped Bag ($14).
Sew Portland serves both novice needlers and savvy stitch gurus alike with myriad sewing classes and supplies. Dust off neglected stitching apparatus and cart them over to Sew Portland for a brief checkup, during which one of Sew Portland's cadre of savvy sewing-machine technicians will test all the cogs and bolts to make sure the mechanism is up to snuff. Once the checkup has been completed and the gerbil that rotates the wheel powering the machine has been fed and petted, the technician will guide Groupon buyers through a reintroduction to sewing, filling noggins with expert tidbits about how to construct a patchwork wedding dress or how to repair a sail in the middle of a hurricane.
Nomads stocks a wide selection of stylish activewear and accessories from brands such as Prana, Icebreaker, Isis, and Ibex. Dress up days on the trail with feminine apparel such as the versatile and quick-drying Seaside skirt ($49) or the Dryflylite cap sleeve top ($49) featuring high-rising cap sleeves, wrinkle-resistant fabric, and a hidden security pocket for stowing excess swagger. Men's button-up shirts ($48) keep chests cozy with 100% organic cotton, and a selection of Smartwool socks ($11.95–$22) ensures that feet stay fresh during long runs, short sprints, and medium naps.
Motifs is a retail boutique in Portland Maine. Our shelves are filled with distinctive and affordable home accents, shoes, jewelry, dresses, yoga wear, summer tunics, and many other beautiful pieces of clothing. Words can't properly describe Motifs. You'll have to come see us for yourself!
The frame and photo craftspeople at Grapheteria skillfully showcase artwork for personal mementos and corporate projects. Customers can custom-frame an 11"x14" poster of Lil' Kim for over the mantel, perusing a wide selection of moldings and matting to find the perfect fit. Readymade frames' prices vary but generally range from $16.50 for an 8"x10" with backing glass and hardware to $57.75 for a 24"x36". In addition to framing, Grapheteria prints and scans digital photos ($10–$20 per photo), including large-scale snapshots to tuck inside bank-size wallets ($10–$20 per square foot). Expert document restoration services brighten yellowed love poems and recondition the photos and parking tickets of infamous forbearers ($60 per hour). Framing fans who refer their friends receive credit from Grapheteria toward their next purchase.
Clay Play's colorful, vibrant atmosphere provides the perfect inspirational backdrop for painting and glazing your own customized crockery. Choose from more than 200 stark starter pieces (most range from $4–$20) such as mugs, vases, and banks, and decorate it to your right brain's content for a simple studio fee ($7 for adults, $4 for children, $5 for teens and students). The shop provides aspiring artists with 100 vivid paint hues, along with a variety of design ideas, stencils, and stamps to help them bedazzle their breakables. After you complete your artwork, the friendly staff will glaze and fire your piece before a week's work of time finds it gainfully re-employed in your cupboard.
Distiller Ned Wight
can trace his heritage through a long line of distillers, starting with his great-great-great-grandfather John Jacob Wight, who ran the Sherwood Distillery
in Hunt Valley, Maryland in the 1850s. The family business shuttered in 1958, and the legacy seemed lost to the annals of time. That is, until Wight—a former brewer at Allagash Brewing Co.—moved the operation and opened New England Distilling in Portland. Wight has filled his distillery with a blend of new and old-fashioned equipment, from a custom-built traditional copper pot still to barrel racks salvaged from his ancestral distillery.
Wight's spirits, like his distilling process, are an exercise in creative fusion. Each spirit's unique flavor comes from New England grain combined with
recipes from around
the world. This trio of craft spirits includes Gunpowder Rye, a spicy Maryland-style whiskey caramelized in the copper pot still, Ingenium Gin, a Dutch-style sipping gin made with exotic Southeast Asian botanicals, and Eight Bells Rum, crafted with Caribbean molasses and aged in bourbon barrels. Their unusual characteristics—and Wight's unorthodox operation—have earned praise from publications such as Maine Magazine.
As detailed in the Portland Press Herald, Arcana Acupuncture, a holistic healing center and boutique, soothes the soul with something as complex as alternative medicine and spiritual workshops or as simple as sparkly original jewelry. The spacious lobby's green accent wall, exposed brick, and babbling fountain establish a bohemian yet modern atmosphere that continues beyond the gold curtains to private, soundproof treatment rooms that allow guests to retreat from the everyday with acupuncture, massages, and life-coaching sessions.
After a workshop in aura hygiene and a tarot-card reading that reveals an impending decrease in fortune, guests peruse the boutique. Owner Kate Hebold handpicks its items, which include zodiac pocket watches, light-up steampunk cog rings, local crafts, and books.
What began as a casual collaboration between two artistically inclined friends during a party, turned into a paper goods empire committed to elegant products that respect the environment. Beginning with Catherine's calendars and Annie's note cards, the two combined their print resources and 30 years of collective design experience to launch their eponymous line, now sold in stores across the nation. Annie's and Catharine's designs grace the pages of calendars, journals and notepads, and fine art card sets, which make great gifts for creative friends and discerning cork boards. All their products are crafted in the United States from recycled materials or paper, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the duo's favorite philanthropic organizations.
"Sustainable Food News has proven itself to be the number one media outlet covering the organic and sustainable food industry," says Stonyfield Farm chairman Gary Hirshberg. "No other media outlet shows its level of understanding, professionalism and leadership." Hirshberg isn't the only one to sing Sustainable Food News' praises. Executives from companies including Earthbound Farm and Organic Valley also laud the news source, which focuses on the latest happenings in the organic and natural food world. Each day, subscribers receive an e-newsletter with a variety of articles that touch on topics such as genetically modified foods, organic certification, and natural food. They also have access to more than 20,000 archived stories on subjects ranging from ethical practices to ways to increase local food production.