Americana in Maine

I’ve been meaning to post these photos from my top secret mission to Maine a little while back. The state has so much to offer even visiting for just two days and we met a lot of interesting people and saw some top notch Americana along the way. I was living the dream drinking the High Life, eating lobster and talkin’ shop. Check out my photos below.






Comments on “Americana in Maine

    Paul on April 17, 2009 9:11 AM:

    Great photos — very Downeast. Love those diners and small eateries. You’ve captured some of the essence of the USA!

    Sam Jacobs on April 17, 2009 9:26 AM:

    Is Becky’s Diner in the city of Portland, or somewhere outside? I’m a sucker for collecting coffee mugs with diner names on them. Most places I’ve been to that have that end up giving me the mug for free (if I ask nicely). A few times I’ve had to buy them, but it’s still worth it.

    jason on April 17, 2009 9:29 AM:

    god damn that’s one good looking lobster roll.

    Joshua on April 17, 2009 10:04 AM:

    Best looking store I’ve seen in quite a while. Has what so many retailers only hope to achieve…style, substance and most importantly…character. I can smell the salt water and wood right now…and it’s not sprayed from a bottle.

    robbie on April 17, 2009 10:31 AM:

    great stuff, especially the sign for the porthole.

    thanks for sharing.

    Mainer on April 17, 2009 11:34 AM:

    It doesn’t look like you left Portland at all. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the city of Portland is hardly Maine. I lived there for many years and ate at Becky’s, drank at the Top of the East, etc., but wonder if you might have found something more resembling “Maine” if you stepped a bit further north.

    Michael Williams on April 17, 2009 11:38 AM:

    Top picture is from Bar Harbor, gas station signs were from near Ellsworth, work wear store was in Brewer. Does any of that count Mainer?


    sam on April 17, 2009 11:54 AM:

    Man I could use that trip right now, thanks for the post.

    Greg D on April 17, 2009 12:10 PM:

    Great post. The food looked good and so did the pics. Thanks.

    sam on April 17, 2009 12:19 PM:

    damn – lobster roll right before lunch hour… killin me. would love to see one of those on!

    greenjeans on April 17, 2009 12:50 PM:

    Now I’m hungry and I want a fisherman’s sweater…

    andrew k on April 17, 2009 2:55 PM:

    the cameo by pacific ocean blue really makes my day.

    Andrea on April 17, 2009 4:57 PM:

    It looks like you’re going to have to go back for another visit, because I don’t see that you managed to get your minimum daily requirement of doughnuts at either Tony’s in Portland, and Frosty’s in Brunswick.

    Also, you seem to have missed Moody’s diner in Waldoboro (my old hangout.)

    Anne on April 17, 2009 7:32 PM:

    Becky’s Dinah, Nothin’ Finah!!
    It’s always worth the wait!

    Matt Fox on April 17, 2009 8:18 PM:

    Amazing photos. Love Maine.

    tons of land on April 18, 2009 2:45 PM:

    love your response to mainer. as a native mainer myself, i absolutely love portland as one fantastic piece of a fantastic state. disappointingly living in CT for the last 5 years, i yearn for a return to portland almost daily.

    plaidout on April 20, 2009 8:52 AM:

    Must admit, I got really excited to see the RG boys are rockin’ out to Dennis Wilson.

    fresh365 on April 20, 2009 2:32 PM:

    ahhh…I love Maine!

    Steven on April 27, 2009 5:49 AM:

    I grew up in Connecticut, but went to college in Maine. The state has this incredible effect on people, making even temporary residents like myself feel like Mainers at heart. I have encountered few places that have such a lasting impact on one’s sense of belonging.

    sorrentolens on May 8, 2009 7:28 PM:

    Bethel, the amethyst mines near Songo Pond. More Maine. Mt. Zircon Ginger Ale — Ah, now that’s Maine. My Grandmother would load us up with homegrown peas and a couple of cases of ginger ale — good stuff – good memories.

    dave on May 26, 2009 4:39 PM:

    Great post! I grew up in Maine. Now I’m out in Oakland. I miss Maine sometimes. Portland is anamazing city.

    Kazeem on July 15, 2009 3:45 PM:

    Cool to see style and Maine come together. Thanks for a fantastic blog – just discovered today and found The Rake Magazine – just about to subscribe. Peace.

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