Portland-worthy breweries: Allagash, Peak Organic, Shipyard
No, this isn't some overly clever argument that Portland is constantly evolving and thus, always the "next" Portland. We're talking about Portland, Maine, which has a thriving affluent young bohemian scene all its own. The northeastern city is home to Allagash, Peak Organic, Shipyard, and so many more breweries/brewpubs that reputable publications have dubbed it a "craft beer heaven." Plus, the underrated food scene boasts tons of delicious seafood and James Beard Award-winning chefs.
Browse the shops and you'll quickly find pottery shops, custom menswear stores, and chocolatiers within feet of each other. And of course, Portland has an arts center that proudly hosts B-movie screenings and adult puppet shows. Get excited: the puppet "slam" show is just around the corner!
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Kristin Hunt is a staff writer for Thrillist, and wants to write a book about that Asheville nun. Follow her to fixies with holy cards in the spokes at @kristin_hunt.