Central Provisions – Paige Gould

Central Provisions, established in 2014, is normally an internationally inspired small plates restaurant that uses local ingredients. But COVID-19 changed all that, and Paige Gould and her team took action to survive. She told us, “We’ve changed our restaurant in so many ways over the last year. The front of the restaurant has been turned…

Rush DeNooyer – Writer, Producer, Director, Composer

Rush is an accomplished filmmaker who has made documentaries for PBS, History, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Turner Broadcasting, and others. His work has been honored with the George F. Peabody Award, the Writers Guild of America Award, and the International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award, to name just a few accolades. He’s a creative force.…

Astrid Vigeland – Folly 101

Folly 101 has been a favorite Old Port shop for 19 years now, offering simple, gorgeous, hand-selected products for the home, plus body products, and more. It’s always been a popular destination for locals and tourists. Winter was always a slow time, and owner Astrid Vigeland would shut down in February to renovate and freshen…

Andrew Zarro – Little Woodfords

In October 2017, Andrew Zarro opened a little coffee shop in Portland’s Woodfords area. His mission was to serve exceptional coffee while contributing to neighborhood revitalization. The business took off, thanks in part to incredible press coverage. Last year, the shop made it on the “Top 100 Coffee Shops in America list” (Food & Wine…

Little Woodfords

Andrew Zarro – Little Woodfords

In October 2017, Andrew Zarro opened a little coffee shop in Portland’s Woodfords area. His mission was to serve exceptional coffee while contributing to neighborhood revitalization. The business took off, thanks in part to incredible press coverage. Last year, the shop made it on the “Top 100 Coffee Shops in America list” (Food & Wine…